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Calumet City is rebranding, reinventing itself

A lifelong Calumet City resident, Michelle Markiewicz Qualkinbush became the first woman elected mayor of the city in 2003 and was re-elected in 2005, 2009 and 2013:

• “Since 2008 when the recession hit, Calumet City has been financially solid, keeping costs down providing service sometimes with less people. We have an A bond rating … We pay our bills on time. With the state of the state (of Illinois), the future may be more challenging in case those revenue sources go away. It is challenging being two blocks from Indiana where taxes are lower…” Please click here to read Lu Ann Franklin’s story in the Times.

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