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Calumet City Council

City Council backs new plan for Calumet City's future

CALUMET CITY | Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush said Thursday she, the city's aldermen, Economic Development Coordinator Bryan Swanson and Housing Director James Gigliotti will be spending coming months figuring out which parts of the city's new Comprehensive Plan will be the first impl…

June 26, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City Council puts off approving appointments

CALUMET CITY | For the second time this month, aldermen postponed taking a vote to approve appointments of department heads.

May 24, 2014 12:00 am

Council approves newsletter for Alderman Williams, despite one objection

CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved pay for a four-page, full-color newsletter touting the government interests of 4th Ward Alderman Ramonde Williams, despite objections from one council colleague.

May 12, 2014 12:00 am

Cal City Council defers approval to reappoint several city department heads

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval Thursday to the reappointment of deputies for City Clerk Nyota Figgs and City Treasurer Gerald Tarka, but delayed appointing people to 18 municipal positions, including police chief, fire chief, city attorney and building commissioner.

May 09, 2014 10:45 am

City Council OKs leadership for Water & Sewer Department

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval to Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush’s nomination of Gerry Surufka to serve as head of the city’s Water & Sewer Department.

October 18, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City starts advertising for economic development director

CALUMET CITY | On Monday, the city began advertising for a new economic development director on websites that cater to qualified professionals across the country.

September 17, 2013 2:15 pm

Sewer line cleaning among Cal City expenses

CALUMET CITY | The City Council approved a $8,400 payment for the cost of cleaning sewer lines within the municipal boundaries.

September 16, 2013 12:00 am

Alderman wants Cal City to toughen pet waste laws

CALUMET CITY | Fifth Ward Alderman Roger Munda said he wants his City Council colleagues to consider toughening city ordinances regulating pet waste.

September 14, 2013 7:45 pm

Gigliotti takes up housing post full-time

CALUMET CITY | The City Council is searching for a new economic development director because current director James Gigliotti has transferred to full-time housing department chief.

September 06, 2013 4:38 pm

Council expected to approve appropriations ordinance Wednesday

CALUMET CITY | The City Council will engage in a last-minute push this week to review and approve the ordinance that dictates municipal spending for the current fiscal year.

July 28, 2013 6:15 pm

Cal City willing to give property tax break to former warehouse site

CALUMET CITY | The City Council passed a resolution recommending a significant property tax break for a former warehouse just south of the Little Calumet River that has sat empty in recent years.

March 04, 2013 12:00 am

Cal City council in celebratory mood following election victories

CALUMET CITY | “Hey mayor, congratulations on your election,” were the words coming from 5th Ward Alderman Roger Munda as he entered the City Council chambers on Thursday.

March 01, 2013 7:15 pm

Cal City may toughen its loitering ordinance after alderman expresses concerns

CALUMET CITY | The City Council wants to consider changes to its ordinances against loitering, and attorneys said Thursday they will look to Chicago’s ordinances as an example of what alterations could be done.

November 12, 2012 12:00 am

Jones, Wilson quibble during council meeting

CALUMET CITY | Thaddeus Jones and Brian Wilson used to be political allies,  holding joint ward meetings for their neighboring ward constituents and working together on many municipal issues.

October 27, 2012 12:00 am

Cal City contemplates 'quiet zone' for freight trains

CALUMET CITY | Second Ward Alderman Magdalena “Leni” Wosczynski, asked her City Council colleagues to ask the freight trains that use tracks north of State Street to be more considerate of residents.

October 01, 2012 3:00 pm

City Council OKs cuts to future mayor's benefits

CALUMET CITY | The City Council again tried to adopt an ordinance to reduce the expense account and other perks Calumet City's mayor will receive, beginning with the official chosen in the 2013 election cycle.

September 30, 2012 12:00 am

Cal City spends on infrastructure repairs

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval Thursday to a series of expenditures meant to repair roads, sewer lines and other aspects of the south suburb’s infrastructure.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am

Former mayoral secretary runs for Cal City council seat

CALUMET CITY | Hope Allen used to be one of Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush’s personal secretaries and was a staffer on the “United To Serve You” slate that helped Qualkinbush re-election in 2009.

September 16, 2012 12:00 am

Officials question activity around Cal City gas station

CALUMET CITY | An alderman was unsuccessful in his desire to have his City Council colleagues revoke the business license of a gasoline station on Sibley Boulevard he said is attracting an undesirable element.

August 26, 2012 11:00 pm

Call City may ask residents if they want electricity aggregation

CALUMET CITY | The City Council will decide next week whether or not citizens will vote Nov. 6 on the question of electricity aggregation, which may result in lower utility rates.

August 04, 2012 10:00 pm
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