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Kaley Young

Kaley Young

Kaley Young, of Crown Point, sports a Royal Garrison Artillery pin from her days as an intern for the  Firepower Royal Artillery Museum, near London.

July 30, 2014 2:04 pm
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Kenneth Kissinger says high rain and poor county drainage have left 8 acres of his Winfield Township farm too wet to cultivate this year.

July 18, 2014 10:54 am
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A boarded-up house in Gary's Marshalltown neighborhood under the name of Gary School Board member Marion R. Williams on which taxes are owed.

June 13, 2014 12:56 pm
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One of many vacant properties in Gary's Marshalltown neighborhood that Gary School Board member Marion R. Williams owns on which overdue taxes are owed.

June 13, 2014 12:53 pm
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Area firefighters gather outside of Hickory Ridge Lake Apartments in Merrillville after a Saturday afternoon fire is extinguished.

May 24, 2014 6:04 pm
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Firefighters respond to a fire Saturday afternoon at the Hickory Ridge Apartments in Merrillville.

May 24, 2014 6:00 pm
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Former Lake County Surveyor George Van Til, right, apologizes to the county elections board for failing to timely file his final campaign finance report. The board declined to fine him.

April 15, 2014 3:24 pm
Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

Radio vendors hope Lake County officials can hear them

EF Johnson was one of four communications companies taking part in a demonstration of portable and mobile radios Tuesday at the Slovak Club in Merrillville. Lake County police, fire and emergency medical workers will need the radios under the county's new E-911 service.

April 08, 2014 4:05 pm

Politicians debate impact of FBI raid

GARY | Politicians love attention -- but not the kind Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin received Thursday from federal and state investigators.

March 28, 2014 6:30 pm
Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

Feds raid Calumet Township trustee's office

GARY | FBI and IRS agents raided the Calumet Township trustee's office Thursday, removing several boxes of evidence and at least one computer as part of a federal investigation of the office.

March 27, 2014 7:06 pm Video Photos

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Officials deny complaints in Lake commissioner, clerk races

Officials deny complaints in Lake commissioner, clerk races

Lake County Clerk Mike Brown, second from left, was one of five election board members who drew names Feb. 18 out of a jar to determine ballot position. The lottery was the subject of an election complaint by two candidates and a woman who witnessed it.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am
Hammond police chief leaves on a high note

Hammond police chief leaves on a high note

Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller will retire next month after a career with the Police Department that began in 1990.

March 05, 2014 5:27 pm
Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Election lottery is tops for lucky candidates

Lake County Clerk Mike Brown, second from left, is one of five election board members who drew names Feb. 18 out of a jar to determine ballot position.

February 18, 2014 5:19 pm
Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

Crown Point cop in line to be E-911 deputy director

Crown Point police Sgt. Jack Allendorf is finalist for deputy director of Lake E-911.

January 10, 2014 2:11 pm
States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

The downtown Crown Point business district was deserted Monday morning in the wake of Sunday's blizzard. Temperatures reached 15 below zero Monday.

January 06, 2014 11:39 am
Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

Interim Lake County Surveyor Gregory Sanchez at a recent county drainage board meeting.

December 30, 2013 12:48 pm
Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

Bill Emerson Jr., of Lakes of the Four Seasons, is a candidate for Lake County surveyor.

December 30, 2013 12:44 pm
Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Casinos decline, remain a winning hand for local governments

Lake County government bodies have walked away from the tables with $1.1 billion since the county's four casinos opened 17 years ago.

December 21, 2013 11:50 pm Related
Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Dr. William Forgey has been the jail's medical director since January 2012.

December 20, 2013 11:43 am
Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Lake sheriff hopes improvements will reduce federal oversight

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich talks about progress in removing the county jail from federal civil rights monitors.

December 20, 2013 11:19 am
Cedar Lake moves to keep blind woman in her home

Cedar Lake moves to keep blind woman in her home

Dolores Pittman may get to stay in her Cedar Lake home if the town is successful in acquiring the property. The Town Council on Tuesday directed the town attorney to work on purchasing the property.

December 04, 2013 2:40 pm
Cedar Lake moves to keep blind woman in her home

Cedar Lake moves to keep blind woman in her home

Dolores Pittman may get to stay in her Cedar Lake home if the town is successful in acquiring the property. The Town Council on Tuesday directed the town attorney to work on purchasing the property.

December 03, 2013 10:00 pm
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Joshua Spencer at age 11.

November 23, 2013 4:00 pm
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The outline of a bicycle was painted on Calumet Avenue by accident reconstruction investigators in the Joshua Spencer fatal accident.

November 23, 2013 3:32 pm
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Dale Gleeson and Karen Spencer speak about their son, Joshua, who died Sept. 1 in a car-bicycle accident.

November 23, 2013 3:21 pm
Police to crack down on drunken drivers for holiday

Police to crack down on drunken drivers for holiday

Hammond Police Lt. Patrick Vicari, Hammond Police Chief Brian Miller and Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announce a joint crackdown on drunken driving and other traffic safety violations during the Thanksgiving holiday period.

November 21, 2013 2:02 pm
Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Dolores Pittman faces eviction after the land upon which her Cedar Lake home sits was sold in a tax sale.

November 01, 2013 3:00 pm
Honor roll of sacrifice

Honor roll of sacrifice

Veteran Services Officer Ray Guiden displays pewter lapel pin to be given to 69 armed forces veterans who work for Lake County government on Friday.

