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Genesis Convention Center

Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

Freedom Summer, Civil Rights Act celebrated

GARY | People marking the 50th anniversary of the Freedom Summer and signing of the federal Civil Rights Act filled a Genesis Convention Center banquet room Friday evening for a celebration with a keynote speech by the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr.

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'The people of God dropped the ball'

'The people of God dropped the ball'

GARY | “You don’t just find justice like it’s sitting on a shelf at Wal-Mart. You demand it. You create it.”

August 23, 2014 6:32 pm Photos

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Gary hosts open house for Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative

Gary hosts open house for Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative

GARY | About 50 city residents became planning partners Wednesday with city and federal officials working on Gary's Northside Redevelopment Project.

August 13, 2014 8:15 pm Photos

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Developing a healthy community through revitalization

GARY | If you reside on a block with an abandoned building it would mean a $7,000 decrease in your home's value.

July 22, 2014 5:00 pm

Resolving conflicts, mapping solutions for sustainable development

GARY | Resolving conflicts and mapping solutions for sustainable development in communities was something all attendees took part in on the final day of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Symposium at the Genesis Center.

July 21, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Neighborhood conditions impact quality of life

GARY | Gary will have the ability to influence federal policy thanks to its designation by the Obama administration as a Strong Cities, Strong Communities, Marion County Public Health Department director Dr. Virginia Caine said.

July 21, 2014 4:15 pm

Improving quality of life through economic development

GARY | The final day of the Strong Cities, Strong Communities symposium at the Genesis Center included a discussion on improving quality of life through economic development.  

July 21, 2014 3:00 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

Police officers lay flowers on the casket of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:54 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

Members of the Gary Police Department stand at attention during the interment for slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Crowds pay tribute to slain Gary officer

Crowds pay tribute to slain Gary officer

Gary Police Cpl. Art Azcona passes the burial flag of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield to a fellow officer during Westerfield's interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

An honor guard made up of various police departments stand at attention during the interment for slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

Pipe and drums groups march and play during the interment for slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:54 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

The casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:55 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

The casket of slain Gary Patrolman Jeffrey Westerfield is draped with a flag during his interment at Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:49 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

Pallbearers carry the casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:49 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

An honor guard made up of various police departments places flowers on the casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:50 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

An honor guard made up of various police departments folds the burial flag over the casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:50 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

An honor guard escorts the hearse carrying slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield to his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:39 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

An honor guard made up of various police departments folds the burial flag over the casket of slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield during his interment at Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:39 pm
Westerfield funeral

Westerfield funeral

Workers from Chapel Lawn Memorial Gardens Cemetery hold their hats over their hearts as the hearse carrying slain Gary police officer Jeffrey Westerfield passes during his interment at the cemetery in Schererville.

July 14, 2014 5:39 pm
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