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Hamm easily wins Democratic nomination in 1st Council District

CROWN POINT | David Hamm, the incumbent Lake County 1st District Councilman, easily won his party's nomination Tuesday, turning back a challenge from Antonio Dagett Sr. on the Democratic ticket.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am

Washington edges out Matlock for 3rd District County Council seat

CROWN POINT | Jamal Washington, of Merrillville, apparently will represent the Democratic Party in the general election for the 3rd District Lake County Council seat.

May 06, 2014 10:41 pm

Arrest made in East Chicago murder case

EAST CHICAGO | A 21-year-old resident of East Chicago was arrested and charged with the murder of Stephen Davis.

May 05, 2014 7:00 pm

Hammond shifts recycling to Republic Services

HAMMOND | Hammond is moving its recycling program from a division of the Department of Public Works to a private contractor.

May 04, 2014 6:20 pm

New EPA loan allows cities to clean up brownfield sites

A new source of $800,000 from the Environmental Protection Agency will help Gary, East Chicago and Hammond clean up old industrial sites.

May 03, 2014 11:35 am

Hammond announces Garay as city's new controller

HAMMOND | Heather Garay will take over as Hammond's new controller, following the departure of Robert Lendi after 10 years with the city.

May 01, 2014 6:00 pm
Hammond officer on leave after video shows him hitting police dog, lifting it by its collar

Hammond officer on leave after video shows him hitting police dog, lifting it by its collar

HAMMOND | The Hammond Police Department placed a K-9 police officer on administrative leave Thursday after a video posted on YouTube shows the officer hitting and lifting a police dog by its collar during a traffic stop.

May 01, 2014 2:35 pm Photos

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Gary banks on arts, academic complex for future investment

Gary banks on arts, academic complex for future investment

GARY | Gary is banking on a multimillion-dollar performing arts and academic building shared between Indiana University Northwest and Ivy Tech as a key marketing tool for future investment.

April 30, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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McDermott expresses support for Housing Choice Voucher

McDermott expresses support for Housing Choice Voucher

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said in a mandated statement Monday the Hammond Housing Authority will continue to help families through the Housing Choice Voucher Program.

April 29, 2014 6:30 pm Related

East Chicago crime rate cut by 33 percent

EAST CHICAGO | Crime for the first quarter of 2014 in East Chicago is down overall, compared to the same three months in 2013.

April 29, 2014 10:16 am

Hammond may tap new fund source for College Bound

HAMMOND | An ordinance introduced during the City Council meeting Monday would extend the College Bound scholarship program for students in the class of 2026, but will cap the amount at current tuition rates.

April 28, 2014 7:50 pm

Legacy Foundation, Gary partner in resource project

GARY | A small group of residents and computer programmers from Northwest Indiana met recently for the first Gary Hack Night at Indiana University Northwest.

April 27, 2014 6:30 pm

New Hammond Veterans Day Parade planned for November

HAMMOND | A new Veterans Appreciation Day parade announced Friday by Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. and North Township Trustee Frank J. Mrvan is intended to attract veterans from across the state and beyond to participate.

April 25, 2014 12:01 pm

Gary competes for state grant to raze abandoned homes

GARY | There's a chance for cities in Lake County to grab a piece of $16 million to pay for removing blighted and abandoned homes.

April 24, 2014 6:49 pm

East Chicago considers 5 percent contribution for South Shore

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago City Council will consider contributing 5 percent of the city's county economic development income tax revenues, with a cap of $125,000 a year, to expand the South Shore commuter train.

April 24, 2014 6:33 pm

Marktown residents concerned about losing historic houses

EAST CHICAGO | Ten houses in the Marktown neighborhood that were sold to BP are scheduled for demolition May 5, renewing residents' concerns about preserving the history of their homes.

April 23, 2014 8:00 pm
Princess Jasmine heads to Disney World

Princess Jasmine heads to Disney World

GRIFFITH | Since being diagnosed with cancer 11 months ago, Jasmine DeJesus, of Griffith, has had her tough days.

April 22, 2014 8:34 pm Photos

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E.C. council to consider South Shore contribution

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago officials are preparing to discuss whether the city will contribute money to expand the South Shore commuter rail line.

April 22, 2014 8:00 pm

Four Lake County mayors receive recognition

Four Lake County mayors were recognized Monday for their efforts to increase their knowledge of municipal government.

April 21, 2014 8:35 pm
Munster robotics team heads to international championship

Munster robotics team heads to international championship

MUNSTER | In five years, a team of 25 students has gone from starting a new robotics team to heading to the international competition.

April 20, 2014 7:45 pm Photos

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East Chicago launches $2 million park improvements

EAST CHICAGO | East Chicago is investing $2 million in new equipment and improvements for eight parks in the city.

April 20, 2014 7:36 pm

New Gary police unit to keep close eye on top 200 criminals

GARY | Five officers from the Gary Police Department will be charged with keeping a close eye on those who are considered some of the city's worst criminals.

April 20, 2014 7:15 pm

Register for East Hammond's 3 on 3 basketball tournament

HAMMOND | Registration for the East Hammond's 10th annual 3 on 3 basketball tournament is open.

April 20, 2014 12:05 am

Measure would update policy on city employee drug tests

HAMMOND | A new ordinance to update the city's drug and alcohol policy was introduced recently to the Hammond City Council.

April 20, 2014 12:00 am

Hammond firefighters to seek grant to defray cost of radios

HAMMOND | The Hammond City Council has authorized the Hammond Fire Department  to apply for a federal grant to help buy new radios.

