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.
VALPARAISO | Interparty squabbling prevented the Porter County Election Board on Friday from approving an early voting location in Valparaiso for the May 6 primary.
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.
Former U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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.
VALPARAISO | A candidate for the Porter County Board of Commissioners was arrested on DUI charges early Saturday.
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.
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.
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.
U.S. Rep. Jesse Jackson Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | Two area residents have filed as Republican candidates for the state Legislature.
CHESTERTON | The Chesterton Town Council wrapped up some year-end business Monday during its last meeting of 2011.
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