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Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

Crowds gather to pay tribute to slain Gary officer

GARY | Slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield was remembered Monday as an officer with a sense of humor who could defuse tense situations while on patrol.

July 14, 2014 8:45 pm Video Photos

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Road restrictions planned for officer's funeral

GARY | The Indiana Department of Transportation has announced several road restrictions in and around Gary on Monday to accommodate the funeral of Gary police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield.

July 12, 2014 6:38 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

GARY | Portage resident Bobby Heflin refueled Harrier Jump Jets during the 1990-1991 Gulf War, but was downsized from the U.S. Marine Corps after the campaign ended and the peacetime military shrunk. 

July 10, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary.

July 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary.

July 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary.

July 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary.

July 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Tony Meckaroski, left, of Hobart, and others fill out applications for Luke Oil at the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary. Luke Oil representative Sara Torres in on the right.

July 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Thousands descend on Gary job fair

Jacob Novak, sitting, of Hobart, and others wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary.

July 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

Indiana adds jobs, but unemployment rate creeps up

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary. Unemployment in the Gary metropolitan area rose from 7.4 percent in May to 7.6 percent in June.

July 10, 2014 5:44 pm
Changing the way business is conducted

Changing the way business is conducted

People wait in line to enter the 2014 Northwest Indiana City Wide Diversity Hiring Fair at the Genesis Center in Gary last month. Northwest Indiana’s proximity to Chicago does create opportunities for young workers, economist Morton Marcus said. “There are tremendous housing opportunities (h…

July 10, 2014 5:45 pm
Gallery: 'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

Gallery: 'A Promise to Gary:' Magic Johnson speaks to city

Earvin "Magic" Johnson, the leader of the 1980s dynasty Los Angeles Lakers, brought his MVP spirit to the city in support of "A Promise to Gary," an initiative supporting scholarships for students that fulfill the state's Core 40 requirements.

April 28, 2014 11:17 pm Photos

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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
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