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.
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.
HAMMOND | City Councilman Bob Markovich pulled a proposal Monday to bar Hammond employees from serving in more than one paid position in the city.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council voted in familiar leadership for 2013, renaming Councilman Michael Opinker to another term as president.
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.
HAMMOND | A 2013 budget proposal received by the Hammond City Council on Friday provides funding for 1 percent raises for all city employees.
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.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council will consider setting up a new account to hold cash police officers seize when making arrests.
HAMMOND | City administrators and labor leaders are heading to the bargaining table as the Hammond's major union contracts come up for renewal.
HAMMOND | Fines for false alarms to the Police and Fire departments will increase under a proposed ordinance before the Hammond City Council.
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.
HAMMOND | The Hammond firefighters union intends to file charges within the labor organization against City Council President Michael Opinker tied to the controversial overhaul of the city's health insurance program.
HAMMOND | A less expensive health insurance option for city employees is in the mix as Hammond looks to trim its medical costs.
Editor's Note: An abbreviated version of this story appeared in some Sunday editions. The complete report appears below.
HAMMOND | With his boss in China, City Council President Michael Opinker got a crash course last week in being mayor.
Hammond City Council President Michael Opinker confers with Community Development Director Owana Miller on Thursday before speaking at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities annual awards breakfast. Opinker filled in for Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. last week while McDermott was on a business …
Michael Opinker, president of the Hammond City Council, was the acting mayor last week while Thomas McDermott Jr. and the city's No. 2 in command, City Controller Bobby Lendi, were in China.
City Council President Michael Opinker, who filled in for Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. last week, checks his notes Thursday before speaking at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities annual awards breakfast.
Michael Opinker checks his notes Thursday before speaking at the Mayor's Commission on Disabilities annual awards breakfast. Opinker filled in last week for Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. "Stressful, very stressful," Opinker said.
Hammond City Council President Michael Opinker filled in last week for Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr., who was in China on a business trip.
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