INDIANAPOLIS | Cities and towns across Indiana, including several region communities, are one signature away from losing their ability to vigorously regulate rental properties within their borders.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has requested federal grants to cover a portion of the local snow removal and public safety expenses incurred by 49 Indiana counties — including Lake, LaPorte, Newton and Jasper — during the Jan. 5-9 severe winter storm.
INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate acted on 70 legislative proposals Tuesday, the final day for senators to approve or reject plans that previously were passed by the Republican-controlled House.
MICHIGAN CITY | Rescuers steadily walked across Lake Michigan on Wednesday evening, the creaking and cracking of ice echoing through the dark night.
SCHERERVILLE | Town leaders are examining what it will take to build two new modern fire stations in Schererville.
INDIANAPOLIS | Legislation that could have shuttered every abortion clinic in Indiana was rewritten Wednesday by three female Republican state senators to instead focus on patient safety.
Northwest Indiana has entered a new era of regional cooperation when it comes to police work. It's paying off.
MUNSTER | The Munster Town Council has created a fund for its share of Lake County income tax revenues required to be spent on public safety.
The Gary Police Department has made a number of changes since the state review ordered by Gov. Mike Pence. That's good for the department, and good for the city.
EAST CHICAGO | Residents near 145th Street and Baring Avenue were evacuated for four hours Monday during the city’s latest gas leak.
For more than a year, members of the One Region Public Safety Committee have been meeting to collectively assess and evaluate law enforcement functions within Lake, Porter, and LaPorte counties.
HOBART | Three women and a man from East Chicago stole televisions, microwaves and linens from a Hobart motel room they occupied, police said.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson asked Indiana Gov. Mike Pence for help in cleaning up the city's crime problem. What she received instead was help in cleaning up the police department.
GARY | Staffing deficiencies, a pervasive lack of respect for authority and low confidence in command are plaguing Gary Police Department operations, a state report culling department employees' views concludes.
Let us once more make this clear to officials throughout Lake County: E911 consolidation must happen, and it must happen before the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline.
CROWN POINT | A consolidated Lake County E-911 network promises state-of-the-art radio equipment allowing instantaneous communication among the county's different public safety agencies.
Lake County's E-911 consolidation effort needs to stay on track, not be distracted and delayed by the various sideshows along the way.
CHICAGO | The Chicago Transit Authority has a message for riders: stay off the tracks.
SCHERERVILLE | Until the local criminal justice system is reformed, economic development cannot succeed, a local educator told business, government and public safety leaders Friday.
When I talk with parents of school-age children, their No. 1 concern is school safety.
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