April 19, 2014 12:05 am

Parenting Fair offers assist for families Friday in Gary

GARY | The eight annual Parenting Fair, hosted by the Indiana Parenting Institute, is from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Friday at the Baber Youth Center, First AME Church, 2005 Massachusetts St.

April 19, 2014 12:05 am

Police, firefighters to deliver Easter baskets to grieving children

HAMMOND | Local police, firefighters and residents will deliver Easter to the family of a domestic violence shooting victim.

April 17, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond board denies business license for auto dealer

HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works and Safety denied a business license to Zinity Motors LLC for filing an incorrect address and Social Security number.

April 17, 2014 7:45 pm

Robert Lendi to step down as Hammond city controller

HAMMOND | City Controller Robert Lendi started his career in accounting, largely because his professor pushed him into seeking a college degree.

April 16, 2014 8:00 pm

Hammond council debates firefighters contract proposal

HAMMOND | Debate over firefighters' seniority days began in the Hammond City Council chambers Monday, but discussion was tabled for a future meeting.

April 14, 2014 10:15 pm

Hammond pastor headed to court for building

CROWN POINT | A local pastor's battle to find a new home for his congregation will have its day in court.

April 13, 2014 7:00 pm

Local housing officials cry foul over lack of state tax credits

Three affordable housing projects in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond missed the mark by a few points to receive tax credits, and local housing officials believe they're being ignored by state officials.

April 13, 2014 6:45 pm

Crown Point kennel's license suspended after dog's death

CROWN POINT | A local kennel had its operating license suspended while the Lake County Sheriff's Department conducts an investigation into a dog's death after its stay.

April 12, 2014 9:30 pm

Sheraton Hotel demolition advances

GARY | In about a week, city officials say residents will start to notice progress on one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises: the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel.

April 12, 2014 8:45 pm

Works board requests police look into union negotiation misconduct

HAMMOND | The Hammond Board of Public Works and Safety has requested an investigation to see if a new ordinance is considered an unfair labor action between the city of Hammond and Hammond Firefighters Local 556.

April 10, 2014 6:26 pm
McDermott: I have to stick up for Hammond on South Shore

McDermott: I have to stick up for Hammond on South Shore

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. supports regional ideas such as expanding the South Shore commuter rail, but his priority must be Hammond, he said.

April 09, 2014 8:08 pm Video

Ordinance to amend Hammond firefighters' contract causes tension

HAMMOND | Three weeks after Hammond firefighters and the city signed a contract, an ordinance pitched by 6th District Councilman Homero Hinojosa is causing tempers to flare.

April 05, 2014 7:00 pm
East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

East Chicago bank robbery suspects caught in Missouri

Police in Missouri have arrested a man and woman who are suspected of robbing an East Chicago bank at gunpoint last week, FBI officials said.

April 04, 2014 11:14 pm Photos

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Calumet Avenue near casino to be closed for rail repairs

HAMMOND | The railroad crossing on Calumet Avenue north of the Indianapolis Boulevard intersection near the Horseshoe Casino will be closed from Saturday to April 13 to allow for repairs to the rails.

April 03, 2014 11:00 pm
Copeland: East Chicago prime for investment

Copeland: East Chicago prime for investment

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland focused on one theme during his State of the City address Thursday: East Chicago is ready for investment.

April 03, 2014 7:55 pm Photos

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Hammond police ask for help in gas station robbery

Hammond police ask for help in gas station robbery

HAMMOND | Police are asking for information to help identify a male suspect who reportedly robbed at gunpoint a Marathon gas station at 220 165th St.

April 02, 2014 10:37 am
Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

HAMMOND | Gary Councilman Ronier Scott was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison, 400 hours of community service and one year supervised release for violating federal tax laws.

April 01, 2014 1:55 pm

Bike trail bridge construction to close Hammond streets

HAMMOND | New bicycle path bridges over 165th Avenue and the Columbia-Southeastern avenue intersections will cause temporary traffic diversions.

March 31, 2014 9:45 pm

Gary Public Library board delays main branch renovation

GARY | A contentious public meeting, preceded by a shouting match in an almost two-hour executive session, left the Gary Public Library main branch renovation project in limbo last week.

March 31, 2014 8:17 pm
Miller fondly recalls law enforcement career

Miller fondly recalls law enforcement career

HAMMOND | A nonfiction book about a series of homicides hooked Brian Miller's interest in law enforcement.

March 31, 2014 6:55 pm Photos

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Reductions cut into Salvation Army's soup line

Reductions cut into Salvation Army's soup line

EAST CHICAGO | In one short hour, as many as 100 people in need file through the food line at The Salvation Army Community Center for a free lunch.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm Photos

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Winter, age add stress to water pipes

Winter, age add stress to water pipes

This winter's bitter cold has utility companies worried about aging pipes throughout Northwest Indiana, and more issues could surface as the ground begins to thaw.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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E.C. man charged with battery of pregnant wife

EAST CHICAGO | An East Chicago man faces multiple charges after months of domestic violence against his pregnant wife, police said.

March 26, 2014 6:30 pm

Visclosky pitches South Shore expansion to Hammond

HAMMOND | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, on Monday urged Hammond City Council members to get on board with the South Shore commuter train expansion.

March 24, 2014 10:30 pm
Carmelite Home fundraiser features Cardinal George

Carmelite Home fundraiser features Cardinal George

EAST CHICAGO | A dinner fundraiser to help St. Joseph's Carmelite Home in East Chicago will feature Cardinal Francis George, spiritual leader of the Archdiocese of Chicago, as a special guest.

March 23, 2014 6:30 pm
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