Indiana DNR Investigating After Boat Explodes at Hammond Marina

August 15, 2017-Emergency crews were summoned to the Hammond Marina early this morning after a boat exploded. According to a social media post from the group Hammond Marina Boaters, “At around 3:45 am a call to 911 was made from a boater on G Dock and our security. Security and some boaters were able to… Read More »

Gary Man Gets 42 1/2 Years in Hammond 7-11 Robbery/Murder

Auust 15, 2017-A Gary Man was sentenced to 510 months in Federal Prison after pleading guilty to armed robbery and use of a firearm to cause death during a crime of violence. According to a statement from Acting United States Attorney Clifford D. Johnson, Eric M. Dillon, 28, of Gary, Indiana was sentenced before Judge… Read More »

Possible Attorney Conflict Delays Gary Computer Theft Hearing

August 14, 2017-An August 9 hearing in the case of over the alleged theft of nearly $1M in computer products was delayed last week after Defense Attorney Scott King said he may need to withdraw as attorney for Monique Bowling. In a written Motion filed with the United States District Court for the Northern District… Read More »

Gary Police Warn of “Rash of Arsons”

August 14, 2017-A City owned property located at 9th and Madison is among the buildings which have been hit by what Police are now caling “a rash of arsons.” The City owned building appears to have been used primarily for storage. No details on specific arsons were released. According to the release from the Gary… Read More »

BREAKING: Mark Krentz is LaPorte’s New Mayor

August 11, 2017-A bid by 83 year old former RDA Chair Leigh Morris to regain the Mayor’s Seat in LaPorte was overwhelmingly rejected by party officials just moments ago. It took 5 ballots, but the 20 caucus members finally picked Mark Krentz as the new Mayor of LaPorte. One Region/RDA candidate Morris was never able… Read More »

3 Shot, 2 Dead in Gary Early Morning Shooting

August 11, 2017-According to Gary Police Lt. Dawn Westerfield, 3 people were shot early this morning in Gary. Police were called to the 1100 block of Delaware Street at approximately 3:58 a.m. today “for reports of multiple gunshot victims” according to the statement. Officers discovered a female and two males had been shot at the… Read More »

Public Invited to Sportsplex Groundbreaking Friday August 11

When: Friday August 11, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. Where: former Woodmar Mall, 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard August 8, 2017-Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the City of Hammond invite the public to attend a groundbreaking ceremony for the $17 million Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center. The event will take place on Friday, Aug. 11 at 2… Read More »

BetterGov.org Wins Award for Forcing Emmanuel to Release Personal E-Mails

Many Local politicos continue to use personal e-mail accounts risking ultimate disclosure of non-public information August 8, 2017-The Better Government Association (BGA), a non-profit organization in Illinois dedicated to “shining a light on government, announced that they were awarded a Eugene S. Pulliam First Amendment Award “for its work that led Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel… Read More »

Munster Council Seeks Nominations for RDA Steering Committee

Town Council President listens to resident concerns, opens nomination process to all August 8, 2017-Munster resident Julie O’Connor reminded Council President on Monday night that he called Hal Slager’s House Bill 1144 a “hot pile of garbage bill.” Council President Simonetto agreed, reiterating that “I wasn’t very pleased with it, I am still not pleased… Read More »