Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin is running for re-election, but she's not running from controversy. Neither should Indiana Gov. Mike Pence.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin talks with The Times' Doug Ross and Crista Zivanovic for the March 6 edition of the Roundtable.
Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin keeps driving home the need for the very state law she seeks to relegate to the scrapyard.
GARY | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin said Wednesday neither she nor her son were campaigning on public time last week when spotted at her downtown election headquarters.
Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.
CROWN POINT | The Calumet Township trustee is facing a new attack from within her own administration.
Using claims of racism — a true scourge on society — as a shield against good fiscal governance is deplorable. So is wasting taxpayer money to legally defend the waste of the same taxpayer money.
CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin filed Monday for re-election in the spring Democratic primary.
GARY | Lawyers for Calumet Township officials are challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could force them to cut millions of dollars in assistance to Gary's neediest residents.
CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.
GARY | The office of Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin has launched a redesigned website to assist the public.
Some people do the right thing only when someone else is walking behind them with a large stick, ready to swing it at any misstep. This can be true in crime, foreign policy and local government.
The Calumet Township trustee's office has taken some heat lately -- both locally and in the Indiana Legislature -- for perceived past and current wasteful spending practices and tax rates well beyond the state average for similar offices.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith leaders were ecstatic Friday after Republican Gov. Mike Pence signed into law mandatory reductions in Calumet Township spending and a path for Griffith to exit the township if its excessive spending continues.
The legislation that enables Griffith to exit Calumet Township is acceptable, but realize that this is a Band-Aid and not a permanent solution.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's black state lawmakers want Gov. Mike Pence to veto legislation that would force Calumet Township to reduce its administrative spending and potentially enable Griffith to leave the township.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County election board voted Tuesday to keep polling places for the May 7 referendum in Munster unchanged from last year's locations.
The ignored but essential service of feeding, sheltering and burying Northwest Indiana's neediest township residents is being thrust into public over its cost to region taxpayers.
INDIANAPOLIS | A House-approved proposal that could enable Griffith to separate from Calumet Township will be among the first measures considered by an Indiana Senate committee during the second half of this legislative session.
INDIANAPOLIS | Griffith's latest attempt to divorce itself from Calumet Township cleared its first legislative hurdle Tuesday.
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