East Chicago Government News

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

Lawmakers take aim at gun buy-back programs

INDIANAPOLIS | A proposal forcing Gary and other Indiana cities to end their gun buy-back programs was approved 6-2 Wednesday by the Senate Ju…

January 22, 2014 2:30 pm Related

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E.C. Waterworks Department board set to meet Jan. 21

EAST CHICAGO | The board of directors of the East Chicago Department of Waterworks will meet in special session at 10 a.m. Jan. 21 in the coun…

January 16, 2014 12:00 am

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January 05, 2014 12:00 am

E.C. Waterway District moves forward with cleanup plans

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Waterway Management District is moving forward with plans to remove contaminated sediment from the Grand Calum…

January 04, 2014 9:15 pm

East Chicago establishes Public Works as city department

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council has approved an ordinance that establishes Public Works as a city department.

December 28, 2013 8:00 pm

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

Zoeller tabs school safety funding as top accomplishment for year

INDIANAPOLIS | Attorney General Greg Zoeller considers his work to secure funding for additional school resource officers and other school saf…

December 27, 2013 2:30 pm

East Chicago Board of Public Safety sets session

EAST CHICAGO | The Board of Public Safety meeting scheduled for 5:30 p.m. today has been canceled.

December 25, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago full-time employees awarded $500 bonus

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago full-time municipal employees have been awarded a $500 bonus, the result of what Mayor Anthony Copeland calls shar…

December 25, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago looks to update personnel policy manual

EAST CHICAGO | Proposed changes to the city's personnel policy manual were presented to the East Chicago City Council recently, including a ne…

December 15, 2013 8:11 pm

Lt. governor visits East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO │ Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann stopped by Mayor Anthony Copeland’s office Monday to hear his plans and vision for the city, beginning…

December 09, 2013 12:51 pm

E.C. councilman says contractors should pay for ruptured gas lines

EAST CHICAGO | In the last month or so, contractors performing street excavations have accidentally ruptured gas lines three times.

November 26, 2013 7:00 pm

East Chicago resident riled up about recent firings

EAST CHICAGO │ A community activist says she won’t rest until she gets answers about the firings of two city Redevelopment Department employees.

November 19, 2013 11:15 pm

E.C. approves grant program for North Harbor Business District

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council approved a resolution to establish a facade, sign and awning grant program for the North Harbor Business District.

November 17, 2013 8:00 pm

E.C. Park Board hires firm for employee background checks

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board voted last week to approve Star Security and Investigation for future background checks on potential employees.

November 16, 2013 8:30 pm

E.C. library, hospital partnership about more than books

EAST CHICAGO | A partnership between the East Chicago Public Library and St. Catherine Hospital is seeking to ensure library visitors leave wi…

November 03, 2013 7:45 pm

No gaming funds needed to balance E.C. budget

EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has approved the 2014 budget, a spending plan City Controller Kim Anderson said contains all funds balanced wi…

November 02, 2013 8:06 pm

East Chicago grapples with court rumors

EAST CHICAGO | City Council President Lenny Franciski issued a news release Thursday to address rumors that the City Council is attempting to …

October 24, 2013 9:30 pm

East Chicago launches Community Clean-Up effort

East Chicago launches Community Clean-Up effort

EAST CHICAGO | A movement began in the city a year ago to do one simple thing — clean up neighborhoods one block at a time.

October 22, 2013 6:30 pm

East Chicago may adopt city budget Oct. 28

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council is expected to adopt a 2014 budget at its Oct. 28 meeting.

October 19, 2013 6:07 pm

East Chicago sponsors cleanup blitz on Tuesday

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago is sponsoring a Team Up & Cleanup at 10 a.m. Tuesday at Main Street and Broadway.

October 16, 2013 12:00 am

Board postpones decision on hiring company to perform background checks

EAST CHICAGO | The Park Board has postponed a decision on whether to approve a contract with Star Security and Investigation to conduct backgr…

October 13, 2013 7:55 pm

East Chicago Common Council's Finance Committee meets

EAST CHICAGO | The Finance Committee of the East Chicago Common Council meets at 10 a.m. Friday at City Hall, 4525 Indianapolis Blvd.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago Health Department's Finance Committee meets

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Health Department holds a finance committee meeting at 12:30 p.m. today in the Health Department conference ro…

October 08, 2013 3:01 pm

St. John still pushing for two E-911 centers

ST. JOHN | Area officials agree movement is needed to meet the Dec. 31, 2014, deadline to establish a consolidated Lake County E-911 network, …

October 04, 2013 7:00 pm

East Chicago Health Department holds quarterly meeting tonight

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Health Department holds its quarterly board meeting at 6 p.m. tonight in the Council chamber at City Hall, 452…

October 01, 2013 3:58 pm


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