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EDITORIAL: Overturn court if it costs too much

Crown Point officials are considering the elimination of the city court if it doesn't generate enough fees to support itself. And why not?

August 24, 2014 12:00 am

JOHN DOHERTY: Nothing lucky about Lou Gehrig's disease

Friday was the 75th anniversary of the most famous farewell in the history of sports. On July 4, 1939 in Yankee Stadium, just two weeks after being diagnosed at the Mayo Clinic with Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS), Lou Gehrig told the crowd, “I consider myself the luckiest man on the fac…

July 07, 2014 5:15 pm

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
RICH JAMES: Judicial employees don't merit special treatment

RICH JAMES: Judicial employees don't merit special treatment

What is it with some of the judges in Lake County?

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

Evidence thrown out in federal gun, drug case

HAMMOND | Evidence found during a search of the home of a Gary man accused of federal gun and drug crimes will not be allowed to be used against him after a U.S. District judge found the search warrant used by police was deficient.

April 07, 2014 8:00 pm
OFFBEAT: Toronto no stranger to scandal among city's leaders

OFFBEAT: Toronto no stranger to scandal among city's leaders

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 05, 2014 12:00 am
Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Got an idea for a product? Pitch it at The Big Sell

Past participants at The Big Sell Entrepreneurs in Action contest have pitched a wide range of ideas: biodegradable to-go soup containers, solar cells, all-in-one portable campfires, closed-finger Mixed Martial Arts gloves and more.

January 25, 2014 2:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Bears' toughest loss squarely on Trestman's shoulders

AL HAMNIK: Bears' toughest loss squarely on Trestman's shoulders

CHICAGO | Marc Trestman has been labeled a savior of sorts in hopefully bringing the Bears, particularly Jay Cutler, back to the NFL forefront.

November 10, 2013 6:15 pm
EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

EDITORIAL: Merit selection works well, so expand it

The selection of Sam Cappas as the new Lake County Criminal Court judge shows the merit selection process works well.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am Video

Judge Boklund won't seek re-election

MICHIGAN CITY | A judge in a Michigan City courtroom has decided to step down after more than 20 years on the bench.

September 28, 2013 12:00 am

State senator seeks termination of rapists' parental rights

INDIANAPOLIS | A Hoosier woman giving birth following a rape could face a lifetime of further attacks in court if the rapist-father tries to assert parental rights because of the way Indiana law is structured.

September 07, 2013 6:00 pm Related
Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

Concussion deal 'a good gesture,' player says

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. | Jay Brophy is 53. Doctors have told him his brain is 70.

September 01, 2013 6:00 pm
Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura

Lake County Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura

Mary Beth Bonaventura, director of the Indiana Department of Child Services, was juvenile court judge in Lake County for 20 years prior to her 2013 appointment by Gov. Mike Pence.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Purdue Cal garden contest winners know flower power

OFFBEAT: Purdue Cal garden contest winners know flower power

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 18, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Stefaniak preparing for bench, and benches

DOUG ROSS: Stefaniak preparing for bench, and benches

Were you surprised when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. announced at the last minute he was going to become the next Lake Juvenile Court judge? You're not alone.

June 21, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: Stefaniak is well prepared for Juvenile Court

RICH JAMES: Stefaniak is well prepared for Juvenile Court

Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak has been there, done that.

June 09, 2013 12:00 am

Pence OKs new criminal code, expungement law

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has approved two of the most significant changes to Indiana's criminal law in decades.

May 06, 2013 5:47 pm Related
WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

WILLIAM NANGLE: Make judges follow merit selection law

Justice appears to be running amuck in Indiana.

April 07, 2013 12:00 am

Assistants sue their judicial bosses over Lake Juvenile Court succession

CROWN POINT | Three Lake Juvenile Court magistrates are suing to stop Lake Superior Judge Nicholas Schiralli from becoming the next Lake County juvenile judge this month.

March 20, 2013 2:39 pm
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
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