Alumni group plans two benefits for Hammond students


CATEGORY: News

October 21, 2014 – Times Staff Alumni & Friends of Hammond Schools invites residents to think Christmas and Catch the B.U.S. to help School City of Hammond students in grades kindergarten through 12 succeed. More specifically, the nonprofit organization invites residents to reserve a spot to see a special evening performance of “A Fabulous 50’s Christmas” at Hammond’s downtown Towle …

Mayor McDermott Issues New Statement Regarding Case Settlements


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

There is a widespread misconception that most cases go to trial. The truth is, a tiny fraction of cases ever make it to a jury trial. For example, the National Law Journal reports that only 1.2 percent of federal civil cases went to trial in 2009. There are many reasons that cases settle, including the basic issue of cost. Put …

Lab and employees donate to PUC program for military


CATEGORY: News

October 17, 2014 – Times Staff Alverno Clinical Laboratory of Hammond, in collaboration with employees comprised of Friends of St. Francis Mission Committee, recently donated $772.37 in proceeds from Alverno’s recent hot dog sale to Purdue University Calumet’s From Boots to Books Program. From Boots to Books is an academic support program that assists veteran and enlisted students and family …

Hammond library hosts Job Ready Service Program


CATEGORY: News

October 12, 2014 – Times Staff The Hammond Public Library, 564 State St., will host the Job Ready Service Program, a three-week training seminar to educate job seekers on strategic methods to assist them in obtaining employment. Library staff will offer training Monday through Friday, Oct. 13 to 31, in the use of bibliographic resources, as well as instruction on …

Hammond lures Illinois manufacturer


CATEGORY: City Council, Economic Development, Mayor's Office, News

October 11, 2014 – Rob Earnshaw An Illinois manufacturer is relocating to Hammond. The City Council recently passed an ordinance approving a property tax abatement for American Stair, a Romeoville-based company that designs and fabricates steel stairs and railings. American Stair is receiving $1.725 million from both the Regional Development Authority and the Economic Development for Growing Economy. The company …

PUC hosts Affirmation Night for 21st Century Scholars


CATEGORY: News

October 08, 2014 – Times Staff Purdue University Calumet, 2200 169th St., is hosting a program tonight for 21st Century Scholars. Senior Affirmation Night for 21st Century Scholars will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today in Rooms 103 and 107 of the Gyte Building. It is offered to ensure that 21st Century high school seniors understand what they …

Mayor McDermott’s Statement Regarding the Arrest of Mr. Jamal Jones


CATEGORY: Mayor's Office, News

I was made aware of the arrest of Mr. Jamal Jones yesterday, October 6th, and the circumstances surrounding the traffic stop. I watched a video of a portion of the traffic stop, the entire stop lasted 13 minutes. I have spoken to the Chief of Police about this traffic stop. Citizens, in a similar type of situation, should simply provide …

Unilever, Bishop Noll donate 5,000 hygiene kits


CATEGORY: News

October 07, 2014 – Joseph S. Pete Unilever employees and Bishop Noll Institute students teamed up Tuesday to assemble 5,000 hygiene kits for local and national charities. They donated kits to St. Joseph’s Carmelite Home in East Chicago, a safe haven for children in crisis, and the Sojourner Truth House in Gary, which helps serve homeless women and children. The …

PUC College of Nursing gains elite national recognition


CATEGORY: News

October 06, 2014 – Times Staff Purdue University Calumet’s College of Nursing received one of nursing education’s elite recognitions last month when it was named a Center of Excellence by the National League for Nursing. PUC is among six nursing programs to receive the honor at the NLN’s annual Education Summit and Banquet in Phoenix, Ariz., along with Clemson, Ohio …