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School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

School City of East Chicago names Dr. Youssef Yomtoob new superintendent

EAST CHICAGO | The Trustees of the School City of East Chicago have named Dr. Youssef Yomtoob as the district’s new superintendent. His appointment begins July

July 08, 2014 6:58 pm
East Chicago Reminds Residents of Fireworks Hazards

East Chicago Reminds Residents of Fireworks Hazards

EAST CHICAGO | The start of summer season is frequently accompanied by an increase in dangers related to careless or unlawful use of fireworks. This season, the City of East Chicago Fire and Police Departments want to reduce the risks to its residents and injuries to children by urging resid…

June 23, 2014 3:52 pm
East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

The Rev. Alphonse Skerl of Holy Trinity (Hungarian) Church tosses a wreath into the lake during a Blessing of the Waters hosted by the city of East Chicago on Memorial Day at the Robert A Pastrick Marina.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

East Chicago hosts Memorial Day ceremony

Saluting fallen U.S. military troops at East Chicago's Blessing of the Waters on Memorial Day are, from left, Frank Kresich, Mayor Anthony Copeland, Ronald Squok, and the Rev. Alphonse Skerl.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am
City hosts annual Blessing of the Water

City hosts annual Blessing of the Water

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Port Authority, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the Marina Staff held the Annual Blessing of the Waters Ceremony on Memorial Day. The ceremony opened up with a beautiful rendition of the National Anthem sung by Makeda Winfield. Mayor Copeland address boaters, resid…

May 28, 2014 3:45 pm

Mayor Copeland Surprises Full Time Employees with Holiday Bonus

EAST CHICAGO | In 2010 and 2011, the City was dealing with the worst of its financial crisis.  It had to find ways to adjust its budget, which had a $15 million shortfall, to cope with the new fiscal reality which included the 1-2-3% cap on Property Taxes instituted across the state, and a w…

December 12, 2013 5:08 pm
Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates Nine Span Bridge opening

Ribbon cutting ceremony celebrates Nine Span Bridge opening

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland, along with Lieutenant Governor Sue Ellspermann, Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott, Rep. Ed Soliday, Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) Northwest District Deputy Commissioner Robert Alderman, and local officials gathered for a ribbon-cutting cerem…

December 12, 2013 9:40 am Photos

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Building Careers for Our Community Reaches Residents

Building Careers for Our Community Reaches Residents

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago’s Human Resources Department hosted business trade expo at Field Education Center on Wednesday Dec. 4.

December 09, 2013 4:44 pm Photos

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East Chicago to celebrate holidays with Tree Lighting event Dec. 5

East Chicago to celebrate holidays with Tree Lighting event Dec. 5

EAST CHICAGO | It's the season to be jolly and with Christmas right around the corner, the City of East Chicago is getting into the holiday spirit with lots of fun to offer the entire family.

December 05, 2013 2:03 pm
Mayor Copeland Presents Check to St. Catherine Hospital

Mayor Copeland Presents Check to St. Catherine Hospital

EAST CHICAGO | St. Catherine Hospital Cardiologist Pastor Ramon Llobet, JoAnn Birdzell, CEO and Craig Bolda, Chief Operating Officer recently accepted a donation from the City of East Chicago’s from their annual fundraiser.

November 13, 2013 5:35 pm
City to honor those who serve

City to honor those who serve

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago will be honoring our Veterans on Monday, November 11 at 9 a.m. with a brief ceremony at Veteran’s Park (City Hall Park) in East Chicago, Indiana.

