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Judicial Watch Says State Dept. Redacted Big Chunks of $22.8 Mil Contract to Resettle Muslim Refugees

Source: Judicial Watch May 24, 2017-The U.S. government spends billions of dollars to “resettle” foreign nationals and transparency on how the money is spent depends on the agency involved. Judicial Watch has been investigating it for years, specifically the huge amount of taxpayer dollars that go to “voluntary agencies”, known as VOLAGs, to provide a… Read More »

Mayor McDermott to Speak at Officer Memorial Tonight at 5:30 p.m.

The service begins promptly at 5:30 p.m and the public is encouraged to attend. Those who cannot attend may view the event at May 24, 2017-Mayor McDermott will address police officers tonight at the Hammond FOP #51 annual memorial service. The service will honor fallen local and state police officers and their families according… Read More »

DNR Investigates Possible Police Impersonator in LaPorte County

Source: Indiana Department of Natural Resources Man approached three teenagers who were fishing at Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area May 23, 2017-Indiana Conservation Officers are investigating a complaint of a possible police impersonator at Kingsbury Fish & Wildlife Area over the weekend. On May 19 at approximately 11:30 p.m., three teenagers were fishing near the… Read More »

Fed. Transit Budget Would Kill West Lake Extension

May 23, 2017-The budget proposal presented today by President Trump would provide no funding for the proposed $1B West Lake Extension of the South Shore line. Under President Trump’s budget proposal, only transit programs with full funding agreements in place would be funded by the Capital Improvement Grant (New Starts) program. Due to numerous delays… Read More »

Gary Sees Second Homicide in Less Than 24 Hours

May 23, 2017-For the second time in less than 24 hours, Gary Police responded to a shooting call that resulted in a death. According to Lt. Dawn Westerfield, “On May 23, 2017 approximately 8:40 am the Gary Police Department responded to the area of 2400 Pierce Street for a male with a gun shot wound.… Read More »

Reader Submission: Not Just a Train

The article below was submitted by Hammond resident Darin Lee. Darin has no financial interest in the West Lake Extension of the South Shore Line. If you would like to submit an article, letter or thought for publication on please send an email to May 23, 2017-Is it just a train? I am… Read More »

Man Shot to Death in Gary

According to a statement from Lt. Dawn Westerfield of the Gary Police Department, “on May 22, 2017 approximately 7:30 pm the Gary Police Department responded to a call for service in the 2100 block of Carolina Street regarding a gun shot victim. Upon officers arrival a male was discovered with what appeared to be gun… Read More »

The Caring Place Responds to Times Criticism

May 22, 2017-In an editorial on Sunday, the Times launched an attack on a request for funding by The Caring Place, a shelter for victims of Domestic Violence. Reaction on social media was swift, but the Times removed comments as quickly as they were put up. In the editorial, The Times Editorial Board which includes… Read More »