VALPARAISO | The two candidates for South District county commissioner raised about half the money this year as was generated by the candidates in the last contested general election race for the board in 2010.
VALPARAISO | A 21-year-old Portage woman, who pleaded guilty in 2009 to causing the death of her friend while driving drunk, is back behind bars after being accused for a third time since October of violating her probation.
VALPARAISO | On the night 19-year-old Amanda Bach was slain, former boyfriend Dustin McCowan spent nearly three hours text messaging a neighbor claiming to be wrapping up chores at his Union Township home before coming over to visit.
VALPARAISO | Prosecutors believe at least one other boy may have been molested by a 21-year-old Valparaiso woman who made an initial court appearance Monday on charges of sexually abusing a 3-year-old Chesterton boy she was baby-sitting.
VALPARAISO | Both candidates for the 2nd District council seat think the city has made great strides, but they differ somewhat on where the focus needs to be in the future.
Don't allow negative campaigning to sway your vote. Jim Snyder is a Republican. We know Republicans run dirty, negative, nasty and false campaigns.
VALPARAISO | A mistrial was declared in the case of Steven Vincent who was charged with a single felony count of sexual misconduct with a minor.
OFFBEAT: Valparaiso mother and daughter shedding pounds with region pride on NBC's 'The Biggest Loser'
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VALPARAISO | Portage Township school officials were slapped with two lawsuits Thursday accusing them of knowing the threat three students posed to others on their school bus and yet failing to head off problems that resulted in high-profile criminal cases.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans has stepped aside as a member of the Gary/Chicago Airport Authority, saying he is too busy with other commitments.
VALPARAISO | Bob Harper steps down at the end of Friday as county commissioner only to put on the hat of public defender.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans is not opposed to the county continuing to lease 24 acres of its land for farming, but he believes the county should be taking home a little more bacon.
Porter County once again is represented on the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, and it's a good thing.
This is a crucial time for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
You would think Bob Harper authored the tax cap constitutional question. The truth is that the tax cap is a Republican initiative, led by Gov. Mitch Daniels. Nancy Adams fully supports the proposed change to the Indiana Constitution.
Porter County Commissioner Bob Harper has been good for Valparaiso and Porter County. Economic development guided by good public policy results in something desirable: generally good jobs, low taxes and quality of life advantages.
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