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GUEST EDITORIAL: 'Al the Pal' will be missed for his many Illinois contributions

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died July 6 at the age of 86, do for you?

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Bayh not ruling out run for governor

Bayh not ruling out run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh hinted Monday that another run for governor could be in his future.

July 14, 2014 5:40 pm Photos


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

Toeing the party line? GOP assessor candidates have partial Dem voting histories

CROWN POINT | Two women hoping to be named Lake County assessor Friday by Republican precinct committeemen have had dalliances over the years with the opposing party.

October 29, 2013 3:01 pm
MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am

Three Calumet City mayoral candidates file nominating petitions

CALUMET CITY | Three candidates seeking to be elected the mayor of Calumet City in next year’s elections had nominating petitions filed on their behalf Monday to get on the ballot for the Democratic primary election scheduled for Feb. 26.

November 20, 2012 12:00 am

Griffith man loses in bid for Indy U.S. House seat

INDIANAPOLIS | A Griffith man seeking to represent Indianapolis in the U.S. House came in third in a four-candidate Democratic primary Tuesday. 

May 08, 2012 8:00 pm

Voters in E.C. House race to decide value of legislative experience

INDIANAPOLIS | Democratic voters in East Chicago, on Hammond's east side and the west side of Gary will decide May 8 whether they want experience or new blood representing them in the 2nd House District.

April 29, 2012 6:00 pm
Two Democrats vie to challenge Rokita for Congress

Two Democrats vie to challenge Rokita for Congress

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrats in Indiana's 4th Congressional District will decide next month whether a former Newton County assessor or a Lafayette project manager should face U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, in the general election.

April 17, 2012 6:45 pm Related

Kasperek working to overcome obstacles in Democratic Illinois House race

By his own admission, Kyle Kasperek has some significant obstacles to overcome in his desire to win a seat in the Illinois House of Representatives.

January 28, 2012 7:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Dobis on the move with good reason

MARK KIESLING: Dobis on the move with good reason

Watching politicians move their residences is like watching a game of chess.

November 20, 2011 12:00 am

2-vote Dem primary loss sparks challenge

LAKE STATION| Incumbent City Councilman Harry Pedroza Jr. plans to challenge his two-vote loss to Jason Ralph in the May 3 Democratic primary.

July 09, 2011 12:00 am

Independence Day comes early for new Lake candidates

CROWN POINT | Independent candidates have filed to oppose East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Hammond City Judge Jeffrey Harkin in the Nov. 8 general election.

June 30, 2011 8:20 pm
Stidham wins chance at Portage clerk-treasurer's seat

Stidham wins chance at Portage clerk-treasurer's seat

PORTAGE | For Chris Stidham, the third time was the charm.

May 03, 2011 10:19 pm Photos


Velazquez wins Portage mayoral primary

Velazquez wins Portage mayoral primary

PORTAGE | Incumbent Mayor Olga Velazquez easily won the Democratic primary Tuesday setting up a repeat race in November against Republican James Snyder.

May 03, 2011 10:00 pm Photos


Three Portage City Council incumbents lose races

PORTAGE | As the last of the votes were counted Tuesday night, it appeared that three incumbents -- two with 16 years on the Portage City Council -- lost their bids for a chance at another term.

May 03, 2011 9:20 pm

3 Dems run for District 5 Lake Station seat

LAKE STATION | Two city employees are hoping to replace longtime incumbent City Councilman Rick Long.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Two Dems run in Ward 2 New Chicago seat

NEW CHICAGO | Town Council incumbent Wallace A. "Perry" Peters Jr. is hoping to serve a second term.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Three in race for City Council at-large seats

PORTAGE | The nonincumbent in the Democratic primary for the City Council at-large district race isn't a newcomer to Portage government.

April 20, 2011 5:30 pm

Three Dems seeking nomination for 7th ward seat

MERRILLVILLE | Candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for the 7th Ward Town Council seat agree public safety is a top priority in Merrillville.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am
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