2015 News

MEDIA COVERAGE in 2015January 7, 2015Post-Tribune article by Amy Lavalley, titled, “Commissioners mull joining ethics group.”   January 27, 2015TIMES editorial, titled, “Pay more than lip service to ethics.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-pay-more-than-lip-service-to-ethics/article_c3978f77-1541-597f-b9b1-781f2e8395ad.htmlFebruary 9, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Commission publishes ethics code.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/commission-searches-for-virtue-in-local-government/article_50528398-276d-5c8a-a4fa-0dc5051f6f5f.html February 14, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics summit slated at Avalon Manor.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/march-ethics-summit-slated-at-avalon-manor/article_b81f5660-90be-5507-8c59-52a82f02d740.html February 15, 2015Post-Tribune article, titled, “Lake County officials sue Indiana over law.”February 22, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Can NWI light the way to better Hoosier ethics?”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/can-nwi-light-the-way-to-better-hoosier-ethics/article_db0eb0e7-078f-57d9-a276-bae37bf144aa.html February 22, 2015TIMES column by Doug Ross, titled, “AG Zoeller draws ethics inspiration.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/forum/can-nwi-light-the-way-to-better-hoosier-ethics/article_db0eb0e7-078f-57d9-a276-bae37bf144aa.html February 24, 2015TIMES article by Rob Earnshaw, titled, “Valparaiso close to joining region ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/valparaiso/valparaiso-close-to-joining-region-ethics-commission/article_8872f651-4051-5142-bc1c-309e4be84e87.html March 6, 2015www.heraldargus.com article, “Biernacki to represent county on Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/area-briefs/article_f5a2abee-c396-11e4-8b5d-c3d911d4ecb6.html March 12, 2015TIMES article by Rob Earnshaw, titled, “Valpo joins region ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/porter/valparaiso/valparaiso-joins-region-ethics-commission/article_f26b0c84-1542-5f89-bfaf-1b1e3c0fce43.html March 13, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan, titled, “Ethics crowd conducts soul-searching activities.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/ethics-crowd-conducts-soul-searching-activities/article_7c537eb0-dd90-568f-a773-68eb47270574.html March 13, 2015Post-Tribune article by Jerry Davich, titled, “Summit defines ethics in a county that too often defies ethics.”March 18, 2015TIMES editorial titled, “Lake County, especially, should join ethics movement.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-lake-county-especially-should-join-ethics-movement/article_67b6b8b4-b4ad-58b6-95b0-f6bca2a758e8.html March 22, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Shared Ethic[s] Commission seeks to grow its mission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/special-section/now/shared-ethic-commission-seeks-to-grow-its-mission/article_b75b2b4f-bab4-5f6f-b0df-7531b50ccf39.html March 29, 2015TIMES article titled, “Kaper appointed to Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/cedar-lake/kaper-appointed-to-shared-ethics-advisory-commission/article_56a332b9-5ab6-596b-a6db-9e9fe9ba12e9.html March 29, 2015TIMES column by Bob Hesse titled, “Read about candidates before you vote.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/bob-heisse/bob-heisse-read-about-candidates-before-you-cast-your-vote/article_e165746c-3fc4-57fc-a3cb-929d94095d2d.html  April 12, 2015TIMES article by Chas Reilly, titled, “Hardaway faces Vorkapich in  Merrillville’s 2nd ward primary.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/hardaway-faces-vorkapich-in-m-ville-s-nd-ward-race/article_428e674e-ab14-5fbd-9f72-c5014d747efa.html April 16, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Commissioners announce ethics push.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-commissioners-announce-new-ethics-push/article_e507f350-6adb-59bc-aab4-afc5fd81842b.html April 19, 2015Post-Tribune article by Teresa Auch Schultz titled, “Etihics in forefront for rivals.”April 20, 2015Post-Tribune article by Carrie Napoleon titled, “Lake County joins ethics commission.”April 26, 2015Post-Tribune article by Karen Caffarini titled, “Challenger in second bid for rival’s ward 2 council seat.”April 27, 2015TIMES article by Chas Reilly titled, “Candidates describe Lake Station visions.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/candidates-describe-visions-for-lake-station/article_f98ddd78-33c7-5011-9015-e57aca91e608.html April 30, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Nearly half of candidates signed ethics vow.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/half-of-nwi-candidates-sign-ethics-pledge/article_9f3c901f-7806-5a0e-a45c-d55e6f9d9cee.html May 3, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Candidates who signed the ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/elections/candidates-who-signed-the-ethics-pledge/article_04eeb5bd-feba-5179-aa07-57d9f02a9acc.html May 5, 2015TIMES correction titled, “Candidates omitted from shared ethics list.”May 8, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Lake officials vote on joining Shared Ethics Commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-officials-prepare-to-join-ethics-family/article_9a8b2713-f6e5-526a-a98c-a163ef165530.html May 13, 2015Times article by Bill Dolan titled, “Lake officials join ethics panel,  with reservations, criticisms.