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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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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

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
Northwest Indiana rededicates Civil War hero's grave site

Northwest Indiana rededicates Civil War hero's grave site

CROWN POINT | A maple tree standing guard over the headstone of Col. John Wheeler provided covering shade for more than 50 people who gathered at Maplewood Cemetery on a sultry morning 148 years to the day after he fell on the Civil War battlefield of Gettysburg.

July 02, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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Lake officials have trouble arresting jail spending

CROWN POINT | Feeding, clothing and medicating Lake County Jail inmates has cost the public tens of millions of dollars during the last decade.

September 29, 2010 12:00 am
Pannos' Culver lake home up for sheriff's sale

Pannos' Culver lake home up for sheriff's sale

The luxury lake home of an embattled Lake County political insider is scheduled for public auction today in Marshall County following mortgage foreclosure.

September 28, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Lake County spends at least $16.9 million on consultants over 10 years

CROWN POINT | To some, advice from a parent or other trusted elder can be golden. In Lake County government, advice is literally gold -- millions of dollars' worth.

September 28, 2010 12:00 am

Felons made $4.6 million off Lake County contracts

CROWN POINT | Lake County's penchant for public corruption has not been confined to elected officials during the first decade of the millennium.

September 27, 2010 12:00 am

County fed $138 million into the machine of top vendors

CROWN POINT | Cenifax, the Schererville-based firm that has controlled almost every computer in Lake County government since 1992, occasionally gets in the middle of a political grudge match.

September 27, 2010 12:00 am

Lake County travel: Fat or necessity?

CROWN POINT | Lake County government officials and employees don't just sit idly behind their desks -- as illustrated by at least $5.3 million in travel expenses racked up during the first decade of the 2000s.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am

Times investigation: Lake County spending: 10 years, $1.6 billion

CROWN POINT | Lined up end to end, the dollars spent by Lake County government in 10 years could have circled the earth more than six times or stretched nearly two-thirds of the way to the moon.

September 26, 2010 12:00 am Related

Jail deals with beating allegations

CROWN POINT | Lake County Jail officials are investigating two apparently unrelated incidents in which inmates -- both convicted felons -- allege jailers beat them during temporary stays in the facility.

February 10, 2006 12:00 am
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