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Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

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EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

EDITORIAL: Lake County needs to join era of ethics

Lake County government is now alone in declining to pay for ethics training for employees. That's shameful. Porter and LaPorte counties have already committed to joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

April 16, 2014 12:00 am Related

Robber hits Roselawn bank branch

ROSELAWN | A man described as being in his late 20s and about six feet tall with minimal facial hair is being sought by police for the robbery of the DeMotte State Bank branch in Roselawn on Friday.

April 04, 2014 7:31 pm

Two rob First Merchants Bank in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A busy Saturday morning was interrupted at First Merchants Bank, 4740 Indianapolis Blvd., about 11 a.m. when two armed people entered to rob the bank.

March 29, 2014 6:20 pm
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

GARY | FBI and IRS agents raided the Calumet Township trustee's office Thursday, removing several boxes of evidence and at least one computer as part of a federal investigation of the office.

March 27, 2014 7:06 pm Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: Saying yes is first step on ethics path

We're glad to see the Porter County commissioners vote to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission. That's just one step toward participating, however. We urge Porter County to complete the other steps.

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Valpo superintendent's pay package called too high

VALPARAISO | Should the next superintendent of Valparaiso Community Schools get more in salary and benefits than a member of the U.S. Cabinet or the directors of the CIA and the FBI?

March 21, 2014 7:02 pm

EDITORIAL: This campaign promise needs to be kept

Candidates for public office in Northwest Indiana this year are being asked to sign an ethics action pledge. It's one of two important symbols of their commitment to ethical behavior they should sign. The other is to join the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man, 23, pleads guilty to felony heroin deal charge

HAMMOND | A Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to selling heroin to an undercover informant in Lake County, court records show.

February 07, 2014 5:54 pm

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

EDITORIAL: New surveyor should push for reform

The new Lake County surveyor should focus on the office's main priorities and do as much as possible to remove politics from that office.

January 08, 2014 12:00 am
Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

Van Til's plea offers ethics, reform lessons

FBI agents seized computers and other items from the office of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til in June 2012.

December 02, 2013 2:30 pm

It's back to normal in Lake Station

LAKE STATION | Business at Lake Station City Hall was back to normal on Monday, Mayor Keith Soderquist said.

November 18, 2013 6:30 pm
60 Something: The Bad Old Days, Part II

60 Something: The Bad Old Days, Part II

Around twenty years ago two tough little old ladies were having dinner and drinks in Crown Point, Indiana, talking about the good old days and the bad old days. "Think how much fun it would be," said one to the other. "You'd get your own director's chair, you'd have dinner every night with m…

November 18, 2013 5:21 pm

$12M heist almost disrupted smartphone debut

GARY | Forget long lines and halted pre-orders – the latest smartphone was so hot it almost never made it to store shelves.

November 11, 2013 5:00 pm
Clerk-treasurer: Feds investigating Lake Station

Clerk-treasurer: Feds investigating Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city continues to be part of an investigation launched by federal agents in late June, said Clerk-Treasurer Brenda Samuels.

October 09, 2013 7:15 pm
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

EDITORIAL: Keep up sex stings, focus on rescues

The continuing crackdown on prostitution is important not just for upholding public health and decency, as was a concern in the past, but also because the prostitutes themselves require protection from harm and a transition to normal lives.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am Related
VA checks not in the mail

VA checks not in the mail

The work was finished nearly two years ago, but outstanding bills still haven't been paid to many of the subcontractors that built a new Veterans Affairs clinic in Crown Point.

July 13, 2013 6:30 pm Photos

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YOUNG VOICES: National security can survive in 'land of the free'

YOUNG VOICES: National security can survive in 'land of the free'

Quite frankly, if the National Security Agency tapped into my phone calls it would probably be listening in on little more than one of my parents accidentally butt-dialing me.

June 24, 2013 12:00 am
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