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Crown Point’s State of the City Event to Feature Economic Updates

City-of-Crown-PointMembers of the public and the business community are invited to join the City of Crown Point’s big update on all of the economic development and business plans that will be taking place throughout 2018. Attendees will learn all of the news firsthand from Mayor David Uran. Many other city department heads, board and commission members and school officials will also be in attendance.

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ISP Participates in the Great Lakes Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Initiative

ISP-Participates-in-the-Great-Lakes-Commercial-Vehicle-Enforcement-InitiativeRecently, Indiana State Police Commercial Vehicle Enforcement Division troopers, Motor Carrier Inspectors, and MCSAP qualified troopers participated in an enforcement project with our surrounding state commercial vehicle divisions.

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Michigan City Launches New Community Website, CreatePlayRepeat.com

Michigan-City-Launches-New-Community-Website-CreatePlayRepeatcomThe City of Michigan City, Indiana is proud to announce the launch of CreatePlayRepeat.com.

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Top 10 Community Articles on NWIndianaLife in 2017


We published hundreds of articles on the NWIndianaLife Community Section this past year. Community gatherings, new playgrounds, and so much more were fair game for sharing! With so many notable events in Northwest Indiana, it’s no wonder we had so many stories to choose from!

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South Shore Line Service Information December 15, 2017 - January 1, 2018

SouthShoreNICTDExperience the magic of the season at some of the most anticipated events along the South Shore Line from South Bend to Chicago. To ensure we provide the best experience possible to our riders this holiday season, we will be offering additional Eastbound trains and have made our holiday train and ticket office schedules available in advance. Please see the announcement below for more information.

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Pulaski Park Senior Center Opens December 5, 2017

Pulaski-Park-Senior-Center-Opens-December-5-2017The Hammond Senior Center at Pulaski Park in North Hammond celebrates its Grand Opening with a ribbon cutting December 5, at 1:00pm.

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Seniors’ Letters to Mayor Highlight Appreciation for Hammond Property Tax Incentive

Hammond-Tax-Incentive-2017Property tax is something every home owner and business owner must face each year. However, in 2005, Indiana recalculated the way property tax was assessed and this resulted in a 250% increase on some long-time home owner’s tax. Many of which, were seniors who had lived in the same home for decades.

Mayor Thomas McDermott, Jr of Hammond was a brand-new mayor when this occurred, and many looked to him to solve it.

“It was one of the first crises I had to deal with as mayor,” he said. “People were literally being taxed out of their homes. We saw seniors losing their homes that they had been in for decades. It seemed particularly cruel to me for seniors living in a home their whole lives to lose their homes due to this reassessment.”

McDermott and the Hammond Council worked...

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Hospice of the Calumet Area Offers Transitions Program to Aid Community

rot1Hospice of the Calumet Area is known for their excellent programs and care provided to families in need. For grief support and assistance getting through difficult times, they are there to care for and aid those in need.

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On-Star Assists State Troopers with Vehicle Pursuit on I-65

Indiana-State-Police-logoThis morning at approximately 7:00 a.m., the Lowell Regional Dispatch Center began receiving 911 reports of a reckless driver north bound on I-65 in Jasper County. The vehicle was described as a black 2016 Chevrolet Cruze.

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Partners of Life: Best of Cities, Chambers & Economic Development


There’s no doubt that the cities, chambers, and economic development commissions of Northwest Indiana host some of the most interesting and fun filled events in the state. From the summer time festivals to the winter parades, the focus on fun and positivity never fails to provide families and friends with amazing memories and fantastic opportunities.

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City of Hammond to Assist in Funding GPTC’s Lakeshore South Route

rot5Hammond Mayor Thomas M. McDermott, Jr. announced today that the City of Hammond has committed to providing a one-time amount of $50,000 to assist the Gary Public Transportation Corporation (GPTC). The Town of Merrillville had already agreed to donate a similar amount. The Lake County Government has proudly donated $150,000 towards GPTC. The monies from the City of Hammond, coupled with the donations from the Town of Merrillville and the Lake County Government will greatly assist the GPTC with their current financial crisis.

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