East Chicago

East Chicago,

city (1990 pop. 33,892), Lake co., extreme NW Ind., on Lake Michigan, in the industrialized CalumetCalumet
, industrialized region of NW Ind. and NE Ill., along the south shore of Lake Michigan. Once a great heavy industry and steel manufacturing center, the area has become largely residential. The chief cities of the region are Gary, East Chicago, and Hammond (all in Indiana).
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 region, adjoining Gary, Hammond, and Whiting; inc. 1889. It is a large port, its Indiana Harbor on Lake Michigan connected with the Grand Calumet River by a ship and barge canal. Once busy with steelworks, oil refineries, railroad equipment shops, and chemical plants, the city has declined steadily, losing jobs and population since the 1970s. A riverboat casino was opened in 1997 in an attempt at revival.
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