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HAMMOND | Citing his cooperation in the federal probe of the Latin Kings, a former Chicago police officer will serve 12 years in prison for his role in committing armed robberies for the street gang in Northwest Indiana and Illinois.
A plan for the administrative structure of the north central and northwest regions of Ivy Tech Community College is in the works, with a draft expected to be complete by early June.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Historic Preservation Commission is launching a new program to bring recognition to historic homes and neighborhoods in the city.
HAMMOND | The caucus to fill the vacancy on the Hammond City Council is set for June 3 at the Towle Theater.
HAMMOND | Downtown Hammond is a key focus as Purdue University Calumet and the city work to forge a stronger relationship, a top university official said.
HAMMOND | The pool of candidates vying for the vacant 2nd District seat on the Hammond City Council began to form Thursday.
HAMMOND | Hammond City Councilman Bob Markovich will attempt to revive his resolution opposing a county income tax after it died at Monday's City Council meeting because of a lack of support.
HAMMOND | The day after Al Salinas resigned from the Hammond City Council, one potential candidate confirmed he will run for the 2nd District in the 2015 primary, instead of the caucus slated for June.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council has set a public hearing for June 10 on funding for the Hammond Public Library.
HAMMOND | Holding umbrellas and chanting “Save the Library,” a group of 12 people rallied in support of the Hammond Public Library before Monday’s City Council meeting.
HAMMOND | Mark McLaughlin will earn a $94,000 salary in his new role as chief of staff for Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.
HAMMOND | A new Family Dollar store is being proposed for downtown Hammond near the Strack & Van Til at Hohman Avenue and Sibley Street.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council on Monday is expected to discuss funding for the Hammond Public Library.
HAMMOND | Construction on a $30 million upgrade to Chicago Street is likely to begin in 2015 as the city seeks to improve the safety and mobility of the heavy truck route.
HAMMOND | Repairs on the pedestrian bike bridge over Indianapolis Boulevard and New York Avenue should begin within 10 days.
HAMMOND | The cause of a fatal house fire over the weekend in the 4300 block of Torrence Avenue remained undetermined Monday, officials said.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Fire Department is buying two new firetrucks to retire spare rigs that have been in service for nearly 20 years.
WHITING | A free shuttle will service destinations in the Whiting-Robertsdale area from Memorial Day to Labor Day as part of a new Whiting-Robertsdale Chamber of Commerce initiative.
HAMMOND | Beleaguered Hammond City Councilmnan Al Salinas will not be among a group of city officials to attend a conference in Las Vegas this month, though he originally intended to go.
HAMMOND | A city board once again has denied a business license for a tobacco store wanting to operate at the southeast corner of 175th Street and Calumet Avenue.
HAMMOND | A group of Purdue University Calumet students, alumni and professors have rallied to ask the college to reconsider the termination of a well-regarded lecturer.
HAMMOND | Christine Pepa, Charter School of the Dunes principal, says the school's new relationship with Calumet College of St. Joseph will help identify ways to boost achievement in its transient population.
Indiana online ISTEP+ testing is expected to resume Wednesday after the state suspended testing Tuesday because connectivity issues plagued test takers for a second consecutive day.
HAMMOND | A city board has pushed back a decision to order the demolition of an abandoned grocery store to late June.
Some local school districts were forced to postpone online ISTEP+ testing Monday after students had problems logging onto the exam and being kicked out of the system.
When Frances Wulf, 92, made the decision to stop driving and sell her car, she began to look for her next step.
HAMMOND | A local sign and printing company is poised to receive a $54,500 loan from the Hammond Redevelopment Commission in exchange for hiring two city residents.
HAMMOND | Two Hammond City Council members are throwing support behind Jupiter Aluminum Corp. employees as contract talks with the company continue.
HAMMOND | Hammond Fire Chief Jeff Smith is the newest member of the Board of Public Works and Safety, city officials announced this week.
GARY | Construction has begun on the new Boys and Girls Club in Gary with the building slated to open this fall.
HAMMOND | The pedestrian bike bridge over Indianapolis Boulevard and New York Avenue is temporarily closed after last week's heavy rains damaged one of the ramps, city officials said.
HAMMOND | A Hammond City Council meeting set for tonight, where a resolution opposing a county income tax was on the agenda, is canceled because of a lack of quorum.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council is questioning whether the AquaVor nightclub will hire extra security officers following reports of a fight at the club in March.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council may soon have a vacancy as beleaguered Councilman Al Salinas agreed to plead guilty last week to two federal charges.
EAST CHICAGO | City employees represented by Teamsters Local 142 will no longer have to take furlough days, Mayor Anthony Copeland announced Thursday.
HAMMOND | Some 229 structures in the Schleicher neighborhood are being removed from the floodplain, the city announced Thursday.
WHITING | An estimated $1.5 million project to improve the track and football field at the School City of Whiting’s athletic complex is scheduled to begin this month, officials there said.
HAMMOND | The School City of Hammond's robotics team is preparing to head to the world championship months after the program lost a major sponsor, placing its future in jeopardy.
HAMMOND | A Hammond councilman wants the city to focus its gaming revenue on infrastructure work, contending at some point the College Bound scholarship program must come to an end.
EAST CHICAGO | As East Chicago works to transform the North Harbor, Mayor Anthony Copeland hopes a significant anchor point of the redevelopment is creation of a university.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. has appointed Mark McLaughlin, executive director of the Hammond Development Corp., to serve as his new chief of staff.
HAMMOND | City officials appear prepared to consider a request from the Hammond Public Library to access funds its administrators argue are at their disposal but can't be used without Hammond City Council support.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced his support of marriage equality Thursday, calling unfair current federal laws that bar same-sex couples from having the same financial and legal benefits as married couples.
HAMMOND | A federal judge on Wednesday ordered a former Morton High School teacher accused of asking underage female students to send him sexually explicit photos by cellphone to be held without bond, his attorney said.
HAMMOND | Purdue University Calumet will eliminate nearly 50 academic-related positions in the next 18 months as the school deals with a $4 million revenue shortfall, a university spokesman confirmed.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council approved terms Monday for a voluntary retirement program, which Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said will serve as a tool in reorganizing the city.
HAMMOND | Tom Dabertin is leaving his position as Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s chief of staff at the end of the month to become a board member of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
HAMMOND | A proposed $4,000 raise for a court bailiff has garnered criticism from a City Council member, who argued approving the increase would set a precedent.
HAMMOND | While costs for building permits will increase, the Hammond City Council has raised the threshold that a project must meet before residents are required to obtain a permit before doing work.
EAST CHICAGO | Marktown residents are seeking answers from East Chicago on why a revitalization plan crafted five years ago for the community wasn't carried out.
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