(Chicago, IL) -- GOP Party Chairman Pat Brady is expected to resign today. The announcement will reportedly come through a news release about four this afternoon. Brady has been under fire since last fall after announcing his support for gay marriage. Several Republican lawmakers have called for Brady to step aside, claiming he could no longer represent the Republican Party with views that strayed away from the platform.
Funeral Services Set for Former Indiana Governor Otis Bowen
Flags are half-staff in Indiana this week to honor a former governor. A funeral service for former Governor and U.S. Health and Human Services Secretary Otis "Doc" Bowen will be held Friday.The service will be in his hometown of Bremen.
The Mishler Funeral Home is handling arrangements.
The funeral will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at St. Paul‘s Lutheran Church in Bremen. Visitation is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday and 4 to 8 p.m. Thursday at the church. Otis "Doc" Bowen died Saturday night in Donaldson, IN.He was 95.
Gov.Mike Pence called Bowen‘s service to the state and the nation incalculable. He was the first Indiana governor in modern day to serve 2 consecutive terms following a state constitutional amendment in 1972. Following his service in the statehouse, Bowen was asked by President Ronald Reagan to serve as Secretary of Health and Human Services, a position he held from 1985 to 1989.
As governor, Bowen was credited with overhauling Indiana‘s tax structure and creating a state-wide emergency medical services system. As Health Secretary, Bowen promoted safe sex practices as AIDS began to spread across the country.
Appeals court rejects bid by former Momence police chief
A federal appeals court ruled that the city of Momence did not break the law when it fired former police chief Steven Cromwell — and owes the longtime police officer no money.
In an April 12 decision, the 7th Circuit Court of Appeals upheld a lower court's decision that the city council did no wrong when it voted in 2010 to fire Cromwell following a four-month investigation into drunk-driving allegations.
Cromwell was never charged but ultimately lost his job after serving on the force since 1975.
The Daily-Journal reported In a lawsuit filed shortly after his dismissal, Cromwell alleged that he was never given a fair hearing and that his firing caused "continuing mental and emotional pain, anguish and distress and severe humiliation; the lowering of his reputation; economic loss of employment benefits; loss of future pay."
He sought an unspecified amount of money.
In 2009, Cromwell resigned as chief but stayed on in the department as a lieutenant. In April 2010, police responded to a 911 call of a drunken driver and found Cromwell sitting in his vehicle at a gas station on North Dixie Highway. They did not arrest Cromwell and issued no citations.
Four months later the city council fired Cromwell for what it called "official misconduct."