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EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video
DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a lot of challenges within her city. But her vision doesn't stop at the city limits.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

EDITORIAL: Lay financial tracks for rail expansion

The ball is rolling on local funding for the South Shore extension to Dyer. So far, nearly half of Lake County's municipalities have made a financial commitment, as has Lake County government, through their new County Economic Development Income Tax revenues.

March 31, 2014 11:45 am Video

Judge reduces juvenile inmate population

MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.

March 28, 2014 7:44 pm

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

Freeman-Wilson to be recognized for leadership

CHICAGO | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be honored today by Fifth Third Bank Chicago, along with other African-American leaders in Northwest Indiana and the Chicago area.

February 25, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Strengthening neighborhoods strengthens communities

GUEST COMMENTARY: Strengthening neighborhoods strengthens communities

Within weeks of arriving in the Northwest region as chancellor of Ivy Tech Community College Northwest, the University Park project in Gary was brought to my attention. The project has a transformative vision relative to revitalizing a neighborhood and the community.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am
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 celebrates new building for the homeless

Gary celebrates new building for the homeless

With a gently winding foyer staircase, sunlight streaming through windows and hardwood style floors underfoot, a new residential facility designed to serve the homeless feels more like a college dorm.

February 02, 2014 2:45 pm Photos

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Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

Obama administration taps Gary for Strong Cities initiative

Gary soon will get an unprecedented level of support from the federal government, which will work out of City Hall to strengthen the city's economy and lift up its residents.

January 16, 2014 11:30 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Sprucing up parks plants pride, responsibility

DOUG ROSS: Sprucing up parks plants pride, responsibility

December isn't the normal time to talk about parks. But this is the season of giving, and this column is about giving back to the community by cleaning up parks.

December 27, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

DOUG ROSS: McDermott leads weigh, but not way, on Illiana

Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. threw his weight around Thursday, but it didn't land where he wanted.

December 13, 2013 12:00 am Video
Ozinga dedicates new CNG station at Gary facility

Ozinga dedicates new CNG station at Gary facility

Marty Ozinga IV said his family-owned business doesn't make it a practice to publicly pat itself on the back, but with the opening of the company's new compressed natural gas station, felt it was necessary.

November 16, 2013 12:01 pm Photos

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Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

Gary homicides reaching alarming rate

GARY | A deadly year has Gary's per capita homicide rate nearing numbers of national significance, and city officials are concerned.

October 26, 2013 10:45 pm Photos

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Gary ties 2012 homicide total with early morning shooting death

GARY | A Gary man was shot and killed there early Monday, bringing the city's homicides for 2013 to 43.

October 14, 2013 8:00 am Related
Take 'ownership' of Gary issues, residents urged

Take 'ownership' of Gary issues, residents urged

GARY | City and county elected officials met with Gary residents for a town hall forum Saturday, telling their constituents they need their help in improving the city

October 05, 2013 8:15 pm Photos

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Move to appoint new Gary airport director fails

Move to appoint new Gary airport director fails

A surprise motion to appoint Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's chief of staff to executive director of the Gary/Chicago International Airport failed on a tie 3-3 vote at Friday's special meeting of the airport authority.

September 20, 2013 4:45 pm

Gary youth can sign on for service project

GARY | The Gary Youth Service Bureau hopes to mobilize 100 youth to take the first step Wednesday toward  Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's goal of removing all of the city’s graffiti.

August 03, 2013 12:00 am
Historic Statue of Liberty replica back on Gary pedestal

Historic Statue of Liberty replica back on Gary pedestal

GARY | A Statue of Liberty replica is standing back on its pedestal at E. Fourth Avenue and Broadway after a near four-year absence thanks to a collaborative effort between city and county officials.

June 27, 2013 10:54 am Photos

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Karen Freeman-Wilson

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson

June 04, 2013 6:51 pm
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