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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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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 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

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. 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
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May 23, 2013 1:15 pm
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

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
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

East Chicago seeks resumes for consideration

EAST CHICAGO | In a continued effort to move forward, the City of East Chicago is accepting resumes for experienced professional candidates for senior management positions in the following departments:

August 09, 2012 3:14 pm
Independence Day Celebration Tonight

Independence Day Celebration Tonight

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Port Authority invite you to an Independence Day Celebration at the East Chicago Marina Boardwalk at 3301 Aldis Street. It will be an evening of fireworks, fun and entertainment for the entire family on Tuesday, July 3, 2012.

July 03, 2012 10:51 am

Consulate General of Mexico to provide services

HAMMOND | The Consulate General of Mexico will be providing services to the East Chicago and NWI area June 14th - 17th of 2012.

June 06, 2012 9:59 am

Phenomenal Woman Health Fair, Ice Cream Social tomorrow

EAST CHICAGO | Come out and join Mayor Anthony Copeland and

May 08, 2012 3:28 pm
Ruiz-Montero celebrates new clinic

Ruiz-Montero celebrates new clinic

EAST CHICAGO | Dr. Jaime Ruiz-Montero and St. Catherine Hospital Care Network held a grand opening for a new clinic on Columbus Drive on May, 4.

May 07, 2012 10:39 am Photos

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East Chicago Celebrates Arbor Day

East Chicago Celebrates Arbor Day

EAST CHICAGO | The Parks & Recreation Department planted a tree today in honor of Arbor Day and dedicated it to all the Senior Citizens of our fine city. The tree was planted at the Roxana Senior Citizen Center located at 900 Shell Street in East Chicago, Indiana.

April 30, 2012 12:23 am

Arbor Day in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO |The City of East Chicago will hold a tree planting ceremony at 11 a.m. April 27. At the Senior Citizens Building located at 900 Shell Street, in honor of Arbor Day and the city's ninth year as a Tree City USA.

April 26, 2012 1:24 pm
Visit Shipshewana with the East Chicago Parks & Recreation Department

Visit Shipshewana with the East Chicago Parks & Recreation Department

EAST CHICAGO | The East Chicago Parks and Recreation Department will host their annual trip to Shipshewana, leaving at 8 a.m. and returning at 6 p.m. on June 13 at the Parks and Recreation parking lot.

April 26, 2012 12:18 pm
E.C. Police Chief Becker and Mayor Copeland hit the Streets together

E.C. Police Chief Becker and Mayor Copeland hit the Streets together

EAST CHICAGO | Chief to Police Mark J. Becker, Mayor Anthony Copeland, Councilwoman Gilda Orange, Officers and EMA officers took to the streets to meet with local business and residents in the North Harbor area on April 25.

April 26, 2012 12:09 pm Photos

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Mayor Anthony Copeland Issues an Executive Order regarding Emergency Medical Services in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | In response to the City's current budget shortfall Mayor Anthony Copeland has issued an Executive Order authorizing the privatization of the City's Emergency Medical Services. While the City of East Chicago's Emergency Medical Services previously have been supported by public …

April 23, 2012 10:11 am
Homebuyers Workshop set for Saturday

Homebuyers Workshop set for Saturday

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Department of Redevelopment is sponsoring a Homebuyers Workshop from 9 a.m.-6 p.m. on Saturday, April 7,at the East Chicago Welcome Center, 3634 Main Street, East Chicago, IN (new building on the corner of Main and Broadway).

April 05, 2012 10:40 am
East Chicago Partners with the American Red Cross

East Chicago Partners with the American Red Cross

EAST CHICAGO | On March 21, John Mitchell of The American Red Cross and Mayor Anthony Copeland signed a new memorandum of understanding with the American Red Cross. Since its founding in 1881 by visionary leader Clara Barton, the American Red Cross has been the nation's premier emergency res…

March 27, 2012 3:56 pm

Flooding in East Chicago lead to sewer problems

EAST CHICAGO | 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. In some floodprone areas, flooding can cause sewage from sanitary sewer lines to back up into houses through d…

February 27, 2012 11:44 am
East Chicago Was Without Water, But Not Without Hope.

East Chicago Was Without Water, But Not Without Hope.

EAST CHICAGO | On Sunday, December 11, 2011, city crews were notified in the early hours of the morning that a 24 inch water main collapsed near Columbus Drive and Alder Street. Water Department crews went out to assess the problem and realized it was more severe than anticipated. They calle…

December 18, 2011 3:48 pm
Boys and Girls Club of NWI Art Exhibit this weekend at Westfield

Boys and Girls Club of NWI Art Exhibit this weekend at Westfield

EAST CHICAGO | Looking for a fun way to spend time this weekend, see fantastic and creative artwork, as well as possibly start some Holiday shopping?

November 04, 2011 3:58 pm
Vince Boryla Returns Home to visit E.C. Sports Hall of Fame

Vince Boryla Returns Home to visit E.C. Sports Hall of Fame

EAST CHICAGO | Vince Boryla will be flying in from Denver, Co. with his wife, Mary Jo, on Friday, Sept. 16 to visit the East Chicago Sports Hall of Fame at 10:30 a.m. He was born and raised in East Chicago and graduated from East Chicago Washington.

September 15, 2011 4:53 pm
Mexican consulate general visits East Chicago

Mexican consulate general visits East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | The city of East Chicago's Mayor Anthony Copeland was honored to have the Mexican Consul General Eduardo Arnal visit his office Aug. 31.

September 01, 2011 6:00 pm
East Chicago to host 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk July 16

East Chicago to host 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk July 16

EAST CHICAGO | The City of East Chicago will host its 3rd Annual 5k Run/Walk at 8:00 a.m. on Saturday, July 16 starting at Block Junior High School.

July 05, 2011 10:55 am
Celebrate Independence Day in E.C. July 3

Celebrate Independence Day in E.C. July 3

EAST CHICAGO | Mayor Anthony Copeland and the East Chicago Marina will be hosting an Independence Day Celebration at 7:00 p.m. on Sunday, July 3 on the Boardwalk of the East Chicago Marina.

June 30, 2011 3:08 pm

Important Notice Regarding Water Department Policy and events in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | On June 23, the Board of Directors of the East Chicago Water Department has changed its policy regarding the responsibility of water and sewer bills for rental properties.

June 23, 2011 4:39 pm

Deadline for summer jobs June 21

EAST CHICAGO | As our nation's economic challenges spread throughout America job placement and availability has been quite a challenge for youth and adults alike.

June 15, 2011 11:45 pm
Roxana Marsh meeting set for today

Roxana Marsh meeting set for today

EAST CHICAGO | The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, U.S Fish and Wildlife Service, the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, and the Indiana Department of Natural Resources will host an open house-style meeting June 2 to update the public on the upcoming Great Lakes Legacy Act…

June 02, 2011 8:08 am
Urban trail blazes into construction in East Chicago

Urban trail blazes into construction in East Chicago

EAST CHICAGO | Obesity in America is a major problem. It is one of the leading causes of cardiovascular disease, certain types of cancer, and type II diabetes.

May 18, 2011 10:49 am
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