North Lake County Reporter
Lauren covers North Lake County government, breaking news, crime and environmental issues for The Times. She holds a master’s degree in Public Affairs Reporting from UIS. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 219-933-3206.
Mayor Jerome Prince said the coronavirus didn't stop his core team's work in securing promising investments for the city of Gary — investments that leave Gary poised for brighter 2021.
Mayor Thomas McDermott said he thinks Hammond is poised for a brighter 2021 thanks to the small businesses that held on, the larger developers on the horizon, and the demand for market-rate housing.
It wasn’t that long ago that Franciscan Health hospital in Crown Point was filled, and placed on bypass — like many of the Region’s hospitals — due to the COVID-19 case surge last fall and winter. Frank Torres, registered nurse, and his daughter Mariah Torres, emergency room nurse, were in the thick of it.
And then the pandemic hit, showing ICU Manager Wanda Jackson new tragic heights she never thought she’d experience in the ICU.
“From the time Ray died until two weeks after that, we were just completely alone in our house, which was horrible. I was in a really bad place. It was a horrible little nightmare."
Gary police were dispatched for a report of a suspicious vehicle that had been parked with hazard lights on for some time.
Merrillville Councilman Jeff Minchuk wrote a statement on his Facebook page apologizing for the photos, which were taken around 2003.
Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. confirmed the existence of a pending settlement between Hammond and towns of Highland, Munster, Griffith, Dyer and city of Whiting during a City Council meeting this week.