October 31, 2013 3:14 pm

Community Clean-up Event Launches The Harbor Project Oct. 22

EAST CHICAGO | On Tuesday, October 22, at 10:00 a.m. the City of East Chicago will come together with residents and businesses for a Community Clean-Up Program that will take place on the corner of Main and Broadway and up to 139th Street. Everyone will receive gloves, rakes, brooms and othe…

October 17, 2013 4:55 pm

New Job Opportunities for East Chicago Residents

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago has recently awarded a contract to Rieth-Riley Construction Company to undertake three projects in the City. As part of the contract, the companies will be hiring additional personnel with a preference given to the residents of East Chicago as well as …

October 15, 2013 3:07 pm

The Harbor Project - Team Up Clean Up Day slated for Oct. 22

EAST CHICAGO | Join us as we roll up our sleeves on Tuesday, Oct. 22, at 10:00 a.m. in a community-wide effort to revitalize our city. TEAM UP & CLEAN UP! This is our battle-cry as we move shoulder-to-shoulder through-out the City of East Chicago, Indiana. We would like to see our reside…

October 15, 2013 2:29 pm

East Chicago-8 Crime Watch Community meeting set for Oct. 28

EAST CHICAGO | There will be an East Chicago-8 Crime Watch Community Meeting from 6– 7:30 p.m. on Monday, Oct. 28 at St. Stanislaus School Cafeteria, 4930 Indianapolis Blvd.

October 15, 2013 2:20 pm
Fire Department Open House Oct. 5

Fire Department Open House Oct. 5

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Fire Department will be hosting its annual Open House from 10 a.m.-2 p.m. on Saturday Oct. 5, at the Central Fire Station, 3901 Indianapolis Blvd.

October 01, 2013 7:34 pm
The E.C.P.D. and Mayor Copeland breaks ground with Police Outreach Efforts

The E.C.P.D. and Mayor Copeland breaks ground with Police Outreach Efforts

EAST CHICAGO | Recently, the East Chicago Police Department and Mayor Anthony Copeland met with local business owners to discuss issues and concerns affecting the business community.

September 30, 2013 10:17 am Photos

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East Chicago Welcomes new Luke Gas Station

East Chicago Welcomes new Luke Gas Station

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago's Mayor Anthony Copeland was recently invited to cut the ribbon at the new Luke Gas Station located on Indianapolis Blvd. and Michigan Ave in East Chicago.

September 17, 2013 3:04 pm
East Chicago’s 5th Annual 5k Run/Walk slated for Oct. 26

East Chicago’s 5th Annual 5k Run/Walk slated for Oct. 26

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago is encouraging residents to show support to the runners and walkers that will be trekking through your neighborhoods beginning at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26 for their annual 5K Run. The 3.1 mile run/walk should last no longer than 2 hours.

September 12, 2013 11:25 am
Bessie Owens Center re-opens

Bessie Owens Center re-opens

Mayor Anthony Copeland explains the improvements and repairs to the Bessie Owens Center, including the gymnasium, at its re-opening last month.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am
Bessie Owens Center re-opens

Bessie Owens Center re-opens

The Bessie Owens Center in East Chicago has been completely repainted using a patriotic color scheme, as this hallway shows.

August 22, 2013 12:00 am

Taste of East Chicago opens this weekend

EAST CHICAGO | The Annual Taste of East Chicago will be held at Veteran’s Park, 145th Street and Indianapolis Boulevard on August 16th, 17th, and 18th. The event begins at noon each day and concludes at 11 p.m. each night.

August 14, 2013 11:11 am Photos

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East Chicago families march for peace

East Chicago families march for peace

East Chicago Mayor Anthony Copeland and Park Superintendent Francisco Rosado call out raffle numbers for bicycles during the city's 30th National Night Out Against Crime. The City of East Chicago, the East Chicago Police Department and Arcelor Mittal sponsored the event.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
East Chicago families march for peace

East Chicago families march for peace

The City of East Chicago celebrated the 30th National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday at the Washington Park Pool. Recreation Manager Fran Nowacki joins children during a March for Peace led by Mayor Anthony Copeland at the pool. Families release balloons after march for peace. This year�…

August 11, 2013 12:00 am
East Chicago families march for peace

East Chicago families march for peace

East Chicago Chief of Police Mark Becker talks to residents at the National Night Out Against Crime on Tuesday. This annual event showcased the importance of standing up against crime in an organized manner and promoted involvement in crime prevention.

