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Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

Copeland wants another term to finish what he started

EAST CHICAGO | When Mayor Anthony Copeland took office four years ago today, the city had a $15 million deficit, workers were taking furlough days and there were credibility issues with businesses and industry.

October 16, 2014 12:00 pm
Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

Quinn, crime victims push assault weapons ban

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Gov. Pat Quinn drew on the support of families of victims of gun violence Wednesday to push for a ban on assault weapons during his re-election bid against Republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

October 16, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

October 15, 2014 11:40 pm

Portage police endorse Reynolds for sheriff

PORTAGE | The Portage Fraternal Order of Police Vernon Reibly Lodge No. 145 unanimously voted to endorse David M. Reynolds for Porter County Sheriff in the November election, according to a press release issued by Lodge President Emerito Beltran.

October 12, 2014 12:00 am
The Daily Fix

The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

October 11, 2014 12:00 am

Illinois measure would give victims more rights

SPRINGFIELD | Illinois voters going to the polls in November will be asked whether victims should have greater rights protected by the state constitution during criminal trials.

October 01, 2014 12:00 am
Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Illinois state Sen. Jim Oberweis answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.

September 29, 2014 4:08 pm
Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

Durbin, Oberweis debate background checks for guns

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., answers questions during an interview in September with The Associated Press in Chicago.

September 29, 2014 4:06 pm

Government has eroded our quality of life

The president, Congress and even state and local government has eroded the  quality of life, hope for the future and even ethical beliefs and morality of our  people. They've done this through stupid short-sighted legislation.

September 16, 2014 12:00 am

Elect someone who understands our needs

Election Day is Nov. 4. Are you planning to pull the Democrat lever as usual, or are you concerned about where we are headed and need to make a serious voting decision?

September 10, 2014 12:00 am

Preckwinkle rules out bid for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Cook County Board President Toni Preckwinkle is ruling out a 2015 bid for Chicago mayor.

July 15, 2014 3:24 pm

Lake sheriff elected chairman of county Democratic Party

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.

June 29, 2014 6:00 pm

Quinn approves minimum wage ballot question

CHICAGO | Illinois voters will get a chance to voice their opinion on raising the minimum wage under a ballot measure Gov. Pat Quinn signed Sunday.

June 22, 2014 9:15 pm

Voters can now register online

SPRINGFIELD | Add registering to vote to the list of tasks Illinoisans can now do on their computers or smart phones.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am
Illinois voters could register on Election Day

Illinois voters could register on Election Day

In this March 18 photo, voters cast their ballots in the Illinois primary in Hinsdale, Ill. Illinois voters could register to vote on Election Day, have more time to cast early ballots and not be required to bring photo identification to vote early under a plan state lawmakers have approved.

June 11, 2014 3:52 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The May 8 edition of the Roundtable looks at the aftermath from Porter County election, Gov. Mike Pence's presidential hopes, and spending in Lake County.

May 08, 2014 5:15 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable, Election Night Special

nwi.com Political Roundtable, Election Night Special

The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz, Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic discuss the results from the May 6 primaries.

May 07, 2014 12:11 am

Hamm easily wins Democratic nomination in 1st Council District

CROWN POINT | David Hamm, the incumbent Lake County 1st District Councilman, easily won his party's nomination Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Antonio Dagett Sr. on the Democratic ticket.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Washington edges out Matlock for 3rd District County Council seat

CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.

May 06, 2014 10:41 pm
Buncich celebrates in Lake County Sheriff primary

Buncich celebrates in Lake County Sheriff primary

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich celebrated with his supporters following his win in the Democrat primary race.

May 06, 2014 10:37 pm
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