Conventional wisdom dictates rampant political corruption radiating from certain members of a county political party — coupled with excessive government taxing and spending — should create the perfect environment for fresh faces to sweep into elected offices.
There’s no easy way to sugarcoat the Lake County Republican precinct organization’s replacement of Hank Adams as county assessor.
Lake County Republicans took steps both forward and backward last week in their caucus election of a new county assessor, and time will tell if it’s a shining party moment or a colossal failure to achieve unity.
CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.
CROWN POINT | Two women hoping to be named Lake County assessor Friday by Republican precinct committeemen have had dalliances over the years with the opposing party.
Desperate times indeed call for desperate measures in some cases. But a sign of good leadership in politics is tackling a desperate measure with thoughtfulness -- acting in the best possible interest of taxpayers.
CROWN POINT | Two south county women are competing to become the first female Lake County assessor.
Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.
While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.
All the hard work Hank Adams did to get things back on the right track will go for naught after a Democrat gets elected Lake County assessor.
SCHERERVILLE | Local elected officials were among many who paid their respects during Tuesday services for former Lake County Assessor Hank Adams.
In November 2010, a member of the rarest of an endangered species in Lake County showed a glimmer of hope for the rest of the ultra-thin herd. A member of the Republicanis genus Conservitorus actually found an unlikely foothold in Lake County politics.
SCHERERVILLE | Hank Adams, the first Republican to hold a countywide office in Lake County in more than 50 years, died Sunday.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams resigned Tuesday because of ill health.
It was a good 30 years ago when Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher and the city’s precinct organization bolted from the county Democratic convention.
CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams said he is convalescing at home following a recent surgery.
CROWN POINT | A local pilot's spirits are soaring after Lake County officials expedited his property tax appeal and saved him more than $1,200.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have big plans for spending the $15 million they borrowed this year.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's latest survey of property values appears to be going down a lot easier with the public than a decade ago when a reassessment launched a taxpayers revolt.
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