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Calumet Township Trustee

Election board dismisses requirement for Elgin’s campaign records

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.

August 19, 2014 6:45 pm

EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

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.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Elgin said feds have her campaign records

Elgin said feds have her campaign records

CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin lost some campaign financial records when federal investigators raided her office last spring.

July 15, 2014 7:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

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.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Calumet Township right to drop lawsuit

Sometimes it doesn't matter how the right thing occurs — as long as it does.

July 03, 2014 12:00 am

Calumet Twp. trustee taking appointments for assistance

GARY | Residents who repeatedly demand assistance from the Calumet Township Trustees' office will now need appointments to be served.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm
Endless struggle or revolving door?

Endless struggle or revolving door?

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.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

MARC CHASE: Wary voters snuff out possible corruption smoke

First the bad news: Lake County estimates show less than 13 percent of registered voters bothered to visit the Tuesday primary polls.

May 08, 2014 12:00 am
Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

Robinson topples incumbent Elgin in Calumet Twsp. trustee's race

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.

May 06, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

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.

March 27, 2014 7:06 pm Video Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Calumet Twp. increased efficiency, cut costs

GUEST COMMENTARY: Calumet Twp. increased efficiency, cut costs

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.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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MARC CHASE: Lease should expire on government take-home cars

MARC CHASE: Lease should expire on government take-home cars

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.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Calumet Twp.'s plight should inspire Pence

DOUG ROSS: Calumet Twp.'s plight should inspire Pence

Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.

March 07, 2014 12:00 am Video

Calumet Twp. trustee opens new website

GARY | The office of Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin has launched a redesigned website to assist the public.

November 05, 2013 8:00 pm
MARC CHASE: Elgin does right thing with wrong reasoning

MARC CHASE: Elgin does right thing with wrong reasoning

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.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Parking take-home cars a good first step in Calumet Township

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.

July 12, 2013 12:00 am

Calumet Twp. vendors receive $24M over 10 years

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.

January 08, 2013 12:00 am Related

Calumet Township data reveals it as big spender among townships

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.

January 08, 2013 12:00 am
Gary accepts keys to 3 ambulances donated by Calumet Township

Gary accepts keys to 3 ambulances donated by Calumet Township

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.

October 25, 2012 6:00 pm Photos

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Emergency Management Fair scheduled Thursday in Gary

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.

June 20, 2012 12:00 am
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