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Lake County Democratic Party Chief Talks About Caucus

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More than 500 Democratic Party precinct committeemembers will come into the auditorium at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point on Saturday, Sept. 16th to hear from those who want to be the next Lake County Sheriff, and to serve until the end of 2018. 

The party's county chairman, Jim Weiser, called for the special caucus one day after a federal court jury convicted Sheriff John Buncich of wire fraud, honest services wire fraud and bribery charges -- convictions that brought his term of office to an end.

Weiser was on "Regionally Speaking" on Tuesday to talk about the fallout within county government over  the convictions -- the procedure for setting up the special caucus -- and about some of the people who are interested in being Sheriff, not only for the interim but -- perhaps -- as officially-elected officials.