Thomas Mcdermott Jr
There have been two modern-day travesties in Indiana politics. And the state’s ultra-conservative element has been responsible for both of them.
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.
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.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former Indiana governor and U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh hinted Monday that another run for governor could be in his future.
HAMMOND | Walkers, runners and cyclists can enjoy using two trails in the city without the concern of crossing busy streets.
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.
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.
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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.
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…
CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich was elected Saturday as head of the Lake County Democratic Party.
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.
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.
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.
Hammond has locked in funding for the popular College Bound scholarship program for the next dozen years. That keeps a bright idea going.
HAMMOND | Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the Hammond Community Development Department host a Salute to Hammond Senior Picnic from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m Wednesday at Pulaski Park, 139 Sheffield Ave., Hammond.
INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana Democrats are optimistic they will add to their legislative delegation and win control of the three state offices on the November ballot by promoting themselves as the political party for all Hoosiers.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson likes Lake County Clerk Mike Brown as the next county Democratic Party chairman.
East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Friday he is stepping down as Lake County Democratic Party chairman to run for higher office someday.
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