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GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has named an interim chief of staff, following B.R. Lane's departure to direct the Gary/Chicago International Airport.
Northwest Indiana communities benefiting from a federal grant aimed at bolstering development have experienced a decline in their allocations.
HAMMOND | Munster Steel broke ground Wednesday on the company's new home in Hammond, marking an approximately $8 million investment at the West Point Plaza Industrial Park near White Oak Avenue and Gostlin Street.
HAMMOND | The new tennis courts at Harrison Park are complete, following a $572,800 project to revamp the facility.
HAMMOND | Visions for Gateway Promenade once called for a multiscreen movie theater, then a Burlington Coat Factory. Those were plans that never came to fruition as the development at Interstate 80/94 and Indianapolis Boulevard stalled and then became locked in foreclosure proceedings.
HAMMOND | Work on several street projects is wrapping up in preparation for winter.
HAMMOND | The city is hosting three public forums to gather input on a possible 10-year extension of the College Bound program.
MUNSTER | Gov. Mike Pence called the partial shutdown of the federal government a disappointment Wednesday as the stalemate in the nation's capital continued for a second day.
MUNSTER | Land O'Frost broke ground Wednesday on a new $6.4 million corporate headquarters, a project that will shift 50 jobs to the town after the company outgrew its office in Lansing.
HAMMOND | A former chief of staff for Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. is now the interim head of the Hammond Sanitary District while the district manager is out on leave.
GRIFFITH | Enbridge will remove about a dozen trees in South Park to clear the way for its pipeline project, an action garnering mixed reaction from residents.
HAMMOND | Increasing recycling in Hammond is on the radar of city administrators, according to comments Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. made at a recent city event.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Police Department plans to purchase 12 new police vehicles next year with gaming revenue set aside in the 2014 budget proposal.
GARY | Residents of The Gardens on Carolina were officially welcomed home Thursday, as the new housing facility for low-income seniors was dedicated.
HAMMOND | Public works projects in the city now will have to employ a set percentage of Hammond residents under a new requirement passed by the Hammond City Council.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works and Safety has awarded a $3.3 million bid to Gary-based Superior Construction to build two pedestrian bike trail bridges.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. increased the salary of the Hammond corporation counsel by executive order, according to an explanation he offered City Council members Monday.
HAMMOND | Major steps in moving the Munster Steel development forward are now complete.
HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council will weigh the city's 2014 spending plan Monday, which provides raises for city employees and realizes a projected $1 million in savings from creating a consolidated public works department.
HAMMOND | Pony rides, pumpkin bowling, wacky hats and a stilt walker filled Harrison Park on Saturday for the city's eclectic Bizarre Bazaar.
HAMMOND | About 7:30 p.m. Wednesday, Tina Cruz and David Velasco walked to their back door to check out the storm.
EAST CHICAGO | On the wall of the St. Joseph's Carmelite Home hangs a photo from 1913. It shows some of the first children admitted to the organization, standing on the porch of one of its original frame houses on Grasselli Avenue.
HAMMOND | Almost two years after the removal of a major obstacle to development at the Cabela's site, the area around the store appears ready to land its first tenant.
HAMMOND | U.S. District Judge James Moody contended money and greed drove two former Lake County Sheriff's Department officers to use their positions on the department to buy restricted machine guns and laser sights in sentencing the men Thursday.
HAMMOND | Two former Lake County police officers are scheduled to face a federal judge Thursday for sentencing on public corruption charges.
HAMMOND | Improvements to the tennis courts at Harrison Park likely will be completed in August.
HAMMOND | Upcoming discussion on the possible renewal of the city's College Bound program may include benchmarking the scholarship amount to the tuition of a local campus, Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said.
HAMMOND | Construction of the new outdoor sports complex at Dowling Park to house Purdue University Calumet's growing athletics program is expected to begin by fall.
HAMMOND | The city is asking a judge to bar a fireworks stand from operating in South Hammond following confirmation the stand is selling goods despite lacking a business license, court records show.
GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced Wednesday the city hopes to partner with a nonprofit to potentially build or renovate a facility for Gary Animal Control to accommodate animals needing to be quarantined.
HAMMOND | The 169th Street reconstruction project will impact traffic on Columbia Avenue through early July.
HAMMOND | Retail and restaurants will spring up on a busy stretch of Indianapolis Boulevard near the Horseshoe Casino and the Walmart Supercenter under an agreement given final approval by the Hammond City Council.
HAMMOND | Hammond is preparing to launch a new mobile phone application in August allowing residents to send real-time information to officials on potholes, graffiti and other issues in the city.
HAMMOND | A partnership was announced Thursday between the city and the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority that hopes to gain insight into those who attend Festival of the Lakes.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Boys & Girls Club unveiled a new technology lab Thursday made possible by a $20,000 donation from Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.
HAMMOND | An insurance company for the Kappa Alpha Psi fraternity filed a complaint Wednesday in Hammond federal court relating to alleged hazing activity at a local chapter of the fraternity.
HAMMOND | A Gary mother and the man she reportedly met on an online dating website pleaded not guilty Wednesday to new charges surrounding the alleged use of two girls for child pornography.
HAMMOND | Marking a change in tradition, the Hammond City Council observed a moment of silence at Monday's meeting — instead of a prayer.
HAMMOND | Hammond's school superintendent ran off the road in a district vehicle Saturday near a city doughnut shop, striking a brick wall, a garage and ultimately plowing into a wooden playhouse in the yard of a residence, police said.
HAMMOND | Police arrested two men Monday after a fight broke out in the parking lot of Forsythe Park, creating a “mob-like” scene, court records state.
HAMMOND | The Hammond Public Library gained access Monday to the funds necessary to repair the broken air-conditioning system and complete other maintenance items at its downtown building.
HAMMOND | State investigators confirmed Friday the glittery substance reported in a Robertsdale neighborhood this week is different from the particle common in the steelmaking process called kish graphite.
WHITING | The $4.2 billion modernization project at the BP Whiting Refinery is on target to end this year, bringing to close a project heralded as the largest single private investment in state history.
The impact on the region of BP's modernization project at its Whiting Refinery is so big, five years down the road it's hard to quantify, Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura said.
HAMMOND | Hammond City Council President Michael Opinker said Thursday he will end the practice of prayer at City Council meetings pending the U.S. Supreme Court's review of prayer at local government meetings.
HAMMOND | Additional charges were filed Wednesday against two Gary residents in a case dealing with the sale and purchase of a child to create pornography.
HAMMOND | City Councilman Anthony Higgs said he will continue to offer a prayer at Hammond City Council meetings, amid the U.S. Supreme Court's review of the practice at local government meetings.
HAMMOND | The state will send investigators to a Robertsdale neighborhood Wednesday after receiving a complaint of a black and silver glittery substance in lawns.
HAMMOND | Lifelong city resident Jack Uylaki easily won a seat on the Hammond City Council on Monday by unanimous support from a caucus of 2nd District Democratic precinct committee members.
HAMMOND | Four candidates will vie to represent the city's 2nd District on Monday as a Democratic caucus meets to fill the vacancy on the Hammond City Council.
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