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Illinois redistricting group lacking signatures

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | The group that wants to take the politically powerful process of drawing election maps away from Illinois lawmakers is facing more challenges after election authorities found that a majority of petition signatures needed to put the question to voters were invalid.

May 21, 2014 3:23 pm
Battles resignation reduces likelihood of Democratic House majority

Battles resignation reduces likelihood of Democratic House majority

INDIANAPOLIS | The road back to majority status for Indiana House Democrats got a little longer Friday after one of the party's two remaining rural representatives resigned his seat and quit his re-election bid.

May 16, 2014 2:00 pm

First court hearing on ballot initiatives lawsuit

CHICAGO | Attorneys involved in a lawsuit aiming to block term limit and political redistricting initiatives from the ballot made an initial court appearance Monday, the first step in a case that could affect voter turnout in November.

May 05, 2014 3:28 pm
EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

EDITORIAL: Renew push for redistricting reform

Indiana has been talking earnestly about redistricting reform even since U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Ind., a Munster native, was Indiana's secretary of state. It's time to act.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am Related

Redistricting reforms failed to win Legislature's approval

INDIANAPOLIS | A plan to reform how Indiana draws its legislative districts, which could determine who gets elected and the policies they pursue, was perhaps the top item the General Assembly failed to act on last month prior to adjourning for the year.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

Senate honors Landske for three decades of service

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Senate honored state Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, and four other senators Tuesday who aren't seeking re-election and will end their combined 155 years of Senate service later this week.

March 11, 2014 6:30 pm Related
GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

GUEST COMMENTARY: Put voters first with redistricting reform

One of my proudest moments as governor of California was working with advocates like Common Cause and the League of Women Voters to reform the redistricting process.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am

House wants commission to draw legislative district maps

INDIANAPOLIS | Campaigns and elections for seats in the General Assembly and Indiana's Congressional delegation may become more competitive under a House plan approved 77-20 Tuesday.

January 21, 2014 5:30 pm Related

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Displaced councilman claims redistricting violated civil rights

LAPORTE | Porter County Councilman Jeremy Rivas, D-2nd, is claiming his civil rights were violated by the county commissioners' decision last month to redraw lines for the four County Council districts.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm

Redistricting challenge derailed by weather

The extreme winter weather derailed a court hearing Tuesday on the legality of the Porter County Board of Commissioners last-minute redrawing of the County Council districts.

January 07, 2014 12:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

GUEST COMMENTARY: We had no choice but to act on redistricting

Recent Times articles and editorials raised questions about the fairness and process of redistricting of the Porter County Council districts. Clearly, The Times failed to investigate the laws governing redistricting.

December 19, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: New districts shouldn't target council incumbents

GUEST COMMENTARY: New districts shouldn't target council incumbents

Every 10 years, local elected leaders are charged with redistricting based on the annual census so voters have an even-handed voice in their community.

December 06, 2013 12:00 am

Faulty county numbers push redistricting

VALPARAISO | An error by local election officials helped to trigger the hotly disputed rush underway by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to reconfigure four County Council districts about a month before the candidate filing process begins.

November 22, 2013 1:20 pm
Sen. Landske to continue serving despite cancer diagnosis

Sen. Landske to continue serving despite cancer diagnosis

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Sue Landske, R-Cedar Lake, revealed Wednesday she has been diagnosed with lung cancer but plans to continue representing south Lake, Newton and Benton counties in the Senate as she has since 1984.

November 13, 2013 12:15 pm Photos

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County Council members fear politics will taint redistricting

VALPARAISO | A sudden rush by the Porter County Board of Commissioners to redistrict County Council district lines is causing concern among three of the council members looking at re-election bids next year.

October 16, 2013 3:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Hardball politics fouls Americans, economy

Every good parent knows Congress needs a time-out. That's not what the federal government needs, however.

October 02, 2013 12:00 am

Pence signs 291 new laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence has now acted on all 295 legislative proposals submitted to him by the Republican-controlled General Assembly — signing 291, allowing one to become law without his signature and vetoing three.

May 13, 2013 8:00 pm Related

C.P. gives redistricting map final stamp of approval

CROWN POINT | City officials on Thursday adopted a redistricting map that distributes population more evenly while splitting some precincts. 

December 20, 2012 10:30 pm
Valpo approves council redistricting plan

Valpo approves council redistricting plan

VALPARAISO | Lost in Monday's emotional fervor over the rezoning of 118 acres on Evans Avenue to luxury apartments and business park was the once-a-decade realignment of the five City Council districts.

December 20, 2012 7:30 pm

Gary officials approve council redistricting

GARY │The City Council on Tuesday approved an ordinance changing all but one of the city's council districts.

December 18, 2012 10:30 pm
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