August 11, 2013 12:00 am

E.C. hiring police officers

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago is currently accepting applications for the position of Police Officer. Applicants must be at least 21 – 36 years of age and meet all other basic eligibility requirements. All selected candidates will be trained. Applications are available at the East …

July 24, 2013 1:39 pm
E.C. Mayor Anthony Copeland Joins The Community Builders and HUD for the Grand Opening of Northtown Village Senior Apartments

E.C. Mayor Anthony Copeland Joins The Community Builders and HUD for the Grand Opening of Northtown Village Senior Apartments

EAST CHICAGO | The Community Builders, Inc. (TCB), the nation’s leading nonprofit urban housing developer, along with the City of East Chicago and the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) yesterday celebrated the ribbon cutting ceremony for Northtown Village Senior Apartments, a…

July 24, 2013 12:59 pm

East Chicago Implements Reorganization of Public Works

Reorganization of East Chicago public works operations into a single, cohesive and efficient operation has begun. The reorganization affects East Chicago Streets, Parks, Solid Waste and Utilities operations.

June 10, 2013 2:51 pm
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May 23, 2013 1:15 pm

Backyard Gardens Workshop Saturday

EAST CHICAGO | Co-hosted by Neighborhoods,Inc. and Grow It In Chicago Coalition is Backyard Garden Workshop from 5-7 p.m. May 15, at the Salvation Army, 513 W. Chicago Avenue.

May 08, 2013 12:46 pm
Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

East Chicago Central High School students Jennifer Guerra, foreground, and Lyzabette Monsivais, pick up trash on Jeorse Park Beach during a recent clean-up day.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

Freshman science students and National Honor Society members from East Chicago Central High School, organized by teachers Elizabeth Rivera and Veronica Garcia, get ready to start their clean-up efforts at Jeorse Park Beach.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

Students pitch in to clean up Jeorse Park Beach

Mayor Anthony Copeland gives East Chicago Central High School students a helping hand during a recent clean up at Jeorse Park Beach.

May 05, 2013 12:00 am
Clean Up and Beautification Efforts are Kicking Off in East Chicago

Clean Up and Beautification Efforts are Kicking Off in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Copeland’s “Team Up and Clean Up”, kicks off with a city-wide “Adopt a Block” program in collaboration with various church’s, organizations, residents and schools. The first area to jump start this effort will be the Freedom Church located at 4802 Olcott in East Chicago …

April 17, 2013 2:30 pm
Mayor Copeland to deliver State of City Address tomorrow

Mayor Copeland to deliver State of City Address tomorrow

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the City of East Chicago will be hosting its Annual State of the City Address. Mayor Anthony Copeland will address the public and discuss achievements in the city in 2012 and reveal plans for 2013. The speech will be accompanied by a brief presentation.

April 02, 2013 11:37 am

April is Month of the Military Child

EAST CHICAGO | Hoosiers will have the opportunity this April to recognize nearly 20,000 military youth who call Indiana home.

March 25, 2013 11:55 am
Mayor Copeland makes time for 5th graders

Mayor Copeland makes time for 5th graders

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Human Rights Commission in conjunction with The East Chicago Public Library held a Disabilities Awareness Month event where Mayor Anthony Copeland sat and read to 5th grade Children at the East Chicago Public Library located at 2401 E. Columbus Drive. There wa…

March 19, 2013 4:43 pm Photos

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Mayor Copeland Will Read to East Chicago Children and Present a Disability Awareness Proclamation

Mayor Copeland Will Read to East Chicago Children and Present a Disability Awareness Proclamation

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland will make an official proclamation to proclaim March as Disability Awareness Month in East Chicago, Indiana and to increase children’s awareness, understanding and acceptance of physical and mental disabilities. As part of this awareness Mayor Copeland w…

