The recent rant by Porter County Board of Commissioners President John Evans about what he called the Chicken Little County Council raises many questions, such as: Which council members was he referring to as Henny Penny, Goosey Loosey and Turkey Lurkey? And is he Cocky Lockey?
VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Dan Whitten, D-at large, said he believes the proposal to establish a tax increment finance district in the area of the new hospital is unfair to taxpayers and could lead to the need for a new local income tax.
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 | The Porter County Council has been called on to pass a resolution admonishing member Jim Polarek, R-4th, for making a comment during Tuesday's meeting that some interpreted as an anti-gay slur.
Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.
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 | Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, and other members of the Porter County Council support the goal of creating jobs locally.
Tuesday's municipal elections aren't even over, but already the focus has been shifting to the 2012 elections.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council tentatively agreed Monday to begin nibbling away at the estimated $10 million in drainage work in South Haven at the rate of $2 million a bite.
It has been three years since Porter County sold Porter hospital. Three years. It's time to enact a plan to put the interest proceeds of the sale to work for the citizens of Porter County.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Council President Dan Whitten is feeling pretty optimistic about the county's future, based in part on how well the area has come through the financially turbulent last few years.
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.
From federal to local levels, government was designed to have a series of checks and balances, not be given a blank check on a "trust me" handshake.
VALPARAISO | Efforts to form yet another economic development group in the county is raising red flags among members of the County Council, who question the need and whether the group will be targeting a new tax or the proceeds from the sale of the county hospital.
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.
Do you know who you will vote for on Tuesday? We would like to help make that decision easier with this recap of our endorsement in key races. We encourage you to take this to the voting booth to help you remember the best choices.
Porter County voters face choices in only two races -- Districts 1 and 4. But there is a lot at stake in these races.
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