CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday rejected a request by 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones to have a committee study hiring the Cook County sheriff’s police as an inspector general for municipal government.
Thursday's nwi.com Political Roundtable discussion dealt with Obamacare and K-12 education in Indiana. You might think of those two topics as completely separate discussions, but I see some parallels between them.
INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath wants to know why it's taking so long for the state ethics watchdog to determine if Republican Tony Bennett, the former superintendent of public instruction, improperly manipulated school grades prior to the 2012 election.
SPRINGFIELD | A man paid to inspect carnival rides and ski lifts instead spent time on the job pursuing a side career as a wedding singer, newly released state documents show.
INDIANAPOLIS | Secretary of State Connie Lawson is taking no public action against the employee who issued a campaign message on the Republican's office Twitter account.
HAMMOND | A Gary woman is charged with stealing more than $1,000 from the U.S. Social Security Administration.
CHICAGO | Investigators say overnight workers at the Cook County morgue were caught sleeping and watching a Bruce Lee movie.
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