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Abandoned Homes

M'ville continues planning vacant, abandoned homes project

MERRILLVILLE | The town has already identified more than 100 vacant and abandoned homes in Merrillville, and officials believe there are many more that will be added to that list.

July 31, 2014 5:57 pm

Merrillville looks at options for getting abandoned homes occupied

MERRILLVILLE | A new state law set to go into effect July 1 could help Merrillville get vacant and abandoned homes occupied again, but not in the way town leaders initially envisioned.

June 18, 2014 12:00 am

State awards funds to raze abandoned homes

INDIANAPOLIS | Three Lake County cities are among the first in the state to benefit from Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann's Blight Elimination Program.

May 22, 2014 7:12 pm

State offering funds to tear down blighted homes

INDIANAPOLIS | Lt. Gov. Sue Ellspermann is making up to $36 million in competitive grants available to communities in Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties to tear down blighted homes.

February 03, 2014 11:05 am

EDITORIAL: Raise your hands for razing buildings

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's call for the state to help raze 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. Those two voices need others locally to form a chorus of support for the effort.

September 25, 2013 12:00 am
Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

As a Gary native and one who has lived and worked in the city for decades, I thought it would be easy to pen a piece explaining what’s great about my beloved city. I soon found it was easier said than done as my list of attributes grew longer and longer. I finally settled on three areas — he…

June 30, 2013 12:00 am Photos


DOUG ROSS: My favorite story about Rudy Clay

DOUG ROSS: My favorite story about Rudy Clay

After Rudy Clay's death Tuesday afternoon, the memory of how Clay and Evan Bayh began working together rushed to the surface.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos



GUEST COMMENTARY: Trust local officials to do what's right

Why would mayors around the state support mass transit legislation that only affects central Indiana residents?

March 24, 2013 12:00 am

Whiting mayor asks state lawmakers to trust local leaders

INDIANAPOLIS | Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura and mayors across the state have a message for the Indiana General Assembly — trust us.

December 05, 2012 6:38 pm
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