Lake Circuit Court
The Indiana Supreme Court now has a lawsuit, rather than letters, to consider in deciding whether the next Lake Juvenile Court judge should be chosen by merit selection, as the law requires, or by transfer, as Lake County's judges hope. The high court must choose to follow the law.
Testimony in last week's trial over moving the Lake Juvenile Court's Gary child support operations to Crown Point discussed how accessible these services are to the poor. It is a symptom of a larger problem in Lake County.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners are joining a lawsuit to keep a Gary courtroom where thousands of child-support disputes are resolved annually from moving south to Crown Point.
CROWN POINT | A Merrillville lawyer is vowing to stop an upcoming Lake County treasurer's office tax sale or at least save his office from being auctioned off because its owners haven't paid taxes in 16 years.
Political newcomer Merrilee Frey captured the Democratic nomination for Lake County coroner Tuesday in a race in which she secured high-powered endorsements from established party members.
INDIANAPOLIS | It's not quite the Mega Millions jackpot, but the Indiana Court of Appeals on Friday affirmed a Lake County jury verdict awarding a Crown Point man $332,172 for 5.2 acres of Hammond land he purchased for $3,900 at a county tax sale.
SCHERERVILLE | An investor group has signed an agreement to buy Briar Ridge Country Club from an entity that is under the direction of region businessman Donald Powers.
CROWN POINT | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld last spring's decision by local elections and court officials to remove Derric Price from the field of Gary Democratic mayoral candidates.
With the Gary City Council's endorsement of the Calumet Burns Conservancy District, the supporters of this plan could take it to the Lake Circuit Court judge for his review. That should not happen, and certainly not yet.
CROWN POINT | A judge ruled Tuesday that a 10th Democrat will join the race for Gary mayor in the spring primary.
CROWN POINT | The Lake Circuit Court judge ordered county election officials to return a Gary woman to the May 3 primary race for the 5th District Gary City Council seat.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board voted Monday to uphold its decision last week to remove Latanza Johnson from the May 3 Democratic Gary mayoral primary.
Taking the selection of judges in Lake County out of the hands of voters has not always guaranteed the removal of politics from the process.
CROWN POINT | Lake County government offices and courts remained closed for a second day to give crews more time to clear away more than 2 feet of snow that blanketed county roads, roofs and parking lots.
CROWN POINT | Lake Circuit Court Magistrate Richard McDevitt on Wednesday denied a request by Sisters of St. Francis Health Systems to impose an emergency restraining order against a Crown Point woman who had criticized treatment at one of its facilities.
CROWN POINT | Sisters of St. Francis Health Services has filed a defamation suit against a Crown Point woman who e-mailed comments critical of patient care to family and friends.
CROWN POINT | Merrillville Town Court Judge George Paras handily defeated Highland attorney William Fine to replace retiring Lake Circuit Court Judge Lorenzo Arredondo.
Editor's note: The Times inadvertently omitted the responses from one of the candidates for Lake Circuit Court judge in Sunday's election guide. Therefore, the responses from both candidates are published below for the voters' convenience and in fairness to the candidates.
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