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Stack of cash (CBS)

Former Indiana Court Clerk Pleads Guilty To Theft, Tax Charges

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.


1040 Federal Tax Return (credit: AP)

NW Indiana Officials Indicted On Corruption Charges

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.


File Photo Of A Handgun (Photo by Mark Nolan/Getty Images)

Man Critically Wounded In East Chicago Shooting

A man was shot and critically wounded Wednesday night in the East Chicago neighborhood on the Southeast Side.


Baby Toy (Photo by Sion Touhig/Getty Images)

Man Admits Violent Attack On 2-Month-Old Daughter

A northwest Indiana man faces a maximum 40-year sentence after he admitted that he killed his 2-month-old daughter because she wouldn’t stop crying when he wanted to smoke synthetic marijuana.


Juanita Quiroz, left, becomes emotional as her granddaughter Selena talks about being shot in East Chicago, Ind. last week. (CBS)

Wounded Girl In NW Indiana Says Shooting ‘Messed Up My Whole Life’

Two young cousins shot last week in a living room while playing video games in East Chicago, Ind. continue to recover from their wounds. CBS 2′s Brad Edwards talks with one of the girls.


Ariana And Selena Quiroz

A Week Later, No Arrests In Shootings Of NW Indiana Girls

Anti-violence demonstrators gathered Monday in the Northwest Indiana city where two girls were struck by bullets last week while playing a video game – a crime for which there are still no suspects.


Ariana And Selena Quiroz

Girls, 11 And 12, Hit By Bullets In Northwest Indiana Home

A young East Chicago, Ind., girl is fighting for her life this Wednesday afternoon, after she and another young girl were both hit by bullets that flew through their window.

CBS Chicago–03/28/2012

Court Case Graphic

Woman Who Battered Child Into Brain Damage Gets 18 Years

Lake Superior Court Judge Thomas Stefaniak Jr. imposed an 18-year sentence for aggravated battery and neglect of a dependent for an East Chicago woman who beat her 2-year-old child, causing a permanent, lifelong disability.


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Masked Gunman Robs Far South Side Bank

A masked gunman robbed an East Chicago bank branch Monday afternoon on the Far South Side.


Snow Blower

Chicago Digs Out From Season’s First Major Snowstorm

Bitter cold has set in after the snowstorm Thursday, as people struggle to get around, clean up, and start their cars.

CBS Chicago–01/13/2012

The South Shore Line. (CBS)

South Shore Train Riders Facing Fare Increase

Commuters riding the South Shore between Northwest Indiana and downtown Chicago could be hit with a 5 percent fare increase as soon as next month.


East Chicago Water

Water Back In East Chicago, But Boil Order Still In Effect

While the water has been restored in East Chicago, Ind., residents there are still being asked to boil their water for the next couple of days.

CBS Chicago–12/13/2011

East Chicago Water

East Chicago Water Main Repairs Almost Done; Service To Return Soon

The entire population of East Chicago, Ind., has been living without running water since Sunday morning, after a massive water main break forced the city to shut off the water supply.


A 57-year-old East Chicago, Ind. woman was injured when a bullet pierced her mobile home Saturday morning. (CBS)

Mystery Bullet Pierces Mobile Home, Hits Woman In Leg

A 57-year-old East Chicago, Ind. woman was injured Saturday morning when a bullet pierced the outside of a mobile home, passed through objects inside and hit her in the leg.


Car Keys And Beer (CBS/AP Photo)

Man Dead, Others Hurt In South Side DUI Crash

A man is dead and three other people were injured in a DUI crash early Sunday in the East Chicago neighborhood.


A man is seen typing on his laptop

East Chicago Schools Take Away Students’ Laptops After Robberies

Students in East Chicago, Ind., have suddenly found themselves unplugged from the laptop computers they had been given last winter.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Indiana: Hammond Mayor Wins Reelection; Portage Mayor Ousted

The dust is settling from the elections Tuesday in Northwest Indiana, and while incumbents prevailed overall, there will also be some new faces.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

Cline Avenue Bridge

Unstable Bridge Could Get Reprieve In Indiana

An unstable bridge, which has been the object of much debate, could get a reprieve in Northwest Indiana.

CBS Chicago–07/14/2011


Woman, 19, Charged In Gang-Related Slaying

A young woman has been charged with the gang-related murder of man Thursday evening near his East Chicago neighborhood home.


George Pabey

Former East Chicago Mayor Headed Off To Prison

Former East Chicago, Ind., Mayor George Pabey is going off to prison next month.

CBS Chicago–05/06/2011