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ACLU raising awareness of its mission

ACLU raising awareness of its mission

Lake County Superior Court Judge John Pera speaks to schoolchildren during a Constitution Day observance Sept. 17 sponsored by the Indiana Supreme Court.

October 08, 2013 12:55 pm

State judge rules Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional

HAMMOND | A Lake County Superior Court judge has ruled Indiana's right-to-work law unconstitutional, but the decision doesn't mark the end of a legal battle over the measure.

September 09, 2013 8:45 pm

Ex-cemetery worked charged with stealing grave plates

GARY | A former employee of Oak Hill Cemetery was charged Friday in Lake Superior Court with the theft of 62 bronze nameplates from tombstones in the cemetery. The nameplates were valued at $52,000.

April 12, 2013 8:08 pm

Three are charged in home burglary in Gary

GARY | Three people have been charged in connection with the burglary of a home in the 2600 block of Waverly Drive in which two TVs and other electronic equipment were taken Feb. 24.

April 12, 2013 6:11 pm
Volunteer Advocates for Seniors welcomes new additions

Volunteer Advocates for Seniors welcomes new additions

HAMMOND | A swearing-in ceremony for the latest members to join the Volunteer Advocates for Seniors program at Franciscan St. Margaret Health Hammond kicked off a celebration Aug. 30.

September 13, 2012 12:00 am
Governor appoints Sedia as Lake Superior Court judge

Governor appoints Sedia as Lake Superior Court judge

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels on Friday announced the appointment of John Sedia as a Lake Superior Court judge. He succeeds Judge Jeffery Dywan, who retired earlier this month after 21 years on the bench.

July 20, 2012 9:00 pm
Lake judge to make her case for Supreme Court seat

Lake judge to make her case for Supreme Court seat

INDIANAPOLIS | Lake Superior Judge Elizabeth Tavitas will participate this week in a 20-minute interview that could change her life and the history of Indiana.

July 14, 2012 6:00 pm
Michael Pagano

Michael Pagano

Lake County Magistrate Michael Pagano is one of 15 applicants seeking to replace Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana Supreme Court.

February 05, 2012 12:00 am
Lake magistrate interviews Wednesday for Ind. Supreme Court seat

Lake magistrate interviews Wednesday for Ind. Supreme Court seat

INDIANAPOLIS | At age 41, Lake County Magistrate Michael Pagano is the youngest of 15 candidates seeking to replace retiring Chief Justice Randall Shepard on the Indiana Supreme Court.

February 04, 2012 5:45 pm

The Times to webcast Lake County trials

INDIANAPOLIS | The Times soon will begin broadcasting Lake County civil court hearings on its website, nwi.com, as part of a pilot project intended to bring courts closer to residents.

January 27, 2012 1:15 pm

Appeals court orders new trial for M'ville bank robbery suspect

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary man convicted of robbing a Merrillville bank in 2008 will get a new trial.

September 14, 2011 4:15 pm

Appeals court not persuaded children will suffer without cocaine-dealing father

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals on Monday denied a request for a reduced prison sentence from a Gary man who said his children will suffer because of his incarceration.

June 13, 2011 6:15 pm Related

Merit selection for Lake judges heads to governor

INDIANAPOLIS | The days of contested elections for judge of Lake Superior Court appear to be numbered.

April 26, 2011 12:00 am
Indiana AG files suit against E.C. library board members

Indiana AG files suit against E.C. library board members

EAST CHICAGO | Current and former Library Board trustees are facing triple damages for illegally accepting three years of library-paid insurance in a lawsuit filed late Monday by the Indiana Attorney General's office.

April 19, 2011 2:45 pm Related

Judge reluctantly turns away students' fraud claim against Brown Mackie College

INDIANAPOLIS | In an unusually heartfelt opinion, an Indiana Court of Appeals judge said he wished the court could assist three Lake County women who claim they were defrauded by Brown Mackie College of Merrillville.

April 03, 2011 3:00 pm

Gary woman must sue cruise line in Florida, court rules

INDIANAPOLIS | A Gary woman will have to go to Florida to seek justice against a cruise ship operator she claims made her sick, the Indiana Court of Appeals ruled Monday.

March 21, 2011 5:30 pm

Merit selection for Lake judges advances

INDIANAPOLIS | Judicial elections for Lake County Superior Court soon may be a thing of the past after the Indiana Senate voted 30-18 on Thursday to authorize merit selection for all judges.

February 04, 2011 12:00 am

Committee OKs merit selection for all Lake Superior judges

INDIANAPOLIS | A Senate committee Wednesday voted to terminate the Lake County Superior Court's hybrid judicial selection system, where most judges are appointed but four are elected, in favor of an all-merit selection system.

January 26, 2011 2:45 pm

Lake commisisoners play name game

CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners found a way to reduce the number of lucrative "consultant" contracts they pay out — rename them.

January 20, 2011 12:00 am
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