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Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

Health concerns at center of EC lead, arsenic cleanup

EAST CHICAGO | Removing the risk to human health caused by more than a century of lead and arsenic contamination in soil in one East Chicago neighborhood is the top priority of a $26 million settlement reached this week, officials said.

September 04, 2014 9:00 pm Photos



Clash erupts again over jail repair costs

CROWN POINT | Another clash about the cost of the federally mandated overhaul of Lake County Jail erupted at the Lake County Board of Commissioners meeting Wednesday.

August 20, 2014 3:50 pm

Lake County sheriff, commissioners face off over jail spending

CROWN POINT | Sheriff John Buncich said the feds have his back in a dispute with council finance officials over $400,000 of additional health care services for inmates in his work-release center.

April 16, 2014 7:30 pm

S'ville surgeon sentenced to year in prison for tax fraud

HAMMOND | A Schererville doctor has received a year and a day in prison for failing to collect and pay employment taxes to the federal government, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Friday.

April 11, 2014 12:45 pm
MARC CHASE: Government's veil of secrecy threatens all of us

MARC CHASE: Government's veil of secrecy threatens all of us

Have you felt the weightlessness in the past couple of weeks? It's the rapid descent of some of our most basic constitutional rights at both the federal and state levels of government.

May 23, 2013 12:00 am

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

Volunteer child advocate program wins federal grant

INDIANAPOLIS | A Northwest Indiana program that deploys volunteers to advocate in courts on behalf of abused or neglected children will share in a $40,000 federal grant.

December 12, 2012 6:30 pm

Lake County Council gives initial OK to wishful 2013 budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council's vote Monday on a 2013 county government budget was more an act of optimism than a hard-headed spending plan.

September 17, 2012 6:00 pm

Lake officials unlikely to change jail doctors

CROWN POINT | A Merrillville physician appears ready to get another year to bring the Lake County Jail back to health.

September 10, 2012 4:45 pm

Lake Council members say they can't tax their way out of budget crisis

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council members insisted Thursday a local option income tax can't lift county government out of the anticipated $15 million hole next year.

August 09, 2012 6:30 pm

Lake jail makes taxpayers empty their pockets

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are borrowing, raiding their savings accounts and talking about finding new permanent revenue sources to fix the budget-busting county jail.

February 14, 2012 5:40 pm

Arc of NWI hosts ADA video conference

GARY | An open dialogue with the U.S. Department of Justice on the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) will be available via video conferencing from 1 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday at The Arc Northwest Indiana, 2650 W. 35th Ave.

December 10, 2011 12:00 am

County to fix jail windows

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners will spend as much as $42,000 to repair windows in the Lake County Jail that apparently were vandalized by inmates prior to Sheriff John Buncich's taking office.

October 19, 2011 6:10 pm

Officials promise not to jailbreak the budget

CROWN POINT | Lake County Council President Ted Bilski promises he won't punish taxpayers to fix an understaffed county jail.

August 14, 2011 11:15 pm
Where Are They Now?: Leslie Tyburski

Where Are They Now?: Leslie Tyburski

Even as her career moves forward, former Gavit and Georgetown basketball star Leslie Tyburski said she has to take a step back.

August 08, 2011 10:00 pm
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