Lake County Jail
On the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death, the Hammond museum with his name was shut down. The museum is moving to Crown Point, closer to the scene of perhaps his most infamous crime — his escape from the Lake County Jail. That's where it belongs.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County jail staff is working overtime.
CROWN POINT | The first major overhaul of the state's criminal code in decades will go into effect Tuesday.
Students are given a tour of the Lake County Jail. Securing voting rights for inmates is now under discussion.
MERRILLVILLE | A high-speed pursuit on Interstate 65 late Tuesday was a gas guzzler, Merrillville police said.
LOWELL | Two 19-year-old men are charged with handcuffing and molesting a 13-year-old Lowell girl.
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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
GARY | A homicide suspect who walked out of an Illinois hospital earlier this year without police apprehension turned himself in Monday to local authorities.
GARY | A Lake County officer and his K-9 partner helped capture a suspect in Gary wanted on multiple warrants Thursday night.
GARY | A Chicago man is accused of breaking into a Gary home and trying to rape the homeowner, according to court records.
Both Democrats and Republicans have decisions to make in the Lake County sheriff's race. Each party's nominee will be chosen May 6.
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.
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