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Wilkie elected to Portage Township Advisory Board

PORTAGE | Lori Wilkie will replace Andy Maletta on the Portage Township Advisory Board.

May 30, 2014 12:05 pm

Porter County Republicans deny involvement in smear postcard

VALPARAISO | Porter County Republicans are denying involvement in a postcard slamming a Democratic candidate.

May 09, 2014 7:58 pm

Pensions pose latest challenge for Chicago mayor

CHICAGO | Rahm Emanuel has been a force in politics — the mastermind behind a Democratic takeover of Congress, dealmaker in two White Houses and now the hard-charging mayor intent on fixing what ails the nation's third-largest city, no matter whom he ticks off in the process.

April 07, 2014 5:00 pm

Election Board rejects Valpo early voting sites

VALPARAISO | Interparty squabbling prevented the Porter County Election Board on Friday from approving an early voting location in Valparaiso for the May 6 primary.

March 14, 2014 5:15 pm

Candidate reaches out to Lansing's Latinos

LANSING | Village President hopeful Don Sciackitano used the weekend before Tuesday’s municipal election to offer up breakfast Saturday for potential voters – serving up plates of chorizo with eggs, along with chilaquiles, in an effort to swing more votes.

April 06, 2013 9:00 pm
Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

February 09, 2013 12:00 pm
Towers campaign announcement causes stir

Towers campaign announcement causes stir

SAUK VILLAGE | The people picketing Monday outside the Sauk Village Municipal Center weren't on strike. Rather, they were hoping to strike down a looming re-election bid by Village President Lewis Towers.

October 29, 2012 4:30 pm Photos


Porter County commissioner candidate arrested on DUI charges

Porter County commissioner candidate arrested on DUI charges

VALPARAISO | A candidate for the Porter County Board of Commissioners was arrested on DUI charges early Saturday.

October 27, 2012 6:45 pm

Sauk Village’s administrator fight goes to courtroom

CHICAGO | Political opponents of Sauk Village Village President Lewis Towers asked a Cook County judge Thursday to issue an order that would prevent Towers from taking any actions interfering with their desire to fire Village Administrator Henrietta Turner.

September 13, 2012 11:30 pm

Portage approves EMS fee hike

PORTAGE | The Portage City Council approved a 3 percent annual increase in EMS fees that will go directly into a fire department non-reverting fund.

August 07, 2012 9:00 pm

Wilson kicks off Cal City mayoral campaign, backs Williams for his council seat

CALUMET CITY | Mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson does not plan to run in the 2013 municipal elections with a slate of candidates, but said Saturday he will offer his support to one candidate who wants to take his post on the City Council.

July 28, 2012 6:15 pm
Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.

June 28, 2012 12:00 am
Frey seals Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner

Frey seals Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner

Political newcomer Merrilee Frey captured the Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner Tuesday in a race in which she secured high-powered endorsements from established party members.

May 08, 2012 10:00 pm Political Roundtable Political Roundtable

In the April 11, 2012 edition, The Times' Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz look at the state of the presidential campaign, the lawsuit to stop implementation of the right-to-work law and the boiling tensions between the state and the Gary Community School Corp.

April 11, 2012 3:55 pm

Chesterton unveils early voting site

CHESTERTON | During Monday's Town Council meeting, Chesterton Clerk/Treasurer Gayle Polakowski pointed out voting booths in the meeting room since it has been designated as an early voting site.

April 09, 2012 9:00 pm

The Times to check candidate claims

In a special initiative during the primary election season, The Times will investigate claims made by candidates for public office.

April 02, 2012 2:00 pm
Jackson gets endorsement and takes shots at opponent’s backers

Jackson gets endorsement and takes shots at opponent’s backers

MARKHAM | U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr., D-Ill., got the endorsement Saturday of House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, D-Calif., during her weekend visit to Chicago, while also attacking endorsements claimed by opponent Debbie Halvorson.

March 03, 2012 2:45 pm Photos




Debbie Halvorson

Debbie Halvorson

Democratic 2nd Congressional District candidate Debbie Halvorson greets commuters Jan. 31 at the Calumet Metra Station in East Hazel Crest, Ill. Halvorson faces incumbent Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. in the March 20 primary.

March 03, 2012 2:20 pm
Jesse Jackson Jr.

Jesse Jackson Jr.

U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr. faces a Democratic challenge from former one-term congressman and state legislator, Debbie Halvorson, in Illinois' 2nd Congressional District in the March 20 primary.

March 03, 2012 2:15 pm

Two GOP candidates pursue legislative seats

CROWN POINT | Two area residents have filed as Republican candidates for the state Legislature.

January 23, 2012 4:00 pm
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