CALUMET TOWNSHIP | An East Chicago man wanted on several warrants was captured Wednesday following a foot chase that led to the lockdown of an elementary school, police said.
MOROCCO | A suicidal man near a school prompted four schools in Newton County to shut down for 15 minutes Tuesday morning, officials said.
LOWELL | Lowell High School was on lockdown Tuesday for a random drug search that covered all lockers and the south parking lot.
INDIANAPOLIS | U.S. Rep. Todd Rokita, R-Indianapolis, awkwardly ended a CNN television interview Thursday by praising anchor Carol Costello's looks while suggesting she doesn't understand the federal government shutdown.
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I am writing in regard to the lockdown at Portage and Chesterton. I feel the people who make these threats, if caught, should be tried as terrorists. They not only threaten the students but the whole community.
HIGHLAND | A high school student home alone with her grade school-aged brother scared off a man who broke into her home Wednesday morning by calling police.
LOWELL | Students at Lowell High School were on lockdown for about an hour Friday.
Lowell High School was placed on lockdown Friday for a possible threat. Lake County Sheriff's Police were called to the school.
SPRINGFIELD | A southern Illinois prison guard is undergoing treatment at a St. Louis hospital for facial fractures after he was beaten seriously Wednesday by at least one inmate.
CHICAGO | Cook County Sheriff Thomas J. Dart has declared a civil emergency at the Cook County Jail. The move allows Dart to direct staff from other sheriff's department functions to the jail.
CHICAGO | The arrival of the storm prompted Cook County Sheriff Tom Dart to authorize a lockdown at the Cook County Jail.
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