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Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

Ethics panel OKs state officers using gov't equipment for campaigning

INDIANAPOLIS | The seven statewide elected officials can use state property for campaign purposes, so long as they approve a policy statement authorizing themselves to do so.

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Gary man sentenced to prison for fraud, conspiracy

HAMMOND | A 25-year-old Gary man was sentenced Thursday to 15 months in prison after a jury found him guilty of conspiracy and attempting to commit fraud with identification documents.

February 14, 2014 4:13 pm
Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

Four gang members charged in decade-old murder

EAST CHICAGO | After 10 years, federal authorities have charged members and associates of the Two Six street gang with the murder of East Chicago’s Julio Cartagena in 2003.

November 21, 2013 4:52 pm Video Photos

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Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

Indictments returned against East Chicago gang

U.S. Attorney David Capp announced indictments against members of the Two Six gang during a news conference in East Chicago.

November 21, 2013 4:25 pm
Prosecutor: Mayor wrong on gun-law enforcement

Prosecutor: Mayor wrong on gun-law enforcement

CHICAGO | The new U.S. prosecutor for northern Illinois said Wednesday that Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel was wrong to say prosecutors haven't done enough to crack down on guns that contribute to deadly violence in the nation's third largest city.

November 20, 2013 8:45 pm
Feds: Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

Feds: Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

HAMMOND | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til defrauded taxpayers by ordering county employees to perform political campaign work on the county dime and using county equipment, prosecutors said Friday.

May 17, 2013 9:37 pm Photos

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U.S. Attorney David Capp announces three indictments as a result of investigations of public corruption.

U.S. Attorney David Capp announces three indictments as a result of investigations of public corruption.

U.S. Attorney David Capp announces three indictments as a result of investigations of public corruption, including charges against Lake County Surveyor George Van Til.

May 17, 2013 3:13 pm
Feds hand down public corruption indictments

Feds hand down public corruption indictments

Laser sights are displayed Friday during a news conference held by the U.S. attorney's office. A Pennsylvania gun dealer is accused of conspiring with former Lake County police officers to purchase machine guns and laser sights, meant for law enforcement or military use, then sell them for p…

May 17, 2013 3:14 pm
Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

Van Til indicted for using public employees, resources for campaign work

U.S. Attorney David Capp announces three indictments as a result of investigations of public corruption, including charges against Lake County Surveyor George Van Til.

May 17, 2013 3:13 pm

Chicago jail guard, a Portage man, indicted on bribery charges

HAMMOND | A 51-year-old Portage man is accused of taking bribes in his position as a guard at the federal Metropolitan Correctional Center in Chicago.

February 07, 2013 6:45 pm
East Chicago gangs press conference

East Chicago gangs press conference

EAST CHICAGO | United States Attorney David Capp, left, looks on as FBI Special Agent in Charge Robert Jones addresses members of the media Friday.

November 09, 2012 4:41 pm
Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members

Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker, left, listens as U.S. Attorney David Capp announces a federal indictment against eight suspected Imperial Gangsters during a news conference Friday at the East Chicago Police Department.

November 09, 2012 4:41 pm
Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members

Indictment charges eight additional suspected gang members

East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker talks with homicide victim Rene Alonzo's parents, Patricia Alonzo-Barrientos, left, and Richard Alonzo, as well as other family members following a news conference Friday. Rene Alonzo, 33, was killed in 2007 in East Chicago. Reputed Imperial Gangster Ric…

November 09, 2012 4:41 pm

Federal prosecutors schedule gang-related announcement for Friday

EAST CHICAGO | Federal prosecutors plan to discuss what they are dubbing "a major street gang and violent crime indictment" at a police department news conference Friday.

November 08, 2012 3:30 pm

Two Lake cops remain in state of arrested development

CROWN POINT | A Lake County police official is challenging Sheriff John Buncich's authority to banish two veteran police officers from active duty but keep them on the public payroll.

July 07, 2012 6:45 pm
Committee will help pick U.S. attorney in Chicago

Committee will help pick U.S. attorney in Chicago

CHICAGO | Illinois' two senators will appoint a six-member committee to help find a worthy successor to outgoing U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald, whose tenure in Chicago included the successful prosecutions of two Illinois governors, Sen. Dick Durbin said Monday.

June 25, 2012 12:40 pm Photos

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Lake County surveyor: Raid didn't stop service

Lake County surveyor: Raid didn't stop service

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor George Van Til said his office was up and rebooted one day after Tuesday's FBI raid.

June 06, 2012 5:30 pm Photos

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Fitzgerald steps down as U.S. attorney in Chicago

Fitzgerald steps down as U.S. attorney in Chicago

CHICAGO | Patrick Fitzgerald, known as one of the most relentless U.S. attorneys in the nation and the architect of convictions against two Illinois governors and a former vice presidential aide, announced Wednesday he is stepping down from the post he has held for more than a decade in Chicago.

May 23, 2012 2:45 pm Photos

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Recent wave of indictments attacking gang activity result of team effort

Recent wave of indictments attacking gang activity result of team effort

This month alone, the government named more than 25 alleged gang members and their associates in lengthy indictments, combining federal and local law enforcement with a federal racketeering statute originally designed to target the mafia.

November 26, 2011 11:15 pm Photos

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Feds indict 15 in Latin Kings crackdown, including 2 Chicago cops

Feds indict 15 in Latin Kings crackdown, including 2 Chicago cops

HAMMOND | Fifteen suspected members or associates of the Latin Kings -- including two former Chicago Police officers -- have been indicted in an alleged racketeering conspiracy that resulted in 19 murders in three states and helped distribute millions of dollars worth of drugs throughout the…

November 18, 2011 8:00 pm Photos

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