Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til agreed to plead guilty Monday to federal charges of using his office's employees and resourced for political purposes.
If Democrats and labor unions are so good for our country, why are we $12 trillion in debt with taxes sky-high and more debt coming every day?
There is an old Chinese proverb: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you feed him for a lifetime." My Yankee ancestors changed this a bit: "Give a man a fish and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish and you can sell him a pole, hooks, boots, etc."
INDIANAPOLIS | Marion County Clerk Beth White is set to announce Monday she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Indiana secretary of state.
My family is similar to most families in America, half are Republicans and the other half are Democrats. During family functions, the conversation can get pretty lively when Benghazi, IRS, Keystone pipeline, Obama, Hillary Clinton or Eric Holder are raised.
What if any of us walked off the job in protest because we didn't see eye-to-eye with our supervisors or co-workers?
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til takes a call from Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist as he watches the election returns come in during the 2012 general election. Van Til is accused by the U.S. attorney's office of using public employees and equipment to do political work.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Republicans may be forced to cast an uncomfortable vote this month, rejecting Republican Gov. Mike Pence's proposed income tax cut en route to approving their two-year budget plan that increases state spending.
OLYMPIA FIELDS | Candidates in the 2nd Congressional District last week offered initiatives to improve the district's economic situation. While most of the suggestions weren't new, each candidate promised a renewed vigor to push them forward.
We keep hearing that the fiscal cliff is coming, and if we don’t do something now, we will go into another recession.
SPRINGFIELD | Tuesday’s election left Democrats holding a whopping 40 of 59 seats in the Illinois Senate, giving Senate President John Cullerton a veto-proof majority and leaving minority Republicans with an even smaller voice in the legislative process.
Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub gets good news Tuesday from County Coroner Merrilee Frey at the American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville.
Former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick, left, chats with County Commissioner Gerry Scheub at the American Legion Post 430 in Merrillville.
VALPARAISO | Candidates for contested Porter County Council and commissioner seats pretty much agreed with each other Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
John 13:38 (speaking to Peter) "Jesus answered ... Verily, verily I say unto you, The cock shall not crow until thou hast denied me thrice."
Four years after the most divisive primary election battle in the party's history, thousands of Democratic delegates -- including 17 from Northwest Indiana -- will stand united this week in Charlotte, N.C., as Barack Obama accepts his party's nomination for a second term as president.
In the past 50 years, more than 50 Lake County Democrats have been investigated by authorities, prosecuted or thrown in jail for their criminal actions. Many of those convicted of pay to play schemes and election fraud were handily winning their elections every November before the law caught…
Hoosiers want good jobs, so improving employment opportunities is important. The ratings published by the Indiana Chamber of Commerce show that each party has legislators who care about jobs. Local Democrat Frank Mrvan received an 81 percent pro-jobs rating while Earline Rogers earned a 72 p…
VALPARAISO | The Center Township Democrats opened their 2012 campaign headquarters this week at 259 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.
I know we are in trouble when job creation is the main topic of both political parties. The Democrats have long talked up this counter-productive role of government and now even the Republicans seem to embrace it.
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