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Hammond City Council

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott looked $40K gift horse in mouth

The saga of Thomas McDermott Jr. continues.

July 06, 2014 12:00 am

Opinker to retire from fire department, seek council re-election

HAMMOND | Chief Fire Inspector Michael Opinker said he will retire from the Fire Department and run for re-election for 5th District councilman.

June 19, 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
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

Measure would update policy on city employee drug tests

HAMMOND | A new ordinance to update the city's drug and alcohol policy was introduced recently to the Hammond City Council.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond firefighters to seek grant to defray cost of radios

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council has authorized the Hammond Fire Department  to apply for a federal grant to help buy new radios.

April 19, 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

Hammond council wants answers on South Shore

HAMMOND | City Council members raised concerns Monday about the lack of information provided regarding the potential expansion of the South Shore commuter train line.

March 10, 2014 9:30 pm

Hammond City Council moves leftover gaming money into new budget

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council on Monday approved appropriating about $4.4 million in leftover 2013 gaming dollars into the 2014 budget.

February 24, 2014 9:00 pm

Hammond City Council to meet Oct. 14

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council holds a special meeting Oct. 14 to consider the city's redevelopment budget.

October 09, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond passes local hiring ordinance

HAMMOND | Public works projects in the city now will have to employ a set percentage of Hammond residents under a new requirement passed by the Hammond City Council.

September 25, 2013 8:41 pm

McDermott: Corporation counsel salary raised by executive order

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. increased the salary of the Hammond corporation counsel by executive order, according to an explanation he offered City Council members Monday.

September 23, 2013 9:13 pm

Hammond City Council weighs 2014 budget

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council will weigh the city's 2014 spending plan Monday, which provides raises for city employees and realizes a projected $1 million in savings from creating a consolidated public works department.

September 21, 2013 7:00 pm

Hammond to hold hearings on proposed 2014 budget Saturday

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council will conduct hearings Saturday on the 2014 budget proposal.

September 19, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

DOUG ROSS: 2 public corruption cases, 2 different sentences

What's the going rate for public corruption?

August 16, 2013 12:00 am Related

Salinas gets 42 months for political bribes

HAMMOND | Former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas pleaded for leniency Tuesday, hoping his 20 years in public service would abate a stiff prison sentence for his federal bribery crimes.

August 13, 2013 5:15 pm

Council to review Hammond parking lot ordinance Monday

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is expected to vote Monday on a parking lot ordinance that stirred up Hammond residents in June and also discuss rezoning an area for commercial use.

August 05, 2013 9:25 pm
Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

Zoeller asks Supreme Court to preserve prayer at government meetings

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana and 22 other states asked the U.S. Supreme Court on Friday to overturn a federal appellate court ruling that prohibited a New York town from beginning its monthly council meetings with a consistently Christian prayer.

August 02, 2013 4:02 pm Related

Feds urge nearly 4 years in prison for Al Salinas

HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors are recommending former Hammond City Councilman Al Salinas serve 46 months in prison, according to a sentencing memorandum filed Thursday in U.S. District Court.

August 01, 2013 7:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

DOUG ROSS: Going to bat for gay rights evokes ERA memories

Hammond Councilman Bill Emerson persuaded his colleagues to pass a resolution that prohibits discrimination based on sexual orientation or identity. If you think that sounds like a no-brainer, think again.

July 25, 2013 4:07 pm Related
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