Karen Freeman Wilson
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.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a lot of challenges within her city. But her vision doesn't stop at the city limits.
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.
MERRILLVILLE | The Lake County Juvenile Court judge said he is looking to find new ways to make justice less confining for underage offenders.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. threw his weight around Thursday, but it didn't land where he wanted.
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.
GARY | A deadly year has Gary's per capita homicide rate nearing numbers of national significance, and city officials are concerned.
GARY | A Gary man was shot and killed there early Monday, bringing the city's homicides for 2013 to 43.
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
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.
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.
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.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson
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