“THE FIRST STEP IN THE EVOLUTION OF ETHICS IS A SENSE OF SOLIDARITY WITH OTHER HUMAN BEINGS.”  -ALBERT SCHWEITZER
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IN THE NEWS

The work of the Commission has received widespread media coverage. Thanks are owed to local media for their strong support of our efforts to promote ethical decision making. Articles in print and other citations of media coverage are listed below. Please note that the print articles and the same articles from the Internet, where links are provided, may have slightly different titles, and some online articles may only be provided for a limited period of time. MEDIA COVERAGE in 2016 January 1, 2016 Post-Tribune article by Carrie Napoleon, titled, “Newly sworn-in mayors.”  January 11, 2016 TIMES article by Mary Wilds, titled, “Niemeyer tapped to return as Cedar Lake Council leader.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/niemeyer-re-elected-cedar-lake-council- president/article_f4822f9b-fc71-5edc-918c-782931046d78.html  January 13, 2016 TIMES article by Rob Earnshaw, titled, “Valpo council appointments lead to partisan accusations.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/new-valpo-city-council-appointments-met-with-some- strife/article_bed039f3-2039-5ad4-b31c-09a3e7c3c8db.html February 1, 2016 TIMES article by Sarah Reese, titled, “Panelists discuss NWI issues.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/panelists-take-hard-look-at-region-s-challenges-at- forum/article_de565e29-6ea3-5200-958e-eb71e3d04bae.html February 3, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Battle’s problems are city’s problems.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/battle-s-problem-holds-city-officials- captive/article_137050f5-9c74-5243-bfce-f90e2dd812c1.html February 5, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics summit is March 2.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-ethics-summit-is-march/article_b5078d17-e9f0-5968- 840c-6552fce58bc6.html://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/nwi-ethics-summit-is- march/article_b5078d17-e9f0-5968-840c-6552fce58bc6.html March 2, 2016 Post-Tribune article by Karen Caffarini, titled, “State Board of Accounts puts plan in place to prevent public theft.” March 3, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Public staff temptations cited.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/summit-sets-out-temptations-facing-public- servants/article_13f8165a-87ae-5df8-9176-65495f80ef64.html       
March 7, 2016 Chesterton Tribune article, titled, “Porter Town Council to feature Ethics presentation.” March 9, 2016 TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “Voters, juries are judging government.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-voters-juries-are-judging- government/article_532f63ae-5050-54e8-8413-019bff5534a8.html  March 9, 2016 Chesterton Tribune article by Jeff Schultz, titled, “Porter mulls joining ethics commission....” April 5, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Lake Station officials joining ethics group.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/lake-station-joins-ethics-group/article_76ba265e- 63f8-55e7-92d6-537f937b68b4.html  April 6, 2016 Herald-Argus article, titled, “Dworkin elected to Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/dworkin-elected-to-shared-ethics-advisory- commission/article_b83ca8d6-2f82-59c8-8179-a4308c94a1e6.html  April 11, 2016 TIMES article, “Portage council joins ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/portage-council-joins-ethics-commission/article_94c7e514- b49d-5a95-8fa7-9df2b368fa8c.html  April 29, 2016 TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “Rominger named Sagamore of Wabash.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/education/rominger-named-sagamore-of-wabash/article_6be5ea16- a5a1-569a-814d-e966cb03e859.html  May 1, 2016 TIMES article, titled,  “Candidates pledge ethics in 2016 race.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt- and-politics/region-candidates-pledge-ethics-in-primary-race/article_e3db7497-8230-565b-ba04- 888e7c0a1a65.html  May 1, 2016 TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “Mayor McDermott denies ‘threat’ allegation.” May 16, 2016 Post-Tribune article by Jerry Davich, titled, “Lake Station mayor aims to remake city’s image.”  http://www.chicagotribune.com/suburbs/post-tribune/opinion/ct-ptb-davich-lake-station-new-image-st- 0516-20160513-story.html  July 10, 2016 TIMES article by Chas Reilly, titled, “Lake Sation officials pleased with progress.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-station-officials-pleased-with-progress/article_3e9c2a42- 88d1-5271-b775-8459255d0ae1.html Summer, 2016 Periodical article by Laurie Wink, titled, “Creating an Ethical Culture: Trying to Make the World a Better Place in the Workplace and in Public Service,”  Northwest Indiana Business Quarterly  (Summer, 2016) 40-43. September 30, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “NWI public workers surveyed.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/crime- and-court/misconduct-cited-in-nwi-ethics-survey/article_17d21292-020e-58da-9581-7c0181368d89.html November 2, 2016 TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “NWI candidates line up to take the ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/nwi-candidates-line-up-to-take-the- ethics-pledge/article_f5653452-6520-574c-ab49-ed9a25f05cd3.html  November 4, 2016 TIMES editorial, titled, “Recognizing candidates supporting government ethics.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/recognizing-candidates-supporting-government- ethics/article_8a667a8f-4d17-5dc9-bb97-bdba513480d4.html  November 30, 2016 TIMES article by Doug Ross, titled, “LaPorte County should claim its NWI birthright.”   http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-laporte-county-should-claim- its-nwi-birthright/article_41dc8edd-6149-5e69-877c-fcde704ac175.html