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Michael Opinker

Council upholds revocation of contractor's license

HAMMOND | A construction company that had its license revoked to work in the city lost an appeal to have it reinstated Monday at a City Council meeting.

July 14, 2014 10:04 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

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
EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

EDITORIAL: Show us the money for Festival of the Lakes

What Hammond Councilman Homero "Chico" Hinojosa is seeking ought to be readily available to the public, let alone a duly elected councilman.

June 13, 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

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 garage destroyed by fire

HAMMOND | An attached garage on a home in Hammond was destroyed by fire Wednesday night, fire officials said.

April 17, 2014 8:42 am
Neighbor rescues Hammond woman from burning home

Neighbor rescues Hammond woman from burning home

HAMMOND | Fire officials are calling a Hammond man a hero after he rescued his neighbor from her burning home Wednesday morning.

March 26, 2014 2:05 pm

Board of Public Works retries bids to privatize recycling

HAMMOND | The Board of Public Works and Safety will re-advertise bids in an effort to privatize the city's recycling department.

March 15, 2014 8:00 pm
Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

Official: Inspection might have prevented tragic Hammond fire

HAMMOND | Had city officials been given an opportunity to inspect the rental house at 644 Sibley St. prior to the fatal fire Wednesday night, the residence likely would have been declared uninhabitable.

January 10, 2014 9:36 pm Photos

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Three young children killed in Hammond fire

Three young children killed in Hammond fire

HAMMOND | Space heaters being used in a home without heat are believed to have caused a Wednesday night house fire that killed three young children, officials said.

January 09, 2014 6:53 pm Video Photos

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Hammond city councilman may reintroduce proposal limiting paid positions for city employees

HAMMOND | City Councilman Bob Markovich pulled a proposal Monday to bar Hammond employees from serving in more than one paid position in the city.

March 14, 2013 9:30 pm

Opinker returns as Hammond City Council president

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council voted in familiar leadership for 2013, renaming Councilman Michael Opinker to another term as president.

January 18, 2013 7:30 pm

Hammond city councilman sees conflict of interest in union hall project

HAMMOND | A Hammond city councilman contends the architect who is helping United Steelworkers Local 1010 with the union's move to a new hall in the city has a conflict of interest in the project.

January 05, 2013 5:52 pm

Hammond budget proposal contains 1 percent raise for city employees

HAMMOND | A 2013 budget proposal received by the Hammond City Council on Friday provides funding for 1 percent raises for all city employees.

September 04, 2012 9:30 pm

Hammond City Council sets fees for false alarms

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council set new fines Monday for false alarms to the police and fire departments. The fines will increase for repeat violations.

August 27, 2012 9:00 pm

Hammond City Council to weigh creating new fund, increasing alarm fees

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council will consider setting up a new account to hold cash police officers seize when making arrests.

August 25, 2012 8:05 pm

Hammond begins contract negotiations

HAMMOND | City administrators and labor leaders are heading to the bargaining table as the Hammond's major union contracts come up for renewal.

August 20, 2012 6:06 pm

Hammond City Council considers increasing fines for false alarms

HAMMOND | Fines for false alarms to the Police and Fire departments will increase under a proposed ordinance before the Hammond City Council.

August 16, 2012 8:30 pm

McDermott cancels starting negotiations with firefighters union after charges against councilman

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has canceled a meeting to start contract negotiations with the city's firefighters union in protest over pending charges within the labor organization against City Council President Michael Opinker.

August 11, 2012 7:42 pm
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