Lake County’s 911 director Mark Swiderski is serving a 30-day suspension for work-related misconduct.
"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."
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.
Face masks must continue being worn inside Lake County government buildings through at least May 31.
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.
Face masks still will be required in Lake County government buildings and Lake County Public Library branches even after Indiana's face mask mandate expires Tuesday.
The Lake County Council will not establish a purchasing agent for the sheriff's department until its legal dispute with the Lake County Commissioners is resolved.
Lake County is demanding more than $30,000 from the Wisconsin transportation company it claims is responsible for the escape of an alleged murderer from a vehicle in the drive-thru of Gary McDonald's.
The legislative and executive branches of Lake County government are continuing to clash over various purchases requested by the Lake County sheriff.
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.
The council tentatively agreed to take one of the sheriff's requested purchases that has been postponed by the commissioners and resubmit it for commissioner approval as a county council spending item.
The Lake County commissioners are putting off action on most sheriff's office purchasing while a separation-of-powers lawsuit between the county council and commissioners is pending.
The Lake County health officer is enacting new restrictions on business operations that are significantly more stringent than the "red" county standards recently imposed by Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb.
Lake County Sheriff Oscar Martinez Jr. is asserting his equipment purchase requests — deferred Wednesday by the county commissioners — are essential for maintaining public safety.
The Lake County Commissioners once again declined Wednesday to act on several equipment purchase requests submitted by Sheriff Oscar Martinez.
The $255 million Lake County spending plan for 2021 will take effect Jan. 1 after winning final approval Wednesday by the county commissioners.
The Lake County Council is set to preliminarily approve ordinances Tuesday taking control of county purchasing and data processing from the Lake County Commissioners.
Government buildings will return to normal operations on May 26.
Lake County government employees could return to work at the county government center on Monday.
Unlike Porter County, Lake County isn't planning to require its employees be tested for the coronavirus before returning to work later this month.
A drive-thru COVID-19 testing site will be available through Saturday in Hammond, according to the Lake County Health Department.
The Lake County Government Center is closing to the public and county employees only will work half days through April 6 to minimize the potential spread of coronavirus.
The Lake County Commissioners are working to diversity the county's industrial base and attract more commercial businesses in the hope of reducing what often is among the state's highest county unemployment rate.
Health officials in Lake and Porter counties are preparing in case the novel coronavirus, known as COVID-19, pops up in Northwest Indiana.
Lake County taxpayers will continue paying $7,000 a month to a contract attorney who last year was linked to the real estate speculator at the center of a tax sale scandal.