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MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

MARC CHASE: National 'architect' offers local GOP blueprint

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.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP would scold Dems for acting like this

RICH JAMES: GOP would scold Dems for acting like this

There’s no easy way to sugarcoat the Lake County Republican precinct organization’s replacement of Hank Adams as county assessor.

November 06, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

MARC CHASE: Historical moment or colossal collapse? GOP must decide

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.

November 05, 2013 12:00 am
Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

Covaciu wins Lake County GOP caucus

CROWN POINT | Jolie Covaciu became Lake County's first female county assessor Friday evening.

November 01, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Toeing the party line? GOP assessor candidates have partial Dem voting histories

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.

October 29, 2013 3:01 pm
MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

MARC CHASE: Desperate measures can be shining examples

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.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am
Two women compete for Lake County assessor vacancy

Two women compete for Lake County assessor vacancy

CROWN POINT | Two south county women are competing to become the first female Lake County assessor.

October 28, 2013 5:15 pm Photos

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RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

RICH JAMES: Only 20 qualify for Lake assessor job

Lake County Republican Chairman Dan Dernulc is in a precarious position.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

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.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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Dem would erase gains Adams made for us

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.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Many attend services for Adams

SCHERERVILLE | Local elected officials were among many who paid their respects during Tuesday services for former Lake County Assessor Hank Adams.

October 08, 2013 11:30 pm
MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

MARC CHASE: Rare political bird Adams leaves worthy legacy

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.

October 08, 2013 12:00 am

Former Lake County assessor dies

SCHERERVILLE | Hank Adams, the first Republican to hold a countywide office in Lake County in more than 50 years, died Sunday.

October 06, 2013 6:30 pm
Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

Ill health forces Lake assessor to resign

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams resigned Tuesday because of ill health.

October 01, 2013 5:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Hatcher no doubt smiling on plethora of black county candidates

RICH JAMES: Hatcher no doubt smiling on plethora of black county candidates

It was a good 30 years ago when Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher and the city’s precinct organization bolted from the county Democratic convention.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

Many Lake County candidates lining up for more helpings

CROWN POINT | Political foodies can feast on upcoming fundraisers that signal the 2014 elections are only nine months away.

August 25, 2013 5:00 am

Lake County Assessor Hank Adams recovering from surgery

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Hank Adams said he is convalescing at home following a recent surgery.

July 25, 2013 6:00 pm
Winfield man overcomes tax appeal turbulence

Winfield man overcomes tax appeal turbulence

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.

May 01, 2013 11:36 pm Photos

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Lake officials weigh ways to spend $15M borrowed cash

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have big plans for spending the $15 million they borrowed this year.

April 04, 2013 7:03 pm

Lake official likes that only 9,000 hate their tax assessment

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.

March 27, 2013 7:22 pm
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