At least five people should be giving extra thanks during their Thanksgiving dinners for newly approved, lucrative Lake County government contracts that further carve into taxpayers' wallets.
The Indiana General Assembly appears to be planning to take another look at the structure of county government this summer. It's a good idea.
Porter County Treasurer Mike Bucko doesn't want there to be any confusion: He will seek re-election this year.
Winfield Clerk-Treasurer Richard C. Anderson is sworn in by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, on Wednesday.
Winfield council members Paulette Skinner, Gerald T. Stiener, Donald Samburg and David Anderson are sworn in by state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, Wednesday.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn, right, is greeted by Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka, center, and Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford, left, before Quinn delivered his State of the Budget address to a joint session of the Illinois General Assembly on the House floor at the Illinois State Capit…
Last week, I attributed a news story that detailed Indiana pension fund losses since June 2010 of $1.2 billion, or 11.2 percent, to the Indianapolis Business Journal when it should have been the Evansville Courier & Press.
CROWN POINT | An 11-year labor of love paid off for a Crown Point couple when their nearly 100-year-old home became the latest in the city to be added to the National Register of Historic Places.
A new investment option is available through the state of Indiana-sponsored 529 college savings plan.
Our Secretary of Hack, Charlie White, emerged "triumphantly" from an Indiana Recount Commission last week which voted 3-0 to let him keep his job — at least for now.
Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels is straddling the fence on the 2012 U.S. Senate race. Let's hope he doesn't slip.
SPRINGFIELD | As Wisconsin and New Jersey governors work to lure Illinois businesses away, new legislation backed by the state treasurer would work to attract new startup technology companies and retain existing companies.
SPRINGFIELD | On her third day in office, new Illinois Comptroller Judy Baar Topinka strongly criticized the 66 percent personal income tax increase signed into law by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Democrat Pete Buttigieg, who ran for Indiana treasurer this year, is running for mayor of South Bend next year, the South Bend Tribune reports.
SPRINGFIELD | With the election now over and Democrats still in control of state government, it's almost time for lawmakers and Gov. Pat Quinn to get back to business.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrats will control most of the process to craft a state budget next year. But the only two Republicans to win a statewide office last week say they will have their say as well.
CHICAGO | Newly freed from the minefield of campaign politics, Illinois Treasurer Alexi Giannoulias is headed home.
SPRINGFIELD | Time is ticking down for Illinoisans to make up their minds.
Indiana voters have seen some excitement in a race that normally has the potential to be a real snoozer -- state treasurer.
SPRINGFIELD | Democrat Alexi Giannoulias' bid to become Illinois' junior U.S. senator has triggered a spirited and potentially expensive battle for his current job as state treasurer.
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