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John Buncich

Political donors boost Dems' coffers

Political donors boost Dems' coffers

CROWN POINT | Lake County's Democratic politicians are retaining their popularity among campaign donors this election season.

October 21, 2014 7:35 pm

Lake sheriff cleans house at animal shelter

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff has installed a new management and staff at his animal adoption and control center.

October 20, 2014 7:30 pm

Uninsured inmates boost Lake jail medical bills to $8.3M

CROWN POINT | Lake taxpayers will pay $8.3 million in medical bills over the next two years for uninsured inmates at the Lake County Jail.

October 15, 2014 7:31 pm

Lake jail moves up the charts toward federal compliance

CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff said Friday the jail continues to get improving marks from the U.S. Department of Justice.

October 10, 2014 11:45 pm

State tells sheriff to speed up when public wants records

CROWN POINT | The state's public records watchdog is condemning the Lake County Sheriff's Department for not promptly providing an inventory of county-owned equipment to the Lake County Board of Commissioners.

September 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Lake pay raise wouldn't be across the board

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council has tentatively passed a 3 percent pay raise for most, but not all full-time county government employees.

September 11, 2014 8:30 pm
County Council, cops bicker over raises

County Council, cops bicker over raises

CROWN POINT | Lake County police officers and the County Council faced off Tuesday over the failure of contract talks to produce pay raises.

September 09, 2014 12:30 pm Photos

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Merrillville police officer critical, suspect commits suicide

Merrillville police officer critical, suspect commits suicide

MERRILLVILLE | Merrillville police Patrolman 2nd Class Nickolaus Schultz clung to life Saturday as police continued to investigate the motives of the man who ambushed officers before committing suicide in Merrillville late Friday.

September 06, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.

August 14, 2014 6:50 pm
Jail bonding: Program pairs Lake County inmates with shelter animals

Jail bonding: Program pairs Lake County inmates with shelter animals

CROWN POINT | Dressed in head-to-toe khaki, Eugene Taylor leaned over and patted the white pit bull at his feet.

August 09, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Lake precinct fight is before local judge

CROWN POINT | A judge is set to rule whether a new law that could eliminate dozens of small Lake County precincts is a harmless exercise in cost saving or a dagger aimed at the Democratic Party.

August 08, 2014 7:21 pm

Jail has no shut-off valve for plumbing overruns

CROWN POINT | Lake officials have called the plumbers into the county jail, which is leaking red ink.

August 07, 2014 6:27 pm

EDITORIAL: Let law work by exploring efficient voting practices

Politics once again is on the verge of pulling a blanket over logic's head in Lake County, and a chance at more efficient voting practices could be the casualty.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County government employees prefer payroll to pension

CROWN POINT | Government workers get little in the way of respect or pay raises, and the state is cutting pension annuity payments for those who haven't retired by Oct. 1

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lawsuit stops Lake precinct purge for now

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.

August 01, 2014 5:36 pm

EDITORIAL: Winfield town marshal would be unneeded layer of government

Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am
Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty over allegations he ambushed Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield earlier this month.

July 28, 2014 5:45 pm Photos

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Jail overtime punishes Lake budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County jail staff is working overtime.

July 27, 2014 11:00 pm
Police announce charges in cop's death

Police announce charges in cop's death

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced murder charges have been filed against Carl Le'Ellis Blount in the death of Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 24, 2014 11:52 pm
Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

CROWN POINT | The man charged with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield has a history of violence and caught his victim off guard, the Lake County sheriff said Thursday.

July 24, 2014 2:00 pm Video Photos

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