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Libertarian candidates night scheduled Friday in Highland

HIGHLAND | The Indiana Libertarian Party is inviting the public to meet its candidates for the Nov. 4 general election.

4 hours ago

AG to E-911 factions: Unite or lose $2.6M

CROWN POINT | The Indiana attorney general's office has told both warring factions of Lake County's public safety community they must unite their E-911 plans or face losing more than $2.6 million in state funding next year.

9 hours ago
NWI woman to represent Indiana on Great Lakes Commission

NWI woman to represent Indiana on Great Lakes Commission

PORTAGE | Gov. Mike Pence has named the Northwest Indiana Forum's environmental specialist to represent Indiana on the Great Lakes Commission.

September 26, 2014 7:15 pm
Police want to question man over library incident

Police want to question man over library incident

ST. JOHN | Police said they need the public’s help to identify a man they want to question over an incident Wednesday afternoon at the St. John branch of the Lake County Public Library.

September 26, 2014 7:15 pm


Kay Nelson, director of Environmental Affairs, Northwest Indiana Forum is named to Great Lakes Commission.

September 26, 2014 4:06 pm

Lake assessor candidates will debate Tuesday

MUNSTER | The debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Lake County assessor is back on.

September 25, 2014 8:15 pm

State tells sheriff to speed up when public wants records

CROWN POINT | The state's public records watchdog is condemning the Lake County Sheriff's Department for not promptly providing an inventory of county-owned equipment to the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm
Lake building E-911 from the floor up

Lake building E-911 from the floor up

CROWN POINT | Lake officials are building, equipping and staffing their new E-911 service in a burst of activity this month.

September 25, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake assessor candidate can't make debate; event canceled

MUNSTER | The Calumet Area Chapter of the League of Women Voters has canceled next week's debate between the Democratic and Republican candidates for Lake County assessor.

September 24, 2014 6:50 pm

Hebron adopts shared ethic agenda

HEBRON | The town of Hebron is joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

September 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake Council votes for a budget that is anything but final

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council gave tentative approval to a 2015 budget that needs considerable work in the coming months to ensure it stays balanced.

September 24, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake council brings police, jail officers into 3% pay group

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council voted Monday to extend its proposed 3 percent pay raise to hundreds of county police and corrections officers.

September 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake council provides $174K for veterans court

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has put some serious money behind an effort to help U.S. military veterans fighting their own demons back home.

September 22, 2014 5:55 pm

Debate scheduled for Lake assessor race

MUNSTER |The Democratic and Republican candidates for Lake County assessor will hold a political debate at 7 p.m. Sept. 30  at Munster High School.

September 22, 2014 5:44 pm

Lake County considers more money for disabled

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners are requesting the County Council appropriate an additional $140,000 next year to contribute to the Arc Northwest Indiana and Tradewinds.

September 18, 2014 5:17 pm

Pressure rises over Lake County government pay raises

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is getting it from all sides in the debate over potential county employee pay raises in 2015.

September 18, 2014 11:10 am

Two politicians cannot pass school board re-exam

CROWN POINT | Lake elections officials have again denied two men the chance to run for this fall's school board elections.

September 17, 2014 3:24 pm

County goes on E-911 spending spree

CROWN POINT | Lake Commissioners approved spending $2.2 million Wednesday on computers and support equipment to be used by the county's new E-911 service.

September 17, 2014 12:14 pm

Lake cops hope to arrest political donations

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers are trying to starve the re-election campaigns of several officials to force county government into granting them pay raises.

September 17, 2014 9:37 am

Lake E-911 mergers still need state's OK

CROWN POINT | Lake County's proposed consolidation of police, fire and emergency medical services is still awaiting state approval.

September 15, 2014 5:02 pm

Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm

3 suburbs have Lake E-911 over a $2.6 million barrel

CROWN POINT | Lake officials may lose $2.6 million a year in public safety funds if Cedar Lake, St. John and Schererville won't merge their police, fire and emergency medical service communications by year's end.

September 11, 2014 3:55 pm

Council president picks a number in the pay raise debate

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski has a 3 percent solution for county employees wanting a pay raise.

