He's a politician isn't he? This summer, Hammond hosted a large regional little league tournament. It attracted teams from all over the midwest. The traffic it generated was horrible,along with tons of parking problems. The city ended up closing several streets to try to deal with the congestion. BTW, have you ever seen one of these inflatable structures? They look really trashy. If your OK with your mayor spending a couple million dollars to inflate a 200,000 square foot condom in Crown Point, it's ok with me.
Isn't that par for the course for 'da Region?
Hammond spends millions on baseball fields which go unused for most of the year. They try to make their investment pay off just once and it blows up in everyone's faces. It reminds me of the "prestigious" beauty pageant the city of Gary hosted a few years back: part of the so-called festivities were held at Southlake Mall and the city had to paint over all the abandoned storefronts on Broadway. Whatta bunch of diverse bumblers!!
In both cases, I'm certain that the participants were happy to put NWI in their rearview mirrors, never to return.
As far as the 200,000 square foot condom, Hammond already has you. Maybe not quite 200,000 square feet, but as close as one person can get--and you are pure condom filler. If C.P. needs to scrape the bottom of the barrel and call you in for some basic wiring, you'll oblige them as quickly as you do the multi-national polluter/oil producer that allows you to feed your face now.