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Local sports stars bring message of literacy to E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | Administrators at McKinley Elementary School are hoping some local star power will increase literacy among their students.

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EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

EDITORIAL: Walks tell crime to take a hike

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker and other officers are knocking on doors to talk to residents about their concerns.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am
Hitting the streets

Hitting the streets

East Chicago police Officers Will Askew and Juan Beltran walk door-to-door Aug. 26 to talk to residents about their concerns in regard to crime and public safety.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Portage woman critically wounded in Labor Day shooting in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | A Portage woman is in critical condition at Advocate Christ Medical Center in Oak Lawn following an early morning shooting on Labor Day that could be drug related.

September 01, 2014 11:00 pm
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

A screen showing the ShotSpotter technology the East Chicago Police Department is using to identify gunfire and quickly pinpoint the location from where the gun was fired.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

East Chicago Police Deputy Chief John Verbich with a screen showing the ShotSpotter technology the department is using to identify gunfire and quickly pinpoint the location from where it was fired.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

On the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death, the Hammond museum with his name was shut down. The museum is moving to Crown Point, closer to the scene of perhaps his most infamous crime — his escape from the Lake County Jail. That's where it belongs.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

2 killed in separate shootings in Gary, E.C.

Separate shootings took the lives of two men in Gary and East Chicago late Saturday and early Sunday, according to the Lake County coroner's office.

July 20, 2014 10:30 am

EDITORIAL: Police station offers safe location

The basic function of police is to protect the citizenry. In East Chicago, that's being taken to a new level.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

Police in Missouri have arrested a man and woman who are suspected of robbing an East Chicago bank at gunpoint last week, FBI officials said.

April 04, 2014 11:14 pm Photos

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A different kind of war: Limited choices, a driftless future

A different kind of war: Limited choices, a driftless future

Julius Solis and his older brother had been hanging out with Imperial Gangsters since before they could walk.

February 02, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Regional efforts help police fight crime

Northwest Indiana has entered a new era of regional cooperation when it comes to police work. It's paying off.

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

Accident kills contractor at ArcelorMittal in East Chicago

A Valparaiso man who was working as a contractor at the ArcelorMittal Indiana Harbor West steel mill in East Chicago was killed in an accident Wednesday morning. Two other contractors were injured.

November 13, 2013 4:00 pm
Region STOP Team

Region STOP Team

The Region STOP team, made up of several local police departments, patrols Gary in an effort to curb crime.

August 31, 2013 12:50 am
RICH JAMES: Pence's plan for Gary left out major players

RICH JAMES: Pence's plan for Gary left out major players

If I were Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram, I’d be embarrassed.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

Police: Be on the lookout for air conditioner thefts

EAST CHICAGO | A string of air conditioner thefts that occurred in the city in late March and early this month does not represent a new trend, according to East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker.

April 22, 2013 12:17 pm

E.C. mayor's brother stabbed to death

EAST CHICAGO | The brother of the East Chicago mayor was stabbed to death Sunday morning, officials said.

March 17, 2013 8:45 pm
VIDEO: East Chicago gang members face indictments

VIDEO: East Chicago gang members face indictments

U.S. Attorney David Capp spoke with the media and East Chicago residents about 12 members of an East Chicago gang that will face several indictments.

November 10, 2011 1:20 pm

Missing student laptops spur investigation in E.C.

EAST CHICAGO | School City of East Chicago officials and police are investigating additional reports of stolen or missing laptops.

May 30, 2011 3:15 pm
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