March 11, 2013 1:10 pm

East Chicago Housing Authority looking to fill Grounds Maintenance position

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Housing Authority is seeking a qualified candidate for the position of Grounds Maintenance Worker. This position reports directly to the Maintenance Foreman and is responsible for grounds maintenance duties in common areas and around buildings, including mowin…

March 11, 2013 12:27 pm

East Chicago Waterfront Revitalization Initiative Public Meeting

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago and SEH of Indiana will host a public meeting to gather public opinion on the proposed Waterfront Revitalization Initiative. This revitalization effort in East Chicago was initiated with the help of a grant from the Regional Development Authority. The …

March 05, 2013 11:40 am
Chief Becker touts department's increased interaction for reduction in crime

Chief Becker touts department's increased interaction for reduction in crime

EAST CHICAGO | I am pleased to report the totals of both violent crime and property crime occurrences that were reported to the East Chicago Police Department in 2012 and subsequently submitted to the FBI for inclusion in their Uniform Crime Report (UCR).

February 06, 2013 10:58 am Photos

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East Chicago to Deck the Halls Dec. 7

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago will Deck the Halls at City Hall with their Annual Christmas Lighting Ceremony on Friday, December 7, located at 4525 Indianapolis Blvd. in East Chicago from 5-8 p.m. There will be pictures with Santa Clause and treats for the kiddies.

November 25, 2012 2:07 pm
East Chicago’s 5k Run/Walk Kicks In To Gear

East Chicago’s 5k Run/Walk Kicks In To Gear

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is hosting our 4th Annual 5k Run/Walk this Saturday, November 17th. We are encouraging residents to show support to the runners and walkers that will be trekking through your neighborhoods beginning at 9:00 a.m. The 3.1 mile run/walk should last no longer than 2 hours.

November 14, 2012 4:49 pm
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November 13, 2012 5:49 pm
City of host 6th District Community meeting Nov. 14

City of host 6th District Community meeting Nov. 14

EAST CHICAGO | Join Councilwoman Gilda Orange, Mayor Anthony Copeland and Police Chief Mark Becker at the North Harbor Community Center (Northwest Corner of Main Street and Broadway) at 5 p.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 14 for a 6th District Community meeting.

November 13, 2012 5:45 pm
McDonald's reopens with ribbon cutting celebration

McDonald's reopens with ribbon cutting celebration

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago is proud to celebrate the re-opening of the a new McDonald's in East Chicago. A ribbon cutting ceremony with invited city officials and the residents was held with on November 1.

November 02, 2012 9:46 am
Mayor Copeland Pushes for Homeownership in East Chicago

Mayor Copeland Pushes for Homeownership in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland, The Foundation of East Chicago and the Department of Redevelopment partnered to bring homeownership back to East Chicago. The rain could not stop the enthusiasm at this press conference as city officials and community leaders gathered at Washington Squa…

October 30, 2012 2:26 pm
East Chicago Health Fair a Success

East Chicago Health Fair a Success

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago held their Annual Bring a Loved One to the Doctor and Men's Health Fair on September 18.

September 24, 2012 1:26 pm

Grants fund Collaborative Effort to Make East Chicago Healthier for 2012 and Beyond

EAST CHICAGO | Beginning this week resident surveyors will be reaching out to the community and gathering information from their fellow East Chicago neighbors. The main goal is to identify the health needs of the people of East Chicago.

September 20, 2012 2:28 pm
The Parks and Recreation Department hosts fall trip to Shipshewana

The Parks and Recreation Department hosts fall trip to Shipshewana

EAST CHICAGO | Join the us as we take a trip to the Midwest’s Largest Flea Market! Held every Tuesday and Wednesday of each week from the first of May through the end of October, you can find hundreds of vendors selling everything from fresh fruit to handcrafted furniture at the Shipshewana …

September 20, 2012 2:24 pm
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