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Lake County Jail

Officials brace for criminal code revise

CROWN POINT | The first major overhaul of the state's criminal code in decades will go into effect Tuesday. 

June 29, 2014 9:30 pm
Lake County Jail

Lake County Jail

Students are given a tour of the Lake County Jail. Securing voting rights for inmates is now under discussion.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am

High speed chase ends in empty gas tank for Lake Station suspect

MERRILLVILLE | A high-speed pursuit on Interstate 65 late Tuesday was a gas guzzler, Merrillville police said.

June 25, 2014 5:23 pm

Two men charged with molesting 13-year-old Lowell girl

LOWELL | Two 19-year-old men are charged with handcuffing and molesting a 13-year-old Lowell girl.

June 24, 2014 5:02 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

GUEST COMMENTARY: Addressing poverty begins with early education

The Times is to be commended for taking an aggressive approach on the issue of poverty in our country. We know our economy is among the strongest in the world. And yet many of the social issues demographers across the world consider to be important indicators of quality of life are in fact, …

June 22, 2014 12:00 am

Lake officials commit millions to inmate healthcare

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend as much as $6.1 million over the next year and a half on health care for Lake County jail inmates.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm
Chicagoan nabbed in St. John burglary tied to more in Dyer

Chicagoan nabbed in St. John burglary tied to more in Dyer

DYER | A Chicago man arrested in connection with a burglary in St. John earlier this month has been charged with three other burglaries in Dyer, police said.

June 16, 2014 7:20 pm

Sheriff, commissioners in a tug of war over vehicles, lawnmowers

CROWN POINT | Lake County Board of Commissioners may have evicted Sheriff John Buncich from his work-release center, but the battle rages on over who keeps county-owned vehicles and equipment used in the defunct program.

June 09, 2014 7:00 pm
DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

DOUG ROSS: Indiana won't free money to protect jailed kids

When Indiana Gov. Mike Pence announced he didn't plan to spend the money to meet federal standards for prisons, I was surprised. Lake County is spending millions to get out from under the federal consent decree requiring improvements at the Lake County Jail.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am Related

Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Guarding finances is important job

The Lake County Council did what it had to do in eliminating the work release program to pay for the additional correctional officers needed at the Lake County Jail.

May 27, 2014 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The May 15 edition of the Roundtable discusses Gov. Pence's plan to expand Medicaid; the Indiana Board of Education changing licensing requirements for teachers; and the showdown between the Lake County Council and Sheriff John Buncich over additional correctional officers for the Lake County Jail.

May 15, 2014 3:56 pm
MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

MARC CHASE: Jail mandate unshackles good government opportunity

I could hear the collective gasps from a number of Lake County Government Complex officials earlier this week, and my office is several hundred yards away with sealed windows.

May 15, 2014 12:00 am

Homicide suspect turns himself in after avoiding apprehension for months

GARY | A homicide suspect who walked out of an Illinois hospital earlier this year without police apprehension turned himself in Monday to local authorities. 

May 12, 2014 3:15 pm Related
Lake Co. K-9 helps capture suspect wanted on warrants

Lake Co. K-9 helps capture suspect wanted on warrants

GARY | A Lake County officer and his K-9 partner helped capture a suspect in Gary wanted on multiple warrants Thursday night.

May 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Chicago man accused of breaking into home, trying to rape woman

GARY | A Chicago man is accused of breaking into a Gary home and trying to rape the homeowner, according to court records.

May 05, 2014 5:30 pm
EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

EDITORIAL: We endorse Buncich, Bursac for sheriff

Both Democrats and Republicans have decisions to make in the Lake County sheriff's race. Each party's nominee will be chosen May 6.

April 27, 2014 12:00 am Video

Lake County sheriff, commissioners face off over jail spending

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health care services for inmates in his work-release center.

April 16, 2014 7:30 pm

E.C. man charged with battery of pregnant wife

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man faces multiple charges after months of domestic violence against his pregnant wife, police said.

March 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Gary man charged with dealing cocaine in Munster

CROWN POINT | Lake County prosecutors have filed two felony drug charges against a Gary man who was arrested March 7 in Munster.

March 15, 2014 7:15 pm
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