The photo above may look familiar. There are multiple versions of this threatening sign near the Lake County Jail. One apparent purpose of the sign and its prohibition of “unauthorized communications with Inmates” is to maintain a safe distance between the public and “trusty” inmates who venture outside for some useful task such as exercising […]

The Quadro Tracker (A Tale of Scoundrels, Fools, and Public Funds)

I knew back in 1996 that the story of the Quadro Tracker had to be remembered, retold, and shared with a forgetful public. So here it is after 19 years of dormancy. On January 15, 1996 Region readers of the NWI Times were treated to front page ink (above the fold) on the wondrous Quadro […]