The Town of Ogden Dunes is joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.
Chesterton is the first Porter County municipality to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Others should quickly follow suit.
A television crew from the Republic of Guinea is visiting northwest Indiana to interview leaders for a documentary on American culture and politics.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lake County could be selected next month as one of the five counties participating in Indiana's preschool pilot program.
Many Northwest Indiana politicians on Tuesday's ballot have promised to promote better ethics in local government.
Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.
HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.
HOBART | Former U.S. Rep. Lee H. Hamilton will be the keynote speaker at this year's Ethics in Government breakfast next month.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is prepared to vote Tuesday on whether to approve the agreement merging 17 police and fire dispatch centers.
What kind of a state is Indiana? What sorts of goals should we have? How can we best use available resources? Are we satisfied with where we are or do we need to reach in other directions? Answers, of course, can differ.
Indictments, convictions, prison sentences. Is this all there is to local government in Northwest Indiana?
As you have probably seen in the paper the past few weeks, the Tolleston project (which is remodeling the old Tolleston building into a new Boys & Girls Club) is well underway and should be open for business in October.
What has the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission done lately? Quite a lot but never enough. The commission is composed of seven member communities -- Crown Point, Dyer, East Chicago, Highland, Munster, Schererville and Whiting. We are a nice mix of urban and suburban, large and small. We welco…
CROWN POINT | An advocate for ethics training for local government employees said it will take more than the downfall of former Lake County Clerk Thomas Philpot to scare other potentially corrupt public officials straight.
Immigration — always an emotional issue — is back on the front burner with President Barack Obama’s recent announcement of a partial change in federal policy. The U.S. Supreme Court’s recent ruling on Arizona’s “show your papers” law will no doubt further inflame passions.
Everyone agrees, so it must be right -- we have to lower the federal deficit and national debt. Can everyone be wrong? Well, yes and no.
The media have been flooded with campaign ads focused on state and federal elections. These elections are, of course, important, but there is another series of elections that impact almost all of us -- the annual elections for boards of directors of major American companies.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners voted Wednesday to enlist county government in the public ethics movement.
Oh, what are we to do? Unemployment is high and doesn't seem to be going down. Many additional people are underemployed, working only part time. Still others have given up altogether.
CROWN POINT | An ethics advocate suggests Lake County officials should debate the potential conflicts of interest that can occur when elected officials employ government vendors in the political arena.
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