Auditor Quietly Changes Policy Regarding Redemption of Property

August 2, 2017-You wouldn’t know it from the e-mail above, but Auditor’s Attorney Randy Wylie recently instructed staff to change a procedure involving tax sale redemptions. At issue was the amount which property owners were required to pay after a commissioner certificate for a property sold or was transferred. Under prior procedure, property owners were… Read More »

Council to Consider More Pay Raises

August 2, 2017-After approving another $12M in borrowing for building repairs last month, the Lake County Council will take up a series of pay raises this month. The requested pay raises range from just under 10% to just over 30% for a part-time probate commissioner in Superior Court. According to the agenda, here are the… Read More »

NWI Literacy Coalition’s Annual Adult Spelling Bee Sept. 28 at Ameristar

Source: NWI Literacy Coalition August 2, 2017-The Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition invites you to a fun filled night of food, fun and spelling asAmeristar Casino in East Chicago hosts the Northwest Indiana Literacy Coalition’s annual Adult Spelling Bee on Tuesday, September 28, 2017. Entry fee will be $150 for each team of 2 – 4… Read More »

Gary Man Dies After Early Morning Shooting

August 2, 2017-A Gary man was shot dead early this morning according to a release from Lake County Coroner Merrilee Frey. Coroner investigators were called to Methodist Hospital Northlake, 600 Grant Street, just after 4:00 a.m. this morning. Investigators pronounced an as yet unidentified male dead at 3:24 a.m. according to the statement. Multiple gunshot… Read More »

Munster Armed Robbery Leads to Gary Officer Involved Shooting

Sue Marie contributed to this report Witnesses in the area of 19th and Clark Road in Gary August 1, 2017-A police chase that began in Munster ended with a Gary police officer shooting a suspect. According to a report from Mark Back of the Lake County Sheriff’s Department, the incident began when 5 individuals attempted… Read More »

Cal Ripken Tournament to Return to Hammond

“10 of the top 10-year-old baseball teams in the nation arrive in the coming days for the Cal Ripken 10U World Series at the Hammond Optimist Youth Sports Complex” Source: news release July 30, 2017-The field is set as 10 of the top 10-year-old baseball teams in the nation arrive in the coming days for… Read More »

Repay, Cid Rubber Stamp NICTD Home Acquisition and Demolition Plans

The Members of this Board serve as representatives of the residents of their respective districts.  I am asking that you serve the interests of those constituents and protect them from governmental overreach.  Taking homes prior to  a full funding grant agreement is the most egregious breach of your duties to your consitituents.”  Julie O’Connor, Concerned… Read More »

BREAKING: Gary Man Shot in Armed Robbery Outside Car Wash

July 28, 2017-Gary Police responded to 15th and Massachussetts at approximately 5:45 p.m. today after a report of an armed robbery.  According to information obtained via the scanner, police located a man who had been shot at the car wash.  Officers obtained a suspect vehicle description of only a “black tahoe with red mirrors” and… Read More »

Towing Operator Outlines Sheriff Bribery Scheme in Guilty Plea

Editor’s Note: We are at Pierogi Fest today but wanted to present you with the following documents for your review. There will be much more on this in the coming days. Sheriff John Buncich is scheduled to go to trial on August 7, 2017. We caution that the statements contained herein are allegations as they… Read More »