East Chicago City Council
I write in response to the Jan. 20 article, “Donnelly tears into state for failure to fix Cline Avenue, calls it shameful.”
Whiting has been a bastion of local government reform in recent years. The decision to downsize the City Council is in keeping with that tradition.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago councilman and police officer appeared Tuesday in Hammond federal court for his initial hearing on federal charges alleging he failed to file his taxes in 2008 and 2009.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has offered $10 million in spare change to help replace an aging toll bridge over the Wabash River in New Harmony. So why is that news in Northwest Indiana? Because the bridge situation here is anything but harmonious.
EAST CHICAGO | A popular program to support owner-occupied housing in the city is being expanded to provide down payment assistance for properties in any neighborhood, and to buyers at all income levels.
EAST CHICAGO | The City Council wants more information about administration plans to address a projected $12 million shortfall in next year's property tax collections.
EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council wants some assurance that local residents will be hired to build a planned new senior citizen facility before approving financing for the project.
EAST CHICAGO | The City Council approved Mayor Anthony Copeland's nomination of a well-known community organizer and author to the city's School Board on Monday night.
CROWN POINT | Attorney Michael Back confirmed Monday's 11th-hour cancellation of a second challenge in last month's East Chicago City Council race.
CROWN POINT | An East Chicago City Council candidate is no longer contesting his loss in the May 3 Democratic primary.
The Cline Avenue Bridge saga took another turn last week when new details about the source of the casino money for that project came to light.
—As East Chicago officials weigh a new local development agreement that would give them more casino money to spend, they must carefully consider public input.
EAST CHICAGO | A group of parents at East Chicago Lighthouse Charter met Tuesday night to discuss the school's need to expand, and the opposition it has met in trying to get a building permit.
EAST CHICAGO | The City Council has approved Mayor Anthony Copeland's nomination of a longtime region educator to fill a vacancy on the city's School Board.
CROWN POINT | The May 3 ballot will be shorter by 16 names because of Democratic candidates choosing at the last minute to withdraw rather than face the voters, according to county election officials.
CROWN POINT | Robert Buggs Sr. said Thursday afternoon he is withdrawing from the Gary mayoral primary in protest over seeing the ballot packed with less-than-serious candidates.
CROWN POINT | Derric Price, a Democrat, is the latest to join the parade of what is now a dozen candidates seeking to be Gary mayor.
CROWN POINT | Jack Lieske became the 10th Democrat Tuesday to join the field of candidates for Gary mayor.
EAST CHICAGO | A proposal by the state's top lawyer to shift millions of dollars in city casino revenue from local to regional control isn't sitting well with East Chicago City Council members.
"East Chicago" and "ethics" aren't often used in the same sentence to convey a compliment, which is why it's so good to see the East Chicago City Council finally considering an ethics ordinance.
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