NW Ind. man, 86, dies after setting self on fire
Authorities say an 86-year-old man from northwestern Indiana died after setting himself on fire while smoking a pipe.
Mon May 13, 2013
Planners: Illiana Expressway will close only two north-south crossroads
Monday, planners of the Illiana Corridor announced they have reduced the number of expected north-south road closures in Indiana from five to two in an alternative for Lake County residents.
Sat May 11, 2013
Governor signs Griffith, Gary bills into law
Gov. Mike Pence has signed a bill into law that could lead to economic development in Gary and another bill that could create a path for Griffith to secede from Calumet Township.
Lake County Councilwoman Retracts Job Offer Claim Made By McDermott...
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid went on a WJOB radio talk show Friday morning and accused Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott of offering her a job if she would vote for a 1.5% local income tax after he was a guest on the show and accused her of angling for a new job by voting against the income tax increase.
Suspect In Orland Park Home Invasion Found Dead
One of the suspects sought in connection with a home invasion and shooting in the southwest suburbs is dead, authorities said.
Fri May 10, 2013
Aging population drives demand for senior housing
When Frances Wulf , 92, made the decision to stop driving and sell her car, she began to look for her next step.
Lake County Indiana Income Tax Passes
In a stunning reversal, commissioners in Lake County, Ind., failed to veto a planned 1.5 percent income tax for county residents.
Thu May 09, 2013
Prosecutor: Monk charged in attempted child luring may have mental health issues
A Benedictine monk charged with trying to lure a far north suburban girl into his car may have "mental health issues," a prosecutor said in a Lake County Circuit Court today.
Wed May 08, 2013
County work release crew helps clean up Merrillville
Plastic pop bottles and grocery bags. Cigarette packages. Snack packaging. Even an old muffler, compact disc and a plastic dryer vent.
Mon May 06, 2013
Lake County Council OKs tax
The 1.5 percent Lake County income tax package is one step closer to reality but it still has two high hurdles to cross.
Farmers getting later start on planting this spring
Doug Hayden pulls a finishing tool as he prepares the soil for planting corn at Hayden Farms in Lowell, Ind.
The Indianapolis Star
Teen killed in crash fleeing Lake County police
Police in northwestern Indiana say an 18-year-old man died in a crash while he was fleeing from an officer.
Sun May 05, 2013
Residents told income tax, budget cuts both needed
County officials have three options if the proposed 1.5 percent income tax does not pass: drastic cuts, bankruptcy or more borrowing - a step described as "fiscal suicide," Lake County Council's financial expert says.
Sat May 04, 2013
School districts study changes in state funding
School Town of Munster Superintendent Richard Sopko fixes his gaze at the bottom line of his district's future and begins to grumble.
Thu May 02, 2013
Grocery Delivery Company Expands To Lake County, IN
WeGoShop.com continues to expand its grocery delivery service, now to include Lake County, IN.
Davich: Can I get a dollar? How about two dollars?
The St. John woman held her first public auction Saturday morning at her new business, Last Straw Auctions, and she hustled her way through most of the day.
Sun Apr 28, 2013
Lake Co. school officials defend construction tab
Lake County taxpayers are on the hook for $1.8 billion in debt for school construction, but school officials say the money is necessary to fix problems with crowded classrooms.
Region copes with declining number of priests
Early in his career, the Rev. Rick Orlinski was one of three priests at Our Lady of Grace in Highland and spent two to three days each week ministering to the sick in their homes.
Sat Apr 27, 2013
Crown Point looking at pond for north side
Engineering is set to begin on the design of a long-term storm water project that one day will bring a water feature to the north end of the city.
Thu Apr 25, 2013
Lake County Council to meet Friday on income tax
An emergency special meeting of the Lake County Council has been called Friday for possible action on the proposed 1.5 percent county option income tax package.