Tank Cleaning Service, TAC East, Destroyed By Fire In East ChicagoA tank cleaning service company building was destroyed in a fire, and possible explosion, Wednesday morning.
Man Gets 6 Months In Wire Thefts Tied To Indiana, IllinoisOne of two men charged in connection with a rash of copper wire thefts in northwestern Indiana and neighboring Illinois communities has been sentenced to 6 months in prison.
Man Gets 6 Months In Wire Thefts Tied To Indiana, IllinoisOne of two men charged in connection with a rash of copper wire thefts in northwestern Indiana and neighboring Illinois communities has been sentenced to 6 months in prison.
Charges Of Insensitivity After Kids Smash Piñata Shaped As ICE Agent"We're just making a statement."
ArcelorMittal Fined $14K After Worker Dies In Train AccidentOfficials have said 49-year-old Edwin L. Fleming of Schererville, Indiana, died when the engine he was operating struck a railcar on an adjacent track in a raw materials yard.
10-Year-Old Boy Shot In East ChicagoA 10-year-old boy was shot in East Chicago, Indiana Friday night, according to police.
$26M Cleanup Starting On Contaminated Indiana CanalThe river flows 13 miles (21 kilometers) through Gary, East Chicago and Hammond. Steelmaking, meatpacking and oil refining contaminated the river's sediment with heavy metals and PCBs as well as oil and grease.
EPA Aims To Remove Polluted Soil From 167 East Chicago HomesIn 2016, over 1,000 people were forced from the West Calumet Housing Complex after tests found high lead levels in blood samples from some children and some yards with lead levels over 70 times the U.S. safety standard.
Group Seeks 2nd Hearing On Tainted NW Indiana Site's CleanupThe East Chicago Calumet Coalition Community Advisory Group says many residents didn't have a chance to speak at a November 29 hearing due to a time limit and the cleanup plan's complicated nature.
EPA Plans Soil Removal At Lead-Tainted Indiana ComplexThe EPA estimates the cleanup project at the East Chicago's West Calumet Housing Complex will cost about $26 million.
Indiana Health Officials Push Parents To Test Kids For LeadThe Environmental Protection Agency tore down the West Calumet Housing Complex in East Chicago, Indiana after high lead levels were discovered in the soil in 2016. The Indiana Department of Health says the finding has prompted more than 2,200  East Chicago residents to get blood tests, but it's not enough.