CROWN POINT | Lake County Board of Commissioners may have evicted Sheriff John Buncich from his work-release center, but the battle rages on over who keeps county-owned vehicles and equipment used in the defunct program.
The Lake County Council did what it had to do in eliminating the work release program to pay for the additional correctional officers needed at the Lake County Jail.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Sheriff's Work Release program is helping Merrillville clean up its streets.
Lake County Sheriff John Buncich talks to Merrillville Town Council President Carol Miano on Wednesday as the sheriff launches his community cleanup program.
Inmates from the Lake County Sheriff's Work Release pick up trash Wednesday along Harrison Street near 61st Avenue as they kick off the sheriff's cleanup program. The efforts will continue until early fall in several communities in Lake County. "With all the cutbacks, the normal cleanup is b…
Inmates from the Lake County Sheriff's Work Release program pick up trash Wednesday on Harrison Street just south of 61st Avenue. The team of about seven men are serving time for misdemeanor offenses.
Cosmo Marlini joins hands with his stepdaughter, Genevieve Johnson, left, and his niece, Paulette Dyrda, both of Chicago Heights, as they join about 100 residents of Village Woods Christian Retirement Community at his 105th birthday celebration.
Cosmos Marlini entters the banquet hall at the Village Woods Christian Retirement Community as residents sing "Happy Birthday" to him. Marlini, who was born the same year the Cubs last won a World Series, celebrated his 105th birthday Wednesday.
MERRILLVILLE | The town will demolish dilapidated structures at the site of a proposed park to honor area unions, Merrillville officials said.
A recent Indiana Department of Correction report shows Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties are to be commended for their community corrections programs. We concur.
CROWN POINT | Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas P. Stefaniak Jr. sentenced a Chicago man to one year in prison Wednesday for walking away from the county's work-release center last year.
Robert L. Armstead Sr. was sentenced to two years on a weapons charge, but Gary residents now thank him when they see him working in the community.
LAPORTE | Two men escaped from the work release center in LaPorte and authorities Monday were still looking for one of them.
CROWN POINT | A Gary man who did not return to the Lake County Work-Release facility Tuesday night surrendered to police without incident Wednesday, police said.
Crews from the Indiana Department of Transportation and the Lake County Sheriff's Work Release Program are working to get area highways ready for the opening of the Lake County Fair.
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