Hammond Department of Environmental Management Releases Testing Results


CATEGORY: Environmental Management, Mayor's Office, News

The City of Hammond Department of Environmental Management (HDEM) and Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., have reviewed the results of the recently gathered X-Ray Fluorescence (XRF) Soil Data samples taken by HDEM at the Lost Marsh Golf Course, and around the North Basin of George Lake. The Mayor ordered the soil testing to determine if city property contained dangerously …

Homeless Count Scheduled for January 23rd


CATEGORY: Community Development, News

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 …

Hammond Sanitation Department

Garbage pickup will be one day late for holidays


CATEGORY: News, Sanitation Department

The Sanitation Department will NOT be working on Tuesday, December 25, 2018, in observance of the Christmas holiday and also Tuesday, January 1, 2019, in observance of the New Year’s holiday. Monday through Friday garbage pick-ups for both weeks will be one day late. Our crews WILL be working on Saturday, December 29, 2018, and Saturday, January 5, 2019 to …

HFD Reminds Residents About Ice Safety


CATEGORY: Fire Department, News

The Hammond Fire Department is reminding the public to stay away from all bodies of water. Although ice is starting to form on bodies of water around the city, it’s only a thin layer given the warmer temperatures. Parents and guardians are asked to take a few moments to talk with children about safety. The city also suggests keeping dogs …

Annual MLK Candlelight March & Celebration


CATEGORY: Community Development, Events

Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr., The Ministerial Alliance of Hammond and Vicinity, Inc. and Hammond’s Department of Planning & Development invite the public to attend a candlelight march to commemorate the life of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. on Monday, January 21, 2019. Participants are to meet in the Hammond City Hall parking lot located at 5925 Calumet Avenue to …

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 ...

Jean Shepherd Community Center Opens Warming Center


CATEGORY: News

Beginning Monday, November 26, 2018 to Wednesday, November 28, 2018, the Jean Shepherd Community Center, located at 3031 J. F. Mahoney Drive, will open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., to provide warmth and shelter from inclement weather. Contact Jean Shepherd Community Center at (219) 554-0155 during Warming Center operations Department of Public Safety at (219) 852-2900 for non-emergency calls …