VALPARAISO | Mayor Jon Costas easily won a third term over independent challenger Bob McCasland by a more than 2-1 margin Tuesday.
Please reread The Times of Oct. 22. It lists the people who gave big money to Jon Costas' campaign fund. Most are people who do business with Valparaiso. It might be true that money talks, but it sends a questionable message.
VALPARAISO | What would you do with $50,000?
Robert "Bob" McCasland
VALPARAISO | A somewhat sparse crowd of about 50 attending Thursday's forum for council candidates heard a lot more agreement than disagreement on issues ranging from their vision of the city to the importance of neighborhood schools.
VALPARAISO | The stage of the Chicago Street Theater provided a different sort of drama Tuesday with a cast of two, the man running for mayor of Valparaiso.
VALPARAISO | The rematch between Mayor Jon Costas and former Councilman Bob McCasland could help determine the city's path for more than the next four years.
VALPARAISO | The City Council approved a 2012 budget Monday and at the same time adopted a resolution to ask the state Department of Local Government Finance for more money.
VALPARAISO | For those who enjoy good political theater, two of Valparaiso's theatrical venues will host forums for the city's candidates to present their roles in the upcoming election.
VALPARAISO | A simple suggestion that Porter County's historical society might want to preserve a Civil War monument apparently has turned into a tale that it will be destroyed if it isn't moved.
VALPARAISO | For the second election in a row, there won't be a Democratic candidate for mayor on the city's November ballot.
VALPARAISO | According to the numbers, the Good annexation will be good for the city.
VALPARAISO | Promising to be a full-time mayor if elected, former Valparaiso Councilman Bob McCasland announced Monday he will file Wednesday as an independent to challenge Mayor Jon Costas in the fall general election.
VALPARAISO | The troubled candidacy of Democrat Scott Smith for mayor came to an end Thursday when Smith officially withdrew because he doesn't live in the city.
VALPARAISO | It appears Valparaiso will be getting a new fire chief.
VALPARAISO | Bob McCasland announced by news release early Friday night his intention to run for Valparaiso mayor despite the close of the filing deadline for the May primary elections.
VALPARAISO | Saying he delivered on the promises he made when he first ran seven years ago, Mayor Jon Costas announced Monday he still has work to do and will seek a third term.
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