Regionally Speaking, Monday, July 6, 2020

Jul 6, 2020

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr is on "Regionally Speaking" with an update on how the city is coping with the coronavirus pandemic and its impact on city services and activities, like events at the Sportsplex, and businesses like the casino reopening. Big Shoulders Fund CEO Josh Hale is also on the program to talk about its new initiative with the schools in the Catholic Diocese of Gary.
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Today:  Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. talks about how the city is recovering from the coronavirus pandemic, its impact on city services and events like those at the Sportsplex, on businesses and how the reduced casino revenue eill affect the city's 2020 budget.  He also has some good news about the latest firefighter-paramedics hired into the department, which include the first female hired since 1969.  Big Shoulders Fund CEO Josh Hale is with us with an update on the initiative to support the schools in the Catholic Diocese of Gary and the impact of COVID-19 on the schools, as they prepare to reopen for the fall semester.