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E.C. mayor, state AG hail new era of casino cash transparency

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…

October 22, 2014 8:00 pm

E.C.'s Second Century is over

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.

October 21, 2014 6:45 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

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.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

RICH JAMES: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago launches $2 million park improvements

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is investing $2 million in new equipment and improvements for eight parks in the city.

April 20, 2014 7:36 pm

E.C. mayor hopes to trade casino money's checkered past for brighter future

EAST CHICAGO | The odds are good that casino cash is comping part of the municipal services most East Chicago residents rely on.

December 23, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: End of RICO suit marks new era in East Chicago

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.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

RICH JAMES: Raykovich has baggage, so send him packing

One of the guys at the heart of the East Chicago sidewalks-for-votes scandal wants to get into Lake County government.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am

McDermott prepares for four more years at helm of Democratic Party

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. can comfortably settle in for four more years as Lake County Democratic party boss.

February 20, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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Feds: Concrete work was foundation for East Chicago corruption

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.

January 10, 2013 12:00 am

Agreement filed to dismiss civil lawsuit against former East Chicago mayor

HAMMOND | The parties in a civil lawsuit against former East Chicago Mayor Robert Pastrick filed an agreement in federal court to dismiss the case.

January 02, 2013 7:15 pm

Another E.C. city employee to face federal charges

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.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: We endorse Zoeller for attorney general

EDITORIAL: We endorse Zoeller for attorney general

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.

October 16, 2012 12:00 am Related

Civil suit v. former E.C. mayor on hold over bankruptcy filing

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.

May 11, 2012 7:45 pm
Welcome to Republican fight night: Power struggles make local unity elusive

Welcome to Republican fight night: Power struggles make local unity elusive

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.

April 21, 2012 9:40 pm Photos

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E.C. casino settlement on Zoeller's accomplishments list

E.C. casino settlement on Zoeller's accomplishments list

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.

December 28, 2011 5:45 pm
Former top Dem loses M'ville home

Former top Dem loses M'ville home

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.

October 21, 2011 5:00 pm

Gaming Commission approves settlements in E.C. casino lawsuits

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.

September 15, 2011 2:41 pm
Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

CROWN POINT | The public's first reaction to government corruption is usually a demand to throw some elected rascal behind bars.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Professor's law schools E.C. on why corruption doesn't pay

Professor's law schools E.C. on why corruption doesn't pay

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.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am
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