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Democratic foot soldiers attempt to make up for indicted party leaders

The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.

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Surveyor receives feedback on controversial quarry

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. could schedule a public hearing as early as next month over the proposed Singleton Stone quarry.

April 16, 2014 7:45 pm

Lake County sheriff, commissioners face off over jail spending

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.

April 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Candidate's complaint goes nowhere

Candidate's complaint goes nowhere

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have again rebuffed a woman whose campaign for public office has become a repeated source of irritation for them.

April 15, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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Lake voting has yet to catch fire

CROWN POINT | Early voting has begun slowly in Lake County.

April 11, 2014 8:05 pm
Commissioner foe ejected over unfair business claim demands

Commissioner foe ejected over unfair business claim demands

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.

April 11, 2014 6:30 pm

Officials pledge ethics training, but debate the cost

CROWN POINT | A majority of Lake County Council members has signed up for ethics training, but has yet to pay the tuition.

April 10, 2014 6:51 pm

Higher court decision creates uncertainty for Lake County adoptions

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.

April 09, 2014 11:00 pm

GOP flames candidate for Facebook goof

WINFIELD | Lake County Republican officials say one of their candidates hurt the party by friending a Democratic candidate's Facebook page.

April 09, 2014 6:45 pm
Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

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.

April 08, 2014 8:15 pm

Council members are guarded about boosting jail staff

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Jail's corrections staff could be growing again, even as the number of inmates shrinks.

April 08, 2014 4:15 pm

Dems, GOP vie for high school poll workers

CROWN POINT | Democrats and Republicans on the Lake County election board squabbled Monday about the etiquette of recruiting high school students as election workers.

April 07, 2014 8:45 pm

Winfield voting site stays put for May 6 primary

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.

April 07, 2014 7:45 pm

Sheriff stands by his administration of Lake County Jail

CROWN POINT | The race for sheriff goes through the Lake County Jail.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am

Obamacare is locked out of 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.

April 04, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake County cops endorse Buncich

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers have endorsed Sheriff John Buncich for re-election.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Hobart Democrats give incumbents a boost

HOBART | The city's Democratic precinct organization has thrown its weight behind incumbents running for re-election this spring.

April 03, 2014 8:30 pm

Lake County taxpayers get new bill for rise in homicides

CROWN POINT | The cost of the recent rise in Lake County's homicide rate is still being counted.

April 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake surveyor wants BP data from Lake Michigan oil spill

CROWN POINT | The Lake County surveyor is writing BP for a full account of last week's crude oil spill into Lake Michigan.

April 02, 2014 4:30 pm

Judge reduces juvenile inmate population

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.

March 28, 2014 7:44 pm
Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

Lake E-911 officials looking for staff

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.

March 27, 2014 7:22 pm

C.P. woman awarded $1.3M in son's crash death

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.

March 27, 2014 6:37 pm

Winfield early voting site in dispute

WINFIELD | A candidate for Winfield Township trustee wants election officials to move the town's early voting site out of her opponent's office.

March 26, 2014 12:00 pm
Lake County Republican leaders take aim at each other

Lake County Republican leaders take aim at each other

CROWN POINT | Lake County Republican leaders are on the attack, not against Democrats, but against each other.

March 24, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

Motorola hopes Lake County will answer its call

MERRILLVILLE | Keeping in touch with the multitude of public safety first responders in Lake County is about to get more expensive.

March 24, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Cops track down suspected railroad thieves

Cops track down suspected railroad thieves

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.

March 24, 2014 4:00 pm Video Photos

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Griffith man makes tax officials pay for bad home assessment

Griffith man makes tax officials pay for bad home assessment

GRIFFITH | Edward Trzupek's bilevel may look modest from the street, but it has loomed much larger in the eyes of the tax man.

March 23, 2014 8:38 pm

NWI schools score top honors in state Science Olympiad

Northwest Indiana middle and high schools will send four teams to the Science Olympiad National Finals in Orlando, Fla., this spring.

March 22, 2014 8:08 pm
'Swamp People' meet the Snow People

'Swamp People' meet the Snow People

HOBART | Hunters of deer, alligators, snapping turtles and bargains crowded this weekend into the newly reimagined Gander Mountain Store at Southlake Mall.

March 22, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Legal battle over Cal Twp. finances continues

CROWN POINT | A Calumet Township board member will make another attempt to legally embarrass Township Trustee Mary Elgin.

March 21, 2014 4:00 pm

Extended warranty increases E-911 costs

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners bought the extended warranty package Wednesday on the county's new E-911 radio hardware.

March 19, 2014 7:30 pm

Lake tax sale brings in $1.4M

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.

March 19, 2014 6:00 pm

Surveyor won't give Illiana pass on environmental regulations

CROWN POINT | Lake Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. said Wednesday he will not relax the county's stormwater drainage regulations for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

March 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Visclosky asks Griffith to punch South Shore extension ticket

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.

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
Officials deny complaints in Lake commissioner, clerk races

Officials deny complaints in Lake commissioner, clerk races

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.

March 18, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Van Til campaign fails to timely disclose finances

CROWN POINT | Lake County election officials are investigating the campaign finances of disgraced former Surveyor George Van Til.

March 18, 2014 6:00 pm

Prison still awaits two former Lake cops in gun scandal

HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers have long been disgraced, but not yet imprisoned for illicit firearms sales.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County candidates board the ethics train

CROWN POINT | A campaign to support ethical training in local government has more political candidates climbing aboard.

March 17, 2014 9:45 pm

Lake County surveyor posts documents online

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.

March 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Council president vows no new taxes for E-911

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has left a message with E-911 -- no new taxes.

March 16, 2014 8:30 pm

Communities turn plastic into park benches

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.

March 16, 2014 7:45 pm
It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

It's a new tax year for NWI residents, workers

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.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
New growth sprouts from NWI's dead past

New growth sprouts from NWI's dead past

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.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Ethics training hopes to breach region's walll of shame

Ethics training hopes to breach region's walll of shame

Lake County has served a bottomless brunch for corrupt government and business.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Highland and Griffith Democrats back most incumbents

Most incumbent Lake County officials won endorsements recently from Highland and Griffith Democratic precinct committeemen.

March 15, 2014 7:15 pm

Ethics breakfast draws a crowd

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.

March 13, 2014 7:45 pm

Lake County approves $20 million E-911 borrowing

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council narrowly voted to borrow $20 million to launch a consolidated E-911 service despite concerns about the cost.

March 11, 2014 12:38 pm

Lake council set to vote on $20 million E-911 loan

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.

March 10, 2014 8:25 pm

Heroin, the rush that ends in a morgue

CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

County says E-911 holdouts are down to their last strike

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.

March 06, 2014 6:30 pm
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