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Committee narrows candidates for Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Judicial Nominating Committee selected three candidates Wednesday to fill the position of Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge. 

July 02, 2014 6:28 pm

New radios to broadcast Lake's new E-911 era

CROWN POINT | Lake County police will be equipped with state-of-the-art communications radios by next year when a consolidation of public safety communications begins.

May 22, 2014 6:56 pm

High court names temporary judge

GARY | The Indiana Supreme Court has named Senior Judge Steven King to temporarily preside over Lake Superior Court, Civil Division Room 4.

January 27, 2014 7:00 pm

Cedar Lake woman wins temporary reprieve from eviction

CEDAR LAKE | A 67-year-old blind woman who lost ownership of her home through a Lake County tax sale said she can remain temporarily, if she pays $300 a month in rent.

May 02, 2013 6:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Children shouldn't see how judges are behaving

RICH JAMES: Children shouldn't see how judges are behaving

If someone made a movie about the effort to name a new Lake Superior Court Juvenile Division judge, it would have to be rated PG-13.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Lake officials weigh ways to spend $15M borrowed cash

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials have big plans for spending the $15 million they borrowed this year.

April 04, 2013 7:03 pm
RICH JAMES: Pope of Lake County's judiciary claims superiority

RICH JAMES: Pope of Lake County's judiciary claims superiority

If you thought the Vatican was home to the greatest concentration of power in the world, you'd better think again.

March 18, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Demerits to Lake judges for disobeying law

Lake County's judicial selection process is a model the rest of the state should follow. It is shameful that some of Lake County's judges are attempting to circumvent it.

March 13, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Pick judges based on qualification, not seniority

RICH JAMES: Pick judges based on qualification, not seniority

That wonderful Lake Superior Court system the late Adam Benjamin created in the 1970s has a flaw. And it’s a big one. A gaping hole, if you will.

February 20, 2013 12:00 am

Schiralli to be next Lake Juvenile Court judge

CROWN POINT | One of Lake County's longest-serving judges will be taking over the prestigious Juvenile Court bench next month.

February 15, 2013 11:30 am

Seniority rules among judges who may take juvenile court vacancy

CROWN POINT | One of about a dozen Lake Superior Court judges will be first in line to take over a juvenile court system any politician would consider one of the sweetest plums in Lake County's patronage empire.

January 31, 2013 6:30 pm

Lake County leaders give governor high marks for Bonaventura selection

CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's law enforcement and legal communities cheered Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's appointment to oversee the investigation of child abuse and neglect.

January 30, 2013 6:30 pm
Retiring judge commended for 21 years of service

Retiring judge commended for 21 years of service

MUNSTER | Lake Superior Court Judge Jeffery J. Dywan is being congratulated for his public service as he prepares to retire from the bench.

June 27, 2012 5:30 pm Photos


Lake County Council awards lunch tickets to juries

CROWN POINT | Lake Superior Court juries no longer will have to deliberate on where they will be eating their next lunch.

August 09, 2011 2:15 pm

Rising tide of supplemental pay doesn't raise all boats

CROWN POINT | About $1 million of the rising toll of Lake County government user fees is being diverted by officials to the pay of a charmed circle of their employees.

July 23, 2011 8:30 pm

Judge reluctantly turns away students' fraud claim against Brown Mackie College

INDIANAPOLIS | In an unusually heartfelt opinion, an Indiana Court of Appeals judge said he wished the court could assist three Lake County women who claim they were defrauded by Brown Mackie College of Merrillville.

April 03, 2011 3:00 pm

Budgets cuts end in a hungry jury in Lake County civil court

CROWN POINT | It's feast or famine for Lake County's jurors.

February 12, 2011 12:00 am
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