Indiana’s legislative session will be short this year — it’s expected to last until March — but judging by the political tone set before the start of the session Wednesday, the debate will be furious.The Republican leadership, as well as Republican Gov.
Sears Holdings Corp. and Chicago’s financial exchanges have quit threatening to pull up stakes now that Illinois has enacted tax breaks for them. But it remains unclear whether state incentives to big companies are wise uses of economic-development resources.
La Union Benefica Mexican has been around for decades in Northwest Indiana.The East Chicago-based not-for-profit group has been hosting its annual Mexican Independence Day parade for years.And, the group, known as the UBM for short, promotes Mexican culture and traditions throughout the year with ev
An Indiana state lawmaker said this week he plans to introduce a bill that would change how signatures are gathered to put candidates on the state's ballot.The proposal comes in response to allegations that dozens of signatures were forged in St.
Karen Freeman-Wilson won the race for mayor of Gary, Indiana back in November; in the process, she made history. Freeman-Wilson is the state’s first African-American female mayor and Gary’s first female mayor.Freeman-Wilson was born and raised in Gary and attended Harvard Law School.
Indiana Republicans and Democrats come together Tuesday in Indianapolis for what’s called Organization Day, a kind of symbolic start to the new legislative session that often sets a tone for what’s to come.And what’s to come could be more fighting between the minority Democrats and majority Republic