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GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

GUEST COMMENTARY: Tell Congress to raise minimum wage to $10.10

In his State of the Union address on January 28, 2014, President Barack Obama called on Congress to raise the minimum wage to $10.10 an hour. As part of what he termed a “year of action,” the president also made it clear that even as he pressed Congress to act, states, cities, counties and b…

October 14, 2014 12:00 am
Obama begins Chicago trip at Gary airport

Obama begins Chicago trip at Gary airport

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly warmly greeted President Barack Obama on Wednesday night after his first landing at the Gary/Chicago International Airport while serving as president.

October 01, 2014 9:30 pm Related

Sewer users may face heavy burden under consent decree

GARY | As regulators seek an agreement to impose new controls on water pouring out of Gary's combined sewer system, a lingering concern is: who will pay for what could be hundreds of millions of dollars on the system over the next 20 years?

August 09, 2014 10:00 pm
EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

EDITORIAL: Look for ways to make police, cities safer

The fatal shooting of a Gary police officer early Sunday closely followed the death of an Indianapolis police officer. It is a time to mourn the loss of these two officers, but also to look for responses to these two incidents and other attacks on police officers.

July 08, 2014 12:00 am

Gary working on plans to stem violence, mayor says

GARY | A spike in gun violence in the past week has left Gary residents unsettled and city officials concerned.

July 03, 2014 7:40 pm

EDITORIAL: Scott, council worsen Gary's reputation

The Gary City Council decided last week to let Ronier Scott keep his seat on the council after being convicted of failing to pay federal income taxes. What were they thinking?

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
Methodist lays out plans for renovation

Methodist lays out plans for renovation

With an interim leader at the helm, Methodist Hospitals is guiding the company along a path of expansion, renovation and investment.

May 02, 2014 5:00 pm Photos

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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

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 Related

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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 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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