The defeat of Portage Mayor Olga Velazquez is probably the biggest election news in Northwest Indiana, but she wasn't the only incumbent defeated Tuesday.
Kim Poland, candidate for Hammond City Council, 4th District
It was a couple of decades ago when Kim Evans was shot and killed by her estranged husband, who then killed himself in Hammond City Hall.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council defeated a proposal that would have changed the city gun and weapon ban to comply with a new state law.
HAMMOND | Janet Venecz on Monday night will take her place on the Hammond City council, a seat she earned with the blessing of Hammond's Democratic organization after her predecessor died unexpectedly last month.
HAMMOND | City Councilwoman Kim Poland, R-4th, will host a South Hammond Crime Watch meeting Thursday that will double as a potluck dinner.
HAMMOND | The city's fire chief is retiring after 33 years of service to the city, taking advantage of a buyout program the City Council approved earlier this month.
HAMMOND | The City Council has rejected a measure that would allow elected officials -- and only elected officials -- to carry guns inside Hammond City Hall.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is changing its ban on guns in city buildings to comply with a state law that allows people to conceal guns everywhere except buildings with courthouses.
HAMMOND | The City Council suspended its rules to allow for instant passage of a plan placing resident-only parking signs near Flat Rock Tap at Calumet Avenue and Mulberry Street.
HAMMOND | Door-to-door salesmen would have to register with the city before plying their wares under an ordinance given initial approval by the Hammond City Council earlier this week.
Door-to-door salesmen would have to register with the city before plying their wares under an ordinance given initial approval by the Hammond City Council. "The catalyst was a lot of gypsy-type scams," said one council member.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council postponed a vote on a controversial measure supporting the creation of a conservancy district early Tuesday morning after hours of contentious opposition from Lake County residents.
Two candidates for Schererville Town Council and one Crown Point council hopeful in Tuesday's primary appear to be violating state law by overseeing two campaign funds, according to a Times review of public records.
HAMMOND | The city's 4th District primary May 3 will give one Democrat a chance in November to unseat the Hammond City Council's only Republican: Kim Poland, who is also the city's GOP chairwoman.
HAMMOND | Not one Republican mayoral hopeful on the May 3 primary ballot participated in a Hammond GOP debate on Saturday.
HAMMOND | A Republican mayoral debate today will exclude one candidate while admitting another who isn't on the ballot.
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