SCHERERVILLE | Members of the Lake County Advancement Committee got a behind the scenes look Friday into federal investigations targeting public corruption.
EAST CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors Friday announced indictments against who they allege are key members of a Chicago-area street gang that used East Chicago as its base of operations in Indiana.
INDIANAPOLIS | The two state officeholders seeking election in November insist they are not using government-owned equipment for campaign purposes, even though the State Ethics Commission recently concluded they could.
GARY | City officials announced Thursday the launch of a federal program designed to help revitalize Gary.
HOBART | Talk of ethics in local government brought out a crowd of a couple hundred Thursday morning to a public policy breakfast at Avalon Manor.
CROWN POINT | Heroin users can choose their poison.
HAMMOND | The second Gary City Council member in as many years is accused by prosecutors of violating federal tax laws.
HAMMOND | A former downstate police officer was sentenced Friday to 40 years in federal prison for his role in a region drug dealing and weapons conspiracy, prosecutors announced.
EAST CHICAGO | After 10 years, federal authorities have charged members and associates of the Two Six street gang with the murder of East Chicago’s Julio Cartagena in 2003.
U.S. Attorney David Capp announced indictments against members of the Two Six gang during a news conference in East Chicago.
The latest allegations against former Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett — that state computers and possibly staff were used for his campaign fundraising — sound like something that might have happened in Lake County.
Lake County law enforcement officials are forming a full-time regional team of officers to attack criminal violence and property crimes.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are recommending former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas serve 46 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.
Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's name was added Friday to the long list of Northwest Indiana public officials indicted on federal public corruption charges.
HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til defrauded taxpayers by ordering county employees to perform political campaign work on the county dime and using county equipment, prosecutors said Friday.
GARY | The Lake County Fairgrounds gun shows are an example of a potential source of guns that fall into criminals' hands, Indiana and Illinois law enforcement officials said Thursday.
HAMMOND | The Hammond-based U.S. attorney's office raked in about $6.5 million in fiscal year 2012 related to criminal and civil actions, the office reported Friday.
HAMMOND | U.S. Attorney David Capp will speak at 6:30 p.m. today at the Edison Community Watch.
Local and federal law enforcement officials announced several indictments and arrests of members of the Imperial Gangsters.
So many public corruption indictments have been handed down against public officials in Lake County over the years that voters run the danger of expecting local government officials to be corrupt. That should prompt action by good, decent, honest officials to shore up the public's trust.
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