Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin talks with The Times' Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic for the March 6 edition of the Roundtable.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin keeps driving home the need for the very state law she seeks to relegate to the scrapyard.
CROWN POINT | A Crown Point man charged with attempted murder in a shooting July 2 at a Calumet Township apartment complex wants to hire a new attorney.
Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.
Using claims of racism — a true scourge on society — as a shield against good fiscal governance is deplorable. So is wasting taxpayer money to legally defend the waste of the same taxpayer money.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin filed Monday for re-election in the spring Democratic primary.
GARY | Lawyers for Calumet Township officials are challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could force them to cut millions of dollars in assistance to Gary's neediest residents.
Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.
HAMMOND | The mayor is vowing that new business growth in Griffith, Highland and Whiting will remain in the toilet until those municipalities resolve their sewer rate dispute with Hammond.
CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.
The Community Bridge Club in Calumet Township occasionally puts down its cards to take up fundraising efforts for important causes.
GARY | Rosa Varnado works, but has been without health insurance for two years because she cannot afford the plan offered by her employer.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Calumet Township official told a legislative panel Tuesday it is "impossible" for the township to reduce its tax rate enough to avoid new state sanctions.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | The Lake County Sheriff's Department officials plan to honor a fifth-grader Thursday whose quick thinking helped a woman having a seizure.
A man was run over and killed by a car Wednesday morning after losing control of his moped on an icy Calumet Township road and landing in the street.
CROWN POINT | Ron Matlock, of Gary, says he will announce today his candidacy for Lake County Council.
Lest you think that bridge is only a serious, mind-elevating pursuit, the players in the Calumet area duplicate bridge clubs in Highland and Calumet Township make sure to have fun along the way. Recently, a number of players donned hats for a Wear-a-Hat Saturday.
CROWN POINT | Jurors deliberated less than four hours Friday before acquitting a Calumet Township man of murder but finding him guilty of the neglect and battery of his 94-year-old mother.
CALUMET TOWNSHIP | Members of the Lake Ridge teacher's union held up signs Thursday as parents dropped off students at different school buildings to show their displeasure with continued cuts in the district.
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