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Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush

Cal City officials skeptical about investors seeking TIF benefits

CALUMET CITY | Some City Council members were upset last week with a group of investors seeking financial help from the city for the demolition of an aging structure.

March 29, 2014 6:30 pm

Alderman upset with mayor for holding Cal City senior Christmas party in Indiana

CALUMET CITY | Third Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones expressed his anger Monday at city officials, particularly Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush, for holding a citywide Christmas party for senior citizens at a banquet hall in Indiana.

December 30, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Survey residents to learn their concerns

Calumet City officials conducted a survey of residents last month on a variety of issues. This is something other communities should consider.

November 22, 2013 12:05 am

City Council rejects bid to have sheriff investigate Cal City government

CALUMET CITY | The City Council on Thursday rejected a request by 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones to have a committee study hiring the Cook County sheriff’s police as an inspector general for municipal government.

November 21, 2013 10:30 pm

Cal City to double financial aid to veterans groups

CALUMET CITY | The City Council is likely to approve a municipal budget this week that doubles the amount of money the city provides to groups such as the American Legion and Veterans of Foreign Wars.

July 29, 2013 10:00 pm

Cal City’s Election Day tensions haven’t withered away

CALUMET CITY | Fourth Ward Alderman Brian Wilson tried to depart the City Council on a high note last week, yet his disappointment about having his mayoral aspirations die without getting an Election Day vote managed to creep to the surface.

April 27, 2013 11:00 pm

Wilson attorneys file ballot appeal with Supreme Court

CALUMET CITY | Attorneys for mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson filed an appeal Friday with the Illinois Supreme Court in hopes of getting the candidate back on the ballot for Tuesday’s mayoral election.

April 05, 2013 8:30 pm

Qualkinbush supporters challenge alderman candidate

CALUMET CITY | A candidate for alderman in the Feb. 26 Democratic primary spent Friday morning defending her nominating petitions and the way they were notarized.

January 04, 2013 6:15 pm

Challengers' attorney says judge will overturn Electoral Board's ruling

CALUMET CITY | An attorney for Mayor Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush’s former secretary, who wants to run for a City Council seat in the upcoming municipal election, said Friday he believes the courts will reject the arguments made by the city’s Electoral Board to justify her removal from th…

December 28, 2012 2:52 pm

Cal City holds off on Gianopolus legal fee decision

CALUMET CITY | The City Council delayed action Thursday on paying a retainer fee to attorney Dennis Gianopolus for assisting the city's Electoral Board as it rules on candidate eligibility for the 2013 municipal elections.

December 28, 2012 12:00 am

Cal City Electoral Board uses technicalities to knock challengers off ballot

CALUMET CITY | Members of the city’s Electoral Board spent the bulk of the day Friday reviewing the intricacies of what notary publics do and how they do it in relation to nominating petitions.

December 22, 2012 10:20 pm

Ill., Cal City officials spread holiday cheer with free turkeys, meals

CALUMET CITY | Some area residents may be including a prayer of thanks to their local government officials when eating their Thanksgiving holiday meals Thursday.

November 21, 2012 3:30 pm

City council approves new contract for firefighters

CALUMET CITY | The City Council gave its approval Thursday to a new three-year contract for the Fire Department's union employees. The new pact provides slight pay raises in exchange for larger contributions by the firefighters toward their health insurance benefits.

October 25, 2012 10:30 pm

Wilson kicks off Cal City mayoral campaign, backs Williams for his council seat

CALUMET CITY | Mayoral hopeful Brian Wilson does not plan to run in the 2013 municipal elections with a slate of candidates, but said Saturday he will offer his support to one candidate who wants to take his post on the City Council.

July 28, 2012 6:15 pm

Cal City budget similar to last year, but potential exists for last-minute changes

CALUMET CITY | City Council members began their process of a line-by-line review of an appropriations ordinance that makes few changes from last year, but also leaves open the possibility for last-minute increases in the days before a budget gets final approval.

July 17, 2012 9:23 pm

Cal City council OKs speed bump for 3rd Ward street

CALUMET CITY | To 3rd Ward Alderman Thaddeus Jones, the problem on Harding Avenue is an obvious one.

July 13, 2012 7:45 pm
Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

Cal City mayoral challenger starts to actively campaign

CALUMET CITY | Fourth Ward Alderman Brian Wilson, who for more than a year has hinted at running for mayor in 2013, is beginning to actively campaign for the position.

July 03, 2012 8:00 pm
MARK KIESLING: Be outraged if you wish, but don't boycott

MARK KIESLING: Be outraged if you wish, but don't boycott

In my lengthy career, I have seen a number of people shot by police officers I have known personally.

May 20, 2012 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Cal City P.R. hiring needs council oversight

MARK KIESLING: Cal City P.R. hiring needs council oversight

I am cautiously optimistic about the hiring of a politically connected public relations firm to represent Calumet City.

April 25, 2012 12:00 am
Mayor says fatal police shooting 'a very sad day' for Cal City

Mayor says fatal police shooting 'a very sad day' for Cal City

CALUMET CITY | City government officials are offering their condolences to the family of a teenage boy who was shot inside his home by local police officers and later died.

February 03, 2012 11:35 am
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