If you're running a company and discover a job applicant has a past conviction for fraudulently taking 184 prescription narcotic doses from a former employer, would that keep you from hiring the applicant?
CROWN POINT | About 1:30 p.m. Monday, Hobart residents Michelle Davies and Tonya Richards felt defeated.
VALPARAISO | The city hopes to learn in the next couple of weeks whether its plans for a transit-oriented development downtown will get a big financial boost from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
CROWN POINT | Republicans have opted not to oppose six incumbent Democratic elected officials this fall.
U.S. District Court Chief Judge Richard L. Young's ruling in three federal lawsuits found Indiana's ban against same-sex marriages unconstitutional.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson likes Lake County Clerk Mike Brown as the next county Democratic Party chairman.
Incumbent Lake County Clerk Mike Brown easily defeated challenger Josefina Magallenes in Tuesday's Democratic primary as he looks toward a second decade as a Lake County elected official.
LAKE STATION | The combined Lake Station, New Chicago and Hobart Township Democratic precinct organization endorsed the re-election of most incumbent officials in next month's primary.
MERRILLVILLE | County and Merrillville officials have dismissed two election complaints lodged by a Gary woman hoping to upset a Lake County commissioner in the spring Democratic Party primary.
HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.
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.
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