"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.
A 30-year-old Hebron man died Friday night after his motorcycle collided with a semi-trailer on State Road 2 near the entrance ramp to Interstate 65, police said.
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.
An 18-year-old driver and her 26-year-old passenger, both from Gary, were shot a little before 6 p.m. Sunday when witnesses reported a dark-colored vehicle approached and someone inside opened fire, police said.
A man faces murder and other charges for the 2018 homicide of 39-year-old Davita Ward, whose body was found "burned beyond recognition" in her car.
Control over Lake County purchasing and data processing will remain in the hands of the Board of Commissioners — for now.
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.
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.
"When you consider the ultimate sacrifice that the officers who are being recognized today have paid, I know that thank you could never be enough," said Gary Mayor Jerome Prince.
An unsuccessful Republican candidate for the Hammond City Council in 2019 similarly struck out Tuesday with four campaign finance complaints against various city and county officials.
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.
Two handguns were recovered and two teenagers were arrested after carjacking a vehicle at a Hammond gas station, police said.
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.
A Lake County judge soon will decide whether the county council or board of county commissioners is legally entitled to control county government purchasing and data processing.
The commissioners voted 3-0 at a special meeting Wednesday to purchase 18 new Ford police utility vehicles from Bosak Ford for $35,352.50 per vehicle.
The Lake County Council agreed to task the sheriff's department with picking up and returning all individuals held elsewhere who are scheduled to appear in court or serve jail time in Lake County.
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.