Watching the reactions to former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's guilty plea has been interesting. The comments I've read and heard say a lot about people's outlook on life, not just their political views.
HAMMOND | George Van Til provided the ultimate letter of resignation from his elected county office Thursday, formally pleading guilty in Hammond federal court to felony crimes against taxpayers.
HAMMOND | A Michigan City woman admits to her role in a scheme to stage phony car accidents in the region in order to collect insurance payouts, court records filed Friday show.
HAMMOND | A Merrillville man pleaded guilty Monday to defrauding friends of $1.5 million in an investment scheme.
HAMMOND | A 24-year-old Gary man pleaded guilty Friday to the 2012 robbery of BMO Harris Bank in Hammond's Woodmar section, during which a police officer was shot.
VALPARAISO | Porter County Superior Court Judge Mary Harper accepted a plea agreement Wednesday for a Michigan City couple who pleaded guilty to stealing more than $100,000 from an elderly, blind Chesterton woman they were caring for.
VALPARAISO | Porter Superior Court Judge William Alexa accepted a plea agreement from Tara Tryon on Friday morning before security officers handcuffed and led her off to prison.
MARKHAM | Attorneys for former Lynwood village Clerk Roy Valle and the Cook County state’s attorney’s office continued to work Tuesday toward a plea agreement to resolve the charges Valle faces in a fatal 2011 crash.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man has been sentenced to 17½ years in federal prison for producing child pornography.
CROWN POINT | A man suspected of child molestation — who was twice released by Texas authorities before finally facing justice — pleaded guilty to a lesser battery charge Wednesday in Lake County court.
HAMMOND | Another defendant in an alleged East Chicago gang racketeering, drugs and murder ring has brokered an agreement with federal prosecutors to admit guilt in the case, court records filed Friday show.
HAMMOND | Indicted former Merrillville sinus doctor Mark Weinberger is asking a federal judge to let him walk free following a sentencing hearing slated for later this week.
CROWN POINT | Attorneys are working on a possible plea bargain in the case of a Calumet Township man accused of killing, dismembering and burying a homeless man in a backyard.
HAMMOND | A woman accused of stealing hundreds of pieces of mail and running up charges on the credit of victims in LaPorte, Porter and other Indiana counties agreed Tuesday to plead guilty in federal court.
In Lake County, the numbers show, drunken driving offenses are not taken as seriously as they should.
CROWN POINT | A Gary woman has pleaded guilty to a lesser charge in connection with the robbery and murder of a Gary strip club owner.
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