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Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

Protest planned at circus in Lowell, Schererville

LOWELL | A Portage man said he plans to join others in protesting local shows being put on by the Kelly Miller Circus.

August 29, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Non-local labor triggers union protest at Pratt Industries

Opposition over the use of non-union and non-local labor on one phase of the $260 million Pratt Industries expansion project erupted Thursday in a protest involving more than 100 union members.

August 28, 2014 11:45 am
Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

Dem to help plan state-led revisions to U.S. Constitution

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana lawmaker will participate this week in a planning session for a future Convention of the States that could bypass Congress and make changes to the U.S. Constitution if a supermajority of states approve.

June 08, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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New law entitles recent vets to in-state college tuition

INDIANAPOLIS | Military veterans who return or move to Indiana after completing their service are entitled to in-state college tuition under a new law signed last week by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.

May 04, 2013 5:15 pm Related

Union pickets absent Quinn

SPRINGFIELD | The state’s largest employee union said Wednesday that Gov. Pat Quinn canceled a speech after learning rank-and-file workers would be protesting outside the event.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am

Protester threatened with charges

CROWN POINT | A woman opposing the firing of a longtime employee of the Lake County Sheriff's Animal Adoption Center reported receiving a call Monday from the sheirff's investigations division regarding charges being filed against her.

June 11, 2012 8:04 pm
Pre-NATO protests target evictions, foreclosures

Pre-NATO protests target evictions, foreclosures

CHICAGO | A demonstration in Chicago protesting foreclosures and evictions has ended without any arrests.

May 16, 2012 7:00 pm Photos

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Lake, Porter County groups call for participation in 99% Spring

Groups in Lake and Porter counties are planning events this week in connection with the 99 Percent Spring national movement to encourage nonviolent activism in residents.

April 12, 2012 12:02 pm
Protestors rally in Crete against plans for detention center

Protestors rally in Crete against plans for detention center

CRETE | Protesters who oppose a proposed immigration detention center in Crete converged on the village Sunday, including dozens who had marched from Chicago.

April 01, 2012 10:25 pm Photos

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Protest clampdowns won't deter the diehards, activists say

Protest clampdowns won't deter the diehards, activists say

Activists march on South Dearborn Street in the Loop on Wednesday to protest the Guantanamo Bay prison. An ordinance up for approval this week could deter first-time protesters from joining rallies, some say.  

January 15, 2012 12:00 am
Daniels pushes for right-to-work in State of State address

Daniels pushes for right-to-work in State of State address

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels celebrated Indiana's status as a national leader in education reform, business climate and government efficiency in his final State of the State address Tuesday night but said there's still more to do, including enacting a right-to-work law.

January 10, 2012 8:45 pm Photos

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Take Back Chicago protests are long gone, but energy has not faded, organizers say

Take Back Chicago protests are long gone, but energy has not faded, organizers say

The Grassroots Collaborative organized a Corporate Welfare Tour in support of the Responsible Budget Ordinance during Take Back Chicago's week of action in October.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Take Back Chicago protests gone but energy remains, organizers say

Take Back Chicago protests gone but energy remains, organizers say

CHICAGO | Nearly a month after the fact, Take Back Chicago's week of action may already seem like a distant memory for many. But for the organizers, it is a different story.

November 06, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana Supreme Court rejects claim of right to resist police entry into home

Indiana Supreme Court rejects claim of right to resist police entry into home

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Supreme Court has affirmed its controversial ruling that Hoosiers have no right to ever physically resist police entry into their homes.

September 20, 2011 3:30 pm Related

Gov. Daniels signs unemployment fix into law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels enacted a fix for Indiana's insolvent unemployment insurance system Thursday that raises premiums for businesses and cuts benefits to the unemployed.

February 24, 2011 6:00 pm

Senate will not vote on right-to-work

INDIANAPOLIS | Even if the Indiana House somehow managed to salvage the right-to-work proposal that led to this week's walkout of Democratic representatives, it will not be voted on in the Senate.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am
House standoff continues for second day with no end in sight

House standoff continues for second day with no end in sight

INDIANAPOLIS | The division between the two political parties in the Indiana House widened Wednesday as each side waited to see whether the other would blink first in a partisan standoff that began Tuesday.

February 24, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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