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East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

East Chicago police put their ears (and feet) to the pavement

East Chicago police officer Nathaniel London waits as Sgt. George Cossey talks to a resident during a police community walk in the city's South Side neighborhood. Officers went door to door last Tuesday to ask residents about their concerns about crime and safety.

September 02, 2014 6:00 pm

Toys, bike, clothing stolen from St. Joseph's Carmelite Home

EAST CHICAGO | All the bikes, toys and clothing for children of the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home have been stolen from a storage shed on the shelter's grounds.

August 22, 2014 6:00 pm

Property, violent crime totals drop in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Police Chief Mark Becker isn't claiming victory. He knows there are challenges ahead.

August 09, 2014 5:45 pm

Region STOP Team loses Hammond participation

EAST CHICAGO | A regional team of about 13 full-time officers from several police departments formed to attack violence and property crimes has lost its Hammond representation.

August 08, 2014 5:30 pm
Police have new weapon against shooters

Police have new weapon against shooters

EAST CHICAGO | The sound of gunfire crackled from a computer on the desk of East Chicago Deputy Police Chief John Verbich.

August 04, 2014 8:00 pm Photos


E.C. man killed, girlfriend wounded in shooting

EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.

November 30, 2013 6:30 pm
Voices of Vision: Mark Becker

Voices of Vision: Mark Becker

In 2012, East Chicago crime rates were considerably lower. Police Chief Mark Becker credits his dedicated officers, collaborating with community organizations and businesses and other police partnerships to have an impact on the city.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

Chief: Cal City teen shot and killed in East Chicago over a girl

EAST CHICAGO | An argument over a girl led to the shootings of two teenagers, one of whom later died, during a North Side sleep-over party on Sunday, police said.

November 13, 2012 10:40 am
Chief Becker: Exercise Your Right

Chief Becker: Exercise Your Right

PORTAGE | Portage Police Chief Mark Becker sends out his newsletter from in order to connect with Portage community members. Chief Becker has agreed to share his insights exclusively with

November 03, 2011 1:40 pm
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