Elections & Politics

Indiana Democratic Party Chair John Zody wants to take on an additional role – legislative candidate.

Indiana Republican Attorney General Curtis Hill, who’s been accused of sexual misconduct by five women, officially announced his re-election bid Thursday.

Civic Health Index Shows Indiana Needs Improvement

Nov 11, 2019

Indiana’s civic health leaves a lot of room for improvement – that’s the conclusion from the fourth edition of the Civic Health Index, unveiled Monday.

Both Republicans and Democrats had something to tout after Indiana’s 2019 municipal elections.

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced he will not seek re-election in 2020. 

Democratic party candidate James Mueller won the race to become the next mayor of South Bend on Tuesday night. With the majority of voting precincts reporting and Mueller clinching more than 60 percent of the votes, he entered Corby's Irish Pub to cheers, whistles and chants from his supporters.

Remembering Sonya Margerum

Nov 6, 2019
West Lafayette Public Library

The basement of the West Lafayette Public Library is covered in wooden shipping pallets and boxes of used books. But off to one side is a cabinet that – like the person its contents remember -- is unlike all the rest. It’s maroon, with about a dozen boxes inside, all neatly adorned with yellow labels. This is the home of the Sonya Margerum archive. Margerum passed away Sunday at age 89, but remembrances of her will continue for the next several months at least.

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A year after securing additional power in the state legislature, Tippecanoe County Democrats held their seats on the Lafayette City Council and made significant gains in West Lafayette in Tuesday’s elections.

Big Advantages On Both Councils

Starting in January, both councils will have eight Democrats and just one Republican on them. County Democratic Party Chair Heather Maddox attributes the success to what she calls “old-fashioned” methods.

Cathy for Monticello Facebook page

Democrat Cathy Gross defeated Republican Matt McKean in Monticello’s mayoral race Tuesday, taking home more than 56 percent of the final tally.  

Gross, a long-time resident who currently serves as the city’s ADA and Title IX coordinator, says she was cautiously optimistic.

I know and love and work and play with the people here," Gross says. "They know me. They know I have the experience and the leadership to keep us moving.”

Indiana Bureau of Motor Vehicles branches are ready to do business again Tuesday after an error crashed the system Monday.