When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence signed the new criminal code bill (HEA 1006) and the expungement bill (HEA 1482), he said he wanted Indiana "to be the worst place in America to commit a serious crime and the best place, once you've done your time, to get a second chance."
PORTAGE | Three of the five Portage Street Department employees suspended last week have retained an attorney.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Schools will no longer use their attorney to collect past due book rental fees.
VALPARAISO | Attorney Ken Elwood has been reappointed as Porter County's chief public defender.
CROWN POINT | Lake County officials stand accused of cutting the heart out of a Hobart medical business that cared for county jail inmates until it fell out of political favor.
Officials in Lake and Porter counties are looking at the cost of health insurance and trying to figure out how to solve the looming problems. A mirror might help, but it isn't the only answer.
PORTAGE | With four weeks to go before taking office, Mayor-elect James Snyder is beginning to put his new administration in place.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved a settlement in a federal lawsuit involving brutality charges against one of its police officers.
PORTAGE | The City Council this week modified its dangerous dog ordinance.
PORTAGE | The Portage Fire Department has received a $298,460 U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency grant through its Port Security Grant Program to purchase a 36-foot Lake Assault dive and rescue fire boat.
PORTAGE | The Utility Services Board approved recognizing the Operating Engineers Local 150 as the bargaining agent for city workers at the sanitary sewer plant.
PORTAGE | The City Council on Tuesday approved settling three legal claims against the city on the recommendation of the Advisory Claims Board.
PORTAGE | Portage Township Republican Chairman John Harrison is questioning door-to-door campaigning by Ken Elwood, Portage city attorney and Porter County chief public defender.
VALPARAISO | A special arrangement was made Wednesday to allow Dr. Abdus Lakhani to continue treating his patients at the Valparaiso Care & Rehabilitation Center while avoiding contact with a nurse he is accused of sexually assaulting on the job Sept. 12.
PORTAGE | The city and owners of Port Crossing Apartments have reached an agreement to increase police presence in the complex.
PORTAGE | The Utility Board on Wednesday approved a contract to bring two of its buildings up to ADA compatibility.
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