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Dems win precinct preservation lawsuit

CROWN POINT | A judge has spared Lake County's smallest precincts and the jobs of dozens of Democratic committeemen from elimination under a law declaring them an unnecessary expense on taxpayers.

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County officials award Willowdale sewer contract

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials on Tuesday awarded the first of three contracts to link 54 homes outside of city limits into the municipal sewer system.

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Proposed quarry pollution concerns will be aired

LOWELL | State environmental officials are inviting the public to comment on how the proposed Singleton Stone quarry could affect local air quality.

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War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

War letters hit home for local intern to a British museum

A young Crown Point woman recently came to know several British war veterans in her trip to England.

August 23, 2014 10:30 pm Photos

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Fatal motorcycle accident spawns lawsuit

Fatal motorcycle accident spawns lawsuit

CROWN POINT | An attorney for the family of the late Gary tattoo artist Roy Boy Cooper said they are suing a Hobart woman over the death of their son last month.

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State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

State chairman wants Dems to focus on fall races

CROWN POINT | The Indiana party boss is in Lake County this week to remind Democrats there is an election this fall.

August 14, 2014 6:50 pm
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Indiana Democratic Party Chairman John Zody visits Lake County.

August 14, 2014 10:17 am

Lake Co. board green-lights south county quarry

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board voted 2-1 Wednesday to approve the Singleton Stone quarry over the objections of south county farmers and residents.

August 13, 2014 6:30 pm

Commissioners outline E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | Lake Commissioners open bids Wednesday for more of the building blocks of their E-911 communications network.

August 13, 2014 5:03 pm

Council puts off tower in face of health protest

CROWN POINT | An emotional protest from rural Lake County homeowners temporarily blocked a proposed communications tower.

August 12, 2014 7:30 pm

Lake precinct fight is before local judge

CROWN POINT | A judge is set to rule whether a new law that could eliminate dozens of small Lake County precincts is a harmless exercise in cost saving or a dagger aimed at the Democratic Party.

August 08, 2014 7:21 pm

Jail has no shut-off valve for plumbing overruns

CROWN POINT | Lake officials have called the plumbers into the county jail, which is leaking red ink.

August 07, 2014 6:27 pm

Don't dump grass clipping near streams, surveyor says

CROWN POINT | Lake County Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. is asking the public not to dump yard waste near regulated drainage ditches.

August 06, 2014 6:35 pm

Singleton quarry hearing slated Wednesday

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Drainage Board will meet 10:30 a.m. Wednesday in the Lake County Government Center auditorium for a public hearing on the proposed Singleton Stone quarry.

August 06, 2014 6:10 pm

Lake County government employees prefer payroll to pension

CROWN POINT | Government workers get little in the way of respect or pay raises, and the state is cutting pension annuity payments for those who haven't retired by Oct. 1

August 03, 2014 12:00 am

Lawsuit stops Lake precinct purge for now

CROWN POINT | The Lake County elections board canceled its special meetings early Friday to discuss plans to discard precincts in Democratic Party strongholds after a judge slapped a 10-day injunction on them.

August 01, 2014 5:36 pm

Lake Co. Dems sue to stop precinct elimination

CROWN POINT | A judge temporarily halted a Republican-inspired law that could have eliminated dozens of Lake County's big-city Democratic precinct committeemen next week.

July 31, 2014 3:00 pm

Calling all dispatchers: Lake to hire E-911 communicators

CROWN POINT | Lake County will be calling police, fire and emergency medical dispatchers this month as they prepare to staff their E-911 service.

July 31, 2014 11:35 am
Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

Prosecutors: Daughter murdered mother

GARY | The Lake County prosecutor's office has charged a teenager with murdering her mother earlier this month.

July 30, 2014 11:00 pm

Teen runaway recaptured near Lowell

LOWELL | Lake County police arrested a Lowell teenager Tuesday morning who was a runaway from a facility in Elkhart.

July 29, 2014 7:45 pm

Outside group wants to open bishop selection process to laity's voice

GARY | A national organization advocating change within the Roman Catholic church wants local parishioners to use the group's website to tell church fathers who should be the diocese's next bishop.

July 29, 2014 5:14 pm

Dems' plea? Save our precincts

CROWN POINT | Two more Democrats are adding their voices in opposition to a new state law that could eliminate precincts in the party's urban strongholds.

July 28, 2014 6:04 pm
Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

Prosecutor to weigh death penalty in cop shooting

CROWN POINT | The Lake County prosecutor's office will spend the coming weeks determining whether a Gary man should face the death penalty over allegations he ambushed Gary patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield earlier this month.

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Jail overtime punishes Lake budget

CROWN POINT | The Lake County jail staff is working overtime.

