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RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is on the verge of doing what no other politician has ever done – unite Lake County.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

Craft brewery fizzes out in Hammond

HAMMOND | A popular craft brewery is no longer going to build a restaurant and production brewery at Interstate 80/94 and Kennedy Avenue in Hammond.

March 21, 2014 2:43 pm
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

Mayor McDermott to speak at Lakeshore Chamber meeting

HAMMOND | Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr. will address the Lakeshore Chamber’s General Membership Luncheon at Dynasty Banquet, 4125 Calumet Ave.

January 11, 2014 11:26 am
Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

Tourism agency to begin negotiations with Fair Oaks for air show

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority Board of Directors voted to begin negotiations on a contract with Fair Oaks Farms for the 2014 South Shore Air Show.

December 19, 2013 2:30 pm Video Photos

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Election board dismisses all complaints against McDermott re-election campaign

Election board dismisses all complaints against McDermott re-election campaign

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Board of Elections and Registration on Thursday dismissed all three allegations of election law violations filed by Munster Republican Eric Krieg against the re-election campaign of Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

December 12, 2013 2:00 pm Photos

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Hammond sanitary district to terminate longtime water contracts

HAMMOND | The city is putting new pressure on Griffith, Highland and Whiting to pay more for the wastewater treatment the city sanitary district provides.

August 30, 2013 10:39 am
RICH JAMES: Cid is acting like a Republican

RICH JAMES: Cid is acting like a Republican

Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

McDermott's new chief of staff to make $94,000

HAMMOND | Mark McLaughlin will earn a $94,000 salary in his new role as chief of staff for Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

May 12, 2013 12:00 am

Eliminate wasteful spending instead of new tax

Lake County Council members David Hamm, Ted Bilski, Jerome Prince and Elsie Franklin have voted to institute a county income tax. Thomas McDermott is pulling their strings to approve it.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am

Hammond mayor to speak at Lakeshore Chamber meeting

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will speak at the next Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce meeting, set for Feb. 27 at Dynasty Banquets, 4125 Calumet Ave.

February 19, 2013 12:46 pm

Democrats will pick 1st District Lake councilman Saturday

HAMMOND | Lake County Democrats are scheduled to name a new County Council member Saturday to represent Hammond, Whiting and part of Munster in the coming year.

December 05, 2012 12:52 am

McDermott's casino proposal is no mere pipe dream

State Rep. Charlie Brown responded to Hammond’s Mayor Thomas McDermott’s proposal for a second casino in Hammond by sarcastically asking, “I wonder what he’s been smoking?”

December 03, 2012 12:00 am

McDermott ups ante on Gary land-based casino

INDIANAPOLIS | After years of opposing Gary's legislative efforts for a land-based casino, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is ready to endorse Gary's latest plan — so long as he gets a second casino for Hammond. 

November 27, 2012 7:15 pm

The Democratic empire strikes back

CROWN POINT | The Lake County Democratic party reasserted its overwhelming influence on local government.

November 07, 2012 7:00 pm
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 1st, 2012

Lively social scene around Lake Michigan and unusual forms of political coverage when term-limited Governor Daniels visits with Stephen Colbert and other talk show hosts to not comment on the election. --- Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

October 31, 2012 9:00 am Photos

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Former region mayors find life after office

Former region mayors find life after office

Being a mayor is a demanding job. The mayor is on the job 24 hours a day and constantly in the public spotlight. So what happens after a mayor steps down?

September 08, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Frey ready to step in as next Lake County coroner

HAMMOND | Merrilee Frey said Friday she is prepared to step forward as the next Lake County coroner in the wake of Thomas Philpot's conviction of theft of federal funds.

August 24, 2012 7:00 pm
Hammond Councilman Salinas terminated from city job

Hammond Councilman Salinas terminated from city job

HAMMOND | City Councilman Al Salinas Jr. was terminated from his position with the Hammond Streets Department on Wednesday, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.

April 19, 2012 11:00 am
Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Most Lake communities claim no commitment to trash-to-ethanol

Municipal support for Lake County's trash-to-ethanol proposal does not appear as strong as proponents of the project have claimed, a Times survey of city and town leaders shows.

April 14, 2012 8:55 pm
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