October 31, 2013 10:51 am
Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Dolores Pittman faces eviction after the land upon which her Cedar Lake home sits was sold in a tax sale.

October 30, 2013 3:00 pm
Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Misfortune mounts for blind Cedar Lake woman

Dolores Pittman faces eviction after the land upon which her Cedar Lake home sits was sold in a tax sale.

October 29, 2013 1:28 pm
Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

Lake County Commissioner Roosevelt Allen, D-Gary, addresses the public safety commission on how best to consolidate 17 city, town and county police and fire dispatch centers into a single countywide E-911 system.

October 24, 2013 12:21 pm
Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

Compromise floated to connect E-911 with cities, towns

The Lake County Public Safety Commission met Thursday to discuss consolidating the county's 17 E-911 dispatch centers into a single countywide network.

October 24, 2013 12:12 pm
Lake budget passes over Republican objections

Lake budget passes over Republican objections

Lake County Parks Director Robert Nickovich, left, confers with Council President Ted Bilski, D-Hobart, Council Attorney Ray Szarmach and Councilman Jerome Prince, D-Gary, before the council passed its 2014 budget.

September 30, 2013 5:45 pm
Lux: Charter schools are no magic bullet for minority education

Lux: Charter schools are no magic bullet for minority education

Tony Lux, left, a former Merrillville school superintendent, talks Friday to an a member of the audience at the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus symposium on education.

September 06, 2013 2:42 pm
Lux: Charter schools are no magic bullet for minority education

Lux: Charter schools are no magic bullet for minority education

Members of the Indiana Black Legislative Caucus appear before their 16th annual legislative symposium Friday at Indiana University Northwest.

September 06, 2013 11:10 am
Deer Ridge South Subdivision

Deer Ridge South Subdivision

Six out of seven lots in Deer Ridge South Subdivision remain vacant. The developer, Thomas Simstad, blamed Lake County officials for its troubles.

August 11, 2013 2:28 pm
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The entrance to Deer Ridge South Subdivision. Delays in its approval by Lake County planning officials prompted developer Thomas Simstad to sue.

August 11, 2013 2:17 pm
New E-911 director will be on the phone

New E-911 director will be on the phone

Newly-hired E-911 Executive Director Brian Hitchcock, left, gets a guided tour of the Lake County Government Complex from Thomas Dabertin, county consultant.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am
Lake County sheriff launches new Lake Michigan patrol boat

Lake County sheriff launches new Lake Michigan patrol boat

The Lake County Sheriff's Department recently added a 2013 Silver Ships AM 800 to its fleet. The 28-foot aluminum patrol boat will patrol the county's Lake Michigan shoreline.

July 19, 2013 3:42 pm
Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

Judge gives man who helped kill Jada Justice 40 years

CROWN POINT | Timothy Tkachik appeared stunned Friday when Lake Criminal Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. sentenced him to 40 years in prison for his role in killing 2-year-old Jada Justice in 2009.

July 19, 2013 12:30 pm Photos

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Calumet Township Trustee vehicles

Calumet Township Trustee vehicles

Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin ordered four of her employees to no longer drive their taxpayer-supported vehicles home after hours. She hopes to stem criticism of high spending by her office.

July 10, 2013 1:05 pm
RAW VIDEO: Accident scene in Crown Point

RAW VIDEO: Accident scene in Crown Point

Emergency workers remove an injured woman from a car struck by a white SUV being pursued by police.

June 20, 2013 4:17 pm
Police chase through region ends in C.P. crash

Police chase through region ends in C.P. crash

Emergency workers remove an injured woman from a car struck by a white SUV being pursued by police Thursday in Crown Point. The chase started in Munster and left three people injured, police said.

June 20, 2013 12:21 pm
Police chase through region ends in C.P. crash

Police chase through region ends in C.P. crash

Police converge on a crash scene Thursday at 93rd Avenue and Main Street in Crown Point after a police pursuit from Munster.

June 20, 2013 12:05 pm
Rudy Clay remembered

Rudy Clay remembered

The Lake County Board of Commissioners and staff observe a moment of silence at the passing of Rudy Clay, who served for nearly two decades as a county commissioner representing Gary.

June 05, 2013 4:15 pm

Observors: Van Til's indictment adds to region's political corruption stain

CROWN POINT | Prominent Lake County Democrat George Van Til's indictment Friday on felony fraud charges has local politicos wondering just how many more black eyes the party will take in the federal government's ongoing corruption probe.

May 18, 2013 5:15 pm
Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

Lake income tax unlikely to survive expected veto

A Lake County Council meeting on a local option income tax Monday draws about 200 people.

May 07, 2013 3:45 pm
Lake County Council passes income tax

Lake County Council passes income tax

A Lake County Council meeting on a local option income tax on Monday draws about 200 members of the public

May 07, 2013 12:17 pm
Lake County coroner denies allegations she vandalized Hobart apartment, car of husband

Lake County coroner denies allegations she vandalized Hobart apartment, car of husband

HOBART | Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey denies allegations by her estranged husband she has vandalized his apartment and car.

March 05, 2013 8:00 pm

Lake juvenile judge named new Indiana DCS director

CROWN POINT | Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday chose Lake Juvenile Court Judge Mary Beth Bonaventura to lead the Indiana Department of Child Services.

January 30, 2013 11:20 am Related

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