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Shared Ethics Advisory Commission

MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

MARC CHASE: Disgraced officials should 'scare straight' region leaders

Most of us know of the "scared straight" programs. You know, where troubled youths visit with locked-up convicts, witness morgue autopsies or experience the fallout of any number of tragedies induced by lives of crime.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am

Ogden Dunes joins the Shared Ethics commission

The Town of Ogden Dunes is joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

June 23, 2014 12:02 pm
EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

EDITORIAL: Chesterton joins ethics movement

Chesterton is the first Porter County municipality to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. Others should quickly follow suit.

June 23, 2014 12:00 am
Local candidates take ethics pledge

Local candidates take ethics pledge

Many Northwest Indiana politicians on Tuesday's ballot have promised to promote better ethics in local government.

May 01, 2014 1:39 pm Related
MARC CHASE: Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption

MARC CHASE: Well-intended ethics pledge no cure for corruption

It's sad when public officials must show their willingness to do the right thing by signing toothless documents promising they won't act like conniving, entitled thieves and will train their underlings to avoid such behaviors.

April 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Three lessons from corruption charges

Yet another elected official in Northwest Indiana walked into the federal courthouse in Hammond wearing shackles Thursday. It is, sadly, a familiar story.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related
2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge

2014 Candidate Ethics Action Pledge

Candidates for municipal and county office have been asked to sign this ethics action pledge put forth by the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 15, 2014 1:38 pm

EDITORIAL: Saying yes is first step on ethics path

We're glad to see the Porter County commissioners vote to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. That's just one step toward participating, however. We urge Porter County to complete the other steps.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County should join regional ethics group

GUEST COMMENTARY: Porter County should join regional ethics group

"It's what you learn when you know it all that counts."

March 19, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: This campaign promise needs to be kept

Candidates for public office in Northwest Indiana this year are being asked to sign an ethics action pledge. It's one of two important symbols of their commitment to ethical behavior they should sign. The other is to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Candidates being asked to sign ethics pledge

Seeking to create what its president, Cal Bellamy, calls "an ethical culture" in the region, the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission is asking local candidates to sign an ethics action pledge.

March 12, 2014 7:26 pm Related
The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

The Times Editorial Board agenda for 2014

Have you ever wondered about the editorials you see Sunday through Friday on the Opinion page? We'd like to tell you who we are and what our agenda is for 2014.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: New surveyor should push for reform

The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Lame excuse to avoid ethics issue is unethical

RICH JAMES: Lame excuse to avoid ethics issue is unethical

It was some eight years ago when it seemed government across Northwest Indiana – particularly Lake County – had reached an ethical low.

January 05, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Here are some additional Christmas gifts

RICH JAMES: Here are some additional Christmas gifts

I suspect Santa will have forgotten to deliver some gifts today. I’ll help him out with presents to the following:

December 25, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

EDITORIAL: Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

Lake County Surveyor George Van Til has signed a guilty plea, saving the taxpayers the cost of a trial and prompting yet another discussion about ethics in government and government reform.

December 03, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Thousands involved in improving ethics in government

GUEST COMMENTARY: Thousands involved in improving ethics in government

Does anyone in local government care -- really care -- about ethics? That’s a fair question, and the answer might surprise you. I am pleased to report more than 2,500 people are involved in promoting ethics in local government right here in Northwest Indiana.

November 12, 2013 12:00 am

Government officials, employees focus on ethics in the workplace

SCHERERVILLE | Government workers from Northwest Indiana gathered Monday night at Teibel's restaurant to discuss ethics in the workplace.

September 30, 2013 9:00 pm
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