A former Cook County correctional officer on trial for murder in a road-rage shooting in Hammond, Ind., told police he thought the other driver was reaching for a gun.
The victim was a 60-year-old man extricated from the basement, CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.
The shooting happened a few minutes before 11 p.m. Monday in the 3500 block of Guthrie Street in East Chicago.
Jawaun Dontell Woods, 25, pleaded guilty but mentally ill to the charge in the Nov. 26 assault at the South Shore station.
A northwest Indiana man was shot to death Wednesday night at a Gary intersection.
An animal rights group is urging prosecutors in East Chicago to punish an Indiana teenager who allegedly killed three kittens with a bow and arrow, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.
Police say defenseless kittens were skewered by a 17-year-old with a bow and arrow. Teen then allegedly posted photos of dead animals on Facebook.
The branch library in East Chicago is the Robert A. Pastrick Library, named after the former longtime mayor.
Carlos Velez III, of the 4400 block of Baring Avenue, had been shot several times and was pronounced dead at 11:15 p.m. Wednesday.
Explosions rocked a section of East Chicago as crews battled a fire Saturday that destroyed several businesses in the 500 block of West Chicago Avenue.
Lake County police are investigating a possible officer-involved shooting in East Chicago that began Tuesday night with a traffic stop in the 4500 block of Euclid Avenue, Chief Mark Becker said Wednesday.
CBS 2′s Dana Kozlov reports its another case of mistaken identity, with no one in custody.
Police say the wrong man was killed in a retaliation shooting in East Chicago over the weekend.
A 25-year-old Indiana man was killed and his toddler son wounded Saturday night on an Indiana Harbor street, police said.
Demolition of a bridge that connects Hammond and East Chicago in northwest Indiana is scheduled to begin next week.
Indiana transit police have identified a suspect accused of stabbing a man outside the South Shore train station in East Chicago.
Police are looking for the attacker who slashed a man’s throat Monday night at the South Shore Line train station in East Chicago, Ind.
A former Merrillville Town Court clerk has pleaded guilty to federal charges of stealing bond money from the court and filing a false tax return.
Federal indictments rained down Thursday on three Lake County elected officials, a former Merrillville Town Court clerk, the former director of the East Chicago Public Library and a Munster businessman.
A man was shot and critically wounded Wednesday night in the East Chicago neighborhood on the Southeast Side.