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Portage man sentenced to prison in bribery case

CHICAGO | A Portage man accused of accepting bribes in exchange for smuggling contraband into a Chicago correctional facility where he worked was sentenced Monday.

October 07, 2013 8:00 pm

Chicago jail guard, a Portage man, indicted on bribery charges

HAMMOND | A 51-year-old Portage man is accused of taking bribes in his position as a guard at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

February 07, 2013 6:45 pm
Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

Court upholds malpractice judgment against Nose Doc

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana Court of Appeals upheld a second medical malpractice judgment on Thursday against Mark Weinberger, the Merrillville nose doctor sentenced in October to seven years in federal prison for health care fraud.

January 31, 2013 2:30 pm Photos


Suspect in at least 17 bank robberies caught

Suspect in at least 17 bank robberies caught

MERRILLVILLE | A Carol Stream, Ill., man believed responsible for a string of at least 17 bank robberies, including ones in Hammond, has been arrested by Elgin, Ill., police in connection with his latest heist, the FBI announced.

January 21, 2013 8:33 pm
FBI searching for two bank robbers who escaped from MCC

FBI searching for two bank robbers who escaped from MCC

CHICAGO | A federal manhunt continued into the night for two convicted bank robbers who escaped from the Metropolitan Correctional Center in downtown Chicago early Tuesday.

December 18, 2012 1:36 pm

Attorney: Weinberger keeping busy inside Chicago lockup

CHICAGO | What does a former sinus doctor indicted for health care fraud and once featured on the "America's Most Wanted" fugitive television program do to keep busy once he's caught?

October 08, 2012 3:17 pm

Munster man sentenced to 4 years in counterfeit credit card scheme

A 22-year-old Munster man was sentenced Friday to serve four years in prison for his role in an online identity theft operation that sold counterfeit credit cards encoded with stolen account information.

August 15, 2012 9:00 pm

Brothers to serve prison time together for selling gun to felon

HAMMOND | The second of two Hammond brothers was sentenced Wednesday in federal court after pleading guilty to selling a handgun to a convicted felon.

April 04, 2012 8:15 pm

Six charged in suburban drug sweep

ROBBINS, Ill. | Six south suburban men were charged with operating a drug distribution network that purchased and resold wholesale and retail quantities of cocaine and crack cocaine in and around the village of Robbins.

November 23, 2010 11:40 am
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