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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
Gary to Host Drive-In Movie Night at Marquette Park Sept. 6

Gary to Host Drive-In Movie Night at Marquette Park Sept. 6

GARY | The community is in for a special treat Friday, Sept. 6 as Gary’s Marquette Park will be transformed into a drive-in movie theater. For only $10 per car, moviegoers will enjoy two family friendly films – “The Croods” and “The Tree of Life” starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. Gates at 69…

September 03, 2013 8:14 pm Related

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Mayors, community leaders reflect upon MLK's legacy

Mayors, community leaders reflect upon MLK's legacy

GARY | Yesterday commemorated the speech that captured the imagination of millions. Dr. King's speech still resonates in the hearts and minds of many and is still revered after five decades.

August 29, 2013 3:10 pm Video Photos

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Gary enterts into partnership agreeement with HUD

GARY | In an effort to restore public confidence and accountability to the Gary, Indiana Housing Authority (GHA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced pm Aug. 1 a mutual agreement with the City to work together to reverse years of financial mismanagement, improve ph…

August 08, 2013 12:27 pm
Mayor announces Independence Day parade winners

Mayor announces Independence Day parade winners

GARY | On July 25, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the winners of the city’s 2013 Independence Day Parade. The awards ceremony took place at City Hall.First, second, and third place winners were awarded trophies for the best decorated floats, vehicles, walking units, and musical marchin…

August 08, 2013 12:15 pm Photos

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Asbestos still hasn't checked out of Gary's vacant Sheraton Hotel

GARY | Once an emblem of Gary's economic prowess, the 14-story tower at Fifth Avenue and Broadway now symbolizes a past city leaders would just as soon forget.

August 03, 2013 9:20 pm
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