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Lake County begins same-sex marriage ceremonies

Lake County begins same-sex marriage ceremonies

CROWN POINT | Two Hobart women held hands Tuesday inside Lake County's chapel as they were married legally for the first time. 

October 07, 2014 6:46 pm Photos

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Lake County begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

Lake County begins issuing same-sex marriage licenses

CROWN POINT | About 1:30 p.m. Monday, Hobart residents Michelle Davies and Tonya Richards felt defeated. 

October 06, 2014 5:15 pm Photos

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GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

How does the First Amendment get caught up in a controversial death penalty case in which the means of execution — not the conviction — was the final issue?

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

GUEST EDITORIAL: 'Al the Pal' will be missed for his many Illinois contributions

What did former U.S. Sen. Alan J. Dixon, who died July 6 at the age of 86, do for you?

July 21, 2014 12:00 am
Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

Steelworkers will not get back pay for suiting up before their shifts

GARY | The nation's highest court has ruled Northwest Indiana steelworkers should not get back pay for the time they spent putting on hard hats and other protective gear before clocking in, or taking it off at the end of the shift.

January 27, 2014 2:45 pm
Should steelworkers get paid to get ready for work?

Should steelworkers get paid to get ready for work?

Most employees are accustomed to getting paid the moment they sit down at their desk or punch in at their workplace.

October 25, 2013 8:30 pm

PHIL WIELAND: The religious right's fight is so wrong

It's encouraging to know our state government will spend tax dollars to defend our freedom of religion, as long as it is the "right" religion. Did I say encouraging? I meant scary.

August 09, 2013 12:00 am
Focus on gay marriage at Chicago's Pride Parade

Focus on gay marriage at Chicago's Pride Parade

CHICAGO | Energized by recent U.S. Supreme Court rulings, massive rainbow-covered crowds gathered Sunday for Chicago's annual Pride Parade with attendees, advocates and politicians vowing to continue the fight for gay marriage in Illinois.

June 30, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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States squaring off over water 'haves,' 'have-nots'

Water fights used to be a fun thing to do on hot summer days. These days, they are deadly serious and can go all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court.

May 04, 2013 7:30 pm

Hebron OKs ordinance restricting funeral protesters

HEBRON | A proposed ordinance dealing with protests at funerals drew a brief protest before it was approved Tuesday by the Hebron Town Council.

March 19, 2013 9:15 pm
PHIL WIELAND: Putting presidential oath under the gun

PHIL WIELAND: Putting presidential oath under the gun

It's only 35 words carefully crafted by the Founding Fathers as part of the Constitution and uttered by fewer than four dozen men during our nation's history.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Defend freedom of expression, including bigotry

GUEST COMMENTARY: Defend freedom of expression, including bigotry

The U.S. Supreme Court made news, though not history, on March 2. In an 8-1 decision, the court determined a renegade Baptist "church" can picket military funerals, despite the added suffering imposed on bereaved parents and other mourners.

May 18, 2011 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Take case to other Supreme Court

EDITORIAL: Take case to other Supreme Court

The Indiana Supreme Court's 3-2 ruling in the Barnes v. Indiana case last week cries out for clarification from the U.S. Supreme Court. The nays have it right.

May 18, 2011 12:00 am Related

Tax Court judge warns against frivolous appeals

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Tax Court has one word of advice for any Hoosier planning to claim their employment wages are not subject to state income tax -- "Don't."

May 17, 2011 5:30 pm

Illinois preparing to comply with national health care reform

SPRINGFIELD | About 1 million uninsured Illinoisans might be able to purchase health insurance by 2014, according to a recent report released by the Illinois Health Care Reform Implementation Council.

March 08, 2011 7:30 pm
MARK KIESLING: Say what you want, but don't expect us to like you

MARK KIESLING: Say what you want, but don't expect us to like you

They are unfortunately back in the news again, those protesters who are bent on destroying the dignity of families who have lost loved ones in the fighting in Iraq and Afghanistan.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am

Gun laws could be in spotlight in Springfield

SPRINGFIELD | Gun rights supporters think they have momentum on their side this year to allow Illinoisans to carry concealed weapons.

March 06, 2011 11:45 am
Gold Star mother 'disgusted' with Westboro ruling

Gold Star mother 'disgusted' with Westboro ruling

LANSING | The mother of a U.S. Marine whose funeral service was targeted by the Westboro Baptist Church is "disgusted" with the recent U.S. Supreme Court ruling that upheld the controversial church's right to stage similar protests.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am

Lawmakers push concealed carry proposals

SPRINGFIELD | After the U.S. Supreme Court struck down a handgun ban in Chicago last year, lawmakers in Springfield started off the year by pushing to give people the right to carry concealed firearms in public.

February 17, 2011 12:00 am
Hammond attorney honored with Diplomat Award

Hammond attorney honored with Diplomat Award

HAMMOND | David C. Jensen, managing partner of Eichhorn & Eichhorn LLP, recently received the Defense Trial Counsel of Indiana's Diplomat Award.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am
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