It may take longer than usual to replace the late Judge Diane Boswell on the bench of the Lake Superior Court.
"As septic systems age they tend to fail," said Sam Weber, senior project manager at VS Engineering. "In this case, the need for a public sewer system is definitely considerable."
The Lake County Commissioners soon will file their arguments in an appeal of a Lake Superior Court ruling authorizing the Lake County Council to take control of the county's purchasing and data processing departments.
Local taxing districts that include Southlake Mall likely will have to pay millions of dollars in refunds after a long-running property tax assessment dispute was resolved in the mall's favor.
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 is poised to decide Tuesday whether to require face masks be worn by all students attending any elementary, middle, or high school in the county, including private and charter schools.
All employees and visitors inside Lake County government buildings again are required to wear face masks, and a similar mask mandate soon may apply to all school buildings in the county.
Gov. Eric Holcomb has selected a lawyer originally from Northwest Indiana's Newton County to fill a vacancy on the 15-judge Indiana Court of Appeals.
Control over Lake County purchasing and data processing will remain in the hands of the Board of Commissioners — for now.
John Sedia will decide whether to renew his April 16 decision giving the Lake County Council control over purchasing and data processing, or to revise his ruling as requested by the Board of Commissioners.
The Lake County sheriff's department is requesting $770,060 to purchase a new boat for law enforcement and public safety operations on Lake Michigan.
Gov. Eric Holcomb is urging a federal commission studying possible reforms to the U.S. Supreme Court to not even consider increasing the number of justices serving on the nation's highest court.
The Lake County Commissioners unanimously appointed Wednesday three members to the panel that evaluates and recommends judicial candidates to the governor when there's a Superior Court vacancy.
The Lake County Council is preparing to move ahead with its takeover of the county's purchasing department from the Lake County Commissioners, despite a pending legal challenge aimed at stopping it.
Herbert Smith said his company has monitored thousands of individuals for the last 11 years, but it was only after Sheriff Oscar Martinez took office in 2017 that his company has been "portrayed as incompetent." The sheriff stood by his criticisms of the company.
Anthony W. Higgs, who served as a municipal councilman for Hammond’s 3rd District between 2003 and 2019, is seeking monetary damages from three county commissioners and a former co-worker.
The Lake County commissioners are asking Judge John Sedia to reconsider his April 16 ruling transferring control of the county's purchasing and data purchasing departments to the Lake County Council.
An exterior door at the Lake County Government Center is the latest source of conflict between the county council and Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. on one side, and the county commissioners on the other.
Matthew Fech, attorney for the county's three-member executive board, said Friday there is much more to the story than the sheriff disclosed in a news release blaming ICU Monitoring.
“ICU devices were tracking (Aaron) Collins’ movements for several days, but not once (were we) notified there was an escape ... until five days after he was released from (police),” Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said.
The Lake County commissioners asked a judge to postpone implementation of his April 16 order transferring control of the county's purchasing and data processing departments to the county council.
In each of the instances, Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. said the escaped offenders who were on court-supervised release committed serious crimes.
The Lake County sheriff’s office is objecting to Lake County Commissioners agreeing to retain the county’s contractor for electronic monitoring of pretrial detainees for another two years.
A judge has ruled the Lake County Council is entitled to control the county's purchasing and data processing departments, not the Board of County Commissioners that has managed those departments for decades.
The Indiana General Assembly approved legislation Wednesday giving the governor a bigger say over which judicial candidates are nominated to him for appointment to the Lake Superior Court.