Calumet Township Trustee
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin no longer needs to provide her pre-primary election campaign finance reports to the Lake County Election Board after that group voted unanimously Tuesday to dismiss the issue.
The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin lost some campaign financial records when federal investigators raided her office last spring.
Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.
Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.
GARY | Residents who repeatedly demand assistance from the Calumet Township Trustees' office will now need appointments to be served.
The 73,069 people who received $5.3 million in poor relief from township trustees in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties in 2013 represent a heavy burden on local government resources, local government officials said.
First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.
GARY | In the shadow of a siege by federal law enforcement and state and local lawmakers, the Calumet Township trustee's office is poised to receive a new leader in 2015.
GARY | FBI and IRS agents raided the Calumet Township trustee's office Thursday, removing several boxes of evidence and at least one computer as part of a federal investigation of the office.
As our township continues working to achieve taxpayer savings by reducing the demand for township assistance, it is important that township stakeholders be accurately informed. This column is designed to correct inaccurate impressions recently propagated about Calumet Township.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin, a north Lake County Democrat, isn't the only region official opening herself to scrutiny by creating a perception of using taxpayer resources for personal benefit.
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.
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