Hammond Fire Department Reminds Residents of State Fireworks Laws

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The Hammond Fire Department would like to remind Hammond residents of Indiana fireworks laws during the July 4th holiday season. Fireworks can be purchased only by persons 18 years of age or older. Locations where fireworks may be discharged: On the user’s property; On the property of someone who has consented to the use of fireworks on that property; At a …

July 4th Celebration at Wolf Lake

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. and the Hammond Port Authority are proud to announce the details of the annual Fourth of July Celebration at Wolf Lake. The annual Naturalization Ceremony will begin July 4th at 5:00pm at The Pav. The Bill Porter Orchestra is guaranteed to put you in a patriotic mood when they perform after the ceremony’s completion (approximately …

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Mayor McDermott Signs Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Ordinance

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces his signing of Ordinance 9377 amending section 34.231 of the Hammond Municipal Code pertaining to the addition of sexual orientation and gender identity to the powers and duties of the Hammond Human Relations Commission. This amendment was sponsored by Councilwoman at Large, Janet Venecz. Under section 34.321 (A) The Commission is to: (1) …

Festival of the Lakes hosts Polka Party

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The 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes invites all polka enthusiasts to stop by when it hosts its popular Polka Party on Sunday, July 23. Musical guest The Music Company will bring a traditional Polish sound to accompany an afternoon of great food and dancing. Since 1969, The Music Company has been entertaining people throughout Chicagoland. Featuring a variety of …

Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk/Run/Splash along Wolf Lake

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. presents: The Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk, Run & Splash Runners and walkers of all ages are invited to compete in the Kathleen Pucalik Memorial 5K Walk, Run & Splash at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The event starts and ends at Wolf Lake Memorial Park on Saturday, July 22, 2017. Registration begins …

Festival of the Lakes Carnival Mega Pass Now On Sale!

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Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., Hammond Parks & Recreation and Modern Midways are pleased to announce the return of the carnival Mega Pass for use at the 14th Annual Festival of the Lakes. The Mega Pass is on sale now for $50 each, in person at the Hammond Civic Center Business Office, 5825 S. Sohl Ave., Monday Friday from 8:30am …

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Hammond Partners with Leopardo Energy to Develop Energy Conservation Program

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Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. has announced that Hammond is partnering with Leopardo Energy to develop and implement an energy conservation program to help the City go green. Using guaranteed energy savings financing, the City will make upgrades to its facilities, streetlights and fleet that will reduce its carbon footprint and lower expenses. Over the next 14 months, residents …