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Around twenty years ago two tough little old ladies were having dinner and drinks in Crown Point, Indiana, talking about the good old days and the bad old days. "Think how much fun it would be," said one to the other. "You'd get your own director's chair, you'd have dinner every night with m…
Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's call for the state to help raze 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. Those two voices need others locally to form a chorus of support for the effort.
Gary is a breeding ground for gangs, drugs and violence. It doesn’t need to hang out a welcome sign. The bad guys know.
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.
CROWN POINT | Lake County police said they arrested six men Wednesday in Gary as part of a prostitution sting.
If I were Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram, I’d be embarrassed.
The continuing crackdown on prostitution is important not just for upholding public health and decency, as was a concern in the past, but also because the prostitutes themselves require protection from harm and a transition to normal lives.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich spoke at Gary's Public Safety Committee meeting regarding solutions for the string of homicides in the city.
I can't help but wonder if Portage Mayor James Snyder was a fan of "Mutual of Omaha's Wild Kingdom."
CROWN POINT | Consolidating Lake County’s E-911 networks into one countywide system isn’t an option; it’s state law. And it will cost all 17 municipal units most of their public safety funds whether officials agree with the mandate or not.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Sheriff's Work Release program is helping Merrillville clean up its streets.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich talks to Merrillville Town Council President Carol Miano on Wednesday as the sheriff launches his community cleanup program.
Inmates from the Lake County Sheriff's Work Release pick up trash Wednesday along Harrison Street near 61st Avenue as they kick off the sheriff's cleanup program. The efforts will continue until early fall in several communities in Lake County. "With all the cutbacks, the normal cleanup is b…
Inmates from the Lake County Sheriff's Work Release program pick up trash Wednesday on Harrison Street just south of 61st Avenue. The team of about seven men are serving time for misdemeanor offenses.
Cosmo Marlini joins hands with his stepdaughter, Genevieve Johnson, left, and his niece, Paulette Dyrda, both of Chicago Heights, as they join about 100 residents of Village Woods Christian Retirement Community at his 105th birthday celebration.
Cosmos Marlini entters the banquet hall at the Village Woods Christian Retirement Community as residents sing "Happy Birthday" to him. Marlini, who was born the same year the Cubs last won a World Series, celebrated his 105th birthday Wednesday.
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.
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.
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