Calumet Township Trustee
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
GARY | The office of Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin has launched a redesigned website to assist the public.
Some people do the right thing only when someone else is walking behind them with a large stick, ready to swing it at any misstep. This can be true in crime, foreign policy and local government.
The Calumet Township trustee's office has taken some heat lately -- both locally and in the Indiana Legislature -- for perceived past and current wasteful spending practices and tax rates well beyond the state average for similar offices.
GARY | The Calumet Township trustee's office kept more than just the poor housed and fed, 10 years of financial data analyzed by The Times show.
GARY | The multimillion-dollar budget for the Calumet Township trustee has been a fat target for critics from Griffith Town Hall to the statehouse in Indianapolis.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin on Thursday handed over the keys of three ambulances from the township's retired fleet to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is partnering with the Federal Emergency Management Agency to host an Emergency Management Awareness Fair designed to increase awareness and disaster preparedness in Northwest Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers are considering changes to a plan reducing property taxes paid by Griffith residents to Calumet Township.
GRIFFITH | Newly amended legislation is promising a large tax break to community property owners and a boost to town government's coffers, Councilman Rick Ryfa said Wednesday afternoon.
CHICAGO | The 7th Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals denied a former Calumet Township trustee's request for release pending his appeal, court records state.
Griffith officials are continuing their crusade to get out from the crushing burden of supporting Calumet Township. What Griffith residents need is the lasting relief that would come from reinventing government, not just a Rube Goldberg patchwork solution.
GRIFFITH | There is no Griffith Township in Lake County, yet, but Town Councilmen George Jerome and Rick Ryfa hope to create one in a renewal of their perennial effort to secede from poverty-stricken Calumet Township.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Voters overwhelmingly threw their support behind Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin and the three incumbent board members.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | When Mary Elgin was first elected Calumet Township trustee, she had an annual budget of $24 million. As she wraps up her second term, that budget stands at about $5 million.
Learn more about the candidates for Calumet Township Trustee. (No response received from Willie Brown.)
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