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The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. could schedule a public hearing as early as next month over the proposed Singleton Stone quarry.
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health care services for inmates in his work-release center.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have again rebuffed a woman whose campaign for public office has become a repeated source of irritation for them.
CROWN POINT | Early voting has begun slowly in Lake County.
CROWN POINT | A political challenger to Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen in the upcoming May 6 primary election was ejected from county offices Friday after demanding information about county government payments to Allen's funeral home.
CROWN POINT | A majority of Lake County Council members has signed up for ethics training, but has yet to pay the tuition.
CROWN POINT | Local judges are changing their court procedures in the wake of a ruling that could unsettle the validity of hundreds of Lake County adoptions.
WINFIELD | Lake County Republican officials say one of their candidates hurt the party by friending a Democratic candidate's Facebook page.
MERRILLVILLE | The latest in public safety communications radios were on display Tuesday to municipal and Lake County officials preparing to buy millions of dollars in new hardware.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Jail's corrections staff could be growing again, even as the number of inmates shrinks.
CROWN POINT | Democrats and Republicans on the Lake County election board squabbled Monday about the etiquette of recruiting high school students as election workers.
CROWN POINT | Early voting begins Tuesday with no changes in the eight locations Lake County residents can use to cast a ballot before the May 6 primary.
CROWN POINT | The race for sheriff goes through the Lake County Jail.
CROWN POINT | The sheriff said Obamacare won't bail Lake County taxpayers out of paying millions of dollars in health care for local jail inmates.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers have endorsed Sheriff John Buncich for re-election.
HOBART | The city's Democratic precinct organization has thrown its weight behind incumbents running for re-election this spring.
CROWN POINT | The cost of the recent rise in Lake County's homicide rate is still being counted.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County surveyor is writing BP for a full account of last week's crude oil spill into Lake Michigan.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.
ST. JOHN | Lake County is putting together the hardware for a consolidated public safety communications network. All it needs now is the people to use it.
EAST CHICAGO | A Lake Superior Court jury has awarded a Crown Point woman $1.3 million for the death of her son more than two years ago in a traffic accident.
WINFIELD | A candidate for Winfield Township trustee wants election officials to move the town's early voting site out of her opponent's office.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Republican leaders are on the attack, not against Democrats, but against each other.
MERRILLVILLE | Keeping in touch with the multitude of public safety first responders in Lake County is about to get more expensive.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police have arrested seven Lake residents and are pursuing a dozen more for looting $2.8 million in valuables from the CSX railroad.
GRIFFITH | Edward Trzupek's bilevel may look modest from the street, but it has loomed much larger in the eyes of the tax man.
Northwest Indiana middle and high schools will send four teams to the Science Olympiad National Finals in Orlando, Fla., this spring.
HOBART | Hunters of deer, alligators, snapping turtles and bargains crowded this weekend into the newly reimagined Gander Mountain Store at Southlake Mall.
CROWN POINT | A Calumet Township board member will make another attempt to legally embarrass Township Trustee Mary Elgin.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners bought the extended warranty package Wednesday on the county's new E-911 radio hardware.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners collected $1,479,900 for the sale of tax delinquent properties in the first real estate auction this year.
CROWN POINT | Lake Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. said Wednesday he will not relax the county's stormwater drainage regulations for the proposed Illiana Expressway.
GRIFFITH | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky told an overflow crowd Tuesday night to get behind the proposed South Shore Line extension now because another opportunity won't be coming down the tracks.
MERRILLVILLE | County and Merrillville officials have dismissed two election complaints lodged by a Gary woman hoping to upset a Lake County commissioner in the spring Democratic Party primary.
CROWN POINT | Lake County election officials are investigating the campaign finances of disgraced former Surveyor George Van Til.
HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers have long been disgraced, but not yet imprisoned for illicit firearms sales.
CROWN POINT | A campaign to support ethical training in local government has more political candidates climbing aboard.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. has posted online the location of hundreds of official surveying monuments to make his office's documents more available to the public.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.
Whiting schools and city government employees have won top honors in a recent contest that will recycle tons of plastic bottle caps into 25 park benches.
Lake County residents have never had to look up the county tax schedule for Indiana residents or write anything on Line 9 of their state income returns.
Hammond's Edward C. Minas, Gary's Lighthouse Restaurant and East Chicago's Busy Corner Drugs Store were part of formerly bustling Northwest Indiana downtowns.
Lake County has served a bottomless brunch for corrupt government and business.
Most incumbent Lake County officials won endorsements recently from Highland and Griffith Democratic precinct committeemen.
HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.
CROWN POINT | After five years of talking about consolidating Lake County's police and fire communications centers, it's time for local leaders to decide whether to put their money behind it.
CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has a message for any communities that still haven't joined the consolidated E-911 network: Time's up.
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