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MARC CHASE: Inmates running asylum of Lake County government?

MARC CHASE: Inmates running asylum of Lake County government?

If you're running a company and discover a job applicant has a past conviction for fraudulently taking 184 prescription narcotic doses from a former employer, would that keep you from hiring the applicant?

October 22, 2014 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Stop bickering, commit to region's future

WILLIAM NANGLE: Stop bickering, commit to region's future

Controversy has long been a common trait in Northwest Indiana.

October 19, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: McDermott disappoints on South Shore

RICH JAMES: McDermott disappoints on South Shore

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott has jumped off the South Shore just as the train was leaving the station.

October 05, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

DOUG ROSS: Could Indiana be presidential battleground?

Before Evan Bayh spoke at One Region's annual luncheon Wednesday, everyone was asking if the former senator and governor would announce whether he's going to run for governor in 2016. But that's wan't the right question.

September 14, 2014 9:00 am Related
Bayh not running for governor in 2016

Bayh not running for governor in 2016

INDIANAPOLIS | Democrat Evan Bayh will not run in 2016 for a second stint as Indiana governor.

September 13, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Is it time to say bye Bayh?

RICH JAMES: Is it time to say bye Bayh?

There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.

August 17, 2014 12:00 am
State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

State candidates say they're not using gov't equipment in campaigns

INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small group of state lawmakers.

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related
Bayh not ruling out run for governor

Bayh not ruling out run for governor

INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh hinted Monday that another run for governor could be in his future.

July 14, 2014 5:40 pm Photos

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Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

HAMMOND | Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets.

July 07, 2014 6:22 pm Photos

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McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

McDermott signs SSCVA sponsorship letter for Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. has signed the letter of acceptance for the $40,000 sponsorship of Festival of the Lakes required by the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority board of directors. The money will be on its way, the board chairman confirmed Monday.

July 07, 2014 6:00 pm
Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Hammond opens bike, pedestrian bridges

Kathy Kazmierczak, of Hammond, center, and others cross the Erie Lackawanna Trail span over the 167th Street, Columbia and Southeastern intersection in Hammond just after its official opening Monday.

July 07, 2014 5:30 pm
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The Daily Fix

Offering perspective on today's issues

July 06, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Which office are you seeking, Mike?

RICH JAMES: Which office are you seeking, Mike?

Every other week or so there seems to be another story about Indiana Gov. Mike Pence flitting about New York City or Washington, D.C., in an effort to bolster his stock for a run for president in 2016. Politically, that isn’t far down the road.

July 03, 2014 11:51 am
PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

PETE SEAT: What is it about mayors and higher office?

Americans have shown a preference for executive experience in candidates for president. Ever since sitting U.S. Sen. Warren G. Harding ascended to our highest office in 1921, only two presidents, John F. Kennedy and Barack Obama, were elected directly out of Congress and with no executive cr…

July 01, 2014 11:24 pm

Lake sheriff elected chairman of county Democratic Party

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.

June 29, 2014 6:00 pm
Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

Appeals court rules Hammond demolition order improper

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hammond man may get to keep his home after the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Wednesday the city panel that ordered it demolished was not impartial.

June 25, 2014 6:00 pm Related
EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

EDITORIAL: Severing sewers isn't money down drain

Combined sewer overflows are being identified as a potential source of sewage in the Little Calumet River. That shouldn't come as a big surprise.

June 20, 2014 5:45 pm
Festival of the Lakes

Festival of the Lakes

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott shoots T-shirts to the crowd before the start of the LL Cool J concert at last year's Festival of the Lakes.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: College Bound is bound to help Hammond

Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going.

June 02, 2014 12:00 am
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