CROWN POINT | The Lake County sheriff is defending his decision last month to dismiss a physically disabled employee and hire an ex-convict.
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.
MUNSTER | While the Family Christian Center was spending millions of dollars annually on leadership compensation, travel, meals and jet fuel, it was falling behind on its mortgage payments and racking up a list of past-due bills, a Times investigation found.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said this week the Animal Control Shelter's revenues have increased substantially since he took it over in 2011.
CROWN POINT | Leaders of Lake County's law enforcement and legal communities cheered Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura's appointment to oversee the investigation of child abuse and neglect.
HAMMOND | Lake County officials have agreed to settle a job discrimination lawsuit filed by a former executive director of the sheriff's work release program, federal court records show.
CROWN POINT | A veteran Lake County officer thinks he is making Sheriff John Buncich nervous about his political future.
HAMMOND | A federal judge signed off Friday on a $7.2 million settlement Lake County has agreed to pay to inmates who complained about jail conditions.
CROWN POINT | Lake County commissioners resisted as long as they could Wednesday before voting to borrow $15 million to balance county government's 2013 budget.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub may be in the autumn of his years, but he was in season with voters.
Tuesday afternoon was Day One back on the job after more than 500 paid days off for Lake County Sheriff's Police Lt. Mike Reilly.
His family's lesson of courage and values are at the core of former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez's success.
CROWN POINT | A Merrillville physician appears ready to get another year to bring the Lake County Jail back to health.
MUNSTER | The Family Christian Center, the state's largest mega-church and one of the 20 largest in the U.S., is facing foreclosure, with Pastor Steve Munsey telling congregants Wednesday night the church owes $750,000 in back payments on its sprawling worship center.
More than a year after a new substance abuse program was initiated in Lake County, its chairman is pleased with the results.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich said his department's work-release program has increased the amount of money it gives back to the public.
MERRILLVILLE | Former Lake County Sheriff Roy Dominguez has joined the volunteer board of directors for Everybody Counts, a local nonprofit agency which advocates for the rights of people with disabilities.
CROWN POINT | Lake County politicians were scratching their heads Wednesday over voters rejecting the well-known former sheriff Roy Dominguez's bid to return to public office, but embracing a 28-year-old virtual unknown who Dominguez is widely believed to have thrown on the ballot as a prank.
Over the past few weeks, we've given a series of endorsements in major contested races facing voters in Lake and Porter counties. We recap them today so you can take this handy synopsis of our recommendations with you when you vote Tuesday.
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