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nwi.com Political Roundtable

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The Times' Robert Blaszkiewicz and Crista Zivanovic discuss the leadership change in the Gary Police Department, Gov. Mike Pence's lobbying efforts to expand Healthy Indiana, Pence's objection to the state housing undocumented children immigrants, and a twist in the corruption case against L…

July 31, 2014 6:49 pm

EDITORIAL: IU study a reminder of corruption's cost

The revolving door between Northwest Indiana local government offices and the Hammond federal courthouse often makes our region the butt of public corruption jokes locally and abroad.

July 16, 2014 12:00 am
Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

Lake Station mayor's niece among four arrested during police raids

HAMMOND | Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist's niece was among four people arrested Wednesday during searches of homes in Gary and Hammond, officials said. 

June 12, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Soderquist, Brakley trial reset for October

HAMMOND | The public corruption trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter has been rescheduled to Oct. 20, federal court records filed Friday state.

May 30, 2014 2:30 pm

Public corruption suspect permitted to travel to Chicago for work

HAMMOND | A former Lake Station city court clerk indicted on public corruption charges has been granted permission to travel to Chicago for work, Hammond federal court records show.

May 02, 2014 1:45 pm

Soderquist small potatoes compared to McDermott

Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife were federally indicted for using campaign finances for personal expenses. How is that any different from what Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and his wife do?

April 25, 2014 12:00 am

Democratic foot soldiers attempt to make up for indicted party leaders

The Lake County Democratic party must prepare to flex its muscle at the polls against a backdrop of falling standard bearers.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm
Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Three lessons from corruption charges

Yet another elected official in Northwest Indiana walked into the federal courthouse in Hammond wearing shackles Thursday. It is, sadly, a familiar story.

April 18, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

RICH JAMES: Some have vision, others have tunnel vision

The sign in the locker room said, “When the going gets tough, the tough get going.”

March 26, 2014 12:00 am

Lake Station poised to become next community to back South Shore project

LAKE STATION | Lake Station is expected to become the latest Lake County community to provide financial backing for the South Shore extension to Dyer.

March 19, 2014 9:30 pm

Lake Station council agrees to seek cleanup grant

LAKE STATION | The Lake Station City Council is moving toward cleanup of the old municipal/police complex off Ind. 51 and Central Avenue.

December 21, 2013 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: E-911 merger issue has become urgent

Lake County's deadline for E-911 consolidation is rapidly approaching. The time for objections by St. John officials and others is over.

December 02, 2013 12:00 am

Crown Point, Lake Station mayors provide backup for E-911 merger

The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.

November 27, 2013 4:25 pm
Federal agents execute search warrants at Lake Station City Hall

Federal agents execute search warrants at Lake Station City Hall

Four federal agents from the FBI and IRS execute a search warrant inside the offices of Mayor Keith Soderquist in November.

November 15, 2013 5:35 pm
Federal agents execute search warrant at Lake Station City Hall

Federal agents execute search warrant at Lake Station City Hall

An FBI van sits outside Lake Station City Hall in November.

November 15, 2013 5:35 pm
Clerk-treasurer: Feds investigating Lake Station

Clerk-treasurer: Feds investigating Lake Station

LAKE STATION | The city continues to be part of an investigation launched by federal agents in late June, said Clerk-Treasurer Brenda Samuels.

October 09, 2013 7:15 pm
Lake Station program turns abandoned houses into available homes

Lake Station program turns abandoned houses into available homes

LAKE STATION | Mayor Keith Soderquist can envision a wonderful life for the family who moves into a once abandoned house undergoing renovation.

August 17, 2013 7:45 pm Photos

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Lake Station program turns abandoned houses into available homes

Lake Station program turns abandoned houses into available homes

Lake Station Streets and Sanitation worker Brett Thomas nails siding onto the garage of a Lake Station home as part of the city's "It's a Wonderful Life" program.

August 17, 2013 1:00 pm

Mayor hosting movie Aug. 14 for Lake Station residents only

LAKE STATION | Mayor Keith Soderquist will hold a back to school movie night at dusk Aug. 14 outside in the municipal complex courtyard, 1969 Central Ave.

August 05, 2013 12:05 am
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