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Kris Kantar

The curious case of Estrella's Bar

HAMMOND | It has been a tumultuous year for Estrella's Bar in Hammond. Questions about business and liquor licenses. Citations. Go-go dancers. A murder that remains unsolved.

September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Class action complaint filed over rental fees

HAMMOND | A class action complaint has been filed against the city and Board of Public Works and Safety regarding rental property late fees.

July 18, 2014 2:30 pm
Hammond agencies investigate fatal fire

Hammond agencies investigate fatal fire

HAMMOND | Hammond's Fire, Police and Code Enforcement departments are teaming up to investigate the fire last week at 644 Sibley St. that killed three children.

January 14, 2014 6:00 pm

Hammond city attorney takes over as corporation counsel

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. on Tuesday announced Kris Kantar as the new corporate counsel for Hammond. 

July 02, 2013 8:15 pm

Hammond City Council set to tweak ordinance on jail booking fee

HAMMOND | The city is planning to tweak an ordinance that charges a fee to individuals booked and processed at the city jail.

August 04, 2012 6:45 pm
Hammond concentrates on demolition of vacant properties

Hammond concentrates on demolition of vacant properties

HAMMOND | On the outside, the house in the 2500 block of New York Avenue seemingly blends in with the rest of the neighborhood.

July 17, 2012 12:00 am Photos


Hammond City Council adopts nepotism policy in line with state law

HAMMOND | The City Council adopted a policy Monday aimed at restricting nepotism in local government.

June 11, 2012 8:57 pm

Hammond City Council delays paying settlement over rental unit fees

HAMMOND | The City Council on Monday delayed paying $150,000 to settle the Indiana Apartment Association's lawsuit against the city.

April 23, 2012 10:15 pm

Council defeats gun ordinance; city exposed to potential lawsuits

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.

August 23, 2011 6:30 pm

Gun ordinance gains initial approval in Hammond

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.

August 01, 2011 8:00 pm

Hammond again will offer to buy out employees

HAMMOND | The city of Hammond will offer buyout packages to 54 employees who are eligible for some level of retirement.

July 12, 2011 6:00 pm

GUEST COMMENTARY: Hammond goes after problem bars to protect neighborhoods

Like many communities in Northwest Indiana, bars, taverns and liquor stores can be found throughout Hammond. In most cases, these businesses serve their patrons and do little to disrupt the neighborhoods in which they are located. Regrettably, there are also some facilities that detract from…

June 16, 2011 12:00 am

Complaint against Hammond city attorney dismissed

HAMMOND | The Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission has dismissed a complaint against Hammond City Attorney Kris Kantar because it didn't raise a "substantial question of misconduct."

May 23, 2011 6:00 pm

Hammond man alleges politics by city attorney

HAMMOND | A Hammond man has asked the Indiana Supreme Court Disciplinary Commission to investigate his claim that politics motivated a city code enforcement case against him.

May 16, 2011 1:48 pm

EDITORIAL: Hammond should scrap residency rule

The Hammond City Council should shelve the proposal to require contractors to use Hammond residents for at least half of the hours spent on city projects costing more than $100,000.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am
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