If pictures truly say a thousand words, a photo from Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's State of the City address last week should generate enough verbiage to fill this column — and region political reform advocates — with hope.
CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.
When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.
CROWN POINT | A lot of old faces will populate the new year's upcoming election ballot.
GARY | City and county elected officials met with Gary residents for a town hall forum Saturday, telling their constituents they need their help in improving the city
It was a good 30 years ago when Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher and the city’s precinct organization bolted from the county Democratic convention.
VALPARAISO | When they all scream for ice cream this summer at many of the city's parks, a vendor probably will be available to sell them some.
Michael B. Brown
CROWN POINT | The Indiana State Board of Accounts is scolding some Lake County officials for sloppy bookkeeping and failure to promptly distribute taxes to cities, towns and township government agencies.
GARY | John Cowans believes that at 90 years old, if he can get out and encourage others to vote, anyone can.
CROWN POINT | Six Lake and Porter County residents volunteered Tuesday to form the steering committee for the Watchdog Group Initiative during the group’s second meeting at the Purdue Academic Learning Center.
CROWN POINT | Mike Brown, of Merrillville, one of five Democrats running for Lake County recorder, insists he is the real Mike Brown.
CROWN POINT | Two of the five Democratic candidates for Lake County recorder are waging an all-out battle over an office with limited public impact.
CROWN POINT | County elections officials dismissed two complaints challenging tactics advocates used to win last year's Lake Central School Corp. referendum.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's spring primary offers voters a buffet of races among veteran officials, perennial candidates and bright-eyed newcomers.
CROWN POINT | It's a long shot, but a small number of people who lost their homes in mortgage foreclosure may be owed some money.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County clerk's office has a collection agency going after 45,000 parents who owe his office $9.4 million, including some who are surprised and angered they're being called deadbeats.
The General Assembly has done the easy work on implementing the Kernan-Shepard report, but now it's time to make the tougher choices. Lawmakers need look no further for inspiration than the recent news from the Lake County clerk's office.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Clerk Mike Brown has demoted Councilwoman Christine Cid, D-East Chicago, days after her verbal dispute with his political ally.
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