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Wilson attorneys file ballot appeal with Supreme Court

CALUMET CITY | Attorneys for mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson filed an appeal Friday with the Illinois Supreme Court in hopes of getting the candidate back on the ballot for Tuesday’s mayoral election.

April 05, 2013 8:30 pm
Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

CALUMET CITY | Fourth Ward Alderman Brian Wilson, who for more than a year has hinted at running for mayor in 2013, is beginning to actively campaign for the position.

July 03, 2012 8:00 pm
Snyder defeats Velazquez in Portage mayoral race

Snyder defeats Velazquez in Portage mayoral race

PORTAGE | James Snyder said he was at a loss for words as he garnered handshakes and hugs from supporters Tuesday night.

November 08, 2011 10:30 pm Photos

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E.C. elects Copeland mayor in overwhelming numbers

E.C. elects Copeland mayor in overwhelming numbers

EAST CHICAGO | Demonstrating clear approval for Anthony Copeland's first year as mayor, voters by a nearly 4-to-1 margin on Tuesday decisively elected him to a full four-year term.

November 08, 2011 9:25 pm Video

Hobart, Lake Station mayors face opposition

CROWN POINT | Both Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor and Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist will face opposition from independents in the general election.

July 01, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Election's over, so share information

The voters, at least a small percentage of them, have spoken. Now it's time to move on to the next logical stage.

May 05, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: NWI's turnaround begins with harvesting ideas

DOUG ROSS: NWI's turnaround begins with harvesting ideas

In Hammond and Gary, there's no shortage of candidates for public office. East Chicago has a fairly robust roster for Tuesday's election as well.

April 28, 2011 6:30 pm
EDITORIAL: Keller shows vision for Crown Point

EDITORIAL: Keller shows vision for Crown Point

Republican voters in Crown Point have two choices in the mayoral race this spring -- Center Township Trustee Eldon Strong or Paul Keller, who has owned a tile business for 30 years.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Mayoral candidates talk funding, fees

PORTAGE | Portage Clerk-Treasurer Donna Pappas feels she's got an edge when dealing with the city's finances.

April 24, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Soderquist has guided Lake Station well

Lake Station is facing some difficult times. Its finances are so strained that a State Board of Accounts audit raised the question of whether the city can continue as a viable entity. That's the backdrop for this year's mayoral race.

April 21, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: We endorse Freeman-Wilson in Gary

The Gary mayoral race is crowded, at least on the Democratic side. After Mayor Rudy Clay bowed out, there are still nine candidates. One stands out, however: Karen Freeman-Wilson.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am

RDA alliance an uneasy partnership

PORTAGE | Participation in the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has become an issue in the May 3 Democratic primary for Portage mayor.

April 10, 2011 12:00 am

Gary council candidate returns to ballot

CROWN POINT | The Lake Circuit Court judge ordered county election officials to return a Gary woman to the May 3 primary race for the 5th District Gary City Council seat.

March 16, 2011 4:55 pm

Janiec will appeal ballot ban

HAMMOND | The Republican candidate tossed from the May 3 primary ballot by three Democratic election commissioners will appeal his removal in court, he said Friday.

March 13, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Gary's City Council population should drop, too

DOUG ROSS: Gary's City Council population should drop, too

Gary's population is just 45 percent of its peak 50 years ago when the city had 178,320 people, yet you wouldn't know that if you looked at the structure of its government.

February 18, 2011 12:00 am

Gary mayoral hopeful exits, says some rivals not serious

CROWN POINT | Robert Buggs Sr. said Thursday afternoon he is withdrawing from the Gary mayoral primary in protest over seeing the ballot packed with less-than-serious candidates.

February 17, 2011 7:30 pm

11 now vying for Gary mayor

CROWN POINT | Jack Lieske became the 10th Democrat Tuesday to join the field of candidates for Gary mayor.

February 15, 2011 6:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Census boosts clout for McDermott, Hammond

DOUG ROSS: Census boosts clout for McDermott, Hammond

The stakes suddenly are a lot higher in Hammond's mayoral race this year. New Census numbers released Thursday show Hammond has eclipsed Gary as the largest city in Northwest Indiana.

February 11, 2011 12:00 am

Dem Sanchez files for Hammond mayor

CROWN POINT | Oscar Sanchez officially entered the Hammond mayoral race Tuesday.

February 01, 2011 4:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Let voters, not judges, decide Chicago mayoral race

MARK KIESLING: Let voters, not judges, decide Chicago mayoral race

To remove Rahm Emanuel from the ballot for the Feb. 22 mayoral race in Chicago is to do an end run around the city's voters.

January 26, 2011 12:00 am
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