Lake County Jail
Lake County commissioners are expected to vote today to veto the income tax approved by the Lake County Council. The veto should fail.
GRIFFITH | Two men were arrested on drug charges Wednesday at the Mansards Apartments, according to the Lake County Sheriff's Department.
HAMMOND | A semi-quadriplegic man serving time for robbery at Indiana State Prison in Michigan City is pressing ahead with a lawsuit against Lake County officials over his treatment during his incarceration at the Lake County Jail.
The Lake County Council is playing "beat the clock" in voting on the income tax Friday. In doing so, it must set aside emotions and vote based on what the county truly needs.
INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly may control how most of the money raised by a Lake County income tax can be spent.
Tuesday's 4-3 preliminary vote on an income tax for Lake County should not be seen as an opening salvo against the county's taxpayers. Rather, it's a step toward coming to grips with reality.
Senate Bill 585 has many valuable provisions for Lake County and Northwest Indiana. It must become law.
INDIANAPOLIS | If Lake County leaders want a local income tax rate higher than the 1 percent maximum under consideration by the Indiana General Assembly, they should enact one.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council is researching a local option income tax in addition to a wheel tax for possible passage later this year.
DYER | A 45-year-old Schererville man was arrested Tuesday after leading police on a chase into Illinois, authorities said.
A high-speed chase Friday on Interstate 65 ended in the arrest of a 19-year-old Indianapolis man, who police said was driving a stolen car.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man wanted in connection with a throat-slashing at the East Chicago South Shore station last month is being held at the Lake County Jail, officials said Monday.
HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.
CROWN POINT | After about four years on the run, a Texas man charged with molesting an 11-year-old Highland girl turned himself in to Lake County authorities.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Treasurer John Petalas said tax collections again will exceed 90 percent of the hundreds of millions of dollars owed this year by county property owners.
CROWN POINT | Lake officials insist it isn't their fault county government must borrow $15 million so it can spend beyond its means next year.
A task force of police officers from around Northwest Indiana swept up 23 men and women in weekend arrests in Gary, Hammond, East Chicago and Whiting, police said.
GARY | A Gary man wanted in connection with a fatal shooting last month on the southbound Grant Street ramp to eastbound Interstate 80/94 turned himself in to police Monday.
When the Porter County Jail opened a decade ago, it featured a third pod for the eventual day when the jail population would rise to the point of overcrowding. It's time to open that third pod.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said Friday afternoon he has found money to pay overtime that has been denied some employees since July 16.
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