Have you felt the weightlessness in the past couple of weeks? It's the rapid descent of some of our most basic constitutional rights at both the federal and state levels of government.
A collective groan could be heard from Calumet Township recently as a law opening the door for Griffith to leave the township took effect in Indianapolis. Though it might sound ominous to some, the groan has the potential to be the harmony of forced government reform.
Lake County officials who just thrust a 1.5 percent local option income tax on county breadwinners would have us all believe the Lake County Government Center roof would have collapsed without the adoption of the tax.
The voice of fiscal conservatism is often lacking in Northwest Indiana forums, and I'm hoping to change that as I take on a twice-weekly column for The Times.
Well, I figured if I waited long enough the worm would turn.
Earl Powers' trash-to-ethanol plan sounded good in the same way that Star Trek teleportation sounded good. Maybe someday it would work out, but who really wants to be the test pilot for this new technology?
HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority has honored five people and three businesses for making Northwest Indiana more attractive to visitors.
Anna Riggs, a Munster Girl Scout, reads the names of the 11 Civil War veterans honored Sunday during a ceremony at Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond. Riggs also spoke about her troop's efforts to computerize burial records at the once-troubled cemetery.
A ceremony Sunday at Oak Hill Cemetery in Hammond included the dedication of 11 new Civil War veteran headstones installed there in the past 18 months as part of the South Shore Civil War Memorial Trail historical preservation and tourism initiative.
Flag bearers from the 20th Indiana Infantry Company B re-enactment group participate in a Veterans Day ceremony Sunday at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery.
Re-enactors from the 20th Indiana Infantry Company B living history group participate Sunday in a Veterans Day ceremony at Hammond's Oak Hill Cemetery. The event honored all region veterans and included the dedication of 11 new Civil War veteran headstones installed at the cemetery in the pa…
Watch for the blame game to begin.
As the Lake County Solid Waste Management District tries to determine which direction to turn next, the board members should recognize first where they are and how they got there.
The wait continues and continues and, well, continues.
Hear Times investigative reporter Marc Chase discuss the problems connected with getting a garbage-to-ethanol plant built in the town of Schneider at 12:30 p.m. Wednesday on Lakeshore Public Radio, WLPR 89.1 FM.
The Times was recognized Saturday by the Hoosier State Press Association as second best in general excellence among the state's largest newspapers.
As Lake County communities consider 20-year contracts to send their trash to a planned processing facility, a former county solid waste adviser urges caution. He points to lingering questions and a past deal that failed, costing taxpayers millions.
Three region firms stand ready to build a more than $200 million trash-to-ethanol plant in Schneider, one of the company presidents confirmed.
The Times Investigative Editor Marc Chase expains the project
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