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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.

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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

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


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



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

Warrant issued for arrest of E.C. substitute teacher

EAST CHICAGO | A warrant has been issued for the arrest of a Gary man who had been a substitute teacher for the School City of East Chicago.

April 29, 2011 7:00 pm

East Chicago students report stolen MacBooks

EAST CHICAGO | Several student Apple MacBooks have been lost or stolen after the School City of East Chicago invested millions to purchase them.

April 26, 2011 9:00 pm

Family of 79-year-old murder victim offering $20,000 reward

EAST CHICAGO | The murder of a 79-year-old East Chicago woman has remained unsolved since she was found dead Jan. 14, 2010, in her apartment.

January 08, 2011 11:45 am

East Chicago man shot Thursday at gas station dies

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man shot in the face Thursday died of his wounds, the Cook County medical examiner's office said.

January 02, 2011 7:45 pm

E.C. man, 42, found dead; another is wounded in face

EAST CHICAGO | A man was found dead in an alley and another man was shot in the face in unrelated incidents Thursday in East Chicago, according to authorities.

December 31, 2010 12:00 am

Police: Man killed E.C. intruder with AK-47-style rifle

EAST CHICAGO | Police say a convicted felon with a handgun broke into a home only to be shot dead by another man inside with an AK-47-style semi-automatic rifle.

December 16, 2010 12:00 am

Man killed, woman injured in shooting at E.C. house

EAST CHICAGO | A man was killed and a woman shot in a home invasion Wednesday night, police said.

December 14, 2010 10:45 pm
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