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MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

MARC CHASE: Leadership is antidote for local GOP disorder

It's clear the Lake County GOP needs some serious counseling for an acute case of split personality disorder.

April 10, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Water options for Chicago Heights may be evaporating

Not since the Hoover Dam was completed in 1936 has such a federal case been made about water.

October 14, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Pence missed a fun opportunity for NWI

DOUG ROSS: Pence missed a fun opportunity for NWI

Republican gubernatorial candidate Mike Pence missed a chance Monday to strike a blow at the Lake County Democratic Party. Instead, he chose state Rep. Sue Ellspermann to be his running mate.

May 22, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Being an official means never having to say you quit

MARK KIESLING: Being an official means never having to say you quit

I am kind of wondering what it takes to remove a public official from his or her position.

May 04, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Salinas, city part ways, and it's about time

MARK KIESLING: Salinas, city part ways, and it's about time

Maybe there is more to this firing of Al Salinas than meets the eye.

April 22, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: PUC prof has worn out his welcome

MARK KIESLING: PUC prof has worn out his welcome

The time has come for Purdue University Calumet to part ways with professor Maurice Eisenstein.

March 25, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Maurice, don't throw stones if you can't take them

MARK KIESLING: Maurice, don't throw stones if you can't take them

Apparently Purdue University Calumet professor Maurice Eisenstein can dish it out but can't take it.

March 12, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Hammond voting may show which way political winds are blowing

MARK KIESLING: Hammond voting may show which way political winds are blowing

Voting in Lake County's largest Democratic organization resulted in a couple of surprises Monday night.

March 07, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Non-incumbents need to stop whining and start campaigning

MARK KIESLING: Non-incumbents need to stop whining and start campaigning

I am somewhat surprised that some Democratics candidates for office in the May primary are complaining about the behavior of party chief Tom McDermott Jr.

March 04, 2012 12:00 am
THURM FERREE: Answers to readers' questions about columns

THURM FERREE: Answers to readers' questions about columns

I know it's popular for many in the state to denigrate Lake County for its political past. Yes, I agree we have had several public officials convicted and imprisoned over the years for things done while in elected office, and I do not try to hide that.

February 23, 2012 12:00 am

Hammond presents annual parent/child Sweetheart Dance

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s annual Parent/Child Sweetheart Dance takes place on Friday, Feb. 10 from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Jean Shepherd Community Center, 3031 J.F. Mahoney Drive.

January 10, 2012 12:45 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Reviewing 2011, we have lots to celebrate

WILLIAM NANGLE: Reviewing 2011, we have lots to celebrate

When I look back over a year about to end, I naturally remember the tough times, but I also recapture the moments of success and accomplishment.

December 25, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Lake commissioner races finally gets exciting

MARK KIESLING: Lake commissioner races finally gets exciting

For years, the race for a seat on the Lake County Board of Commissioners has been anything but a race.

December 23, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Dems take care of business in Hammond, not in Munster

MARK KIESLING: Dems take care of business in Hammond, not in Munster

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.'s decisive victory might signal the death knell for the city's once-powerful opposition.

November 10, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Daniels off target on criticism of Northwest Indiana

MARK KIESLING: Daniels off target on criticism of Northwest Indiana

In kind of a weird way, it was the perfect collision of two ways to view the recent history of Northwest Indiana.

September 25, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Toll bridges may be a gamble

MARK KIESLING: Toll bridges may be a gamble

It's more rare than a vein of pure gold or a flawless diamond -- it's a tax that goes away after its obligation has been met.

September 19, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Rhetoric heats up over potential gun battle

MARK KIESLING: Rhetoric heats up over potential gun battle

It was a couple of decades ago when Kim Evans was shot and killed by her estranged husband, who then killed himself in Hammond City Hall.

August 26, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: McDermott consolidates power on council

MARK KIESLING: McDermott consolidates power on council

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. looks like he is consolidating power on the City Council.

August 22, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Political bickering mires us down, from county to country

MARK KIESLING: Political bickering mires us down, from county to country

Maybe I am out here on a limb on this one, but for some reason I don't think so.

August 01, 2011 12:00 am
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