VALPARAISO | It takes a special kind of kid to spend long hours, before and after school, during the weekends, nearly year-around, honing their skills of persuasion.
CHICAGO (AP) — Republican Bruce Rauner and Democratic Gov. Pat Quinn will debate for a second time as they battle to become Illinois' next governor.
Five candidates for Lake County sheriff debate Tuesday night at Purdue University Calumet. From left is Republican John Ramos Jr., Democrat Sheriff John Buncich, Republican Dan Bursac, Democrat Oscar Martinez Jr. and Democrat Richard Ligon. At far right is moderator Michael Puente.
A crowd gathers for Tuesday night's sheriff debate at PUC.
CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn won't debate his lone Democratic challenger ahead of next month's primary.
LeAlan Jones, the Green Party candidate for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former House seat, speaks Thursday during a candidates' forum in Chicago.
2nd Congressional District candidates Marcus Lewis, left, and LeAlan Jones participate in an NAACP forum Thursday in Chicago. The forum was open to all six candidates for Jesse Jackson Jr.'s former House seat, but only Lewis and Jones attended.
Marcus Lewis, an independent candidate for the 2nd Congressional District seat, speaks Thursday during a candidates' forum in Chicago.
Debate students listen to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in Chris Lowery's debate class Wednesday morning at Chesterton High School. Visclosky also spoke Wednesday with the Times Editorial Board.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, speaks to Chris Lowery's debate class Wednesday morning at Chesterton High School. The congressman also spoke Wednesday with The Times Editorial Board about the automatic federal spending cuts known as the sequester, threats from North Korea and the …
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, "invited himself" to speak to Chris Lowery's debate class Wednesday morning at Chesterton High School. Visclosky touched on several topics as he took questions from the group ninth- through 12th-graders.
Debate students listen to U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in Chris Lowery's debate class Wednesday morning at Chesterton High School. The congressman also spoke Wednesday with the Times Editorial Board.
VALPARAISO | Members of the Chesterton and Valparaiso high school debating teams will debate the pros and cons of fracking at Monday's meeting of the Valparaiso Chain of Lakes Watershed Group.
FORT WAYNE | With a new poll showing his lead in the race for Indiana governor diminishing, Republican Mike Pence strayed from his well-rehearsed script Thursday and finally engaged Democrat John Gregg during their final debate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat John Gregg has closed a huge deficit and is now just six points behind Republican Mike Pence in the race for Indiana governor, according to a Gregg campaign-sponsored poll released Thursday.
Clark High School junior Alex Sajkich cheers while watching the beginning of the presidential debate Monday during an optional after-school Advanced Placement English class. A dozen students came together to watch and discuss the presidential candidates' views after the debate.
Clark High School Bill McCullom takes notes Monday with his AP English students while watching the presidential debate.
Clark High School Advanced Placement English teacher Bill McCullom talks to his students Monday before watching the presidential debate with them in an optional after-school class.
Clark High School student Kayla Williams, 18, listens to the presidential debate Monday with fellow AP English class members. Teacher Bill McCullom held an optional after-class forum to watch and talk about the debate.
INDIANAPOLIS | Ahead of Tuesday's final U.S. Senate debate, Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney is telling Hoosiers in a new ad airing on Northwest Indiana cable TV stations that he needs them to elect Richard Mourdock.
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