VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council has a new president and vice president, after members voted 4-3 on Monday to oust their current leaders and elect new officers.
VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Commissioner John Evans, R-North, is challenging calls for him and other members of the Board of Commissioners and County Council to drop out of the county health insurance plan because they only work part time.
Probably the hottest race in Porter County this year is is for the Republican nomination for Porter County commissioner in District 3, where incumbent John Evans faces former Commissioner Jim Biggs.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, hopes the county's decision to once again take an active role in the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority will pay off in a big way.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, said he was surprised when he was offered health insurance coverage from the county after being elected to office last year.
VALPARAISO | Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, and other members of the Porter County Council support the goal of creating jobs locally.
The $250,000 grant given by the Porter County Council to fund salaries and improvements at the Memorial Opera House may cause the fat lady to sing.
VALPARAISO | The success of the Memorial Opera House and the Expo Center earned Brian Schafer the tentative endorsement of the Porter County Council to hire some help Monday.
Economic development is a government term. Its definition depends on the political exigencies of the moment, sort of like family values and mission accomplished.
Jeremy Rivas, District 2 Porter County councilman
SOUTH HAVEN | Big improvements are in store for this community, which is said to be among the largest unincorporated areas in the state.
VALPARAISO | Attorney Mitch Peters said he plans to file a petition by Monday asking the Indiana Supreme Court to hear Porter County's legal battle to withdraw from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
While the Porter County Council waits for a judge to rule on the county's lawsuit against the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, the court of public opinion already has issued its ruling.
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