Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. appears to have raised more money in the two months since U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Gary, announced his retirement than any of the other Democratic candidates seeking to represent Northwest Indiana in Congress.
Increased longevity pay, expanding the number of personnel eligible for holiday pay, an increase in clothing allowance and additional sick leave hours were among the reasons given by Rosario for the higher budget.
The city ordinance at the heart of the lawsuit allegedly stymies development and ties potential major developers to local and minority hiring mandates, living wages, job training and other initiatives.
Adrian Santos, of East Chicago, became the first Hispanic trustee of North Township Saturday after capturing a majority of the votes cast Saturday from an assembly of Democratic precinct committee members.
One of the ordinances offered would create a tier system for scholarships, with children of homeowners given the most money. Another ordinance would have opened the scholarship program to private school graduates.