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MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

MARC CHASE: Mayor maintains (anti) social media presence

As the mayor of the region's biggest city eyes a run for higher office, he might want to consult a neighboring school district on social media etiquette.

March 06, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Denounce racism, apologize to Becerra

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said last week the city will save "millions of dollars" because he agreed to settle a lawsuit filed by ousted Hammond Housing Authority Director Maria Becerra.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Name that irks Democrats on spring primary ballot

GARY | A Gary woman whose last campaign for Lake County public office ended in a historic loss for the Democratic Party appears ready to face voters again.

January 28, 2014 8:45 pm

Hammond mayor to address Lakeshore chamber members

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will be the guest speaker at Wednesday's Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond firefighters reject third contract offer

HAMMOND | The city’s firefighters have rejected a third — and Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. assures final — contract offer.

January 23, 2014 7:30 pm
RICH JAMES: McDermott wants Wieser to run against Slager

RICH JAMES: McDermott wants Wieser to run against Slager

Lake County Democratic Chairman Thomas McDermott Jr. wants Jim Wieser to run against state Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, in the 15th House District.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
Sewer wars may mean no business movement

Sewer wars may mean no business movement

HAMMOND | The mayor is vowing that new business growth in Griffith, Highland and Whiting will remain in the toilet until those municipalities resolve their sewer rate dispute with Hammond.

January 16, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Gary, Griffith exploring possible sewer deal

GRIFFITH | Griffith will explore shifting its wastewater treatment to the Gary Sanitary District.

January 15, 2014 8:45 pm
Like father, like son for Lake Democrats

Like father, like son for Lake Democrats

HAMMOND | Bill Emerson Jr. said he was confident going into last weekend's party caucus he would be named the next Lake County surveyor.

January 06, 2014 8:15 pm
Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

Race for Lake County surveyor down to two men

CROWN POINT | Two men are expressing equal confidence going into Saturday's Democratic caucus.

December 30, 2013 6:15 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott shouldn't try to shoot down air show

WILLIAM NANGLE: McDermott shouldn't try to shoot down air show

Well, shut my mouth.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Batistatos avoids McDermott's turbulence over air show

HAMMOND | Hammond's mayor is keeping up a steady barrage of flak over the departure of the South Shore Air Show to the rural fields of Newton County.

December 07, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Crown Point, Lake Station mayors provide backup for E-911 merger

The Crown Point and and Lake Station mayors are joining the call to merge E-911 services into a single Lake County network.

November 27, 2013 4:25 pm

New Highland councilman to be chosen Nov. 26

HIGHLAND | Highland Democrats will caucus Nov. 26 to name a successor to Councilman Brian Novak, D-4th, who resigned last week to focus on his career.

November 12, 2013 6:26 pm
Tributes to troops in grateful remembrance

Tributes to troops in grateful remembrance

From the battlefields of the American Revolution to relief efforts being staged today by U.S. Marines in the typhoon-ravaged Philippine islands, military service requires sacrifices for the men and women in uniform and their families.

November 11, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Keep College Bound going in Hammond

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is looking at alternatives for funding College Bound, including the sale of water to Chicago's south suburbs. That's good, because this program must continue.

October 28, 2013 12:00 am
And the game is over for the Hammond FOP softball field

And the game is over for the Hammond FOP softball field

 HAMMOND | The softball field at the Fraternal Order of Police Lodge 51 is down to its final out.

October 23, 2013 7:30 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Evaluate us by results, not personality

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Evaluate us by results, not personality

A recent editorial by The Times was a wake-up call about my part in the ongoing saga of the "children of tourism." The conduct of those in my industry is reprehensible, and for my part in that, I apologize.

October 13, 2013 12:05 am
Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

Lake County GOP claims foothold getting stronger

While Republicans on the national scene take their lumps over their role in the federal government shutdown, Lake County conservatives are expressing optimism for a strengthening foothold in local politics.

October 12, 2013 8:45 pm Photos

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