Calumet City

Calumet City, city (1990 pop. 37,840), Cook co., NE Ill., a suburb in the greater Chicago metropolitan area, near Ind. settled 1868, inc. 1911. Once heavily industrial, the city is primarily residential with some light manufacturing. Formerly called West Hammond, it grew as a suburb of Hammond, Ind.

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