Hammond meets with NICTD regarding the South Shore Expansion plan

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Representatives from the City of Hammond recently met with NICTD representatives, in a 2 ½ hour meeting, in regards to the latest status of the proposed South Shore extension to Dyer. Please keep in mind that the South Shore Expansion plan is in the very initial stages and cannot be finalized until the completion of the Environmental Impact Statement (EIS), …

Illinois-Based Industrial Supply Distributor Selects Hammond For Operations Hub

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After standing empty for several years, the former IFI building at 651 Conkey Street will have a new owner. Root Brothers Manufacturing and Supply Company is expanding their main operations to Hammond. The 88 year old company will centralize their National Distribution Center to the 86,000 square foot building. Root Brothers is a full line MRO supplier and services Government, …

GOHAMMOND.TV LIVE BROADCAST OF MAYORAL DEBATE DENIED

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The League of Women Voters of the Calumet Area informed GoHammond.tv over the weekend that it would not be allowed to live stream the scheduled mayoral debate that is currently scheduled for Tuesday, April 28, 2015. GoHammond.tv had previously planned to air the debate live so that all Hammond residents could view the debate over the internet. This decision by …

McDermott Names Juan Serrano as New 2nd District Supervisor

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Juan Serrano has been named 2nd District Supervisor for the City of Hammond Public Works Department. Mr. Serrrano has worked with the City in the Sanitation Department for 36 years. He worked his way up to Foreman in 1999 to General Foreman in 2004. As a supervisor, Juan will be responsible for organizing and …

Hammond Restaurant Boasts Success

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A formerly vacant commercial development has become home to the Region’s highest performing Buffalo Wild Wings. Buffalo Wild Wings located at 2942 Carlson Drive, Hammond, IN has done a phenomenal job maintaining its high revenues. The company has been operational for only three months, but already is on track to becoming a high sales grossing store. The restaurant is located …

Mayor McDermott Named “Outstanding Public Official”

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. was named Outstanding Public Official by the Indiana Greenways Foundation.  Karen Bohn, President of the Foundation presented the award at a luncheon on Tuesday, February 24th in Indianapolis for aggressively working to transform the City of Hammond into a bicycle and pedestrian destination.  In the past year, the City of Hammond has added several new bike …

Mayor McDermott Announces Relocation of American Stair Corporation to Hammond

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American Stair Corporation, the country’s leading stair manufacturer which is currently located in Romeoville, Illinois, is relocating their state of the art production facility to Hammond, Indiana in 2015. They have purchased a formerly vacant 72,000 square foot building, with over 8 acres of land, at 3520 Calumet Ave, in North Hammond. They will invest around $3.8 million into what …

Mayor McDermott comments on “Super Bowl Blizzard” snow removal efforts

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Over the past couple of days, I’ve received dozens of complaints about the condition of Hammond streets following the Super Bowl Blizzard. Many of these complaints were professionally written, legitimate and courteous. Most, however, were not. They were mean spirited attacks against the integrity and work ethic of Hammond’s Public Works employees and about my lack of ability to lead …