State Rep. Christina Hale, D-Indianapolis, phoned me last week after reading The Times editorial on sexual assaults ("Better response to sexual assaults needed," April 7). She was excited to hear someone else cares deeply about the issue.
HOBART | Police said a Hobart man caught exposing himself and shooting photos up a woman's skirt recently at a Hobart department store was convicted three years ago for repeatedly terrorizing students on a Portage school bus.
SPRINGFIELD | Add the playground at your favorite fast-food joint to the list of places where sex offenders aren’t welcome in Illinois.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has agreed to loan the Indianapolis Motor Speedway $100 million in state funds to pay for renovations, video boards and other improvements to the home of the Indianapolis 500 auto race.
HAMMOND | A region man agreed Tuesday to plead guilty to robbing a Hammond bank and kidnapping a female, federal court records show.
INDIANAPOLIS | Applicants for jobs at Indiana schools would pay more for a national background check under legislation approved 47-0 by the Senate on Thursday, but the sponsor believes it's worth it.
LAPORTE | Police in LaPorte are investigating allegations that a Porter County man with a cellphone snapped a picture underneath a 19-year-old woman's skirt at Kmart.
VALPARAISO | A 22-year-old Union Township man walked out of the courtroom rather than going to prison Monday after pleading guilty earlier this year to a reduced felony charge stemming from allegations he had sex with a 14-year-old girl after texting with her and receiving nude photos.
HAMMOND | A Calumet City sex offender has been arrested as a suspect in the armed robbery of a Hammond bank after probation officers recognized his image in media reports.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man who pleaded guilty to sexual misconduct with a minor on Thursday was given a four-year suspended prison sentence and ordered to register as a sex offender.
CROWN POINT | Prosecutors charged a 25-year-old registered sex offender with attempting to rape a 14-year old.
CROWN POINT | A Lake Criminal Court judge released a former Hammond man from jail five years after his arrest for child molesting.
VALPARAISO | A Union Township man sentenced to probation last month for child solicitation was charged Thursday with sexual misconduct with a minor after he allegedly fondled a 15-year-old girl.
SPRINGFIELD | The Illinois Senate on Monday approved legislation to toughen existing laws for sex offender harassment.
Indiana has reasonable rules to prevent convicted sex offenders on parole from living or working within 1,000 feet of schools, and some communities ban them from living near parks. So why should they be invited into schools on Election Day?
A 37-year-old Griffith man convicted of indecent liberties with a child walks into Wadsworth Elementary School to cast his vote in the 2008 presidential election.
CHICAGO | Significant numbers of white and Hispanic sex offenders are living in nearly all-black communities on Chicago's South and West sides, according to the Chicago Police Department's Registered Sex Offenders website.
The Cook County Sheriff's first sex offender roundup of the year successfully tracked dozens of registered offenders across unincorporated Cook County on Saturday.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is banning registered sex offenders from using Hammond parks and recreational facilities.
CROWN POINT | A 29-year-old Chicago man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for sexual offenses against two teens.
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