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East Chicago is a lakefront community located along the beautiful shores of Lake Michigan within 20 minutes of downtown Chicago. With over $70 million of investment in commercial and housing development throughout the city and lakefront, East Chicago provides greater opportunities for residents, visitors and private developers.

With a combination of new economic and social initiatives, a great energy radiates from our city on the lake. Rich in culture and tradition, East Chicago was Incorporated in 1893 as a railroad and steel town. East Chicago was one of the Northwest Indiana Region’s first industrial cities, created to meet the needs of its workers. East Chicago was once home to over 70 nationalities with heritage and tradition remaining a focal point of our great city.

Through economic revitalization, infrastructure improvements, art initiatives and partnering with local business, East Chicago charges forward as a community focused on quality of life and families.
Community highlights include, Ameristar Casino & Hotel, Carnegie Performing Arts Center, a redeveloped North Harbor downtown, award winning parks, the newly renovated Block Stadium & Sports Museum, free city Wi-Fi in public areas, a revitalized lakefront and marina, homeownership program & a high speed fiber network to enhance local business with over 700 HD cameras throughout the city and two new community centers.

East Chicago is home to many events and festivals such as the Teen Beach Bash, 3rd of July Celebration, FUSIC Fest at the lakefront, Military Day at the Beach, Day with our Youth, Senior Day on the Lake, Kielbasa Fest, EC Hallow and the Celebration of Lights, just to name a few.

Our mission, as citizens and representatives of our community, is to provide the vision, the leadership, and the guidance needed to guarantee the growth and well being of our residents, their families and friends as they live, work, and play in East Chicago.
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