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Alleged gang members in racketeering indictment had criminal history in Lake County

HAMMOND | A search through Lake County Criminal Court records would not reveal that a 61-year-old woman was part of a violent street gang named in a recent federal racketeering indictment. 

September 20, 2014 11:15 pm Related

Prosecutors seek anonymous jury for gang member's trial

HAMMOND | Prosecutors are asking a federal judge to keep the identities of jury members secret for the trial of a high-ranking leader of the Imperial Gangsters street gang. 

August 08, 2014 7:59 pm

Plea entered in murder case

HAMMOND | One of the gang members arrested last year in connection with the decade-old murder of East Chicago resident Julio Cartagena pleaded guilty Monday to his role in the homicide.

May 05, 2014 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Court program erases slate on tattoos

First impressions make a big difference when looking for a job, and visible tattoos can be a deterrent to employment.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Region crime-busters sweep through Gary

Region crime-busters sweep through Gary

GARY | The Spirit of Love Missionary Baptist Church stood silent witness as about a half dozen officers surrounded a struggling Gary resident, who was letting loose with a stream of profanity and saliva.

March 22, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos


Trial of alleged gang member delayed

HAMMOND | The federal trial of an Imperial Gangster member who could face the death penalty was pushed back Wednesday, according to court records.

February 12, 2014 8:15 pm
MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Video
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



E.C. man receives prison term for gang activity

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison on Friday for engaging in racketeering activity with the Imperial Gangster street gang.

December 20, 2013 8:45 pm
Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

U.S. Attorney David Capp announced indictments against members of the Two Six gang during a news conference in East Chicago.

November 21, 2013 4:25 pm

Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Man charged in sweeping racketeering gang case

HAMMOND | Federal authorities arrested a man Thursday as part of the sweeping Imperial Gangsters street gang racketeering case.

September 19, 2013 8:48 pm

E.C. man seeks 16-year term in Imperial Gangster plea deal

HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has pleaded guilty to federal charges of racketeering as part of a larger investigation into the area's Imperial Gangster gang.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am

State prison remains in lockdown after gang altercation

MICHIGAN CITY | A lockdown triggered by a conflict between rival gangs at the Indiana State Prison will remain in effect indefinitely.

July 11, 2013 1:45 pm

Hammond bar shooter going to prison

CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Salvador Vasquez sentenced 30-year-old Rolando Diaz to 40 years in prison Thursday for a 2011 bar shooting.

May 30, 2013 3:47 pm
Law enforcement, public must work together

Law enforcement, public must work together

So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos


Former Chicago cop sentenced to 19 years in gang case

HAMMOND | The nearly two decades in prison given to a former Chicago police officer Friday is a "far cry" from the lifetime sentence he could have received, a Hammond federal court judge told the disgraced cop.

January 11, 2013 5:30 pm

Chicago women sentenced in Latin Kings gang slayings

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced two Chicago women to years in prison Monday after they admitted to being involved in a gang-related murder, court records show.

November 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Second day of Latin Kings gang member's trial focuses mostly on crimes committed by others

HAMMOND | The second day of Martin "Lefty" Anaya's trial on criminal racketeering charges focused little on the man himself.

September 19, 2012 8:15 pm
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