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Jim Polarek

PHIL AT THE PHAIR: Before I hit the road, a last odiferous fair ode

WASHINGTON TOWNSHIP | This is traditionally the day when my Porter County Fair column goes from bad to verse. Prepare to be rhymed.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am

Council OKs judge's help wanted request

VALPARAISO | After some hesitation, the Porter County Council agreed to approve Superior Court Judge Roger Bradford's request for $11,979 to pay for a new employee.

July 22, 2014 11:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

DOUG ROSS: Incumbents scolded, bureaucrat meets autocrat

Tuesday's primary election proved Porter County isn't the paradise many public officials believe it to be.

May 09, 2014 12:00 am
Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

Jessen tops Polarek for County Council seat

As election results showed Michael Jessen mounting a bit of a lead for the District 4 Porter County Council race, County Council President Dan Whitten teased that he could start picking out furniture.

May 06, 2014 9:59 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: We endorse Biggs, Barone, Jessen

EDITORIAL: We endorse Biggs, Barone, Jessen

If you're casting a Democratic ballot in Porter County on Tuesday, these endorsements won't mean much to you. That's because the only contested races for Porter County Council are all Republican.

May 02, 2014 12:00 am Video
Jim G. Polarek

Jim G. Polarek

Age: 46

April 27, 2014 12:00 am
Porter County Council -- District 4 Candidates (R)

Porter County Council -- District 4 Candidates (R)

Incumbent Jim Polarek, Mike Jessen and Anthony Pampalone are the candidates (R) for Porter County Council -- District 4.

April 22, 2014 12:41 pm
Jim Polarek

Jim Polarek

Jim Polarek

April 08, 2014 9:55 am
Polarek announces bid for re-election

Polarek announces bid for re-election

VALPARAISO | Porter County Councilman Jim Polarek filed for re-election Thursday.

February 06, 2014 6:30 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Here's a Henny Penny for Evans' thoughts

PHIL WIELAND: Here's a Henny Penny for Evans' thoughts

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?

June 14, 2013 12:00 am

Councilman says Porter County TIF could force new income tax

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.

April 22, 2013 8:00 pm

Porter County Council ousts its leaders

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.

March 11, 2013 9:00 pm

Porter County adopts budget relying on reserve funds

VALPARAISO | A fractured Porter County Council approved a $38 million budget for 2013 that relies on reserve funding.

October 15, 2012 8:15 pm
County Council member accused of making anti-gay remark

County Council member accused of making anti-gay remark

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.

May 23, 2012 5:00 pm
EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

EDITORIAL: A recap of our spring endorsements

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.

May 07, 2012 12:00 am
Jim Polarek

Jim Polarek

Jim Polarek

May 06, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Evans for commissioner

EDITORIAL: We endorse Evans for commissioner

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.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
Council members question $75,000 for jobs plan

Council members question $75,000 for jobs plan

VALPARAISO | Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, and other members of the Porter County Council support the goal of creating jobs locally.

December 28, 2011 11:00 am Photos

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After Tuesday, 2012 elections kick into high gear

After Tuesday, 2012 elections kick into high gear

Tuesday's municipal elections aren't even over, but already the focus has been shifting to the 2012 elections.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am

$2M proposed to start South Haven drainage work

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.

October 04, 2011 2:25 pm
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