INDIANAPOLIS | House Democratic Leader Scott Pelath wants to know why it's taking so long for the state ethics watchdog to determine if Republican Tony Bennett, the former superintendent of public instruction, improperly manipulated school grades prior to the 2012 election.
VALPARAISO | A 30-year-old woman from Ogden Dunes died early Saturday morning at the Porter County Jail shortly after she was taken into custody. The name of the woman has not been released by the Porter County coroner.
GARY | A Gary man was carjacked and shot in the leg when he stopped at a busy intersection to check on his tire.
SCHERERVILLE | Schererville police are investigating a suspicious incident involving a driver who was stopped early Sunday in the 2000 block of Meadow Lane.
HAMMOND | Police said someone fired shots near the corner of 173rd Place and Walnut Avenue early Friday, hitting a nearby home.
A mail carrier walks past a Dyer home where two people were found dead Monday.
Dyer police investigate two deaths Monday at a home in the 2500 block of Sycamore Drive. One of the two people, Rhonda Neher, 45, died as a result of a apparent homicide, Lake County cororner's officials said.
Neighbors watch as Dyer police investigate two deaths Monday at a home in the 2500 block of Sycamore Drive.
Lake County Sheriff's Department SUVs are parked outside a Dyer home where two people were found dead Monday.
Dyer police officers stand outside a home in the 2500 block of Sycamore Drive where a man and woman were found dead Monday.
SOUTH HOLLAND | Thornton Township School District 205 released a press statement Friday afternoon announcing the terminations and resignations of several key administrators who are allegedly involved in a scandal regarding inappropriate use and mismanagement of district funds.
CALUMET CITY | Police are investigating a mother after her 10-month-old baby died Sunday in the bathtub, officials said.
GRIFFITH | Authorities are ensuring a building gutted by fire is stable before trying to determine what caused the blaze Friday at The Mansards apartment complex.
SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Federal authorities are investigating the Illinois Department of Transportation for improper spending on a 2008 summer jobs program.
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An email from Lake Central School Corp.'s top official indicates district resources were used to push its voter referendum. But in a subsequent letter, the district denied an anti-referendum group access to the same resources.
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