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EDITORIAL: Plan a new beginning for Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Convention Center is poorly suited for large conventions. There's no hotel nearby, and the husk of the former Sheraton Hotel stands as a reminder of the past failure to have a hotel and the Genesis Center be symbiotic.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Athletic future for Genesis Convention Center?

Athletic future for Genesis Convention Center?

The Genesis Convention Center has had little athletic opportunities for fans since the Gary Steelheads folded. Jewell Harris, former CEO for the Steelheads, and Chuck Hughes, executive director for the Gary Chamber of Commerce, discuss the building's options.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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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AL HAMNIK: Pro hoops a can't-win pipe dream in the region

AL HAMNIK: Pro hoops a can't-win pipe dream in the region

Here we go again. More dreamers without a clue.

August 01, 2011 10:00 pm
AL HAMNIK: Pro hoops a tough sell in the region

AL HAMNIK: Pro hoops a tough sell in the region

I love Northwest Indiana. Lived and worked here all my life. So much to do. So much news to cover. Never a dull moment.

October 25, 2010 10:00 pm
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