CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.
Bravo to Rich James for his April 10 column. James exposed the two Republican members of the Lake County Council (Eldon Strong and Republican County Chairman Dan Dernulc) for playing politics with the Local Option Income Tax.
It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.
After recent events, a change might be on the horizon of the American political arena. The beginning of March brought about the sequester. Congress could not come to a consensus, so President Barack Obama signed the budget cuts into law on March 1.
KOUTS | The town's three Democratic precinct committeemen will meet at 6 p.m. March 20 at Town Hall to choose someone to fill the at-large council term of Orville Jefferson.
CROWN POINT | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Friday he will ask the Democratic Party faithful to re-elect him as their chairman.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Historic numbers of Democrats took seats Wednesday in the Illinois General Assembly, beginning a new legislative session facing unfinished business that involves another historic number: a $96 billion hole in public-employee pension systems.
After the Indiana House Democrats walked off the job in 2011 to stall right-to-work legislation, the GOP House leadership pushed through stiff fines for AWOL lawmakers. Then House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis got Republican state Auditor Tim Berry to deduct the fines from Democratic l…
From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Democrats who were elected to office in last month’s election were sworn in to office with family beside them on Saturday morning at the Porter County Courthouse in Judge David Chidester’s Superior Courtroom.
HAMMOND | Longtime Hammond firefighter and former City Council member David Hamm was chosen Saturday morning to replace Mike Repay as the Lake County Council's 1st District representative.
The fallout from the Nov. 6 election is still being sifted through. Today, I'm highlighting three observations.
CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's political parties are drawing comfort from the recent surge of early voters in advance of Tuesday's general election.
Two more Republican candidates for the state legislature have been targeted in attack advertisements sponsored by the Indiana Democratic State Central Committee.
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