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FBI reviews Hammond traffic stop, unreasonable force allegations

HAMMOND | Region FBI agents are reviewing the recent Hammond police traffic stop that led to allegations of unreasonable force.

18 hours ago

Woman claims mistreatment by Lake County sheriff employees

HAMMOND | In a federal lawsuit filed late Friday afternoon a former Crown Point woman claims she was mistreated following her arrest by Lake County sheriff's employees.

October 10, 2014 7:02 pm
PODCAST: Political Roundtable

PODCAST: Political Roundtable

This week's topics – the U.S. Supreme Court declining to hear states' appeals on same-sex marriage; the lawsuit filed against the city of Hammond and Hammond Police; and Marc Chase's detailing spending within Lake County Solid Waste Management District.

October 10, 2014 11:23 am

Woman sues Porter County officials over miscarriage while in jail

HAMMOND | A Merrillville woman is suing the Porter County Sheriff’s Department over her miscarriage while incarcerated at the Porter County Jail.

October 03, 2014 2:40 pm

Company accuses Hammond schools of collusion in boiler bid

HAMMOND | An Illinois company is steamed it wasn't awarded a contract for a boiler replacement project at Morton Senior High School and is suing both the School City of Hammond and the winning bidder, Stevens Engineers & Constructors Inc.

September 22, 2014 6:42 pm

BMV admits more overcharges, blames computer program

INDIANAPOLIS | Oops, they did it again.

September 16, 2014 2:00 pm

Fired IDOT workers sue over documents disclosure

SPRINGFIELD | Gov. Pat Quinn's administration hired more than 60 percent of the Illinois Department of Transportation workers whose employment was deemed improper by a state watchdog, a document released Friday shows.

September 12, 2014 3:18 pm

Pension case may be on fast track

SPRINGFIELD | The future of a controversial overhaul of state employee pension systems could be determined faster than expected.

September 05, 2014 12:46 pm
State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

State Board of Education settles illegal meeting claim

INDIANAPOLIS | The State Board of Education has agreed — without admitting misconduct — to settle a lawsuit alleging it held an illegal meeting Oct. 16 when board members privately drafted and approved a letter via email requesting legislative assistance in calculating 2012-13 school grades.

September 03, 2014 6:30 pm Related

Indiana health insurance marketplace set to offer many more plans

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosiers purchasing health insurance on Indiana's federally run marketplace next year will select from at least 975 plans offered by nine companies, up from four companies and 278 plans this year.

August 28, 2014 5:45 pm

Portage man sues Porter sheriff over police dog bite

HAMMOND | A federal civil rights lawsuit against the Porter County Sheriff's Department is requesting changes in how the department uses its police dogs.

August 18, 2014 5:45 pm

Lake County patrol officer sues department

HAMMOND | A patrol officer with the Lake County Police Department has filed suit against Lake County, the police department, Sheriff John Buncich, and former Commander Henry Woronka claiming his civil rights were violated.

August 18, 2014 4:44 pm

We should make voting easier, not more difficult

Lake County Democrats should absolutely not stop their lawsuit against the Republican-led quest to reduce the number of voting precincts.

August 13, 2014 12:00 am

Michigan City day care owner charged with manslaughter in boy's death

MICHIGAN CITY | Charges were filed Friday against the owner of a Michigan City day care center for the hanging death of a 5-year old boy.

July 25, 2014 5:28 pm

Lawyers: Factor court decision into pensions case

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. |— Lawyers representing state retiree groups said Tuesday they aim to use a recent Supreme Court decision on health care benefits in an effort to expedite their case challenging Illinois' pension legislation.

July 22, 2014 3:46 pm

Hanover School Corp. employee charged with theft in federal indictment

HAMMOND | A former extracurricular treasurer with the Hanover Community School Corp. has entered into a plea agreement on a federal charge of theft.

July 21, 2014 6:30 pm
DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

DirectBuy franchisees say ad fees crushed them

MERRILLVILLE | Consumer buying club DirectBuy has shrunk over the past few years from a height of more than 160 locations in the United States and Canada to about 100 today.

July 12, 2014 10:00 pm
U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel pays $58 million to settle price-fixing lawsuit

U.S. Steel will pay $58 million to settle a lawsuit that alleges domestic steelmakers conspired to fix prices nearly a decade ago.

July 11, 2014 5:30 am

Porter County Jail officials deny responsibility for man's injuries

HAMMOND | Porter County sheriff's officials admitted in federal court records that a man who is suing them was involved in an altercation with another jail inmate but deny they're responsible for his injuries.

July 01, 2014 12:00 am

Accuser files amended lawsuit against Rutherford

SPRINGFIELD | The man accusing Illinois Treasurer Dan Rutherford of sexual and political intimidation tacked on a number of new allegations to his claims in an amended lawsuit filed Thursday.

June 12, 2014 11:29 am
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