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GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

GUEST COMMENTARY: Unigov won't work if leaders won't budge

It was in the early 1980s that Indiana State University did a study about Lake County merging all towns and cities into a unigov form of government.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

DOUG ROSS: What would Unigov mean for Lake County?

Lake County has more municipalities, libraries, school districts and other units of local government than you can shake a stick at — and don't tell me you haven't been tempted.

April 11, 2014 12:00 am Video Related
Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

Clear plan, budget needed for South Shore to advance at Statehouse

INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Indianapolis hunkers down during freeze

INDIANAPOLIS | Central Indiana residents mostly stayed inside at home Monday as impassable roads and frigid temperatures led state government and nearly all businesses in the capital city to shut down for the day.

January 06, 2014 5:15 pm
State Board of Education sued again

State Board of Education sued again

INDIANAPOLIS | A judge may yet decide if the Republican-appointed State Board of Education held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when members drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

December 06, 2013 1:57 pm Related
State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

State, excise police raid abruptly closes La Carreta restaurants

SCHERERVILLE | The popular La Carreta restaurants in Merrillville and Schererville abruptly closed after they were raided Monday by the Indiana State Police and Indiana Excise Police.

November 20, 2013 7:51 pm Photos

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Indianapolis Democrat to run for secretary of state in '14

Indianapolis Democrat to run for secretary of state in '14

INDIANAPOLIS | Marion County Clerk Beth White is set to announce Monday she is seeking the Democratic nomination for Indiana secretary of state.

November 02, 2013 12:05 am Photos

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Gary schools getting $1.4M in legal settlement

INDIANAPOLIS | Gary Community School Corp. will receive nearly $1.4 million after agreeing Monday to settle a lawsuit with the state.

June 24, 2013 6:55 pm

AG Zoeller joins international sweep on travel scams, files state lawsuits

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller said travel-related scams have heated up and so have state and federal enforcement efforts to crackdown on violators.

June 11, 2013 1:51 pm

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

Senate backs higher taxes on region motorists

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Senate voted 38-12 Tuesday to compel Northwest Indiana residents pay more in vehicle taxes if they want smooth roads to drive on.

April 09, 2013 8:30 pm Related
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

Father: Infant son a hero for giving others life

INDIANAPOLIS | Seven-month-old Keagan Fishel is a hero, his father said. The little boy died Saturday of blunt force trauma to the head, the Marion County coroner's office said. His organs were donated to four children in need.

March 13, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Election panel keeps Santorum on ballot, rejects 'birther' challenge to Obama

INDIANAPOLIS | A last-minute recount of ballot petition signatures has won Republican Rick Santorum a spot on Indiana's presidential primary election ballot.

February 24, 2012 3:20 pm

Indiana Supreme Court to rule on walkout fines for Democrats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has taken jurisdiction of a lawsuit challenging the ability of House Speaker Brian Bosma, R-Indianapolis, to deduct walkout fines from House Democrats' paychecks.

January 27, 2012 6:00 pm

Marion County judge to rule on constitutionality of school vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge will decide in the next 30 days whether Indiana's school voucher program is constitutional.

December 19, 2011 5:30 pm Related
McDermott calls Marion County Republicans 'perverts'

McDermott calls Marion County Republicans 'perverts'

PROVIDED BY WJOB-AM 1230 Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. responded to Gov. Mitch Daniels' criticism of Northwest Indiana in his new book by comparing Marion County Republicans as "perverts." Here are some cuts from the mayor's Friday WJOB-AM 1230 show with Jim Dedelow.

September 23, 2011 6:35 pm

Teachers union seeks trial on vouchers

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's largest teachers union will not appeal a judge's denial of a temporary injunction it sought to halt Indiana's new school voucher program.

August 20, 2011 11:00 am
School voucher program clears first legal hurdle

School voucher program clears first legal hurdle

INDIANAPOLIS | The state's new school voucher program, which gives Hoosier parents tax dollars to pay student tuition at private elementary and high schools, cleared its first legal test Monday.

August 15, 2011 5:15 pm Related
PDF: Marion Co. court ruling in voucher case

PDF: Marion Co. court ruling in voucher case

Marion County Judge Michael Keele denied a request for a preliminary injunction Monday that would have halted Indiana's new school voucher program.

August 15, 2011 4:57 pm
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