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Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

Valpo men arrested after late night 'test drive'

PORTAGE | Two Valparaiso men told a police officer they were just taking a car for a test drive when they were stopped for speeding late Friday night.

August 05, 2014 3:01 pm Photos


Gloves are off -- GOP intraparty fight is on

CROWN POINT | Two factions of Lake County's Republican Party were sparring Tuesday while Democrats were not only sitting ringside for the event, but also playing referee.

June 17, 2014 9:09 am
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.

February 18, 2014 9:30 pm

Election officials leave Munster polling places in place for May 7 referendum

CROWN POINT | The Lake County election board voted Tuesday to keep polling places for the May 7 referendum in Munster unchanged from last year's locations.

March 19, 2013 6:30 pm
"Do you believe Northwest Indiana is a good place to live?"

"Do you believe Northwest Indiana is a good place to live?"

Kevin Smith, Miller | "Excellent. Midwesterners are full of ambition and drive. If you offer opportunity, they would be willing to take advantage."

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

Gary City Council fires 15 first responders effective New Year's Eve

GARY | Juana McLaurin's 32 years of service with Gary will end at midnight Monday when the city cuts her job and those of 14 other first responders.

December 28, 2012 10:45 pm

Critics continue to test Lake Central officials

CROWN POINT | Two critics of Lake Central school officials continued their attack Monday on a successful 2011 campaign to raise taxes for new school construction, despite election board rulings rejecting most of their accusations of wrongdoing.

September 25, 2012 7:00 pm

Election board raps school referendum critics

CROWN POINT | Election officials have dismissed more complaints against a political action committee that won last year's Lake Central School Corp. referendum.

August 28, 2012 6:30 pm

Discussion about redistricting in Lake County open to the public

CROWN POINT | State election officials have chosen a Hammond venue to discuss where politicians should draw the line in terms of new districts for the Lake County Council and Board of Commissioners.

October 18, 2011 7:30 pm

Lake Central referendum is on after school officials get a rap on the knuckles

CROWN POINT | Lake Central School Corp. officials received a tongue-lashing Tuesday along with approval for the new wording of a $160 million construction referendum.

July 19, 2011 8:15 pm
BRIAN HOWEY: Are there mayoral killing fields this year?

BRIAN HOWEY: Are there mayoral killing fields this year?

In 2006, Hoosier voters threw out three sitting congressmen. A year later, 15 incumbent mayors were defeated in the November general election as an aching symptom to the property tax crisis. In 2008, Barack Obama became the first Democrat to carry the state in a presidential election since 1…

June 12, 2011 12:00 am

Civil rights claim in Merrillville-based gang leader's death dropped

HAMMOND | A federal judge threw out part of a lawsuit Monday regarding a Merrillville-based gang leader killed in 2007 by a federal agent.

March 28, 2011 5:45 pm
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