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Hebron takes action to prevent the obvious

HEBRON | It seemed like a fairly obvious precaution, but the Hebron Town Council had a good reason for amending its building demolition ordinance Tuesday.

September 17, 2014 4:45 pm

Proposed ordiance would put teeth in blighted buildings enforcement

MERRILLVILLE | Town officials are pursuing better results from Merrillville’s unsafe and blighted properties hearings by compelling the owners of troubled properties to attend hearings.

July 27, 2014 12:00 am
Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

GARY | The demolition of the Sheraton Hotel remains on schedule, city officials said.

July 12, 2014 9:40 pm Photos

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Hundreds of blighted homes in North Lake County will be razed

GARY | The Steel City is filled with an estimated 10,000 to 15,000 abandoned properties, so many that it has been a backdrop for the post-apocalyptic History Channel documentary "Life After People."

May 27, 2014 3:30 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown resident Manuel Garcia walks past the remains of the old Mark Hotel on land that BP has purchased in Marktown in East Chicago.

May 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Crews demolish the old Mark Hotel on land that BP has purchased in Marktown in East Chicago.

May 12, 2014 7:15 pm
Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

Marktown residents protest demolition of historic buildings

E.C.'s Marktown residents pose for a group photograph for the Save Marktown Facebook page while protesting the demolition of buildings purchased by BP. The old Mark Hotel was demolished Monday.

May 12, 2014 5:37 pm
EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video

E.C. seeks bids for demolition of 28 properties

EAST CHICAGO | The city has requested demolition bids for a total of 28 vacant properties, starting the second phase of a project intended to remove blight in East Chicago.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Kouts sets demolition, inspection fees

KOUTS | The cost of demolishing a building in Kouts is about to go up $20.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Razing Sheraton will be symbol of progress

The husk of the former Sheraton Hotel is a tall shadow of urban decay looming over the adjacent Gary City Hall. That hotel must come down.

July 26, 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

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Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

Gary's past, people are shaping its promise

A building undergoes demolition to mark Gary's redevelopment program in December 2010. The city is using federal funds to demolish abandoned homes.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

The Roundtable's May 31 edition discusses the state of Planned Parenthood in Indiana, the EPA's funding to demolish abandoned buildings and Porter County's nominee for the RDA.

May 31, 2013 3:39 pm
Porter Hospital demolition

Porter Hospital demolition

Demolition has begun on the old Porter Hospital in Valparaiso.

May 30, 2013 11:43 am
Porter Hospital demolition

Porter Hospital demolition

A work crew begins knocking down the main entrance of the old Porter Hospital on Thursday.

May 30, 2013 11:42 am
Porter Hospital demolition

Porter Hospital demolition

Demolition has begun on the old Porter Hospital.

May 30, 2013 11:42 am
Old motel demolished

Old motel demolished

The Plaza Motel on U.S. 41 in Schererville is no more. The building has been demolished by crews.

April 29, 2013 6:29 pm
Old motel demolished

Old motel demolished

The Plaza Motel on U.S. 41 in Schererville has been demolished.

April 29, 2013 6:29 pm

Contract awarded to demolish Portage Yacht Club

PORTAGE | The Portage Yacht Club could come down next month.

March 27, 2013 6:45 pm
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