Lake County's local government offices often become bastions of second chances, and they're not always the good kind.
HAMMOND | Manuel "Manny" Montalvo, the former East Chicago Public Library director, was sentenced Tuesday to 24 months probation in federal court.
HAMMOND | Former East Chicago Public Library Director Manuel "Manny" Montalvo is asking a federal judge to sentence him to a year of probation.
EAST CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors are seeking four months of confinement for former East Chicago Public Library Director Manuel "Manny" Montalvo, who pleaded guilty in August to one of two counts of filing a false federal tax return.
EAST CHICAGO | Former East Chicago Public Library Director Manuel "Manny" Montalvo reached a deal with federal prosecutors Friday, pleading guilty to one of two counts of filing a false federal tax return.
EAST CHICAGO | The federal trial of the former director of the East Chicago Public Library was pushed back to August while both parties continue negotiations on a plea deal, according to court records.
HAMMOND | The former director of the East Chicago Public Library pleaded not guilty Tuesday to filing false tax returns, federal court records show.
HAMMOND | If Indiana's U.S. attorneys lag behind their nationwide colleagues in generating public corruption cases, as recently published federal statistics show, it wasn't apparent Thursday.
CROWN POINT | An East Chicago woman hoping to unseat the Lake County recorder in the spring primary is attacking the county's Democratic Party chairman for giving preferential treatment to her opponent.
CROWN POINT | Lake County's spring primary offers voters a buffet of races among veteran officials, perennial candidates and bright-eyed newcomers.
Some campaign contributions flowing to the war chests of region mayoral candidates have originated from unlikely, out-of-town or embattled sources.
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.
EAST CHICAGO | Administration of the East Chicago Public Library will remain unchanged at least for another month after an emergency injunction sought by ousted library officials was rejected in court Wednesday.
In this audit, the State Board of Accounts criticizes the East Chicago Public Library's spending on travel expenses, especially for Library Director Manuel "Manny" Montalvo, and spending on insurance benefits for board members.
If you want to see a political war in microcosm, start watching the East Chicago Library Board. Everything for a major drama is there — including bloodshed.
East Chicago residents should be shaking their heads in disgust at their city's Library Board. The city is no stranger to political power struggles, and the Library Board is no stranger to it, either.
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