2017 Letters to the editor stock

As of 2015, Citydata.com reports Hammond's estimated median household annual income is $41,000 compared to $50,000 for the state average.

The estimated median house/condo value was $ 87,000 compared to $131,000 as the state average.

Since 2015, Hammond residents have been hit with a county income tax and other rising taxes. The School City of Hammond wants more taxes above the tax cap for school construction and general spending.

As far as I know, there is nothing prohibiting city government from helping out the school district with revenue. The civil city gets upward of $35 million a year from the casino. Casino money was meant for infrastructure. School construction seems be be more in line with that than College Bound or sports complexes.

Leon Gamino, Hammond

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Editorial Page Editor/South Lake County Editor

Marc is a veteran investigative reporter and editor of more than 15 years, including 10 years at The Times, where he is the investigative editor. He is also the founder of the Calumet Region Civil War Preservation Project.