HAMMOND | The city is putting new pressure on Griffith, Highland and Whiting to pay more for the wastewater treatment the city sanitary district provides.
Lake County Councilwoman Christine Cid has fed at the public trough for years.
HAMMOND | Mark McLaughlin will earn a $94,000 salary in his new role as chief of staff for Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
CROWN POINT | The Lake County Democratic party reasserted its overwhelming influence on local government.
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.
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?
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.
HAMMOND | City Councilman Al Salinas Jr. was terminated from his position with the Hammond Streets Department on Wednesday, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.
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.
HAMMOND | The future of the State Line Energy site is up in the air as the city prepares for the coal plant's closure.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. will host Mayor's Night Out tonight.
INDIANAPOLIS | A compromise plan to charge most Lake County residents and businesses a fee for Little Calumet River levee maintenance was approved 9-0 by an Indiana House committee Wednesday.
More than 200 people stand Friday as a police and firefighter honor guard post the colors during a swearing-in ceremony for Hammond officials at the Hammond Civic Center. Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. was sworn in along with City Council members and the city clerk.
Spectators give Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. a standing ovation Friday afternoon after he was sworn in for a third term.
Thomas McDermott Jr., left, takes an oath of office Friday afternoon administered by Lake Superior Judge Thomas Stefaniak during a ceremony at the Hammond Civic Center.
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