photographer QT Luong

city of Hammond website

Today:   an at-length conversation with Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr.  He talks about the latest developments on bills moving through the General Assembly that affect his city, its businesses and residents.  That includes tax incentives to create the Digital Crossroads of America data center on Hammond's lakefront and how the Gary economic development and casino license changes will affect Hammond's and other communities' own casinos.  Mayor McDermott also talks about ongoing discussions to create a regional convention center and how the end of property tax caps will affect the city of H

Sharon Jackson / Lakeshore Public Radio

CHESTERTON, IN - A longtime expert photographer, author and creator of best-selling book "Treasured Lands:  A Photographic Odyssey Through America's National Parks," visited Northwest Indiana to be first to photograph America's 61st National Park, Indiana Dunes National Park.

As soon as QT Luong heard that President Trump had signed the bill and created Indiana Dunes National Park, he stopped the presses on the second edition of his book, and hopped on a plane to come to the Region.