Election Day

  • Hammond Firefighters Political Action Committee

  • Ironworkers Local #395

  • NWI Building & Construction Trades Council

  • Roofers Local #26

  • Teamsters Local #142

  • United Steelworkers (USW) District 7

  • Cedar Lake Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Crown Point / Center Township Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Dyer Democratic Precinct Organization

  • East Chicago Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Gary Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Griffith / Calumet Township Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Hammond Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Highland Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Hobart Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Lake Station Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Michigan City Democratic Women's Club

  • Merrillville Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Schererville Democratic Precinct Organization

  • South County Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Whiting Democratic Precinct Organization

  • Winfield Democratic Precinct Organization

  • October 15, 2016

    Big changes planned for commuter rail in Michigan City

    MICHIGAN CITY — Plans to get South Shore Line tracks out of the streets of this city and to cut the commute to Chicago by more than half an hour were outlined Thursday night in front of about 100 people.

    The trip to Chicago’s Loop on the South Shore commuter train currently takes about an hour and 40 minutes and boosters of the plan say cutting it to as little as one hour is one key to making Michigan City more prosperous.

    The commute time would be cut by turning the mostly one-track route between Gary and Michigan City into a double track as part of the $210 million Double Track NWI project.

  • October 9, 2016

    RICH JAMES: State Dems still united against the Pence factor

    Not long ago, I would have bet the farm that Hoosier voters would throw Gov. Mike Pence out of office.

    If the owner of every “Fire Pence” sign voted, it seemed clear Democrat John Gregg would be our next governor.

    I suspect that Pence, too, saw the negative signs, and that’s one reason he agreed to be Donald Trump’s running mate.

    Indiana Democrats don’t have Pence to kick around anymore. Yet, the “Fire Pence” signs are still standing — serving as a reminder why they sprouted across Indiana in the first place.

  • October 7, 2016

    Indiana Dunes sees prestige in 'park' designation

    The superintendent of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore had a quick answer when asked what becoming a "park" rather than a "lakeshore" could mean.

    "It makes our name shorter, so we pay less for signs by the letter," said Paul Labovitz, jokingly.

    In late September, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, proposed designating the lakeshore as a national park. The change won't bring the destination more federal money or programs, but it will up its status to a group that includes the Grand Canyon and Yellowstone. That could mean drawing a greater number of visitors who are inclined to stop for a national park.

  • October 7, 2016

    Visclosky Announces COPS Hiring Program Grant Award for the City of Hobart

    Congressman Visclosky announced today that the City of Hobart has received a grant award under the Department of Justice’s Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Hiring Program

    The COPS Hiring Program provides funding directly to state, local, and tribal law enforcement agencies for the hiring and rehiring of entry-level career law enforcement officers in an effort to create and preserve jobs and increase community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts. The City of Hobart will receive funding for one officer with a focus of addressing drug abuse issues.

  • October 6, 2016

    Gregg, Hale rally Democrats during Portage event

    PORTAGE — John Gregg joked there were three times as many people in the audience Wednesday night than there is in his hometown of Sandborn.

    Gregg, Democrat candidate for governor and his running mate Christina Hale, a Michigan City native, topped a lineup of some of the area’s and state’s top Democrats during a rally/fundraiser at the Duneland Falls Banquet Center. The event was sponsored by Porter County Sheriff Dave Reynolds, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich and St. Joseph County Sheriff Michael Grezgorek.

    In addition to Gregg and Hale, the audience of steelworkers and teachers, firefighters and police officers, heard from Attorney General candidate and former Lake County judge Lorenzo Arrendondo, former Indiana First Lady Susan Bayh and U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-1st.