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More than 700 jobs need to be filled

GARY | More than 700 jobs are available, and many need to be filled now.

July 09, 2014 7:00 am

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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Gary mayor's state of the city address

Gary mayor's state of the city address

Highlights from Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's state of the city address. She discusses crime, the deficit, education, the demolition of the downtown Sheraton Hotel and the development of the Gary/Chicago International Airport

February 19, 2014 6:21 pm
Mayor Freeman-Wilson delivers third State of City Address to capacity crowd

Mayor Freeman-Wilson delivers third State of City Address to capacity crowd

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her third State of the City Address to a capacity crowd Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary.

February 19, 2014 3:58 pm
Reviving bodies, spirits

Reviving bodies, spirits

The Voices of Love Community Choir sings during the "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

November 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Reviving bodies, spirits

Reviving bodies, spirits

Volunteer Wanda Puckett packs up one of 700 Thanksgiving meals to be given away during Saturday's  "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving gospel concert at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

November 23, 2013 5:36 pm
Reviving bodies, spirits

Reviving bodies, spirits

A crowd sings along with a gospel choir during the "Food for the Body and Spirit" Thanksgiving Gospel concert Saturday at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary.

November 23, 2013 5:36 pm

Obamacare enrollment focus of meeting Monday in Gary

GARY | The city of Gary, along with the Lake County Minority Health Coalition and Community HealthNet, will host an Obamacare town hall meeting Monday at the Genesis Convention Center, at 5th Avenue and Broadway.

October 30, 2013 6:35 pm
Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …

August 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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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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Gary to announce redevelopment project

Gary is planning a new redevelopment project aimed at revitalizing neighborhoods throughout the city.

July 18, 2013 2:12 pm
Gary man talks with vice president about minimum wage hike

Gary man talks with vice president about minimum wage hike

A longtime Gary resident got a chance to shake the vice president's hand and tell him how he has long worried about how he would pay the next electric bill.

June 30, 2013 6:00 am Photos

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Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

GARY | The hundreds gathered for the funeral of former Mayor Rudy Clay burst into a standing ovation Wednesday for the man whose life they were celebrating.

June 12, 2013 3:47 pm Photos

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Clay visitation set for Tuesday at Genesis center

GARY | Public visitation for Rudy Clay, former Gary mayor, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Genesis Convention Center at 4th and Broadway.

June 07, 2013 10:00 am
Clay funeral Wednesday at Genesis Convention Center

Clay funeral Wednesday at Genesis Convention Center

GARY | City officials are preparing for hundreds to attend visitation and funeral services next week for former Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Clay.

June 05, 2013 9:23 pm Photos

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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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Community renewal advocate speaking at Gary summit

GARY | Author and speaker Storm Cunningham will visit Northwest Indiana this weekend as part of a two-day seminar to inspire residents to begin community development projects.

February 28, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor delivers second State of the City Address

Mayor delivers second State of the City Address

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her second State of the City Address to a capacity crowd at the Genesis Convention Center.

February 26, 2013 7:23 pm Photos

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