George Van Til
INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.
The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.
To avoid violating ethics rules, Indiana's seven statewide elected officials should write their own.
INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.
The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.
HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.
CROWN POINT | Lake County election officials are investigating the campaign finances of disgraced former Surveyor George Van Til.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin said Wednesday neither she nor her son were campaigning on public time last week when spotted at her downtown election headquarters.
Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is a friend of mine. He's been my friend since 1968. What happened to him is a tragedy. However, he lied to me, and he lied to you, and he abused the public trust.
The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.
HAMMOND | Bill Emerson Jr. said he was confident going into last weekend's party caucus he would be named the next Lake County surveyor.
CROWN POINT | The business of Lake County's flood control is going on for the first time in 21 years without George Van Til at the helm.
Please be gentle when judging George Van Til. He did a lot to lessen flooding in our county.
Watching the reactions to former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's guilty plea has been interesting. The comments I've read and heard say a lot about people's outlook on life, not just their political views.
CROWN POINT | Gregory Sanchez is taking over as interim Lake County surveyor in the wake of his boss, George Van Til, resigning and pleading guilty to public corruption.
George Van Til's guilty plea to public corruption, re-districting in Porter County and the death of Nelson Mandela are the topics for this week's Political Roundtable.
HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til issued a public apology Tuesday in the wake of his decision to plead guilty to public corruption charges Thursday.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has signed a guilty plea, saving the taxpayers the cost of a trial and prompting yet another discussion about ethics in government and government reform.
FBI agents seized computers and other items from the office of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til in June 2012.
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