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McClellan appeals conviction illegal alien charges

HAMMOND | Michael McClellan of Richton Park, Ill. is appealing his federal court conviction on charges that he harbored illegal aliens at his shuttered Paragon Restaurant in Schererville.

July 01, 2014 7:45 pm
RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

What has happened to the Gary Community School Corp. borders on being criminal.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Soderquist, Brakley trial reset for October

HAMMOND | The public corruption trial for Lake Station Mayor Keith Soderquist, his wife and stepdaughter has been rescheduled to Oct. 20, federal court records filed Friday state.

May 30, 2014 2:30 pm
Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

Shackles, high-profile raids highlight visual assault on region public corruption

HAMMOND | The clanking of shackles around wrists and ankles of elected officials charged with public corruption sends a sensory message, whether intended by law enforcement or not.

April 19, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

Feds: Lake Station mayor gambled away campaign, food pantry cash

LAKE STATION | An 11-count federal indictment filed Wednesday alleges Mayor Keith Soderquist and his wife, Deborah Soderquist, improperly used money from the city's food pantry and his re-election campaign at local casinos. 

April 16, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Harvey man given 2 years for Munster bank robbery

CROWN POINT |  Billy Covington said Monday he robbed two banks in Illinois and Munster in a three-day period in 2010, hoping to commit suicide by cop after post-traumatic stress disorder and bipolar disorder took him down a dark path during which he unsuccessfully tried to hang himself.

April 07, 2014 5:30 pm

Suspect in Miller neighborhood slaying appears in court

CROWN POINT | The Gary man charged with murdering another man following an argument March 18 in the Miller neighborhood made his first appearance in court Thursday.

March 27, 2014 7:35 pm

Gary man found not guilty of molesting relative

CROWN POINT | Charles Wesley Nash, of Gary, was found not guilty of child molestation by a jury Tuesday.

March 19, 2014 7:45 pm

Child molestation case goes to jury

CROWN POINT | A jury began deliberating Tuesday in the child molesting trial of a Gary man.

March 18, 2014 8:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Krusas shouldn't expect reduced sentence

Former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas wants a shorter sentence than the year she was given for income tax evasion. That wouldn't be fair.

January 14, 2014 12:00 am

Former Gary councilwoman hopes for reduced sentence because of ill health

HAMMOND | The attorney for convicted tax cheat and former Gary City Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas hopes there’s some wriggle room in the one-year-and-one-day sentence she received from a federal judge.

January 09, 2014 1:32 pm
Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

Van Til formally pleads guilty to public corruption

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.

December 05, 2013 1:45 pm Photos

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Toddler's killing getting new review, 5 1/2 years later

Toddler's killing getting new review, 5 1/2 years later

GARY | Five and a half years after a toddler was shot to death in his car seat, a fresh set of investigative eyes is reviewing his unsolved case. 

September 09, 2013 7:00 pm Photos

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Cal Twp. man termed nonthreatening and released

CROWN POINT | A 62-year-old Calumet Township man accused of killing his mother is again free on bond after a judge ruled he isn't a threat to society.

August 23, 2013 6:45 pm
After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

GARY | It's not the Magnificient Mile.

August 10, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Van Til trial postponed until Dec. 9

HAMMOND | A federal magistrate has postponed the public corruption trial of Lake County Surveyor George Van Til to give him more time to prepare his defense.

July 25, 2013 6:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

This is a story of bipartisanship, of partnerships, of Bayh partnerships. It is a tale of helping the needy. And Gary needs help. In many forms.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Related
Judge denies Van Til request to see witness statements

Judge denies Van Til request to see witness statements

HAMMOND | A federal judge has denied Lake County Surveyor George Van Til's request for an advance look at witness statements in his criminal corruption case.

July 16, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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Van Til demands witness statements from the feds

Van Til demands witness statements from the feds

HAMMOND | Embattled Lake County Surveyor George Van Til is trying to compel federal prosecutors to give him an advance look at witness statements made against him in his criminal corruption case.

June 21, 2013 1:56 pm Photos

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Van Til pleads not guilty

Van Til pleads not guilty

HAMMOND | Shackled hand and foot with a chain around his waist, Lake County Surveyor George Van Til pleaded not guilty Monday to federal public corruption charges.

May 20, 2013 12:21 pm Photos

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