July 27, 2014 11:00 pm

Police investigating Lansing bank robbery

LANSING | Police are looking for three armed men who robbed the Great Lakes Bank, 18120 Torrence Ave., Friday afternoon.

July 25, 2014 9:37 pm

Lake infant deaths spur campaign to reduce SIDS

CROWN POINT | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey said Friday she is meeting with hospital officials to help control infant mortality.

July 25, 2014 8:08 pm
Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

Hammond man charged in Lansing homicide

LANSING | Police said Friday they are holding a Hammond man charged with a robbery and murder last May outside a local service station.

July 25, 2014 5:11 pm
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July 25, 2014 3:18 pm
Coroner seek help locating dead man's family

Coroner seek help locating dead man's family

Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey is asking the public’s help Friday to locate family members of a Gary man who recently died.

July 25, 2014 3:17 pm
Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

Man charged with Gary officer's death had a history of violence

CROWN POINT | The man charged with killing Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield has a history of violence and caught his victim off guard, the Lake County sheriff said Thursday.

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One of Lake's oldest bridges about to pass into history

One of Lake's oldest bridges about to pass into history

CROWN POINT | One of Lake County's oldest bridges will soon exit the county, but remain over the same river it has spanned for the better part of a century.

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Winfield farmer's field is high, but not dry

Winfield farmer's field is high, but not dry

WINFIELD | A Winfield Township man wants Lake County officials to stop his farm from becoming a retention pond for nearby suburbs.

July 21, 2014 6:00 am

Commissioners approve public safety share for townships

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners have voted to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of the county's public safety income tax revenue.

July 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Return borrowed vehicles, commissioners tell sheriff

CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioners still want back vehicles the sheriff borrowed and hasn't returned.

July 17, 2014 7:30 pm

Commissioners pump more millions into E-911

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials pumped more than $22 million Wednesday into public safety services, a new voter information system and a property tax survey.

July 16, 2014 6:00 pm

Lake to snitch on reckless drivers to insurance firms

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are now in the business of sharing residents' latest traffic violations with their insurance companies.

July 16, 2014 2:30 pm
Elgin said feds have her campaign records

Elgin said feds have her campaign records

CROWN POINT | Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin lost some campaign financial records when federal investigators raided her office last spring.

July 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Dems and GOP prepare for battle over precincts

CROWN POINT | Lake Sheriff John Buncich, the new Democratic Party chairman, said he will fight a plan by Republicans to cut the heart out of his party's precinct organization.

July 15, 2014 6:57 pm

Dueling GOP officials declare cease-fire

CROWN POINT | The Lake election board abruptly dropped its investigation of Republican campaign finances Tuesday.

July 15, 2014 1:35 pm

Lake County officials appeal tax collector's suit

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials hope to avoid a $1.4 million judgment a former tax collector has won against them.

July 14, 2014 3:00 pm

County employees look for better pay day

CROWN POINT | Lake County government employees have watched their elected officials lavish tens of million this year on everyone but them.

July 12, 2014 8:20 pm

Police arrest suspect in White Castle stickup

HAMMOND | Police arrested a local man Thursday night in connection with a Tuesday holdup of the White Castle Restaurant on Indianapolis Boulevard.

July 11, 2014 11:27 am

Lake officials open E-911 bids

CROWN POINT | There was no shortage this week of companies competing for contracts to build Lake County's E-911 public safety communications system.

July 09, 2014 5:38 pm

Townships get seats at public safety tax table

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council agreed Tuesday to provide eight suburban and rural fire and emergency medical service providers a share of the county's public safety income tax revenue.

July 08, 2014 7:15 pm

Lake officials contribute $2 million to South Shore expansion

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Council voted 4-2 Tuesday to give to $2 million annually the expansion of  the South Shore commuter train.

July 08, 2014 3:30 pm

Prison can't hold these Lake pols

Two icons of Lake County's ethically challenged political scene are moving closer to freedom.

July 08, 2014 2:36 pm

Lake County and vendor debate E-911 purchases

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials promised disciplined, comparison shopping to equip their new E-911 service.

July 05, 2014 8:00 pm

Visclosky makes another whistle stop for South Shore money

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are standing at the ticket window pondering whether to pay $2 million a year to ride the South Shore commuter train expansion.

July 03, 2014 5:22 pm
7-year-old mystery finally has face, but no ID

7-year-old mystery finally has face, but no ID

GARY | Authorities have renewed hope of finding a family who lost a young woman to a homicide in Gary more than seven years ago.

July 02, 2014 4:48 pm

GOP won't oppose seven Dem incumbents this fall

CROWN POINT | Republicans have opted not to oppose six incumbent Democratic elected officials this fall.

July 02, 2014 12:00 am
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