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Police investigating Lansing bank robbery

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

11 hours ago

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.

13 hours ago
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.

15 hours ago
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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.

17 hours ago
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.

July 24, 2014 2:00 pm Video Photos

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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.

July 21, 2014 5:20 pm Photos

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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

Calumet Township drops lawsuit blocking Griffith's departure

GARY | The Calumet Township trustee has dropped a lawsuit challenging the constitutionality of a 2013 state law that could cut millions in assistance to Gary's neediest residents and let the town of Griffith leave the township.

July 01, 2014 7:00 pm

Lake highway boss knows $2.2 million for road work only scratches surface

CROWN POINT | Lake officials are planning to reconstruct, pave and seal nearly 76 miles of county highways and roads this summer and fall.

July 01, 2014 6:30 pm

Move to discipline Hobart cop hits roadblock

HOBART | The city's pursuit of a police officer accused of misconduct came to a brief halt early Monday after the city's hearing officer was accused of being a less than neutral referee.

June 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Tax Transformers: The Age of Reassessment

CROWN POINT | Alert the police. Northwest Indiana tax officials are reassessing again.

June 28, 2014 10:15 pm

Reassessment teams hit the streets this week

CROWN POINT | Indiana begins sending out field examiners Tuesday to reassess property for taxing purposes.

June 28, 2014 6:12 pm

Injured spectator loses lawsuit against RailCats

INDIANAPOLIS | The Supreme Court threw out a lawsuit by a spectator struck by a foul ball at a Gary SouthShore RailCats game in 2011.

June 27, 2014 7:20 pm
Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

Joy, confusion showered on NWI same-sex marriages

The same-sex marriage mill has been busy in Lake, LaPorte and Porter counties. Rural Jasper and Newton County officials still were waiting for their first couples, after a federal judge Wednesday ruled Indiana's ban on same-sex matrimony was unconstitutional.

June 26, 2014 6:00 pm Video Related

Lake official wants to block suburban E-911 plan

CROWN POINT | The Lake County E-911 chairman said he is building a back-up emergency call center in East Chicago as a bulwark against a rival public safety dispatch service proposed by Cedar Lake and Schererville town officials.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm
No break in the clouds over controversial air show

No break in the clouds over controversial air show

FAIR OAKS | At least 10 inches of rain in the past 30 days grounded what was to be the 2014 South Shore Air Show at its new venue here, tourism officials said.

June 25, 2014 5:49 pm Photos

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Lake E-911 officials tell St. John they want change of scenery

ST. JOHN | County officials have a message for St. John town officials who want to opt out of their E-911 communications network — you are too far away.

June 23, 2014 5:48 pm

Ogden Dunes joins the Shared Ethics commission

The Town of Ogden Dunes is joining the Shared Ethics Advisory Commission.

June 23, 2014 12:02 pm

Lake debates what to do with jailed voters

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are debating how to accommodate voting among the county's jailed population.

June 22, 2014 11:45 pm

Selling no-man's land at tax sales a losing game

The Lake County treasurer's office is preparing its 2014 parade of neglect.

June 21, 2014 8:45 pm

Calumet Twp. trustee taking appointments for assistance

GARY | Residents who repeatedly demand assistance from the Calumet Township Trustees' office will now need appointments to be served.

June 19, 2014 8:00 pm

Lake approves emergency replacement of Arbogast bridge

GRIFFITH | The Lake County Drainage Board approved the emergency replacement of the Arbogast Street bridge over Cady Marsh Ditch.

June 19, 2014 6:30 pm

Lake judge wants similar student truancy programs

CROWN POINT | Lake Juvenile Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. said many schools in the county have begun coordinating efforts to reduce school truancy.

June 18, 2014 8:00 pm

Three to vie for Lake Democratic Party boss

CROWN POINT | The battle for control of the Lake County Democratic Party is set.

June 18, 2014 7:45 pm

Official proposes county fairgrounds facelift

CROWN POINT | A Lake County official hopes to give the Lake County Fairgrounds a new look and purpose.

June 18, 2014 6:45 pm

Lake County officials in search of union workers to build E-911 tower

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials are declaring their own emergency to find someone to build a communications tower for the county's new E-911 service.

June 18, 2014 6:33 pm

Lake officials commit millions to inmate healthcare

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Commissioners agreed Wednesday to spend as much as $6.1 million over the next year and a half on health care for Lake County jail inmates.

June 18, 2014 3:45 pm

Gloves are off -- GOP intraparty fight is on

CROWN POINT | Two factions of Lake County's Republican Party were sparring Tuesday while Democrats were not only sitting ringside for the event, but also playing referee.

June 17, 2014 9:09 am

Assessor parcels out advice to lower taxes

CROWN POINT | Lake County Assessor Jolie A. Covaciu said she has a tip that could save some taxpayers hundreds of dollars.

June 16, 2014 7:03 pm

State rewards Hammond, Lake Station for best traffic enforcement

Several Lake County police departments wrote so many traffic tickets last year the state is putting an $18,000 wager down that they can step up enforcement to an even higher level.

June 16, 2014 6:58 pm
Lake to sue tax-delinquent Gary School Board member

Lake to sue tax-delinquent Gary School Board member

CROWN POINT | Lake officials plan to sue to recover more than $566,000 in delinquent property taxes and late penalties owed by a Gary School Board member.

June 16, 2014 5:00 pm
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