Using claims of racism — a true scourge on society — as a shield against good fiscal governance is deplorable. So is wasting taxpayer money to legally defend the waste of the same taxpayer money.
Some people do the right thing only when someone else is walking behind them with a large stick, ready to swing it at any misstep. This can be true in crime, foreign policy and local government.
PORTAGE | The Portage Township Trustee office is asking residents to donate unwanted coupons.
ROSS TOWNSHIP | Ross Township Trustee Joseph Shudick, the Township Board and the Merrillville Public Safety Committee will meet at 5 p.m. Tuesday in Merrillville's Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.
One incumbent from the Dolton Village Board was defeated in Tuesday's election, while three South Holland Village Board members won.
It's an unfortunate irony that Indiana, with our well-deserved reputation for keeping government lean and accountable, is awash in elected officials and layers of local administration.
HOBART| The new Hobart Township trustee and board of directors are scheduled to be sworn in during a 10 a.m. ceremony today at 310 Main St.
PORTAGE | Brendan Clancy received a standing ovation Saturday afternoon as he walked through Bonner Senior Center to take his oath of office.
North Township Trustees Board will meet Dec. 14, 2010.
Lake County lawyer Michael Bosch puts his ballot into the box on Tuesday during a caucus to choose the new Ross Township trustee.
Newly appointed Ross Township Trustee Joe Shudick hugs his wife Sue on Tuesday after being selected to succeed John Rooda, who died.
LANSING | A village trustee with ideological objections to a proposed change in the way the municipality licenses its businesses has made his own proposal -- separate fees for business registration and safety inspections.
SAUK VILLAGE | The village board on Tuesday ratified a balanced budget for the 2010-11 fiscal year that began Nov. 1.
Members of the Marine Corps League Howlin' Mad Detachment 93 of Hobart remove the flag from atop the casket of Ross Township Trustee John Rooda on Tuesday during a burial ceremony at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.
Friends, co-workers, and family of veteran Ross Township Trustee John Rooda watch as his casket is readied for burial Tuesday at Calumet Park Cemetery in Merrillville.
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