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YOUNG VOICES: Chicago crime wave is right next door

YOUNG VOICES: Chicago crime wave is right next door

It is a fairly regular occurrence every Monday morning to open the daily paper and read how many people were shot, wounded and killed in Chicago during the weekend, particularly on the south side.

August 04, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

GUEST COMMENTARY: Seeking the ultimate ‘redress of grievances’

How does the First Amendment get caught up in a controversial death penalty case in which the means of execution — not the conviction — was the final issue?

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Winfield town marshal would be unneeded layer of government

Winfield is a young but growing town and deserves some credit for trying to think ahead.

July 31, 2014 12:00 am

Gary man pleads guilty after Indiana Supreme Court tosses confession

CROWN POINT | A Gary man pleaded guilty to reckless homicide two months after the Indiana Supreme Court tossed out his alleged murder confession, according to court records. 

July 16, 2014 7:26 pm Related

Committee narrows candidates for Lake County civil division judge

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Judicial Nominating Committee selected three candidates Wednesday to fill the position of Lake Superior Court Civil Division judge. 

July 02, 2014 6:28 pm
EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

EDITORIAL: U.S. Supreme Court clarification needed

History was made Wednesday with the first legal marriages of gay and lesbian couples in Lake and Porter counties, just months after the Indiana General Assembly debated a constitutional prohibition against them.

June 26, 2014 12:00 am Related

Michigan City murder suspect freed due to eavesdropping

MICHIGAN CITY | A suspect in the fatal shooting of a 24-year-old Michigan City woman has been freed after police allegedly eavesdropped on a conversation he had with his attorney.

June 19, 2014 4:45 pm
NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

NWI law community remembers O.J. Simpson case

Twenty years ago, the slaying of O.J. Simpson's ex-wife, Nicole Brown Simpson, and her friend Ron Goldman sparked a media firestorm that captured the attention of the nation, including Northwest Indiana's legal community. 

June 11, 2014 6:15 pm Related

Police urge LaPorte County councilman to resign over Facebook rant

La PORTE | The law enforcement community Monday night asked for the resignation of a La Porte County councilman who after a speeding ticket said police ought to be out catching ''real criminals'' and other derogatory remarks on Facebook.

March 24, 2014 10:44 pm
Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pm

Attorneys general should uphold all state laws

Recently, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder, (an Obama appointee) communicated to the 50 state attorneys general that if they disagree with a law they can refuse to enforce said law, just as the Obama administration does, per Holder.

March 09, 2014 12:00 am

Zoeller vows to defend Indiana marriage laws

INDIANAPOLIS | Don't look for Indiana Republican Greg Zoeller to join the growing number of attorneys general refusing to defend their states' laws prohibiting same-sex marriage and denying recognition of valid gay marriages performed elsewhere.

February 22, 2014 7:00 pm

Law firm earns national laurel for worker's comp claims

A local law firm earned national recognition for helping injured employees get worker's compensation.

January 08, 2014 12:50 pm

Local law firms earn U.S. News & World Report rankings

A few local law firms made U.S. News & World Report's list of the Best Law Firms of 2014.

December 26, 2013 4:00 pm

Seminars to focus on special needs trusts

Attorneys and members of the general public who are taking care of someone with special needs can learn more about special needs trusts at an upcoming pair of seminars being put on by Centier Bank.

November 14, 2013 6:30 am

State school board member to take listening tour

INDIANAPOLIS | The newly appointed at-large member of the state's Board of Education plans to tour Indiana starting next month to better understand the needs and concerns of teachers and parents.

October 28, 2013 8:30 pm

Lake Station police arrested 14 for DUI in holiday sweep

LAKE STATION | A recent national police crackdown aimed at impaired driving and motorcycle riding proved a success, police Lt. John McDaniel said.

September 11, 2013 12:05 am

Police: Hobart man charged after pawning stolen items

HOBART | A Hobart man stole items from the house of a New Chicago man and later pawned them, police said.

September 08, 2013 12:00 am

2 charged with fraud, forgery using Valpo woman's checks

HOBART | An area couple forged and cashed checks they had stolen from a house in Valparaiso, police said.

August 25, 2013 12:05 am

Quinn signs law providing veterans with legal help

CHICAGO | Gov. Pat Quinn signed a law Thursday allowing Illinois veterans and military members to qualify for free legal help, legislation that was pushed by Illinois Supreme Court Chief Justice Thomas Kilbride.

August 15, 2013 3:47 pm
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