The Glen Theater

The Glen Theater in Gary is on Ridge Road.

Tony V. Martin, The Times

INDIANAPOLIS — Five state lawmakers representing northern Lake County are holding a public forum Wednesday to update their constituents on the work of the Indiana General Assembly at the midpoint of the annual legislative session.

The free event is set for 6 p.m. Region time at the Glen Theater, 20 W. Ridge Rd., Gary.

In addition to hearing from the elected officials, residents are invited to share their ideas for new state laws and their opinions about the proposals pending at the Statehouse.

The participating lawmakers are: State Reps. Vernon Smith, D-Gary; Earl Harris, Jr., D-East Chicago; and Charlie Brown, D-Gary; and state Sens. Lonnie Randolph, D-East Chicago; and Eddie Melton, D-Merrillville.

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Dan is Statehouse Bureau Chief for The Times. Since 2009, he's reported on Indiana government and politics — and how both impact the Region — from the state capital in Indianapolis. He originally is from Orland Park, Ill.