Hammond City Councilman Anthony Higgs is sort of right, but mostly wrong, to try to cut off casino funding for College Bound.
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.
It makes sense that Lake County Democratic Party Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr., of all people, would be a strident liberal, eagerly embracing the party line on every issue. After all, Lake County is one of the most heavily Democratic counties in Indiana.
HAMMOND | A record number of graduating high school students received a College Bound scholarship from the city last year, according to a report released Friday.
Science professor Alexandre da Silva teaches a class at Calumet College of St. Joseph. The college is one of several Northwest Indiana universities participants in Hammond's College Bound program attend.
Students work in the library at Purdue University Calumet. Thirty-four percent of College Bound students attend Purdue Calumet.
Hammond-based Purdue University Calumet has the highest number of students who have received College Bound scholarships from the city.
It is December, and my freshman at Morton High School has not had any homework to date.
HAMMOND | Some 169 recipients of Hammond College Bound Scholarships are furthering their education at Purdue University Calumet this fall.
Indiana Supreme Court justices will hear arguments this morning on whether the state's school voucher system is the turkey its detractors claim it is.
HAMMOND | The city announced two promotions Wednesday, including a new coordinator for its College Bound program.
HAMMOND | The maximum scholarship a student can receive from the College Bound program has been increased to $10,100 per year.
IUPUI junior Karoline Sarmiento, left, and Valparaiso University sophomore Latanya Tharpe are benefactors of the Hammond College Bound Scholarship Program. Both girls also worked at Hammond City Hall last year as part of their community service obligation for the program.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said city officials are working on a long-term funding source for the College Bound program.
HAMMOND | A private college in nearby Whiting is offering a new incentive to prospective students, in partnership with Hammond's College Bound program.
GARY | Monday, October 10 was Columbus Day with a day off from school for many students, but that did not matter to 44 seniors and 8 juniors at Thea Bowman Leadership Academy from attending.
Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn ended the suspense Monday and gave his position on expanding gambling in Illinois. That position is not friendly to Northwest Indiana, which hosts casinos that rely heavily on customers from Illinois.
Whether the College Bound program has benefited Hammond families or helped students earn an education are not disputed. Almost 700 students have earned about 1,500 single-year scholarships since 2006.
HAMMOND | Catarino Salazar and his wife, Irma, always planned on sending their three kids to college. "Things are so much different now," he said. "It's almost like you have to have some kind of education to succeed."
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