September 09, 2014 2:41 pm
County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos


Police union crosses swords with county over pay

CROWN POINT | Lake politicians could find their labor supporters have become angry protesters this fall if a dispute over county police lingers.

September 08, 2014 7:38 pm

Lake officials prefer bonds

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials continue to grow their public debt even as they plan to take in more tax revenue in 2015.

September 08, 2014 4:00 pm

Mayor finishes second in party caucus vote

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson lost Saturday to former county police officer Willie Stewart in the competition to be the city's next Democratic Party chairperson.

September 07, 2014 12:30 am

New tax creates surplus for Lake budget makers

CROWN POINT | Budget makers for county government started work Thursday with a $10 million surplus and almost as many suggestions of how to spend it.

September 04, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake County officials ask, but may not receive budget wishes

CROWN POINT | Local government officials took advantage of the one day in the year when they can ask for salary increases, more employees and new office supplies and no one tells them no.

September 03, 2014 7:30 pm

Dems win precinct preservation lawsuit

CROWN POINT | A judge has spared Lake County's smallest precincts and the jobs of dozens of Democratic committeemen from elimination under a law declaring them an unnecessary expense on taxpayers.

September 02, 2014 6:30 pm

County officials award Willowdale sewer contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.

September 02, 2014 6:15 pm

Proposed quarry pollution concerns will be aired

LOWELL | State environmental officials are inviting the public to comment on how the proposed Singleton Stone quarry could affect local air quality.

September 02, 2014 5:34 pm
War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

A young Crown Point woman recently came to know several British war veterans in her trip to England.

August 23, 2014 10:30 pm Photos


Fatal motorcycle accident spawns lawsuit

Fatal motorcycle accident spawns lawsuit

CROWN POINT | An attorney for the family of the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper said they are suing a Hobart woman over the death of their son last month.

August 14, 2014 7:09 pm Related
State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.

August 14, 2014 6:50 pm


Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody visits Lake County.

August 14, 2014 10:17 am

Lake Co. board green-lights south county quarry

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve the Singleton Stone quarry over the objections of south county farmers and residents.

August 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Commissioners outline E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | Lake Commissioners open bids Wednesday for more of the building blocks of their E-911 communications network.

August 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Council puts off tower in face of health protest

CROWN POINT | An emotional protest from rural Lake County homeowners temporarily blocked a proposed communications tower.

August 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Lake precinct fight is before local judge

CROWN POINT | A judge is set to rule whether a new law that could eliminate dozens of small Lake County precincts is a harmless exercise in cost saving or a dagger aimed at the Democratic Party.

August 08, 2014 7:21 pm

Jail has no shut-off valve for plumbing overruns

CROWN POINT | Lake officials have called the plumbers into the county jail, which is leaking red ink.

August 07, 2014 6:27 pm

Don't dump grass clipping near streams, surveyor says

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. is asking the public not to dump yard waste near regulated drainage ditches.

August 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Singleton quarry hearing slated Wednesday

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Lake County Government Center auditorium for a public hearing on the proposed Singleton Stone quarry.

August 06, 2014 6:10 pm

Lake County government employees prefer payroll to pension

CROWN POINT | Government workers get little in the way of respect or pay raises, and the state is cutting pension annuity payments for those who haven't retired by Oct. 1

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lawsuit stops Lake precinct purge for now

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.

August 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Lake Co. Dems sue to stop precinct elimination

CROWN POINT | A judge temporarily halted a Republican-inspired law that could have eliminated dozens of Lake County's big-city Democratic precinct committeemen next week.

July 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Calling all dispatchers: Lake to hire E-911 communicators

CROWN POINT | Lake County will be calling police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers this month as they prepare to staff their E-911 service.

July 31, 2014 11:35 am
Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

GARY | The Lake County prosecutor's office has charged a teenager with murdering her mother earlier this month.

July 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Teen runaway recaptured near Lowell

LOWELL | Lake County police arrested a Lowell teenager Tuesday morning who was a runaway from a facility in Elkhart.

July 29, 2014 7:45 pm

Outside group wants to open bishop selection process to laity's voice

GARY | A national organization advocating change within the Roman Catholic church wants local parishioners to use the group's website to tell church fathers who should be the diocese's next bishop.

July 29, 2014 5:14 pm
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