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GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County is a big focus of INDOT efforts

GUEST COMMENTARY: Lake County is a big focus of INDOT efforts

I write in response to the Jan. 20 article, “Donnelly tears into state for failure to fix Cline Avenue, calls it shameful.”

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: When population shrinks, government should too

Whiting has been a bastion of local government reform in recent years. The decision to downsize the City Council is in keeping with that tradition.

January 11, 2013 12:00 am
E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

E.C. councilman agrees to plead guilty to failing to file taxes

HAMMOND | An East Chicago councilman and police officer appeared Tuesday in Hammond federal court for his initial hearing on federal charges alleging he failed to file his taxes in 2008 and 2009.

October 09, 2012 5:30 pm Photos



EDITORIAL: Building bridges, but not in NWI

The Indiana Department of Transportation has offered $10 million in spare change to help replace an aging toll bridge over the Wabash River in New Harmony. So why is that news in Northwest Indiana? Because the bridge situation here is anything but harmonious.

July 10, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago enticing homeowners

EAST CHICAGO |  A popular program to support owner-occupied housing in the city is being expanded to provide down payment assistance for properties in any neighborhood, and to buyers at all income levels.

June 10, 2012 6:25 pm

East Chicago Council weighs proposed 2012 budget

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council wants more information about administration plans to address a projected $12 million shortfall in next year's property tax collections.

October 12, 2011 4:30 pm

Hiring demand stalls E.C. senior home project

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council wants some assurance that local residents will be hired to build a planned new senior citizen facility before approving financing for the project.

August 23, 2011 9:00 pm

Mosley tapped for E.C. School Board spot

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council approved Mayor Anthony Copeland's nomination of a well-known community organizer and author to the city's School Board on Monday night.

July 13, 2011 12:00 am

Second E.C. election recount withdrawn

CROWN POINT | Attorney Michael Back confirmed Monday's 11th-hour cancellation of a second challenge in last month's East Chicago City Council race.

June 13, 2011 1:39 pm

Rodriguez withdraws E.C. recount challenge

CROWN POINT | An East Chicago City Council candidate is no longer contesting his loss in the May 3 Democratic primary.

June 07, 2011 4:45 pm

EDITORIAL: A lane change on the Cline project

The Cline Avenue Bridge saga took another turn last week when new details about the source of the casino money for that project came to light.

May 29, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: E.C. needs input on casino funds

—As East Chicago officials weigh a new local development agreement that would give them more casino money to spend, they must carefully consider public input.

May 22, 2011 12:00 am

E.C. Lighthouse Charter hemmed in

EAST CHICAGO | A group of parents at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter met Tuesday night to discuss the school's need to expand, and the opposition it has met in trying to get a building permit.

April 12, 2011 9:45 pm

Copeland nominates veteran educator for East Chicago School Board post

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has approved Mayor Anthony Copeland's nomination of a longtime region educator to fill a vacancy on the city's School Board.

April 12, 2011 11:30 am

16 candidates elect not to run

CROWN POINT | The May 3 ballot will be shorter by 16 names because of Democratic candidates choosing at the last minute to withdraw rather than face the voters, according to county election officials.

February 21, 2011 10:04 am

Gary mayoral hopeful exits, says some rivals not serious

CROWN POINT | Robert Buggs Sr. said Thursday afternoon he is withdrawing from the Gary mayoral primary in protest over seeing the ballot packed with less-than-serious candidates.

February 17, 2011 7:30 pm

Gary mayoral field reaches a dozen

CROWN POINT | Derric Price, a Democrat, is the latest to join the parade of what is now a dozen candidates seeking to be Gary mayor.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am

11 now vying for Gary mayor

CROWN POINT | Jack Lieske became the 10th Democrat Tuesday to join the field of candidates for Gary mayor.

February 15, 2011 6:00 pm

E.C. council opposses AG's plan for casino cash

EAST CHICAGO | A proposal by the state's top lawyer to shift millions of dollars in city casino revenue from local to regional control isn't sitting well with East Chicago City Council members.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: East Chicago should join ethics group

"East Chicago" and "ethics" aren't often used in the same sentence to convey a compliment, which is why it's so good to see the East Chicago City Council finally considering an ethics ordinance.

January 07, 2011 12:00 am Related
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