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Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

Out with the old, in with the new in East Chicago

It has been a busy year in East Chicago. The city has finally begun major infrastructure improvements thanks to Mayor Anthony Copeland’s efforts to balance the budget. Residents are happy to see improvements to the north and south sides of the city, as well as the total reconstruction of Mai…

July 25, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago reminds residents of fireworks hazards

East Chicago reminds residents of fireworks hazards

The start of summer season is frequently accompanied by an increase in dangers related to the careless or unlawful use of fireworks. This season, the City of East Chicago fire and police departments want to reduce the risk to its residents and injuries to children by urging residents to exer…

June 27, 2014 12:00 am
Join a Summer of fun at East Chicago camps

Join a Summer of fun at East Chicago camps

The East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department will soon kick off the STARS (Students Targeted at Reaching Success) summer day camp at our community centers.

May 23, 2014 12:00 am
We stand shoulder to shoulder for East Chicago

We stand shoulder to shoulder for East Chicago

April has been an exciting month. Oftentimes friends and family ask me: "Why do you still stick around East Chicago? That place is run down and full of crime and corruption.”

April 25, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

East Chicago aims to connect city contractors with resident workers

The City of East Chicago held an informational meeting Wednesday for contractors on the $17 million RDA-funded Phase One Waterfront Revitalization Project.

March 28, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago departments pull together to "weather" the storms

East Chicago departments pull together to "weather" the storms

Old man winter has not been kind to Northwest Indiana this year.

February 28, 2014 12:00 am
Emergency Management Agency recommissions emergency vehicle

Emergency Management Agency recommissions emergency vehicle

Like many cities, the City of East Chicago often faces a crisis situation. Whether it is a gas leak, flooding, fire or natural disaster, there is always one team of volunteers there to give a helping hand to our fire and police departments and local commercial and industrial partners.

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago bursting with pride for Cardinals and community

East Chicago bursting with pride for Cardinals and community

It’s a great time to feel good about being an East Chicagoan.

November 22, 2013 12:00 am
East Chicago kicks off Downtown Harbor Plan with clean-up event

East Chicago kicks off Downtown Harbor Plan with clean-up event

The cold weather didn't stop East Chicago City Departments, the North Township Trustee’s Office, city courts, local businesses and residents from volunteering to clean up downtown Indiana Harbor earlier this week.

October 25, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor Copeland has his eye on reducing crime

Mayor Copeland has his eye on reducing crime

The city of East Chicago is set to award $200,000 in gaming revenue to the East Chicago Housing Authority to increase public safety in the Calumet area.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am
ECPD making great strides through outreach and crime prevention

ECPD making great strides through outreach and crime prevention

The mission of the East Chicago Police Department is to ensure the safety of all those who visit, work and/or reside in East Chicago. We accomplish that in a variety of ways, the most effective is our aggressive Community Outreach Program.

August 30, 2013 12:00 am
Grand opening held for affordable senior housing in East Chicago

Grand opening held for affordable senior housing in East Chicago

The Community Builders Inc., the nation’s leading nonprofit urban housing developer, along with the City of East Chicago and the Department of Housing and Urban Development celebrated this week the ribbon cutting ceremony for Northtown Village Senior Apartments, a mixed-income housing development.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago gears up for a summer of fun activities

We only have a few weeks left in the school year and summer will be here. The City of East Chicago, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department are announcing an exciting, safe and fun-filled Spring to Summer Program.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor's Team Up Clean Up begins in East Chicago

Mayor's Team Up Clean Up begins in East Chicago

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland’s Team Up and Clean Up kicked off Saturday with a citywide Adopt-a-Block program in collaboration with various churches, organizations, residents and schools. The first area to jump-start this effort was the Freedom Church at 4802 Olcott St.

April 26, 2013 12:00 am
State of the City address set for April 3 in East Chicago

State of the City address set for April 3 in East Chicago

Mayor Anthony Copeland and the city of East Chicago will be hosting its annual State of the City address April 3. Copeland will address the public to discuss achievements in the city in 2012 and reveal plans for this year. The speech will be accompanied by a brief presentation.

March 22, 2013 12:00 am

East Chicago to host meeting on Lakefront Revitalization Initiative

The City of East Chicago and SEH of Indiana will host a public meeting at 6:30 p.m. March 5 at the East Chicago Marina, 3301 Aldis Ave., to gather public opinion on the proposed Lakefront Revitalization Initiative.

February 22, 2013 12:00 am

Building department clearing the way to a safer city

The mission of the East Chicago Building Department is to abate blighted, vacant and abandoned structures and promote and maintain a safe and desirable living environment, in efforts to improve property values and enhance the quality of life for all residents of the city.

