Inmate No. 15000-030 is released into the frigid January morning at 8:46, a gray custodial suit of sweatpants and long-sleeved thermal clinging to his immense frame, a bushy salt-and-pepper beard wrapping around his face, a guard escorting him with a high-powered rifle slung over his right shoulder. Most politicians would appear hopelessly—dangerously—misplaced in a federal prison. Kent Sorenson is not most politicians. Standing over six feet tall and weighing every bit of 270 pounds, with 11 tattoos and a cleanshaven head, Sorenson is probably the only state senator to have ever been mistaken for a member of the Aryan Brotherhood. That happened during his first stop on the penal turnpike, the Metropolitan Correctional Center (“The MCC”) in Chicago, an administrative facility with maximum-security lodging where the “fish” was viewed warily by fellow inmates. A white supremacist, they figured, sizing him up. It didn’t take long—as soon as … [Read more...] about Kent Sorenson Was a Tea Party Hero. Then He Lost Everything.
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Nathan Fletcher was a far better fundraiser than mayoral candidate.In the years following his two failed campaigns for the San Diego Mayor’s Office, Fletcher collected more than $1 million to fight depression and suicide among the nation’s war veterans, according to an unaudited report published by the Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation.Now a candidate for an open seat on the county Board of Supervisors, Fletcher released a summary of the charity’s activities after The San Diego Union-Tribune requested details about how much money was raised and where the funds were directed.The six-page document is first time the foundation’s finances have been disclosed publicly because Fletcher merged his organization with a New York nonprofit called the Headstrong Project last year, just ahead of the due date for an extended federal tax filing.According to the undated report, the Three Wise Men Veterans Foundation raised $1,024,000 between 2014 and 2017.The money came from … [Read more...] about Veterans charity created by Nathan Fletcher raised and spent more than $1 million, report shows
HAMMOND – Calumet Avenue between Michigan and Sibley streets is closed until further notice after a site inspection Thursday revealed a massive cavity beneath the roadway tied to INDOT's reconstruction work. An Indiana Department of Transportation contractor accidentally pierced the top of an 84-inch brick sewer May 4 during the course of INDOT's reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, according to a city news release. Southbound lanes are closed due to the ground underneath being washed out.Northbound lanes were still open as of Thursday afternoon, but a city engineering department official said northbound lanes will have to be closed to traffic during repairs. Attempts by the contractor to shore up the area and keep the roadway open have been unsuccessful since the May 4 incident. The roadway was being supported by only a 6-inch slab of reinforced concrete slab. INDOT’s contractor will begin immediately … [Read more...] about UPDATE: Calumet Avenue in Hammond closed after site inspection discovers massive cavity below roadway
HAMMOND – Calumet Avenue between Michigan and Sibley streets is closed under further notice after a site inspection today revealed a massive cavity beneath the roadway tied to INDOT's reconstruction work. Southbound lanes are closed due to the ground underneath being washed out. Northbound lanes are open for now, but a city engineering department official said the northbound lanes will have to be closed during repairs. During the course of the Indiana Department of Transportation's reconstruction of the Calumet Avenue Bridge over the Indiana Harbor Belt Railroad, an INDOT contractor pierced the top of an 84-foot brick sewer on May 4, according to a city news release. Attempts by the contractor since then to shore up the area and keep the roadway open have been unsuccessful. The roadway was being supported by only a 6-inch slab of reinforced concrete slab. Hammond Sanitary District Sewer Maintenance crews performed a visual inspection of the inside of … [Read more...] about Calumet Avenue in Hammond closed after site inspection discovers massive cavity below roadway
Filling up your tank in Indiana costs an average of 66 cents per gallon more than it did a year ago.That's the highest year-over-year increase for gas prices in the nation, according to AAA.The average price of gas has risen 18 cents per gallon over the last month to $2.84 a gallon, and it's climbed 19 cents per gallon over the past month to $3.06 in the greater Chicago metropolitan area. Neighboring Illinois' average gas prices has shot up by 62 cents per gallon, the fifth-highest amount in the country.“Many motorists may have been surprised by the steady increases in prices at the pump this past month,” said AAA Chicago Director of Public Affairs Beth Mosher. “April brings a switchover to the summer blend of gasoline, which causes prices to rise. We expect prices to stabilize now leading into summer travel season.”In Lake County, the average cost of self-serve regular unleaded gasoline stands at $2.74 a gallon, which is up 22 cents per gallon from the previous … [Read more...] about Indiana sees largest year-over-year gas price hike of 30 percent