CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.
SPRINGFIELD | U.S. Rep. Aaron Schock’s decision to forgo a run for Illinois governor cut to four the number of Republicans publicly mulling a bid for the state’s top office in 2014.
When President Barack Obama was inaugurated in 2009, Republican leaders vowed to make him fail even though the economy was in the most dangerous collapse since 1929 through 1932.
VALPARAISO | A replacement for retired Center Township Board member Charles Hazlett will be chosen at a caucus to be held at 7 p.m. Jan. 29 in the commissioners' chambers at the Porter County Government Center in Valparaiso.
CROWN POINT | The changing of the guard continues at the Lake County elections board.
PORTAGE | James Snyder says his first year as mayor of the region's third largest city has been exciting, full of challenges and a learning experience.
SCHERERVILLE | A caucus has been set to select a person to fill the vacant 2nd Ward Town Council spot in Schererville.
We keep hearing that the fiscal cliff is coming, and if we don’t do something now, we will go into another recession.
I read David Binkowski's letter with interest. First he talked about everything he feels the president has done wrong. Then he criticized society for everything he feels is wrong and says how ashamed our Founding Fathers would be. To end it all, he tells us to stop placing blame, get our pri…
VALPARAISO | If those seeking to change to an elected Valparaiso School Board hoped to do so by replacing either state Sen. Ed Charbonneau or state Rep. Ed Soliday, both Republicans, they were naive of the workings of the state legislature, Soliday said.
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VALPARAISO | Candidates for contested Porter County Council and commissioner seats pretty much agreed with each other Tuesday night during a forum sponsored by the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce.
VALPARAISO | The two candidates for South District county commissioner raised about half the money this year as was generated by the candidates in the last contested general election race for the board in 2010.
MERRILLVILLE | Indiana GOP gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence stepped out of his red pickup and into a warm reception Saturday outside Pinnacle Hospital.
Hobart Middle School teacher Matthew Whiteman asked a question via Twitter and had it answered by candidate Newt Gingrich in January during the Republican presidential debate in South Carolina. Whiteman tweeted, "Ask whether NCLB (No Child Left Behine) has been a success or a failure, and wh…
TAMPA, Fla. | Former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney swept to the Republican presidential nomination Tuesday night, praised lovingly by his wife from their national convention stage as the "man America needs" and cheered by delegates eager to propel him into the fall campaign against Presiden…
When David Burrows took on Barry Goldwater and Ayn Rand as "mentors" at age 14, his parents wanted to know what else he was doing that they might be ashamed of.
UNION TOWNSHIP | Union Township Republican precinct chairs will hold a caucus to replace Union Township Advisory Board member Tim Vojslavek at 7 p.m. Thursday. The caucus will be at the Porter Township trustee's office.
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