Build an urban sequel to A Christmas Story


CATEGORY: Speck

When I was sick with a bad cough in December, I watched A Christmas Story for the first time, and I laughed so hard that I could barely catch a breath for two hours. The story is based in the Rust Belt city of Hammond, Indiana, a satellite city of Chicago that has fallen on very hard times since the …

Nine keys to safe downtown streets


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Street life is dramatically impacted by the speed of vehicles. Whether they know it or not, most pedestrians understand in their bones that a person hit by a car going 35 mph is roughly seven times as likely to die than if the car is going 25 mph. Any community that is interested in street life—or human lives—must carefully consider …

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott Jr.

Mayor Announces New Controller


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces Megan Flores has been named Controller for the City of Hammond. Ms. Flores graduated from Indiana Wesleyan University in June of 2019 with a Master of Science in Accounting. She completed her undergraduate work at Indiana Wesleyan University with a Bachelor of Arts in Accounting. Megan is a lifelong resident of Hammond and is …

Lake County 2020 Hazardous Waste Collection Schedule


CATEGORY: News

The LCSWMD HHW program is for residential, household hazardous waste for Lake County, IN residents and is NOT for businesses, schools, organizations or those who live outside Lake County. Businesses, schools and organizations of Lake County can call (219) 853-2420 for resource information. A valid Lake County, IN driver’s license, is required. All Collections are from 9:00 am—2:00 pm ***Latex …

City Controller Departs for the Private Sector


CATEGORY: City Controller, Mayor's Office, News

Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announces the departure of City Controller Heather Garay who is leaving the City to work in the private sector. “Although Heather didn’t have an accounting background at the time, we knew her legal training would help her in her new position and she’s done an amazing job for the City of Hammond”, stated Mayor …

Job Posting: Assistant/Compliance Clerk


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Accounting/Finance degree and/or experience preferred Ability to do data entry using Microsoft Office (Excel, Word, etc.) Knowledge of office policies and procedures Ability to communicate well verbally and in writing Ability to work compatibly with others and to work well with the public Must be able to meet deadlines Must be bondable Assist general public at counter and answer phones …

Job Posting: Correctional Officer


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High School Diploma or GED (General Equivalency Diploma) Ability to pass an FBI/NCIC (Federal Bureau of Investigation/National Information Center) criminal history screening and Hammond Police Department background check Ability to pass Standard Aptitude Test, Typing Test of 25 correct words per minute, Physical Agility Test, Voice Stress Analysis, Psychological Test, Drug Screening, and Oral InterviewWithin one year of hire (probationary …

Job Posting: Laborer


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Ability to lift fifty (50) pounds Must have valid Indiana driver’s license Able to follow written and verbal instructions Able to perform basic maintenance of large trucks Knowledge of city streets and parks Knowledge of departmental operations and safety rules and regulations Will be on call for emergency weather conditions Required to join union in 30 days – probationary period …

Job Posting: CDL Driver


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Must have valid CDL license Ability to lift 50 pounds Able to follow written and verbal instructions Able to legally operate all departmental vehicles Able to perform basic maintenance of large trucks Knowledge of city streets and alleys Knowledge pf departmental operations and safety rules and regulations Required to join union in 30 days – probationary period is 90 days …