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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
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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Gary mayor in State of the City address: We're 'making progress'

Gary mayor in State of the City address: We're 'making progress'

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson brought a message of affirmation to all who are working to improve Gary on Wednesday during her annual State of the City address.

February 19, 2014 3:30 pm Video Photos

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Gary mayor to present State of City address Wednesday

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will deliver her third State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Genesis Convention Center.

February 16, 2014 6:15 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The former office for the Gary Splash and Steelheads professional basketball teams is shown in Gary's Genesis Convention Center.

February 12, 2014 4:18 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Convention Center overlooks Gary City Hall and the Federal Court Building.

February 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The Gary's Genesis Convention Center was home to the Gary Steelheads professional basketball team from 2000-2008, and to the Gary Splash professional basketball team until 2013. The center also has 13 meeting rooms including the 24,000 sq-ft Indiana Ballroom.

February 12, 2014 4:16 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The sports arena at Gary's Genesis Convention Center seats 6,000.

February 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The arena at Gary's Genesis Convention Center hasn't seen much team sports since the Steelheads left in 2008.

February 12, 2014 4:16 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Convention Center sports arena hasn't seen much team sports action since the departure of the Gary Steelheds in 2008. The arena seats 6,000, and the convention center offers 13 different meeting rooms, including a 24,000 sq-ft ballroom.

February 12, 2014 4:16 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

Ed Hayes sets up tables and chairs Wednesday in preparation for the Mayor's State of the City address at Gary's Genesis Convention Center.

February 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The Steel meeting room is shown at Gary's Genesis Convention Center.

February 12, 2014 4:17 pm
Gary's Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Center

The Dunes meeting room is shown at Gary's Genesis Convention Center.

February 12, 2014 4:17 pm

Gary wants to build new casino pot for economic development

GARY | The Majestic Star Casinos were welcomed here 17 years ago as the brightest hope this blighted city had seen in decades.

December 24, 2013 12:00 am
Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 28, 2013

Adventures in Everyday Living, Shorelines Thursday, November 28, 2013

Enjoy guiltless and creative local shopping in NB and St. Joe; seasonal live theater at Royal George in Chicago and Pete Seeger event in Miller Beach.---Pat Colander, Associate Publisher and Editor.

November 27, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Arnett's isolationist position is what's wrong with the region

WILLIAM NANGLE: Arnett's isolationist position is what's wrong with the region

Jack Arnett is a prime example of what’s wrong in Northwest Indiana.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am
After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

GARY | It's not the Magnificient Mile.

August 10, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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47th annual IU Northwest commencement set for May 9 at the Genesis Center

GARY | Indiana University Northwest will host its 47th annual commencement ceremony on May 9 beginning at 4 p.m. at the Genesis Center, located at 5th Avenue and Broadway in Gary.

May 03, 2013 12:59 pm
Job fair draws throngs looking for work

Job fair draws throngs looking for work

GARY | Mark Turner, of Crown Point, lost his job when Wonder Bread went out of business in November.

March 09, 2013 5:45 pm Photos

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Dozens of companies set for Gary job fair

GARY | The office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced a full slate of local employers would attend his Jobs and Opportunity Fair from 1 to 4 p.m. Saturday in the Indiana Hall of the Genesis Center in downtown Gary.

March 07, 2013 12:40 pm
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