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CROWN POINT | Lake County could be on the receiving end of an $18 million tax windfall next year.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, and Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., the Democratic county chairman, have become estranged over the county income tax.
ST. JOHN | Efforts to open a clear line of communication among Lake County's police and firefighters were troubled by static over government policy Wednesday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members remained cautious about future spending requests Tuesday despite last week's passage of the local option income tax that promises tens of million of dollars in new revenues.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin faces the prospect of having to slash at least $1.7 million, if not millions more, from a poor relief program that sustains thousands of Gary's neediest, but is accused of smothering Griffith's taxpayers.
EAST CHICAGO | Lake County police said Saturday their officers recovered a number of firearms and body armor from a Marktown home where a Winfield man took his life when officers attempted to arrest him in connection with an Orland Park home invasion.
HAMMOND | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has apologized for falsely telling a WJOB radio audience Friday morning that Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. offered her a job to change her vote in favor of a county income tax.
The Lake County Council passed a 1.5 percent income tax Monday night, and county commissioners declined to veto it Friday morning, setting in motion the new tax's gears.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Commissioners refused Friday morning to veto a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | Friday's passage of a Lake County income tax relieved supporters, disgusted opponents, and amazed everyone following the impassioned debate.
LOWELL | A proposed limestone quarry east of Lowell moved one step closer to reality Thursday after the Indiana Court of Appeals buried a suit to stop its groundbreaking.
CROWN POINT | Federal inspectors gave Sheriff John Buncich credit for new improvements in health care for Lake County Jail inmates.
CROWN POINT | Austerity fell like a ton of bricks Thursday morning on Lake County officials as they contemplated running county government without a county income tax.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas said his office will have extended hours to accommodate last-minute taxpayers.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, said Tuesday she won't rescue the county income tax if it's vetoed later this week.
A story in Tuesday's editions of The Times should have identified Lake County Councilman David Hamm as a Hammond Democrat.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council passed a county income tax Monday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials insist a local income tax scheduled for a vote Monday would bring property tax relief — but not to all and not a dollar-for-dollar reduction.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Recorder Mike Brown said he wants to reduce foot traffic into his office by having all services available online by next year.
CROWN POINT | You can't judge a Munster woman's condominium by its current assessed value.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elected officials and public safety leaders are scheduled to meet Thursday to iron out policy differences arising from the consolidation of the county's E-911 networks.
HIGHLAND | Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, will hold an information forum this weekend on a proposed county income tax.
CEDAR LAKE | A 67-year-old blind woman who lost ownership of her home through a Lake County tax sale said she can remain temporarily, if she pays $300 a month in rent.
CROWN POINT | A local pilot's spirits are soaring after Lake County officials expedited his property tax appeal and saved him more than $1,200.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners will be in a position to veto a local income tax next week if the County Council approves one.
CROWN POINT | Lake County elected officials and public safety leaders may be on a collision course over the necessity to spend tens of millions of dollars on new radio communications equipment to consolidate E-911 networks.
ST. JOHN | The Lake County Libertarian Party is opposed to a county option income tax.
CROWN POINT | Those who gathered Monday night for an anti-tax rally expressed more puzzlement than outrage.
CROWN POINT | The local income tax the Lake County Council passed has raised questions, and fueled anger and confusion.
Lake County's streets are paved with loans.
DYER | The Lake County surveyor's office is investigating the failure of a reinforcement wall recently built along a stretch of Plum Creek.
Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, speaks with members of the public who gathered for a meeting to pass a local option income tax. The meeting was cancelled for lack of proper public notice. Scheub opposes the tax.
CROWN POINT | False alarm. Lake will remain the only county in the state without a local option income tax, for at least a few more weeks.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' spring tax sale closed Thursday after raking in $3,046,500 during three days.
DYER | Cleaner stormwater was the topic of a workshop this week attended by more than 100 Northwest Indiana builders and public officials.
CROWN POINT | At least 46 people would like the job of directing the merger of Lake County's E-911 police and fire communications network.
CROWN POINT | A Crown Point political activist is gathering online petitions against a proposed Lake County income tax.
CROWN POINT | Pro-income tax members of the Lake County Council are hurrying to pass it before the end of the week.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County commissioners' spring tax sale gleaned $1,285,800 in its first day.
Indiana Department of Revenue answer some questions about local option income taxes.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County treasurer said about 1,000 customers of First Midwest Bank shouldn't pay property tax bills they are receiving.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's public school districts are carrying $1.8 billion in debt on their books.
VALPARAISO | Walmart Supercenter employees evacuated customers from the store Friday night after receiving a bomb threat
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners hired a Merrillville accounting firm to calculate how much money each city and town will have to contribute to a consolidated E-911 communications network.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has reported progress in identifying and remedying the leak of a lubricant that pooled last week in a north county storm water drainage ditch.
CROWN POINT | A group of political activists plans to hold a taxpayer rally later this month to protest the adoption of a local income tax.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County surveyor is making his case for spending some of the millions of dollars a Lake County income tax could raise on flood-control protection.
CROWN POINT | Voter interest appears tepid in the first week of the early voting period for the Munster school referendum.
GARY | The wheels of justice are grinding too slowly for Gary, East Chicago and the NAACP lawyers who want Lake Juvenile Court child support hearings returned to Gary.
CROWN POINT | State and local elected officials dodged and weaved last week to avoid public broadsides aimed at a proposed Lake County income tax.
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