HAMMOND | A Lake County sheriff's officer sued his boss and the county Thursday over reassignments he claims are punishment for challenging the sheriff in two primary elections.
HAMMOND | A former building manager for the Lake County courthouse in Hammond filed a federal lawsuit Tuesday alleging her firing was political retribution by County Commissioner Michael Repay.
Oscar Martinez was deputy commander of a drug multi-jurisdictional task force. He has solid credentials having extensive experience in budgets, figuring overtime pay and grant compliance, while working with both police officers and civilians in 17 different agencies.
I have known Oscar Martinez for 12 years. As long as I have known him, he’s been in the St. John Girls Softball League and has been president for the last seven years.
I have had the honor to get to know Oscar Martinez, and I cannot think of anyone who could possibly do the sheriff’s job better. I realize the sheriff has a lot of authority and needs to be a hands-on individual. I would think that having experience on the force for over 20 years says enough…
Both Democrats and Republicans have decisions to make in the Lake County sheriff's race. Each party's nominee will be chosen May 6.
John Buncich was first elected Lake County sheriff in 1994 – a generation ago by most standards.
CROWN POINT | Maybe it's the uniform, but Lake County Sheriff John Buncich is the most attractive candidate on the ballot to political donors.
CROWN POINT | The odds of appearing atop the heap of candidates for the May 6 primary were nearly even for both public officials seeking re-election and their challengers.
When the dust settled Friday as filing closed for the May primary elections, I couldn’t help but think the Lake County Democratic Party had lost its swagger.
CROWN POINT | Richard Ligon, former Gary public safety director, filed his candidacy Tuesday for Lake County sheriff in 2014.
Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is suggesting there is a hew and cry for him to run for county auditor.
CROWN POINT | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez is contemplating a new foray into county politics.
ST. JOHN | Lake County police Sgt. Oscar Martinez will make another run in 2014 to become sheriff.
CROWN POINT | Col. Richard Ligon, former city of Gary Public Safety director, has formed an exploratory committee to consider running for Lake County sheriff in 2014.
CROWN POINT | A veteran Lake County officer thinks he is making Sheriff John Buncich nervous about his political future.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff has reassigned one the county's best known drug cops to keep the peace at Lake Ridge Community Schools.
CROWN POINT | Lake County authorities recovered $340,000 Thursday afternoon from the backseat of a car driven by someone police described after his arrest as "a nervous young man."
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff-elect John Buncich named a team of active and retired police officers he said will combat illicit drugs, gang violence, prostitution, sexual predators and child abuse while treating victims of home foreclosures with "compassion."
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