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Gary official: Any structure where bodies found 'needs to go'

Gary official: Any structure where bodies found 'needs to go'

GARY | Several City Council members had recommendations for the city and its residents at Tuesday’s council meeting in response to the discovery of six bodies in abandoned homes over the weekend.

October 21, 2014 9:15 pm Related

Mayor orders meetings on police, fire contracts

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced during the City Council meeting Tuesday that beginning Thursday her team and police and fire union leadership will be meeting once a week until they've reached an agreement on compensation for members of both departments.

October 08, 2014 8:04 pm

Gary dumps trash collector

GARY | In January 2013, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said the city was counting on Waste Management, its new trash collector, "to elevate the trash collection experience in the city of Gary."

September 23, 2014 6:30 pm
Trains, construction put Miller community in quandary

Trains, construction put Miller community in quandary

GARY | One city official calls it "horrible." Others in the Miller neighborhood refer to it as "a mess."

September 20, 2014 5:34 pm Photos

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Adding to the ranks

Adding to the ranks

GARY | One of the 15 new full-time Gary police officers sworn in Wednesday said he knows people think the city is teaming with problems.

September 17, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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Meet the new Gary police

The new additions to the Gary Police Department.

September 17, 2014 12:39 pm

City: Sheraton demolition moving forward on schedule

GARY | The bridge over Broadway is gone, and Gary city officials along with residents are happily getting used to not seeing the structure that was once connected to the long-vacant Sheraton Hotel.

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm
Gary building up by tearing down

Gary building up by tearing down

GARY | Two blighted buildings -- among 350 planned future demolitions in the city -- were torn down on Gary's east side Tuesday.

September 16, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Open house to highlight federal redevelopment project in Gary

GARY | Gary's mayor and federal officials are hosting an open house Wednesday, introducing the public to the Strong Cities, Strong Communities initiative.

August 11, 2014 6:12 pm

Gary to pave 55 streets in wake of 'rough' winter

GARY | The city announced plans Thursday to pave 55 streets this summer on a $6.4 million contract.

July 24, 2014 6:08 pm
Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

Part of U.S. 20 renamed for Rudy Clay

GARY | The city of Gary paused for an hour of celebration Friday during a week plagued with violent deaths to honor the memory of the the city's greatest cheerleader, the late Mayor Rudy Clay.

July 11, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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Mayor's choice is Urban League

Mayor's choice is Urban League

March 13, 2014 12:00 am

Gary mayor headlines Shirley Heinze Land Trust luncheon

SCHERERVILLE | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was the keynote speaker at the Shirley Heinze Land Trust's annual Community Luncheon last month at Briar Ridge Country Club.

December 09, 2013 12:00 am
Mayor sides with Habitat

Mayor sides with Habitat

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman–Wilson dedicated several hours recently working with a Habitat for Humanity of Northwest Indiana crew to install vinyl siding on a new home at 635 Tyler St.

September 18, 2013 12:00 am
Gary mayor presents parade trophies to winners

Gary mayor presents parade trophies to winners

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson recently announced the winners of the city’s 2013 Independence Day Parade and presented trophies during an awards ceremony at City Hall.

August 02, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Mayor Freeman-Wilson announces Dollar Home Program

Mayor Freeman-Wilson announces Dollar Home Program

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Community Development Director Arlene Colvin outlined the guidelines for the City’s updated version of the Dollar Home Program on June 3. Known for its wide appeal in the 1980s and 90s, the Dollar Home Program was developed by HUD to combat home abandonm…

June 06, 2013 4:12 pm Photos

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EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

HAMMOND | An $800,000 grant from the U.S. EPA to establish a $1 million revolving loan fund will help give abandoned, contaminated properties in Hammond, East Chicago and Gary new life, officials said Wednesday.

May 29, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Federal grant to fund green stormwater management project at Marquette Park

Federal grant to fund green stormwater management project at Marquette Park

GARY | A diverse group of partners gathered Tuesday to announce a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop green stormwater management practices in Marquette Park.

January 29, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

GARY | On Dec. 12, a group of Gary citizens, city department heads and local leaders joined Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at City Hall for a conference call with President Barack Obama. The call, which included several Mayors across the country and their constituencies, focused on the impending…

December 14, 2012 5:23 pm Photos

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Young residents confer with mayor

Young residents confer with mayor

June 29, 2012 12:00 am
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