So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.
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.
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.
HAMMOND | The second day of Martin "Lefty" Anaya's trial on criminal racketeering charges focused little on the man himself.
HAMMOND | Three more Latin King gang members entered into plea agreements with the government, leaving just a handful of defendants remaining for trial.
David "Flaco" Lira
HAMMOND | One of the two fugitives considered armed and dangerous in the Latin King case turned himself in Wednesday, while the other remains at large.
David Lira is still at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement at the following numbers: FBI agents at (317) 595-4000, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at (219) 755-6310 or the United Marshals Service at (219) 852-6776.
Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy speaks Friday about the two Chicago police officers who were indicted in a Latin Kings crackdown during a news conference at the Hammond Federal Courthouse.
Paulino Salazar is at large. Anyone with information about his whereabouts is asked to contact law enforcement at the following numbers: FBI at (317) 595-4000, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives at (219) 755-6310 or the United Marshals Service at (219) 852-6776.
U.S. Attorney David Capp, of the Northern District of Indiana, announces during a Nov. 18 news conference in Hammond the indictments of 15 alleged Latin Kings members or associates, including two Chicago police officers.
EAST CHICAGO | Two East Chicago men accused of possessing a sawed-off shotgun were arrested Tuesday by the Lake County Police Gang Unit.
VALPARAISO | William Portillo is a reformed bully.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors will not seek the death penalty against five reported gang members accused of murder.
PORTAGE | An alleged gang member with a lengthy rap sheet was arrested and faces a litany of fresh charges after police said he battered his girlfriend and her 10-year-old son.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors have named a 29-year-old Illinois man as a sixth defendant in a Latin Kings drug and murder case.
MARKHAM | A Cook County judge on Tuesday ordered prison terms totaling 95 years for a now 30-year-old Harvey man, one of several charged with the 2007 shooting death of a Thornton Fractional North High School student.
INDIANAPOLIS | An appeals court threw out the 240-year sentence of a Gary gang leader convicted in 2004 in a horrific, quadruple homicide and robbery.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced a 19-year-old East Chicago man to nearly eight years in prison Friday for killing an acquaintance in an apparent street gang rivalry nearly a year ago.
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