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Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

GARY | The demolition of the Sheraton Hotel remains on schedule, city officials said.

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Under fire: Gary firefighters grapple with equipment shortages

Under fire: Gary firefighters grapple with equipment shortages

GARY | After arriving at an inferno at an abandoned house on Delaware Street earlier this month, a Gary fire official immediately called for additional resources, he said.

June 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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Bringing baseball back to Black Oak

Bringing baseball back to Black Oak

GARY | Volunteers from the city's Black Oak neighborhood are working to bring Little League baseball back to their community.

June 27, 2014 5:10 pm Photos

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Superior Truss moving to Gary from Illinois

GARY │The Gary City Council approved a tax abatement Tuesday for a company moving its facility from Markham, Ill., to the Miller area.

June 03, 2014 9:38 pm
Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

Partners break ground on Gary's Jackson Street of Dreams project

GARY | Partners gathered in a vacant lot at 25th Avenue and Jackson Street Thursday morning to ceremoniously break ground on a new home project aimed at revitalizing the neighborhood as well as the city.

May 22, 2014 6:29 pm Photos

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Sheraton Hotel demolition advances

GARY | In about a week, city officials say residents will start to notice progress on one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises: the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel.

April 12, 2014 8:45 pm

Gary Hack Night may find solutions in city data

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and her administration want to leverage local computer and information technology experts to develop new applications the public can use.

March 22, 2014 7:21 pm
Mayor Freeman-Wilson delivers third State of City Address to capacity crowd

Mayor Freeman-Wilson delivers third State of City Address to capacity crowd

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson delivered her third State of the City Address to a capacity crowd Wednesday, Feb. 19 at the Genesis Convention Center in downtown Gary.

February 19, 2014 3:58 pm

Gary mayor to present State of City address Wednesday

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will deliver her third State of the City address at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Genesis Convention Center.

February 16, 2014 6:15 pm
UNCF exec: Education the best form of economic development

UNCF exec: Education the best form of economic development

GARY | Michael Lomax, CEO of the United Negro College Fund, believes investing in students and their education is the best form of economic development, whether in urban, suburban or rural locations.

February 13, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Next Phase in Gary Marina Access Road

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Next Phase in Gary Marina Access Road

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson kicked off the next phase of the Gary Marina Access Road project with an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec 17.

December 30, 2013 12:23 am
Mayor Freeman-Wilson Announces Dollar Home Program Recipients

Mayor Freeman-Wilson Announces Dollar Home Program Recipients

GARY | Just in time for Christmas, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Community Development Director Arlene Colvin announced results of the first round of the City of Gary Dollar Home Program. Several of the Dollar Home recipients including Mr. & Mrs. Milton and Silvia Willis were also on ha…

December 26, 2013 10:28 am Photos

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City of Gary hosts Carriage Rides, Holiday Bazaar, Trot for Toys 5k Walk/Run

City of Gary hosts Carriage Rides, Holiday Bazaar, Trot for Toys 5k Walk/Run

GARY | With a festive backdrop of holiday decorations and a luminous tree, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined representatives from the Gary Parks Department, Cause 2 Compete, Gary Housing Authority and the Broadway Area Community Development Corporation (CDC) at Marquette Park Pavilion to ann…

December 10, 2013 3:55 pm
Nature lover memorialized

Nature lover memorialized

Yolanda Stroffregen, of Gary, right, hugs her cousin Sandi Engelbrecht after a ceremony Monday in honor of Stroffregen's grandson Samuel Stroffregen at Marquette Park in Gary. Samuel Stroffregen, 14, of Austin, Texas, died in car accident. His grandmother started the Sam's Tree Foundation an…

October 28, 2013 7:23 pm
Nature lover memorialized

Nature lover memorialized

From left, the Rev. Selvaraj Selladurai, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, and Yolanda Stroffregen, of Gary, pose for a photograph in front of a tree planted in honor of Stroffregen's grandson Samuel Stroffregen at Marquette Park in Gary. Samuel Stroffregen, 14, of Austin, Texas, died in car accid…

October 28, 2013 7:23 pm
Nature lover memorialized

Nature lover memorialized

Samuel Stroffregen, 14, of Austin, Texas, who died in car accident, loved nature, family members said. Consequently, the Sam's Tree Foundation is planting trees in Gary parks so youths can appreciate their beauty as Stroffregen did.

October 28, 2013 7:23 pm

Mayor and Police Chief Release Statement on Indiana State Police Report

GARY | Mayor Freeman-Wilson and Gary Police Chief Wade Ingram received the report from the Indiana State Police’s Gary Technical Assistance Team convened at the request of Gov. Mike Pence. The following joint statement was released by Freeman-Wilson and Ingram.

October 07, 2013 10:53 am
Gary/Chicago International Airport Board Appoints BR Lane as Interim Director

Gary/Chicago International Airport Board Appoints BR Lane as Interim Director

GARY | Yesterday, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board unanimously approved the appointment of BR Lane as Interim Director. Lane most recently served as Chief of Staff to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and will assume her new role effective tomorrow. She submitted the following stat…

October 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Gary's Tolleston area gets 'deep cleaning'

Gary's Tolleston area gets 'deep cleaning'

GARY | Former Chicago Mayor Richard M. Daley arrived Saturday at Tolleston Park wearing jeans and toting work gloves, just one of a group of volunteers ready to clean up a 10-block area in the city's 3rd District.

September 28, 2013 7:47 pm Photos

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson reflects on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

GARY | “Today, we commemorate the March on Washington, an event symbolic of a movement that changed this country and the entire world. As I reflect on this day in history and Dr. Martin King Jr.'s key role in this march, movement and the transformation of our country, I am moved by how far w…

September 06, 2013 2:49 pm
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