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Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

Councilman sentenced to 3 months in prison, 400 hours of community service for tax fraud

HAMMOND | Gary Councilman Ronier Scott was sentenced Tuesday to three months in prison, 400 hours of community service and one year supervised release for violating federal tax laws.

April 01, 2014 1:55 pm

Gary council objects to state's South Shore funds edict

GARY | Gary City Council President Kyle Allen Sr. spoke against the state legislation that provides millions to expanding South Shore Line commuter rail, saying Tuesday the city should decide how the money is spent.

March 04, 2014 10:25 pm

Gary councilman pleads guilty to failing to file tax returns

HAMMOND | Gary City Councilman Ronier Scott pleaded guilty Monday in U.S. District Court to two misdemeanor counts of willful failure to file income tax returns.

February 04, 2014 7:30 pm

Judge asked to show leniency toward Krusas

GARY | A wave of letters supporting indicted former Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas was filed Tuesday, including one from Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson.

December 31, 2013 8:30 pm

Gary cracking down on violence

GARY | Hours after a shooting Tuesday, the Gary City Council called for a special meeting to address the spike in homicides across the city.

July 16, 2013 8:00 pm

Gary announces June 1 neighborhood pilot program

GARY | The city of Gary on Thursday formally kicked off its Neighborhood Revitalization Project, an initiative that began, in part, last September with the help of University of Chicago graduate students, the Gary Common Council and community volunteers.

May 30, 2013 5:11 pm
Gary official pleads guilty to tax evasion

Gary official pleads guilty to tax evasion

Gary Councilwoman Marilyn Krusas agreed Monday to plead guilty to tax evasion, federal court records show.

April 01, 2013 10:30 am Related

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Gary councilman protests move to change airport board

GARY | Councilman Roy Pratt is vowing to fight what he calls the "state takeover" of Gary/Chicago International Airport by rallying the bi-state board that runs Gary, Midway and O'Hare airports.

January 22, 2013 6:25 pm
Gary officials giving answers for higher stormwater fees

Gary officials giving answers for higher stormwater fees

GARY | City officials are reaching out to residents to help them understand why the fees associated with the Gary Storm Water Management District are higher this year than on tax bills in years past.

May 12, 2012 8:30 pm Related
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Gary Common Council

Gary Common Council will meet in executive session on July 18.

July 14, 2011 6:11 pm

Gary council defeats plan to broadcast public comments

GARY | A deadlocked City Council on Tuesday defeated a mayor hopeful's election-year plan to broadcast the often angry public comments made at council meetings.

April 05, 2011 9:45 pm

Pratt cancels casino committee meeting scheduled for tonight

GARY | City Councilman Roy Pratt has canceled a casino committee meeting scheduled for tonight that was aimed at getting financial information from Gary's Majestic Star casinos.

March 30, 2011 12:00 am

Gary approves $300K for Genesis Convention Center

GARY | The Gary City Council approved a plan to use $300,000 in casino tax money to prop up the Genesis Convention Center for another year.

February 15, 2011 10:00 pm
Gary Common Council

Gary Common Council

Gary Common Council and Standing Committees will meet Feb. 15.

February 11, 2011 6:36 pm

Gary will seek $11.1M above state tax caps

GARY | The city of Gary will ask the state for permission to collect $11.1 million in property taxes above and beyond what's allowed by state law.

December 08, 2010 12:00 am

Gary adopts new economic development tool

GARY | The city's Common Council voted 8-0 on a resolution Wednesday supporting the city's use of Senate Enrolled Act 448, which provides municipalities an additional property tax-exemption tool for new technology-based business development.

August 20, 2010 11:28 am
Gary Common Council Executive Session for Thursday, Feb. 4

Gary Common Council Executive Session for Thursday, Feb. 4

Gary Common Council Executive Session for Thursday, Feb. 4

February 02, 2010 4:40 pm
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