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Lake officials commit millions to inmate healthcare

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend as much as $6.1 million over the next year and a half on health care for Lake County jail inmates.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm
MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

I could hear the collective gasps from a number of Lake County Government Complex officials earlier this week, and my office is several hundred yards away with sealed windows.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Council abolishes work-release program to fund federal mandate

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials will close the sheriff's work-release program and lay off its 28 county employees to find the money to hire new corrections officers and mental health professionals to serve jail inmates.

May 13, 2014 3:30 pm
DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

DOUG ROSS: Two responses to legacy of government excess

Even as Chicago and Illinois talk about their legacy costs, meaning overly generous public pensions, Gary and Calumet Township are dealing with their own legacy of past poor decisions.

February 21, 2014 12:00 am
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The Daily Fix

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August 15, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: It’s been an honor to be a federal employee

This is my last column for The Times as I end my time at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and retire from the National Park Service.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Free flow of information crucial to our democracy

GUEST COMMENTARY: Free flow of information crucial to our democracy

As Americans come face to face with our government’s vast capabilities in a digital age, recent reporting on information provided by whistleblowers reminds us of journalism’s essential role in democracies. Additionally, the unsettling revelation that the Department of Justice recently target…

June 25, 2013 12:05 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Buck stops squarely in Oval Office

BRIAN HOWEY: Buck stops squarely in Oval Office

Mr. President, the buck stops with you.

May 19, 2013 12:00 am

Man sues Lake County Jail, sheriff for alleged ill treatment

HAMMOND | A semi-quadriplegic man serving time for robbery at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is pressing ahead with a lawsuit against Lake County officials over his treatment during his incarceration at the Lake County Jail.

May 03, 2013 7:15 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. still standing, pursuing S&P

GUEST COMMENTARY: U.S. still standing, pursuing S&P

"I am shocked, shocked to find … gambling …" This famous line of the cynical Captain Renault to night club manager Rick in the film classic "Casablanca" comes to mind in reflecting on the practices of American credit rating agencies.

February 09, 2013 11:45 am
Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

Judge deciding if stores must post tobacco apology

A federal judge will soon decide whether your next tank of gas or bottle of soda comes with a free apology from the Marlboro man and Joe Camel.

December 27, 2012 12:00 am

County jail renovations bids top $3M

CROWN POINT | Contractors bidding on renovations to the Lake County Jail estimate the costs from nearly $3.4 million to more than $3.6 million.

May 16, 2012 7:55 pm

County official on leave after gun incident

CROWN POINT | A Lake County grand jury will investigate whether a county government official should be charged with an alleged weapons violation.

May 03, 2012 7:00 am

Lake commissioners will force jail to take the cure

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are set to choose Wednesday from among four medical vendors to cure the county jail of deficient care for inmates.

December 20, 2011 8:00 pm

Intrepid doctor plots expedition into Lake Jail medical work

CROWN POINT | After conquering Canada's frozen north and Haiti's tropical climes, a Merrillville physician hopes to embark on his wildest expedition yet — the Lake County Jail's medical ward.  

December 12, 2011 12:00 am

Indy firm to design jail improvements

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday selected an Indianapolis firm to implement federally mandated renovations to the Lake County Jail.

November 16, 2011 5:30 pm

Ex-DEA agent drops sexual orientation bias lawsuit

HAMMOND | A former local DEA agent agreed to dismiss a federal lawsuit Tuesday after alleging she was fired due to her sexual orientation, court documents state.

November 15, 2011 8:32 pm

Lake officials issue open invitation for jail medical providers

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners have opened the competition for next year's contract to provide jail medical care.

November 12, 2011 11:45 pm Related

Feds want more nurses at Lake County Jail

CROWN POINT | Local officials said they are getting credit for recent health care improvements at Lake County Jail. But federal authorities are calling for nurses to care for the jail's inmates.

September 29, 2011 7:00 pm

Portage, Cedar Lake police get federal grants to hire 4 cops

Two local police departments are receiving more than $700,000 to hire new officers.

September 28, 2011 5:27 pm
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