HOBART | Residents with neighborhood complaints or concerns have someone in the Police Department to contact, Chief Rick Zormier said.
SPRINGFIELD | Illinois lawmakers are pushing for a zero-tolerance alcohol policy for on-duty police officers, yet recent findings could slow negotiations.
St. John Police Chief Fred Frego was selected Friday to be president of the Northwest Indiana Major Crimes Task Force executive board.
INDIANAPOLIS | The General Assembly may control how most of the money raised by a Lake County income tax can be spent.
INDIANAPOLIS | Led by state Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, the Indiana Senate last week voted to maintain a requirement schools publish their annual financial reports in widely read newspapers instead of on poorly trafficked websites.
HOBART | Six reports of mischief to vehicles were made by residents on Thursday, police said.
Offering perspective on today's issues
An Indiana House committee on Tuesday approved a plan that would require each of the state's public schools to have an employee packing heat on the premises during school hours. Those legislators' response to the problem of guns in schools is to require guns in schools. Seriously.
INDIANAPOLIS | State lawmakers have decided for now to leave the debate over a Lake County income tax to the County Council, but plans for Gary airport board reforms and studies of a Steel City port and trauma hospital are in danger following a contentious House committee hearing.
I've complained in the past about Porter County's emergency warning sirens because they supposedly warn us of about 50 different potential disasters, and it can be tough figuring out why they are going off.
INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal allowing public and private Indiana hospitals to establish their own police departments was approved 84-8 by the House on Thursday, but only after lawmakers made several major changes to the Senate-approved version.
So what is law enforcement in the region facing this year? Well, drugs, gangs and increased senseless violence come to mind.
HOBART | Police are seeking residents' help identifying a man they believe was involved in a Jan. 24 crime.
PORTAGE | Police here will beef up patrols in the Camelot Manor and Camelot Estates mobile home parks on the city's southwest side.
INDIANAPOLIS | Former Gov. Mitch Daniels may have been the loudest voice calling for the type of criminal sentencing reform legislation that was approved by a state House committee last week, but it was his sister, Deborah Daniels, a former U.S. attorney and U.S. assistant attorney general, …
PORTAGE | Portage police are seeking the public's help in identifying a woman who allegedly reached into a woman's purse in Walmart and stole her wallet.
It has been more than two months since Hurricane Sandy hit the East Coast. However, we are still being asked about our involvement.
Griffith, Highland and Munster are in the midst of forming a new task force that would increase the police presence in trouble spots, as identified by crime mapping.
Police and fire officials in Lake County have accepted an offer they couldn't refuse -- free space at the Lake County Government Center in Crown Point to house the consolidated E911 dispatch service. It's a smart move.
Christine Griggs, Hammond | "Provide for public services like the fire department and police department. I would increase hiring, buying new equipment and providing better pay."
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