Lake County Coroner
Lake County Coroner Thomas Philpot leaves the U.S. Courthouse and Federal Building in Hammond on Monday Aug. 20, 2012 after his federal trial began. Philpot recently transferred from a federal prison to the Chicago Residential Re-entry Management Program.
GARY | The woman who died due to an early morning fire Sunday at a residence at 4077 Louisiana St., Gary, has been identified as Essie Hill, 71, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
CALUMET CITY | An 18-year-old Calumet City man has been charged in connection with the shooting death of a 23-year-old acquaintance, police said.
The Lake County Council will hear many long-winded reasons for increasing spending for various departments, but the county's primary response should include just two letters: N-O.
LANSING | A 26-year-old Lansing man died shortly after midnight today after suffering multiple gunshot wounds, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
HAMMOND | Thomas Philpot again was denied a request Thursday to be released on bond pending the appeal of his sentence in a public corruption case.
CROWN POINT | Former Hobart police official Leo Finnerty will be the next chief deputy of the Lake County coroner's office.
GARY | Three men were shot to death and a fourth person was injured early Sunday in Gary's Aetna neighborhood, police said.
MUNSTER | The Lake County coroner's office is asking for help identifying the man who was found dead Sunday in Munster.
CROWN POINT | Foul play is not suspected in the death of a Schneider woman at this time, according to a news release issued Thursday by the office of Lake County Sheriff John Buncich.
CROWN POINT | Seven of 11 bodies have been identified since September with the public's help, according to an announcement Wednesday by Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey.
HAMMOND | A federal judge on Tuesday denied a request for a new trial for former Lake County official Thomas Philpot while agreeing to dismiss two of the five counts against him.
CROWN POINT | The daughter of Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey was arrested Monday and accused of breaking into her mother's home, sheriff's police said.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is reaching out to the public to help find the family of a man identified as Michael Bleck.
GARY | Police are investigating the fatal shooting early Saturday of a Gary man.
HAMMOND | Fifty family members, longtime friends, former podiatry patients, neighbors, business associates and political leaders have written letters to a federal judge in support of former Lake County official Tom Philpot seeking leniency as he faces sentencing on five counts of embezzlement.
CROWN POINT | Levi Evans Sr. had just returned from Connecticut and was planning to spend some time with his son the day the boy died last summer.
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GARY | The body of a Nigerian man was found at the site of a fire Sunday afternoon in Gary.
CROWN POINT | Officials are hoping more information about four people who have been found dead over the past year will help identify them.
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