East Chicago Government News

Tax abatements for E.C. buildling rehab stalled

EAST CHICAGO | City Council members tabled requests for tax abatements as American Crossroads Group, LLC seeks to rehabilitate a 100,000 squar…

September 07, 2014 8:30 pm

Homeless shelter opening in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | A vacant, four-unit apartment building on Alexander Avenue is being converted into the city's first homeless shelter.

August 31, 2014 10:00 pm

Ad targeted to inform students of Lifeline Law

INDIANAPOLIS | An advertising campaign targeting students at Indiana's residential colleges and universities is spreading the message about th…

August 27, 2014 5:15 pm

Taste of East Chicago kicks off Friday at Veteran's Park

EAST CHICAGO | Motorcycles, car shows and food are set to highlight the city's annual Taste of East Chicago event running Friday through Sunda…

August 14, 2014 7:45 pm

E.C. Board of Works to deal with blight hearing concerns

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of Public Works meets in special session at 1 p.m. Wednesday on several agenda items.

August 05, 2014 12:05 am

East Chicago plans roundabout at Cline Avenue, Columbus Drive

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is preparing to install its first roundabout and will even give residents training in how to navigate the traffic …

August 04, 2014 12:15 am

Lakeside Garden Apartments attract Cleveland investor

EAST CHICAGO | A Cleveland-based company is looking to buy and manage the Lakeside Garden Apartments in the Indiana Harbor section of the city.

July 29, 2014 6:14 pm

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

Gaming study may be last chance to save casino industry

INDIANAPOLIS | The fate of Indiana's gaming industry and the 14,000 Hoosiers it employs may hinge on decisions made this summer by a small gro…

July 19, 2014 7:00 pm Related

East Chicago Fire Department receives $126,317 grant

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department has been awarded a $126,317 grant under the Federal Emergency Management Agency's Assistance t…

July 11, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago tests nuisance property ordinance

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is ready to test a nuisance property ordinance adopted by the City Council last summer and the 4500 block of Magou…

July 06, 2014 10:30 pm

E.C. forum addresses new recycling plan

EAST CHICAGO | A change in the city's recycling program was among  topics covered at a special town hall-style forum this week.

June 27, 2014 5:35 pm

East Chicago Board of Public Works meets in special session

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of Public Works meets in special session at noon Thursday to act on several items.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. Health Department sets open house for Wednesday

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Health Department has a ribbon cutting ceremony and open house at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday at 100 W. Chicago Ave.,…

June 16, 2014 12:05 am

E.C. panel opens bids Monday for Broadway reconstruction

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of Public Works meets at noon Monday to open bids for the Broadway reconstruction project.

June 15, 2014 12:05 am

Steps taken to avoid another Indiana Harbor dredging delay

EAST CHICAGO | Steps have been taken to prevent a repeat of the mishap that delayed the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal dredging project for app…

June 15, 2014 12:05 am

E.C. Board of Works meets in special session June 16

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of Works meets in special session at noon June 16 in council chambers at City Hall, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.

June 08, 2014 12:05 am

E.C. crime decrease questioned at forum

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland has kicked off a series of Town Hall forums to discuss upcoming projects and listen to residents' concerns.

June 03, 2014 6:58 pm

East Chicago cleanup blitz continues through June 20

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago's annual spring cleanup blitz continues through June 20.

May 31, 2014 12:05 pm

Historic review commission proposed for East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago councilman representing the Marktown district has drafted an ordinance preserving historic sites in the city.

May 28, 2014 7:15 pm

State awards funds to raze abandoned homes

INDIANAPOLIS | Three Lake County cities are among the first in the state to benefit from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann's Blight Elimination Program.

May 22, 2014 7:12 pm

Copeland kicks off summer youth employment program

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland's Summer Youth Employment Program offers job opportunities for 112 young adults.

May 15, 2014 9:47 pm

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

EAST CHICAGO | Marktown residents raised their voices and signs in protest Monday as a hotel that for decades housed new workers in surroundin…

May 12, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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East Chicago Board of Public Works meets in special session today

EAST CHICAGO | The Board of Public Works meets in a special session at 4 p.m. today to execute a contract for professional services.

April 30, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago plants a tree for Arbor Day celebration

EAST CHICAGO |  East Chicago celebrates Arbor Day with a tree planting ceremony at 10 a.m. Friday.

