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Joseph Van Bokkelen

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels’ political legacy trumps Bayh’s return

For political junkies, the notion of former Democratic Gov. Evan Bayh challenging Gov. Mike Pence was as enticing as a Sox vs. Cubs World Series.

September 21, 2014 12:00 am

Former E.C. library director formally pleads guilty to filing a false tax return

EAST CHICAGO | Former East Chicago Public Library Director Manny Montalvo pleaded guilty in Hammond federal court Thursday to one count of filing a false tax return.

August 22, 2013 6:45 pm

S'ville woman sentenced to 37 months in prison for theft

HAMMOND | A Schererville woman who embezzled $659,000 from a Crown Point title insurance company was sentenced to 37 months in a federal prison this week.

July 11, 2013 6:45 pm

South Haven man takes plea deal on cocaine trafficking

HAMMOND | A South Haven man reached a plea agreement with federal authorities Wednesday on one count of dealing cocaine.

June 14, 2013 12:05 am

County settles job discrimination claim by attorneys

CROWN POINT | Lake County will pay three former public defenders $126,000 to settle job discrimination claims arising from their termination nearly four years ago.

June 06, 2013 6:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

BRIAN HOWEY: Daniels era has obliterated Indiana Democrats

From a political perspective, the decade-long "Mitch Daniels era" has been devastating for Indiana Democrats.

December 23, 2012 12:00 am
Federal judge says sentencing requires tough choices

Federal judge says sentencing requires tough choices

CROWN POINT | Sentencing criminals to jail is a particularly difficult task for him, U.S. Federal District Judge Joseph Van Bokkelen said.

August 08, 2012 4:15 pm

Federal judge tosses lawsuit by Porter County Jail inmates

HAMMOND | A federal judge has thrown out the complaints of eight Porter County inmates who filed a joint lawsuit alleging their constitutional rights were violated while behind bars.

January 26, 2012 6:30 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Right-to-work is more about politics than jobs

BRIAN HOWEY: Right-to-work is more about politics than jobs

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels and Republican legislative leaders say that with the unemployment rate continuing to hover at an unacceptably high 9 percent, we need "every tool available" to attract jobs. So, the right-to-work legislation has become the No. 1 issue heading into the 2012 General …

December 18, 2011 12:00 am

Judge strikes some complaints against Porter County Jail

HAMMOND | A federal judge has stricken the complaints — at least for now — of four Porter County Jail inmates who had filed a joint lawsuit against the jail, court records show.

December 13, 2011 7:15 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, October 20

Adventures in Everyday Living: Shorelines, Thursday, October 20

Ancilla's Jane Bomberger, Committee Chair Tom Collins and members Karren and Pat Lee, Reginald Dotson, Judy Gresko, Beth Kaminski, Laura Kittle,  Joanne Markiewicz, Janice Moss-Woods, Terry Quinn, Len Schmidt, Dick Sierra, Milt Triana and Auctioneer Tom O'Donnell on the welcome committee ton…

October 19, 2011 8:00 am

Child pornographer to pay victim far less than requested

HAMMOND | A federal judge Wednesday ordered a convicted child pornographer to pay his victim a fraction of what prosecutors sought in restitution.

June 15, 2011 4:05 pm
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