Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.
EAST CHICAGO │ Added jobs and services for residents, increased property values and improved ground routes were some of the goals addressed by officials during the city’s second waterfront revitalization initiative public meeting on Tuesday.
EAST CHICAGO | As East Chicago works to transform the North Harbor, Mayor Anthony Copeland hopes a significant anchor point of the redevelopment is creation of a university.
Last year, for the first time in decades, East Chicagoans were able to vote for their representatives on the School Board. In the November election, voters rejected two of the three members of that School Board -- members appointed by the current mayor.
EAST CHICAGO | Before a large audience Wednesday at the Field Educational Center, Mayor Anthony Copeland gave a State of the City address that promises many projects in 2013.
East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland reads "Susan Laughs" by Jeanne Willis to students at the East Chicago Public Library on Wednesday. He later read a proclamation declaring March Disability Awareness Monnth.
EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting, set for March 27 at Ameristar Casino East Chicago, 777 Ameristar Blvd
EAST CHICAGO | A towering fire destroyed several downtown businesses Saturday evening and forced authorities to temporarily close a section of Chicago Avenue, just east of Indianapolis Boulevard.
HOBART | Former U.S. Attorney Patrick Fitzgerald will speak Thursday at the ethics in government breakfast in Hobart.
East Chicago is a city long plagued by crime, political corruption and betrayal of public trust by some past mayors and other city officials. So when decisions are made by a contemporary administration that improve conditions and residents' lives in the city, it's worth heralding.
Members of East Chicago's redevelopment team walk past townhomes or row houses in the neighborhood of Main and Broadway, "ground zero" for redevelopment. Since this tour, additional housing has been built.
Row house rental units on Main near Broadway are the beginnings of redeveloment in East Chicago, with new retail and single family homes to come. The city is experiencing a housing market rebound.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago School Board approved the transfer of school property for $1 each to the city of East Chicago.
CROWN POINT | Municipal police and fire officials voted Thursday to base their consolidated emergency 911 dispatch call center inside the Lake County Government Complex here.
EAST CHICAGO | The city, Mayor Anthony Copeland, The Foundations of East Chicago and the Department of Redevelopment will sponsor a Showcasing East Chicago event Friday.
EAST CHICAGO | After waiting 40 years for the complete dredging of the Indiana Harbor and Canal to begin, the official first scoop of contaminated sediment was delayed Monday by Mother Nature.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub, D-Crown Point, is questioning whether the estimated cost of constructing a proposed E-911 emergency communications command center is more than $1.6 million too high.
EAST CHICAGO | The City Council on Thursday approved keeping wages and salaries for municipal employees in 2013 at the same levels as this year.
CROWN POINT | Municipal police and fire officials are mulling a new proposal to merge all 18 community-based emergency 911 dispatch facilities into one call center either inside the Lake County Government Complex or a municipal building in East Chicago.
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