EAST CHICAGO | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller traveled here Wednesday to discuss a legal settlement that he and Mayor Anthony Copeland said will “close out a chapter” in the city’s history – the nine-year battle over the Second Century public-private partnership that officials said en…
EAST CHICAGO | The Indiana attorney general is announcing it is time for this city to put Second Century, a failed, Pastrick-era public-private development deal, behind it.
For political junkies, the notion of former Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh challenging Gov. Mike Pence was as enticing as a Sox vs. Cubs World Series.
East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is investing $2 million in new equipment and improvements for eight parks in the city.
EAST CHICAGO | The odds are good that casino cash is comping part of the municipal services most East Chicago residents rely on.
The end of the racketeering lawsuit against East Chicago's former Robert Pastrick administration brings welcome cash to the city, and it finds the city in a new era.
One of the guys at the heart of the East Chicago sidewalks-for-votes scandal wants to get into Lake County government.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. can comfortably settle in for four more years as Lake County Democratic party boss.
EAST CHICAGO | The corrupting mix of concrete and bribery continued to pave East Chicago's political landscape beyond the infamous sidewalks-for-votes scandal of the previous decade, recent federal court filings show.
HAMMOND | The parties in a civil lawsuit against former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick filed an agreement in federal court to dismiss the case.
EAST CHICAGO | The marina dockmaster of East Chicago is the latest municipal employee to be painted by federal prosecutors into a mosaic of alleged crimes and corruption dating back several decades.
Hoosier voters face two choices in the attorney general's race this fall — Republican Greg Zoeller and Democrat Kay Fleming. Zoeller is the better choice.
HAMMOND | A civil lawsuit filed against former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick is on hold because he filed for Chapter 7 bankruptcy, federal court records show.
CROWN POINT | Prospects appear bright for Lake County Republicans this spring. And political infighting in a once-moribund local party shows many active hopefuls are trying to garner power and influence for the first time in decades.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller has East Chicago on his mind when he looks back at the year's accomplishments and looks ahead to 2012.
CROWN POINT | A recent foreclosure on controversial East Chicago political insider Michael Pannos' Merrillville home marks the third property the embattled politico has lost to the banks within about a year.
INDIANAPOLIS | Years of court battles over who gets East Chicago's casino-paid economic development funds are near an end after the Indiana Gaming Commission on Wednesday unanimously approved a settlement reached between the parties.
CROWN POINT | The public's first reaction to government corruption is usually a demand to throw some elected rascal behind bars.
East Chicago has been an icon of public corruption because it has too many residents in desperate need of city services and too few political parties in charge, a Notre Dame professor all too familiar with the Twin Cities recently observed.
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