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lake-officials-join-ethics-commisison-but-with-reservations/article_98a21834-ec95-544c-9cdb-fdf57e4a7906.htmlMay 14, 2015HP: Howie Politics Indiana article by Rich James titled, “Lake County grapples with ethics.”May 24, 2015TIMES article by Rich James titled, “Comments water down yes vote on ethics.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/rich-james/rich-james-comments-water-down-yes-vote-on-ethics/article_fdabc7b6-265b-5db3-9933-dd0276c663a0.html May 27, 2015TIMES article by Chas Reilly titled, “Merrillville joining ethics commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville-joining-ethics-commission/article_e18251b8-5c8e-59cd-984b-b45f1a13a871.html May 29, 2015TIMES editorial titled, “Legislature creates needed government reforms.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-legislature-creates-needed-government-reforms/article_b49ba304-c2fb-526f-bebd-e61d915ae42b.html May 31, 2015TIMES article by Mary Wilds titled, “Lowell looks to fill spot on Shared Ethics Advisory Committee.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/lowell-looks-to-fill-spot-on-shared-ethics-advisory-commission/article_595bcfd7-5f62-51ae-bf9b-9d5839d1a817.html May 31, 2015Post Tribune article by Karen Caffarini titled, “Merrillville close to joining ethics group.”June 12, 2015TIMES article titled, “Merrillville joins ethics group; residents sought for panel.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville-joins-ethics-group-residents-sought-for-panel/article_6a5ff889-40f5-5073-bcf3-fd97065a9bad.html June 15, 2015Post Tribune article by Karen Caffarini titled, “Town seeking volunteer for ethics board.”August 25, 2015TIMES guest column by Cal Bellamy titled, “Commission promoting civility in local government.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-commission-promoting-civility-in-local-government/article_5b6df914-bd43-5005-84f9-4dd0890fd226.html September 6, 2015TIMES article by Phil Weiland titled, “IT great for gadget guy, but it means long hours.” [about Adam Graper, SEAC Webmaster]    http://www.nwitimes.com/niche/inbusiness/newsletter-featured-story/on-the-job-adam-graper-information-technology-director/article_3069eb4d-0cf2-50df-bd7a-13d033fb4c9d.html September 20, 2015TIMES article by Doug Ross titled, “Another crooked politician goes straight to prison for misdeeds.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/doug-ross/doug-ross-another-crooked-politician-goes-straight-to-prison/article_89491b07-6fd1-507c-8c5d-dd9900a9cf96.html September 20, 2015TIMES article titled. “M’[errill]ville makes appointment to Shared Ethics Commission.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/merrillville/merrillville-makes-appointment-to-shared-ethics-advisory-commission/article_5e5b8dd9-6bf8-5405-ac6e-6dca2490bdec.html September 30, 2015Post Tribune guest opinion by Cal Bellamy titled, “With local election ahead, this is the time for ethics in government.”  October 1, 2015TIMES editorial titled, “Leaders, learn from Lincoln’s leadership.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/editorial/editorial-leaders-learn-from-lincoln-s-leadership/article_247fe034-c1cc-5527-94d5-531d6915a4f4.html October 6, 2015TIMES guest commentary by Cal Bellamy titled, “Focus on ethics in local leaders.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-this-is-time-for-ethics-in-local-government/article_ae74104d-9d95-5bd2-b1d1-b0e5c943295f.htmlOctober 7, 2015TIMES photo correction to article on October 6.  http://www.nwitimes.com/corrections/correction-photos-switched/article_3c4abe16-c288-5a2d-8835-6dff2c31217d.html October 11, 2015TIMES guest commentary by Harold Abrahamson titled, “Support student success by honoring successful alumnus.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/opinion/columnists/guest-commentary/guest-commentary-support-student-success-by-honoring-successful-alumnus/article_97b11d66-326b-5149-931b-8dc3505b7af0.html October 25, 2015TIMES article by Chas Reilly titled, “Anderson faces Peralta for Lake Station mayor.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/anderson-faces-peralta-in-lake-station-mayoral/article_db5e8f0f-ea0d-5c4c-a363-c8c26b179d2e.html October 31, 2015TIMES article by Chas Reilly titled, “Budgetary issues key concern in Lake Station race.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/budgetary-issues-key-concern-in-lake-station-race/article_98c4efba-321e-5fd7-964d-8a6c0be8a34c.html November 1, 2015TIMES article [list] titled, “2015 candidates sign ethics pledge.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/govt-and-politics/nwi-candidates-sign-ethics-pledge/article_123f5040-0954-593f-9c10-eee0f54e5479.htmlNovember 12, 2015Herald Argus (LaPorte) article by Leigh Morris titled, “Dedication to ethical behavior in local government.”  http://www.heraldargus.com/news/opinion/guest_editorials/dedication-to-ethical-behavior-in-local-government/article_3a6d2d94-88b8-11e5-9a3d-1334b388f4db.html  November 18, 2015TIMES “Getting to Know” article titled, “Nonprofit pro gets new job at IUN.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/gary/iun-names-experienced-administrator-new-dean-and-director/article_ad7953b8-5431-5441-87e3-60cc12657482.htmlDecember 1, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “County employees attending ethics classes.” http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/county-government-conducting-integrity-classes-for-employees/article_261e8170-78c3-54fb-94ea-4b904907f6d7.html December 30, 2015TIMES article by Bill Dolan titled, “Double dippers, pols who hire kin on notice.”  http://www.nwitimes.com/news/local/lake/state-on-lookout-for-lake-s-ethically-challenged-pols/article_accd38ea-f38c-5df3-bc9b-281bbd998da0.html  

 

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