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Mayor Thomas Mcdermott Jr

Hammond park going to the dogs

HAMMOND | The largest city in Northwest Indiana is getting its first dog park.

October 23, 2014 7:45 pm
Traffic stop hot topic at Mayor's Night Out

Traffic stop hot topic at Mayor's Night Out

HAMMOND | A Sept. 24 traffic stop that brought national attention to Hammond and resulted in a lawsuit against two Hammond police officers was the hot topic at the Mayor's Night Out event Tuesday at Kenwood Elementary School.

October 21, 2014 10:45 pm Photos

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Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer

HAMMOND | An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond.

October 11, 2014 6:21 pm

Hammond mayor, VU football team rerouted by Chicago air stoppage

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. arrived at Chicago's Midway Airport at 7 a.m. Friday to find the airport in chaos.

September 26, 2014 2:45 pm Related

Hammond mayor calls for referendum on South Shore expansion

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. wants taxpayers to decide whether to financially support the South Shore Rail line expansion.

September 25, 2014 8:15 pm

Changes may come to how city collects stormwater fee

HAMMOND | The monthly storm-sewer fee may be taken off the water bill for residents and businesses and moved to the tax bill — witCharge might move from water bill to tax billh a big increase — if the Hammond City Council approves an ordinance later this month.

September 20, 2014 5:59 pm
Company takes over Hammond Recycling building

Company takes over Hammond Recycling building

HAMMOND | The vacant Hammond Recycling building has been purchased by a company with plans to turn it into a state-of-the-art recycling facility complete with new jobs.

September 20, 2014 5:35 pm Photos

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Hammond opens new retention basin

Hammond opens new retention basin

HAMMOND | The city's new 33 million gallon retention basin for the Grand Calumet River is supposed to significantly reduce the amount of combined sewer overflows.

September 17, 2014 2:27 pm Photos

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Tracks, trains hot topics at Hammond Mayor's Night Out

Tracks, trains hot topics at Hammond Mayor's Night Out

HAMMOND | From a rail crossing falling into disrepair to the proposed South Shore Line extension, trains were on the mind of recent Mayor's Night Out participants.

September 15, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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City may create new water rate class for commercial properties

HAMMOND | An ordinance introduced Monday by the City Council would create a new class of water rate for commercial properties. Currently commercial properties pay $1.55 per thousand gallons, the same as homeowners. With the new class comes a new rate of $3.28. Currently there is a residentia…

September 08, 2014 8:55 pm
Ash borer devastates 150 trees in Pulaski Park

Ash borer devastates 150 trees in Pulaski Park

HAMMOND | There are 150 dead trees in Pulaski Park, devastated by the emerald ash borer, and they aren't going anywhere soon.

September 04, 2014 8:16 pm Photos

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Planning and development employees move to City Hall

HAMMOND | The city's planning and development department is moving to City Hall.

September 01, 2014 11:15 pm

Final demolition of Columbia Center begins

HAMMOND | Demolition begins today on the last section of Hammond Housing Authority's Columbia Center.

August 26, 2014 4:22 pm

Hammond raises towing fees

HAMMOND | More revenue is headed Hammond's way after the City Council on Monday passed an ordinance raising city towing fees.

August 11, 2014 8:35 pm
McDermott announces re-election bid for Hammond mayor

McDermott announces re-election bid for Hammond mayor

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has announced a re-election bid for Hammond mayor -- but doesn't rule out running for governor if former Gov. Evan Bayh decides not to run for that office.

August 06, 2014 11:00 am

Hammond considers raising towing fee

HAMMOND | The city may increase its towing fees.

July 28, 2014 8:39 pm

Residents line up for rental inspection fee waiivers

HAMMOND | Nearly 20 local residents who own rental property appeared before the Board of Public Works and Safety Thursday requesting a late fine be waived because they failed to pay the an $80 per rental inspection fee by April 15.

July 09, 2014 1:30 pm

Hammond files suit on rental inspection fee

HAMMOND | The city has filed a lawsuit claiming it's exempt from a law that reduces its $80 per unit rental registration fee to $5 per rental property.

July 05, 2014 8:21 pm
City breaks ground for Buffalo Wild Wings

City breaks ground for Buffalo Wild Wings

HAMMOND | City officials broke ground Thursday on what will become a new Buffalo Wild Wings restaurant in the Oxbow Landing development at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue.

June 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Hammond releases finances on Festival of the Lakes

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city released Wednesday a report outlining the financial status of the 2013 Festival of the Lakes.

June 18, 2014 6:51 pm
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