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Can a short-staffed DCS protect Indiana's children?
May. 27, 2014
Despite low pay, high turnover and burdensome caseloads, a state lawmaker says Indiana’s Department of Child Services has returned millions of dollars to ‘pad’ the state's budget surplus.
Weather strands truckers in Northwest Indiana
Jan. 6, 2014
As stranded truckers and motorists deal with arctic temps, Indiana Gov. Pence sends additional help to the region.
How a hardware store became a music hub
Jan. 2, 2014
Northwest Indiana hardware store mixes art, food and music to help revitalize a struggling downtown.
After murders, closure for some more than others
May. 24, 2013
When Theodore McClendon’s parents were kidnapped and then killed in a forest preserve, hundreds came out to mourn, and the mayor promised justice.
Ex-gang leader gets 87-year sentence
Feb. 13, 2013
The former leader of a northwestern Indiana gang has been sentenced to 87 years in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering and drug charges.
Ex-Chicago cop sentenced in gang case
Jan. 12, 2013
A former Chicago police officer has been sentenced to 19 years in federal prison after he pleaded guilty to stealing from drug dealers and turning the money and drugs over to Latin Kings gang members.
Hammond mayor wants new casinos
Nov. 28, 2012
Indiana politician supports moving one Lake Michigan riverboat casino to an on-land location if his city gets a second casino in the deal.
Oct. 26, 2012
I can never drive to or through Indiana without thinking of Mike Royko and the feud he had with the fine citizens here. For reasons not at all serious, Mike frequently ripped into the state. He called it “the most miserable state in the union.”
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