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Jail overtime punishes Lake budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County jail staff is working overtime.

July 27, 2014 11:00 pm
Westville prison guard charged with trafficking

Westville prison guard charged with trafficking

WESTVILLE | A 13-year corrections officer was arrested Saturday at Westville Correctional Facility on a trafficking charge.

March 26, 2013 6:30 pm

Prison guard numbers worry lawmakers

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | State budget constraints are creating real safety concerns in Illinois' prison system for some legislators.

August 26, 2011 7:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Add Lake County jailer positions by trimming other budget fat

The fiscal leaders of some counties would cringe and resist if asked by the federal government to produce enough money in the budget for 60 additional jail correctional officers -- especially in this era of shrinking government coffers. Other county leaders might collectively rub their hands…

August 16, 2011 12:00 am

Officials promise not to jailbreak the budget

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski promises he won't punish taxpayers to fix an understaffed county jail.

August 14, 2011 11:15 pm

Consultant: Hire more Lake Jail corrections officers

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials were confronted Monday with a study urging them to hire at least 60 additional corrections officers to meet a federal mandate to upgrade security in the county jail.

August 01, 2011 7:30 pm

Hammond inmate accused of attacking Lake County jail officer

CROWN POINT | Lake County police seek felony battery charges against a jail inmate accused of attacking a corrections officer Sunday.

August 01, 2011 5:00 pm
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