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Chelsea Whittington

EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

EDITORIAL: Plan for air traffic control disasters

It was good having President Barack Obama visit Gary/Chicago International Airport, but it would have been far better if the reason could not possibly have been air traffic control problems in the Chicago area.

October 02, 2014 12:00 am
Making learning about money fun

Making learning about money fun

Centier Bank president Mike Schrage talks with kindergarten students during a pizza party and movie screening at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls in Gary. Centier Bank hosted the party where they viewed an episode of Money $ense featuring several McCullough students.

September 27, 2014 12:15 am
Making learning about money fun

Making learning about money fun

Students watch a sneak-peek preview of a Money $ense episode during a pizza party and movie screening at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls in Gary.

September 27, 2014 12:00 am
Making learning about money fun

Making learning about money fun

GARY | Learning about money and how it works can be fun. Just ask 54 kindergartners at Frankie W. McCullough Academy for Girls.

September 26, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

Electrical fire shuts Lake County Courthouse in Gary

GARY | A small electrical fire Thursday morning in the basement of the Lake County Courthouse in Gary will require temporary changes to court operations.

August 28, 2014 5:30 pm Photos

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The message is clear: 'We are not afraid to be out at night time'

For decades, the National Night Out program has served as a way to promote safe neighborhoods and strengthen community relationships with emergency personnel.

August 05, 2014 8:15 pm
Police investigating traffic stop involving Gary official

Police investigating traffic stop involving Gary official

GARY | Indiana State Police is probing a Saturday morning traffic stop involving Gary's director of communications. 

June 17, 2014 2:35 pm

Gary woman sues city, police alleging excessive force

HAMMOND | A Gary woman filed a Civil Rights lawsuit Friday against the city of Gary and area police, alleging officers beat her until she bled outside a liquor store and jailed her but never charged her with a crime.

May 30, 2014 5:00 pm

Gary competes for state grant to raze abandoned homes

GARY | There's a chance for cities in Lake County to grab a piece of $16 million to pay for removing blighted and abandoned homes.

April 24, 2014 6:49 pm
Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

The civic center opened three decades ago around the time the much larger Allstate Arena did in Rosemont, but never packed in the same crowds. Taxpayer subsidies kept the lights on, and the facility broke even last year after expenses were slashed by 30 percent.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Family asks help finding missing woman in Gary

Family asks help finding missing woman in Gary

GARY | The family of a woman who has been missing from a local mental health shelter is asking the public for help in finding her.

December 27, 2013 10:50 am
Questions on Obamacare being answered

Questions on Obamacare being answered

GARY | Waves of people have been flooding the website that serves as a portal to health care enrollment under the Affordable Care Act.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Team Gary heads to Roosevelt Park for cleanup

GARY | City department heads and employees will be donning casual clothes Aug. 20 to take part in a cleanup day at Roosevelt Park.

August 06, 2013 8:00 pm

Gary to announce redevelopment project

Gary is planning a new redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city.

July 18, 2013 2:12 pm
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

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Chelsea Whittington

Chelsea Whittington

Chelsea Whittington is Gary's director of communications.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

Municipalities ponder U.S. 20's future

PORTAGE | As U.S. 20 cuts across the northern part of the city, its identity is somewhat muddled.

March 07, 2013 6:45 pm Photos

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Gary City Council fires 15 first responders effective New Year's Eve

GARY | Juana McLaurin's 32 years of service with Gary will end at midnight Monday when the city cuts her job and those of 14 other first responders.

December 28, 2012 10:45 pm
IU Northwest, Gary Police Dept. announce Citizens’ Police Academy

IU Northwest, Gary Police Dept. announce Citizens’ Police Academy

GARY | Earlier today, the Indiana University Police Department – Northwest (IUPD-NW), in conjunction with the City of Gary Police Department, announced the launch of a Citizens’ Police Academy at a joint press conference in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center (room 105), located o…

December 10, 2012 5:01 pm
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