INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana's open meetings watchdog is warning state and local government officials that using email to discuss public policy issues among themselves can appear improper, even though the practice is not necessarily prohibited by law.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Marion County judge ruled Friday that Glenda Ritz, the Democratic state superintendent of public instruction, cannot use her Department of Education attorneys to sue the Republican-appointed State Board of Education.
INDIANAPOLIS | Despite its repeated complaints that Glenda Ritz has taken too long to calculate school grades, the State Board of Education voted Friday to delay the public release of grades until the end of December.
Four deaths in Merrillville Oct. 12, apparently from carbon monoxide poisoning, brought tears to the eyes of even people who didn't know the family.
INDIANAPOLIS | The American Civil Liberties Union filed a federal lawsuit Thursday seeking to overturn a new Indiana law that regulates facilities providing abortion-inducing pills the same as surgical abortion clinics.
CHICAGO | A measure sponsored by state Rep. Elgie Sims, D-Chicago, will give those convicted of nonviolent felonies a second chance, according to a news release.
SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn has approved legislation designed to crack down on chronic reckless drivers.
When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.
CHICAGO | Illinois has become the 20th state to legalize medical marijuana with some of the strictest standards in the nation. But the proposal will take many months to set into motion because of complex rules and regulations. Here's a closer look at the details:
The Indiana Supreme Court has, in effect, ruled that Hammond can continue to have a gun control law on the books as long as the law -- rendered obsolete by a superseding state law -- is not enforced.
HEBRON | Anyone violating the town's ordinance against protests at funerals won't face Hebron's justice. They will have to deal with the state's.
INDIANAPOLIS | Chief Justice Brent Dickson, in his first-ever State of the Judiciary address Wednesday, urged the General Assembly to approve legislation revamping Indiana's criminal code.
INDIANAPOLIS | Opponents of a possible amendment to the Indiana Constitution prohibiting gay marriage and any "legal status" that's "substantially similar" to marriage believe they have the law on their side -- 614 laws to be precise.
VALPARAISO | The council's annual January caucus to appoint people to various positions for the coming year resulted in a surprise discovery: several of the appointments were being done improperly and others were to positions that didn't exist.
CROWN POINT | Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller gave a personal push Tuesday to a statewide initiative geared toward removing a growing plethora of synthetics drugs from retailers' shelves.
DOLTON | Officials with Land & Lakes Co., which operates a landfill that overlaps the Chicago-Dolton border, have told village officials they’re going to have to start paying significant fees for disposal of residential trash.
VALPARAISO | The City Council beat the July 1 deadline for passing the state-mandated language on nepotism. Now the city's Ethics Commission must decide what to do with the old city ethics ordinance.
INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana Hispanic social services organization will continue its legal challenge to the state's 2011 immigration law after a U.S. Supreme Court decision Monday involving a similar Arizona law left the constitutionality of most provisions of the Indiana law unresolved.
HEBRON | There was no doubt where Greg Falkowski and his family stood on whether golf carts should be allowed on the town's streets.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Council will have a proposed ordinance on its May 22 agenda that would offer some relief to residents who owe back taxes from homestead exemption violations.
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