Tuesday afternoon was Day One back on the job after more than 500 paid days off for Lake County Sheriff's Police Lt. Mike Reilly.
CROWN POINT | After a year and a half of forced leave, two Lake County police officers are taking steps toward returning to active duty.
CROWN POINT | A Lake County police official is challenging Sheriff John Buncich's authority to banish two veteran police officers from active duty but keep them on the public payroll.
Federal investigators are continuing their probe of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, serving subpoenas on the county auditor this past week.
News reports say former Lake County Sheriff's Department Police Chief Marco Kuyachich is contemplating suing the county for defamation of character.
It's more than a rumor now — the feds have hit the Lake County Sheriff's Department with subpoenas, according to sources close to the investigation.
Talk within the Lake County Sheriff's Department is that there are more federal indictments in the pipe.
Thousands upon thousands of public dollars were spent on some things I find highly questionable in the Lake County sheriff's office during 2010.
I'm sure this comes as no surprise, but the investigation into the illicit sale of guns by several members of the Lake County Sheriff's Department is expanding.
With a pair of indictments handed out Thursday by the U.S attorney in Hammond, the federal government has dealt what could be a devastating one-two punch to the Democratic power structure in Lake County.
CROWN POINT | Lake County political and law enforcement circles immediately registered shock and regret after the indictment Thursday of Coroner Thomas Philpot and three county police officers on public corruption charges.
Two Lake County sheriff's officers named as targets in a federal investigation oversaw a department discretionary fund that went nearly unchecked in the past several years.
CROWN POINT | Six Lake County police officers remain suspended with pay in the wake of a federal corruption investigation despite one sheriff's Merit Board member's effort Thursday to reinstate them.
CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Police Chief Marco Kuyachich denies he is a target of a reported federal investigation of illicit gun sales within the Sheriff's Department, according to his attorney.
How much political fallout comes from the federal investigation into six Lake County sheriff's police officers remains to be seen.
The owner of a Hobart auction firm temporarily is cutting ties with a Lake County police officer under federal watch, but called his colleague a "trustworthy guy."
CROWN POINT | The six Lake County sheriff's officers under federal investigation were not under arrest as of Wednesday, a source close to the investigation said.
CROWN POINT | A former Lake County police chief now is employed among the rank and file dealing with jail inmates.
MERRILLVILLE | Lake County authorities said Wednesday they are investigating who shot a Lakes of the Four Seasons woman in the head Monday night while she was driving on Randolph Street, north of Winfield.
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