Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr., left, and Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago
Norm Abbott takes a call at The Lansing Country Club on election night.
Lansing Village President Norm Abbott at the Lansing Country Club waiting for election returns. Abbott won re-election.
On Tuesday, at least in Illinois, there could be new faces in many local government agencies, and definitely any referendum issues will have a conclusion.
Voters in Lansing will choose between incumbent Norm Abbott and challenger Don Sciackitano for mayor -- technically, village president -- on April 9. The voters should look closely at how the village is being run now.
When people shopping for a home look at a community, they want to know about the quality of life in a community. They look at the schools, the parks, the libraries and so forth.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Statehouse hearing on legislation that could enable Griffith to leave Calumet Township and join another township was postponed due to Tuesday's region snowstorm.
On Tuesday, officials working at a polling place at the American Legion hall, 443 E. 157th St., South Holland, had to twice remove an individual who claimed he was at the polling place as a poll watcher.
Randy Niemeyer is president of the Cedar Lake Town Council.
CHICAGO | After months of drama surrounding Jesse Jackson Jr.'s seat in Congress, the race to replace the congressman with the prominent name has pivoted to a different high-profile topic: guns.
BLOOMINGTON, Ill. | The Republican lawmaker who came close to unseating Gov. Pat Quinn in 2010 said he's laying the groundwork for another run for governor.
LANSING | Donald Sciackitano and his political allies received a boost Friday from a drawing that gave them the top spot on ballots for the municipal elections to be held April 9.
CALUMET CITY | A candidate for alderman in the Feb. 26 Democratic primary spent Friday morning defending her nominating petitions and the way they were notarized.
President Obama won the popular vote in the election by a few million votes and therefore was widely proclaimed by his supporters in the media as "a landslide" and a "mandate."
While I am also relieved that the election is now over Antonio Barreda of East Chicago shows his ignorance in a major way when he lumps Ron Paul in the same group as Sarah Palin, Donald Trump, Michelle Bachmann and the like.
I would like to say something to those who stayed home and didn't vote, for whatever reason, and to those who did vote so you could retire at birth if you were allowed to be born, in the first place.
The election is over. The Democratic Party did fairly well. They hold the presidency, held the Senate, even picking up a few seats, and closed the gap in the House.
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.
CROWN POINT | Center Township Trustee Elden Strong was elected by a Republican caucus Saturday morning to replace Rick Niemeyer as the Lake County Council's 7th District representative.
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