Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss

Teens Rescue Woman and Her Dog


CATEGORY: Fire Department, Mayor's Office, News

Two teens rescued a woman and her dog who fell through the icy waters of Wolf Lake.  Aidan Plemons and Adam Voss were riding their bikes on the trail along Wolf Lake when they heard a woman’s cry for help. A north Hammond woman was walking her unleashed dog along the trail when her dog ran onto the ice and …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor McDermott Announces 2019 “Mayor’s Night Out” Schedule


CATEGORY: Featured, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is pleased to announce the Mayor’s Night Out schedule for 2019. The Mayor’s Night Out program is an open public forum that allows the residents of Hammond access to the Mayor and a representative from each city department to discuss Hammond’s current events. Be sure and mark your calendars to join us for this very ...
Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City Files Suit Over Copper Wire Theft


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. made good on a promise this week when the City of Hammond filed a lawsuit against two men accused of vandalizing the city over the summer. The lawsuit alleges that Jossean M. Echevarria of Becker Street in Hammond and Diquan N. Ray of Burnham, Illinois spent over three months stealing copper wire from city lights …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Stateline Residents Receive Long Awaited Flood Insurance Relief


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. is thrilled to announce that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) granted flood insurance relief for additional residents in the Forest Avenue and Stateline Avenue sections in southwest Hammond. Residents will receive flood insurance relief on November 14, 2018 after FEMA approved the Letter of Map Revision prepared by the US Army Corps of Engineers …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Announces Interest in Gary Gaming License


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced his support for the relocation of a casino license that is currently held by the Majestic Star Casino in the City of Gary to a location in the City of Hammond. “Today a legislative study committee recommended relocating the two licenses held by Majestic Star in Buffington Harbor. We want the legislature to …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

City of Hammond Announces Second Starbucks Location in Hammond


CATEGORY: Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Department of Planning and Development have confirmed the opening of a second Starbucks location within the City of Hammond. The new location, which is a 2,100 square foot stand-alone building and a 1.5 Million Dollar investment will be located in the Marina District Redevelopment area in the Robertsdale section of Hammond. The store …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Sportsplex and Community Center Ribbon Cutting


CATEGORY: Events, Mayor's Office

Please join Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. for a ribbon cutting of the new Hammond Sportsplex & Community Center on Thursday, September 27th at 1pm at the new facility at 6630 Indianapolis Boulevard. The public is welcome to come to celebrate, have some refreshments, tour the facility and see what the Sportsplex has to offer the community.

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hammond Announces No Elevated Lead Levels in Its Potable Water


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

The Hammond Water Works Department has reviewed the statement issued by the School City of Hammond reporting that certain fixtures located within certain schools preliminarily tested positive for elevated levels of lead. In conjunction with the Indiana Department of Environmental Management, the Hammond Water Works Department routinely tests its water purification plant and the entire circulatory system in various locations …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Hessville Park Improvements Groundbreaking


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News, Parks Department

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks and Recreation Department, 6th District Councilman Scott Rakos, 5th District Councilman Dave Woerpel and Hammond Board of Park Commissioners began the enhancement to Hessville Park today with a groundbreaking ceremony. When completed, Hessville Park visitors will enjoy an Interactive water feature, poured-in-place safety surfacing in the playground area, new concrete style skate park, …