"I don't know what else an AR-15 is used for except for war," said Lake County Councilman Charlie Brown, D-Gary. "Why are these guns of war being sold on government property?"
The Lake County Council gave final approval Tuesday to a measure repealing a 2018 ordinance requiring rural residents engaged in target shooting fire only into well-constructed berms.
"We have a huge health risk out there and at this point in time we have a particular project that needs the assistance," said Council President Ted Bilski, D-Hobart.
The Lake County Council preliminarily agreed Tuesday to repeal a 2018 ordinance regulating target shooting in rural areas of the county.
Juneteenth typically is celebrated June 19 to commemorate the end of slavery in the United States.
Most full-time Lake County government employees will see their pay increase 3% next year under the 2022 budget unanimously adopted Tuesday by the Lake County Council.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. won approval Tuesday to spend $770,060 in taxpayer funds to purchase a new patrol and rescue boat for operations on Lake Michigan.
The Lake County Council voted 5-2 Tuesday to reject a proposal to require masks be worn by all students, personnel, and visitors inside every school in the county, including private and charter schools.
The county health officer told the Lake County Council Tuesday she's working with the Lake County Board of Health to develop policies aimed at reducing the growing number of COVID-19 cases.
The Lake County Council isn't quite ready to spend $770,060 on the new Lake Michigan patrol and rescue boat requested by Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr.
A week after the Lake County Commissioners put off for a second time the sheriff's proposal to spend $23,560 on thermometer system kiosks, the council voted to resubmit the purchase in its name for action by the commissioners.
Invenergy, a Chicago-based international energy producer, is proposing to develop the Foundry Works Solar Energy Center in unincorporated south Lake County.
The Lake County Council has commissioned Councilman Charlie Brown, D-Gary, to lead a top-to-bottom review of county government efficiency, with an eye toward saving substantial taxpayer funds.
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The Lake County Council on Tuesday rejected a zoning petition that would have allowed a Dollar General store to be built just outside the St. …
CROWN POINT — The Lake County Council voted Tuesday to remove the towns of Schererville and Cedar Lake from the county’s public safety communi…
CROWN POINT — The Lake County Council widened its prohibition on gunfire in residential south Lake County Tuesday over the protests of gun owners.
CROWN POINT —The Lake County Council has reloaded its debate on how strictly to regulate gun target practice in rural south county.
CROWN POINT — Tuesday's Lake County Council meeting was one for the history books.
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HAMMOND — The Hammond Democratic Precinct Organization has endorsed Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. for election in the May 8 primary.