January 25, 2013 12:00 am

New homes will be highlighted at 'Showcasing East Chicago'

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland, Foundations of East Chicago and the Department of Redevelopment are inviting everyone to “Showcasing East Chicago” from noon to 6 p.m. Nov. 30 at the East Chicago Marina, 3301 Aldis St.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago mayor plans to reorganize public works

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland has announced the reorganization of the city’s public works operations, affecting East Chicago streets, parks, solid waste and utilities operations.

October 26, 2012 12:00 am

Mayor kicks off “Team Up & Clean Up” in East Chicago

“Team Up & Clean Up East Chicago” is an awareness effort by East Chicago Mayor Anthony, who is urging neighbors, civic organizations, churches, schools and leaders to team up and help each other make East Chicago a cleaner, healthier and more beautiful place to live and grow.

September 28, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago strives to provide affordable senior living

The East Chicago Housing Authority staff has made a concerted effort to make our senior citizen accommodations more than “Just a place to live.” We invite you to come over and take a closer look by taking a tour of the model apartment located in each of our senior high-rise buildings. Tours …

July 27, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago gearing up for Independence Day celebration

Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Port Authority invite the public to an Independence Day celebration at the East Chicago Marina Boardwalk, 3301 Aldis St.

June 22, 2012 12:00 am

E.C. inspectors to check all business structures for safety

EAST CHICAGO | City health, fire and building department staffers are inspecting businesses.

May 25, 2012 12:00 am

East Chicago unveils plan to transform public housing units

East Chicago Housing Authority has embarked on a five-year campaign to strengthen its operations and achieve sustainability. The primary goal is to transform ECHA from a traditional "public housing" agency to a real estate owner and developer company with a mission - to provide affordable ho…

April 27, 2012 12:00 am

Teens meet mayor on E.C. City Hall tour

Thirty-five students from the East Chicago Urban Enterprise Academy, led by their social studies teacher, Ceretta Morris, visited East Chicago City Hall on Tuesday. The tour began with a greeting from Parks and Recreation Manager Fran Nowacki.

March 23, 2012 12:00 am
Residents urged to attend meeting on flood prevention funding

Residents urged to attend meeting on flood prevention funding

Flooding in East Chicago is quite troublesome and prevention can involve a variety of changes to your house and property, changes that can vary in complexity and cost.

February 24, 2012 12:00 am

Meetings, rental units and snow removel in East Chicago

Several city of East Chicago board meetings have changed their meeting times or locations this year. We have conveniently posted them in our events calendar on the city's website, so make sure you visit.

January 27, 2012 1:25 pm

East Chicago was without water, but not without hope

East Chicago city crews were notified in the early hours of the morning Dec. 11 that a 24-inch water main had collapsed near Columbus Drive and Alder Street. Water department crews went out to assess the problem and realized it was more severe than anticipated.

December 16, 2011 12:00 am

Celebration of Lights brings holiday spirit to East Chicago

The holiday season is upon us and with that brings many fond memories for children, parents and grandparents.

November 25, 2011 12:00 am

East Chicago celebrates completion of new water filtration plant and tank

"This is a culmination of three administration's efforts to improve the quality of life for East Chicago families for generations to come," Mayor Anthony Copeland said this week as he, American Structure Point Inc., the Regional Development Authority, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and U.S…

October 28, 2011 12:00 am

Home ownership incentives key to revitalizing East Chicago

The city of East Chicago, through its Department of Redevelopment and the leadership of Mayor Anthony Copeland, is changing its focus from a successful multi-family housing development strategy in the North Harbor area to a single-family homeownership initiative designed to aggressively incr…

September 23, 2011 12:00 am

Summer work program produces positive results in E.C.

Summer has come to a close and the city of East Chicago bids farewell and thanks to all of our summer employees who participated in our summer job program this year.

August 26, 2011 12:00 am

Important water notice for E.C. landlords

On June 23, the board of directors of the East Chicago Water Department changed its policy regarding the responsibility of water and sewer bills for rental properties.

June 24, 2011 12:00 am
Summer picnic, 5K event kicks off in E.C.

Summer picnic, 5K event kicks off in E.C.

Mayor Anthony Copeland and the city of East Chicago will host the third annual 5K Run/Walk on July 16.

May 27, 2011 12:00 am

School forum, gun buy-back upcoming in E.C.

Two very important events will take place in the city of East Chicago next week. On Tuesday and Wednesday there will be an educational forum and a gun buy-back program.

March 25, 2011 12:00 am

E.C. Central can be proud of its alumni

East Chicago has a great tradition when it comes to high school basketball.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am

City emergency brings E.C. together

At 10 p.m. Wednesday, the East Chicago Police Department began receiving 911 calls from residents about a possible gas leak around 145th Street and Magoun Avenue. Various city of East Chicago departments were notified beginning with the Emergency Management Department, led by Herbert Cruz.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am
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