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Hammond closes in on final budget

HAMMOND | The City Council is poised for a final vote on the $63.4 million budget proposal for 2015.

21 hours ago

Higgs gives away school supplies on Saturday

HAMMOND | Hammond 3rd District Councilman Anthony W. Higgs holds his 13th annual back to school supply giveaway Saturday.

August 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond considers raising towing fee

HAMMOND | The city may increase its towing fees.

July 28, 2014 8:39 pm

Council upholds revocation of contractor's license

HAMMOND | A construction company that had its license revoked to work in the city lost an appeal to have it reinstated Monday at a City Council meeting.

July 14, 2014 10:04 pm

Residents line up for rental inspection fee waiivers

HAMMOND | Nearly 20 local residents who own rental property appeared before the Board of Public Works and Safety Thursday requesting a late fine be waived because they failed to pay the an $80 per rental inspection fee by April 15.

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm

Council approves refinancing sanitary district bonds

HAMMOND | The City Council on Monday approved an ordinance refinancing four sanitary district bonds with an outstanding debt of $11.9 million.

June 23, 2014 8:55 pm
EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.

June 13, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond council battle starts over festival finances

HAMMOND | A fight has erupted within the City Council regarding one councilman's demand for Festival of the Lakes financial information.

June 12, 2014 12:00 am
Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

Close contests in GOP, Dem race for 11th House District

INDIANAPOLIS | A rare Indiana House race without an incumbent running produced close results Tuesday for the Republican and Democratic nominations in the 11th District.

May 06, 2014 11:04 pm Photos


U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

U.S. Supreme Court preserves prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | The Hammond City Council likely will again debate the merits of opening its sessions with prayer after a sharply divided U.S. Supreme Court ruled Monday that prayer at local government meetings is constitutionally permissible, even if those prayers regularly favor one religion…

May 05, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Hammond may tap new fund source for College Bound

HAMMOND | An ordinance introduced during the City Council meeting Monday would extend the College Bound scholarship program for students in the class of 2026, but will cap the amount at current tuition rates.

April 28, 2014 7:50 pm

Register for East Hammond's 3 on 3 basketball tournament

HAMMOND | Registration for the East Hammond's 10th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament is open.

April 20, 2014 12:05 am

Hammond council debates firefighters contract proposal

HAMMOND | Debate over firefighters' seniority days began in the Hammond City Council chambers Monday, but discussion was tabled for a future meeting.

April 14, 2014 10:15 pm
Anthony Higgs

Anthony Higgs

Anthony Higgs, candidate for Hammond councilman, 3rd District

December 21, 2013 10:50 am

Back-to-school giveaway set for Saturday in Hammond

HAMMOND | Councilman Anthony Higgs, D-3rd, will sponsor a back-to-school supply giveaway from noon to 2 p.m. Saturday at the Martin Luther King Park band shelter at the corner of Columbia and Lyons.

August 19, 2013 12:15 am

Hammond kids can pick up free school supplies Aug. 24

HAMMOND | The 12th annual Hammond back-to-school supply giveaway is set for Aug. 24 at Martin Luther King Jr. Park.

August 04, 2013 6:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Find new funding for scholarships

Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs is sort of right, but mostly wrong, to try to cut off casino funding for College Bound.

April 17, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond councilman says College Bound should end at some point

HAMMOND | A Hammond councilman wants the city to focus its gaming revenue on infrastructure work, contending at some point the College Bound scholarship program must come to an end.

April 14, 2013 6:30 pm
Hammond city councilman injured in crash into tavern

Hammond city councilman injured in crash into tavern

HAMMOND | City Councilman Anthony Higgs was injured Thursday when he drove a car into the Calumet Tap.

January 03, 2013 12:46 pm

Hammond councilman concerned about potential Walmart move

HAMMOND | A Hammond City councilman has expressed dismay about the possibility of the Walmart on 165th Street closing for a larger store to open at the Cabela's site.

January 02, 2013 8:00 pm
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