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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…
Mr. President, the buck stops with you.
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.
"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.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County grand jury will investigate whether a county government official should be charged with an alleged weapons violation.
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.
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.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners on Wednesday selected an Indianapolis firm to implement federally mandated renovations to the Lake County Jail.
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.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners have opened the competition for next year's contract to provide jail medical care.
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.
Two local police departments are receiving more than $700,000 to hire new officers.
Under the "leadership" of Eric Holder, the Department of Justice, an oxymoron for sure, has spent more than $4.4 million on food and drink for meetings. This includes 250 muffins at $16 each.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners reluctantly awarded another $63,000 to Merrillville lawyer John Bushemi for legal work he is doing to make the county jail compliant with U.S. Department of Justice standards.
CROWN POINT | Laying the blame directly at the feet of his predecessor, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich on Thursday blasted conditions at the county jail despite upgrades touted by the previous administration.
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