April 24, 2014 12:05 am

Councilwoman wants cigarette sale signs removed from stores

EAST CHICAGO | The sale of cigarettes, both traditional and electronic, has one East Chicago City Council member concerned.

April 20, 2014 8:45 pm

E.C. Board of Works tackling street revamp work Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of works meets in special session at noon Tuesday to consider several matters.

April 12, 2014 12:05 am

East Chicago tweaks facade program

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has modified an ordinance regulating facade, sign and awning grant programs it had initiated last year.

March 29, 2014 6:52 pm

E.C. Park Board seeks details of proposal for piano lessons

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board has approved plans to offer piano lessons at a park facility if program specifics are presented to the board.

March 23, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago Board of Works to take up parks proposals

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Board of Public Works will meet in special session at noon Wednesday to consider playground, fitness, shelter …

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

Region bills headed to governor's desk

INDIANAPOLIS | Several legislative proposals sponsored by Northwest Indiana lawmakers, and other measures set to affect the region, received f…

March 05, 2014 5:30 pm

House greenlights South Shore Line expansion money

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 03, 2014 7:00 pm

Church gets nod to operate program at recreation center

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has given the New Mission of Jesus Christ Church permission to operate an after-school program at t…

March 02, 2014 8:15 pm

Discussion in E.C. to focus on helping seniors age in homes

EAST CHICAGO | Northwest Indiana Community Action, East Chicago and AARP Indiana will host a forum on aging in place.

March 02, 2014 12:00 am

Frozen pipes heat East Chicago discussion

EAST CHICAGO | Frozen water lines were a hot topic at a recent City Council meeting.

March 01, 2014 7:15 pm

Preschool study, road funding among items approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate voted Thursday to send a bevy of House-approved proposals to the governor's desk or to…

February 27, 2014 5:40 pm

E.C. mayor urges $22M in infrastructure investment

E.C. mayor urges $22M in infrastructure investment

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland announced 10 infrastructure projects — representing an urban investment of $22 million — at a gathering …

February 26, 2014 7:58 pm Photos

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House demands Lake County look at voting precinct consolidation

INDIANAPOLIS | The GOP-controlled Indiana House approved legislation Tuesday that would order Lake County to devise a plan to reduce the numbe…

February 25, 2014 7:15 pm

Former Merrillville employee could face prison time

HAMMOND | A former Merrillville Town Court clerk could face 30 to 37 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandums filed in federal …

February 12, 2014 8:30 pm

Fight brewing over who gets $4M from Lake tax credit fix

INDIANAPOLIS | Nine Northwest Indiana Democratic state lawmakers decided Tuesday they will fight to return the $4 million expected to be saved…

February 11, 2014 2:47 pm

E.C. council taking resumes for several board positions

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council is accepting applications for several board positions.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptica…

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more tha…

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Senate refuses to give money from Lake tax fix to casino cities, county

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, was unable to persuade the Senate Monday to let Gary, East Chicago, Hammond and Lake County …

February 03, 2014 6:00 pm

E.C. council opposes cuts in tax dollars for education

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council has unanimously approved a resolution that expresses opposition to any state action that would re…

February 02, 2014 6:45 pm

E.C. Parks Department takes ownership of recreation centers

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board has approved the transfer of four recreation centers from the Department of Redevelopment to the Parks Department.

February 02, 2014 6:00 pm

Closing Lake tax loophole could net RDA $4M

INDIANAPOLIS | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority would get a $4 million budget bump under a plan to fix an income tax break…

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm

E.C. council's tax abatement committee to meet Thursday

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council has scheduled a tax abatement committee meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday in council chambers, Room 203,…

January 29, 2014 12:00 am

Ban on gun buy-back programs approved by Senate

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana Senate ignored pleas for local control from three Lake County lawmakers and voted 28-21 on Tu…

January 28, 2014 6:15 pm Related

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E.C. sanitary board may vote on contract for pump station

EAST CHICAGO | The Board of Commissioners of the East Chicago Sanitary District will meet in special session at noon Thursday in the conferenc…

January 28, 2014 12:00 am

East Chicago Park Board elects officers

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Park Board has elected officers for the year.

January 25, 2014 7:30 pm


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