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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
Partners help East Chicago EMA refurbish vehicle

Partners help East Chicago EMA refurbish vehicle

The East Chicago Emergency Management Agency recently hosted a dedication for a recommissioned emergency vehicle funded by ArcelorMittal and the Foundations of East Chicago. Participating were several Indiana Harbor Council for Stronger Communities members, employee volunteers who work to co…

February 10, 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

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 Trade Careers

Building Trade Careers

December 09, 2013 4:49 pm
Building Trade Careers

Building Trade Careers

December 09, 2013 4:49 pm
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

Photos

Building Trade Careers

Building Trade Careers

December 09, 2013 4:47 pm
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
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
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
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 is Wired for The Future

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago and Mayor Anthony Copeland are proud to announce that The City of East Chicago Board of Works recently approved a project which is designed to further enhance the limited fiber optic network which is currently owned and maintained by the City. At the B…

September 17, 2013 2:15 pm

Private Street Construction in city

EAST CHICAGO | This notice is to inform you that Private Street will be under construction beginning, September 11, 2013. As a result of the construction project, THE DRIVE THRU WINDOW OF THE WATER DEPARTMENT WILL BE CLOSED. Employees and customers will access the Water Department parking lo…

September 12, 2013 11:32 am
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
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

Mayor Copeland Signs Executive order to End Furlough Days For All City Employees

EAST CHICAGO | The practice of furlough days for Employees of the City of East Chicago has finally come to an end. The decision by Mayor Anthony Copeland was possible through cost saving measures and increased efficiency. A significant, permanent cost saving and corresponding reduction in it…

August 29, 2013 3:50 pm

Settlement on All Property Tax Appeals Reached With Ameristar Casino

EAST CHICAGO | The Lake County Assessor and the City of East Chicago, along with its Redevelopment Board of Commissioners have reached a settlement with Ameristar Casino East Chicago to resolve all pending property tax appeals and to set an assessed value for Ameristar’s real property throug…

August 29, 2013 3:27 pm

Canadian National to rebuild railroad crossing at SR 312

EAST CHICAGO | Canadian National needs to rebuild the rail road crossing at SR 312. This will result in the road being closed at the crossing which is just east of Huish Dr. The closure will begin on Monday, August 19, 2013 at 7 AM and end on Friday August 23, 2013 at 5 PM.

August 15, 2013 3:14 pm

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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E.C. celebrates Night Out Against Crime

E.C. celebrates Night Out Against Crime

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago celebrated the 30th National Night Out Against Crime. There was fun and entertainment for the entire city. The event included The East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department, Mayor Anthony Copeland and the Chief of Police Mark Becker. The event was he…

August 08, 2013 2:19 pm Photos

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Pamper Me Day a big hit amongst young girls

Pamper Me Day a big hit amongst young girls

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department presented the 3rd Annual Pamper Me Day at Riley Park on Monday August 5. Young girls enjoyed a day of being pampered with facials, manicures and pedicures while they enjoyed relaxation and inspirational talks. One of the main fo…

August 08, 2013 2:09 pm Photos

Photos

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

Family Fun Night at Kosciuszko Pool tonight

EAST CHICAGO | Family Fun Night at Kosciuszko Pool will be held from 6-9 p.m. tonight Wednesday, July 24.

July 24, 2013 1:48 pm

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
Independence Day celebrated tonight at Marina

Independence Day celebrated tonight at Marina

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago, Marina Port Authority and Mayor Anthony Copeland will host their annual Independence Day Festivities at 5 p.m. on Wednesday July 3 at the E.C. Marina Boardwalk with fireworks at dusk.

July 03, 2013 2:41 pm

East Chicago and Red Cross answer the call June 27

EAST CHICAGO | Will you answer the call? Mayor Anthony Copeland, and the City of East Chicago, challenges you to participate in the 3rd Annual North Township Battle for Blood!

June 17, 2013 3:51 pm

E.C. Mayor kicks off the City’s Annual Summer Program

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland announced today that 100 East Chicago young adults ages 18 – 22 will have the opportunity to participate in the 2013 Summer Youth Employment Program (SYEP). Through SYEP, our youth are able to learn and develop the skills they need to be successful in th…

June 03, 2013 10:21 am
Stars Summer Camp now taking registrations

Stars Summer Camp now taking registrations

EAST CHICAGO | Where has the winter gone? We only have a few weeks left in the school year and summer will be here.

May 28, 2013 1:51 pm

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
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May 23, 2013 1:15 pm
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
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
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
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
ECPD looks to IU Northwest experts to help build more efficient department

ECPD looks to IU Northwest experts to help build more efficient department

EAST CHICAGO | Access to university data analysis software and expertise to enable more proactive policing

March 01, 2013 2:17 pm Video Photos

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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
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