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Gary School Board fires attorney Hatcher

Gary School Board fires attorney Hatcher

GARY | The Gary School Board voted 4-3 to dump its attorney effective Oct. 1.

August 24, 2011 7:15 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Results not a surprise, but margins were

MARK KIESLING: Results not a surprise, but margins were

I tend not to be a betting man, having visited the boats only for the restaurants and having been to Las Vegas only twice.

May 05, 2011 12:00 am
Freeman-Wilson poised to become Indiana's first black female mayor

Freeman-Wilson poised to become Indiana's first black female mayor

GARY | Karen Freeman-Wilson is poised to become the first black female mayor in Indiana.

May 03, 2011 11:15 pm Photos

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Gary mayor hopefuls tackle crime, development

GARY | One of the 10 mayoral candidates on Tuesday's Democratic primary ballot will likely take over a broke city that struggles to provide basic services to its rapidly declining population.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Following the mayoral candidates' money

Some campaign contributions flowing to the war chests of region mayoral candidates have originated from unlikely, out-of-town or embattled sources.

May 01, 2011 12:00 am

Hatcher says she'll fire Gary police, fire chiefs if elected mayor

GARY | Gary mayoral hopeful Ragen Hatcher said she'd fire the city's top two public safety officials -- Fire Chief Donald Williamson and Police Chief Gary Carter -- if elected mayor.

April 20, 2011 9:45 pm
Gary candidates talk crime, development

Gary candidates talk crime, development

GARY | Crime and economic development continued to dominate the race to replace departing Gary Mayor Rudy Clay, who isn't seeking re-election.

April 17, 2011 11:15 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: We endorse Freeman-Wilson in Gary

The Gary mayoral race is crowded, at least on the Democratic side. After Mayor Rudy Clay bowed out, there are still nine candidates. One stands out, however: Karen Freeman-Wilson.

April 17, 2011 12:00 am
nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

nwi.com Political Roundtable - Part 2

In segment two of the April 14, 2011 edition, The Times' Mark Kiesling, Doug Ross and Robert Blaszkiewicz discuss Gary Mayor Rudy Clay's endorsement of Karen Freeman-Wilson to succeed him.

April 14, 2011 6:49 pm

EDITORIAL: End the political mud wrestling match

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay's announcement Friday that he is no longer seeking re-election put a new spin on the mayor's race. Then Monday's reaction from Ragen Hatcher turned that new spin into a downward spiral.

April 13, 2011 12:00 am
MARK KIESLING: Clay's exit strategy supports Freeman-Wilson

MARK KIESLING: Clay's exit strategy supports Freeman-Wilson

It came as no shock to anyone that Gary Mayor Rudy Clay did not endorse freshman City Council member Ragen Hatcher as his successor, least of all to Hatcher herself.

April 13, 2011 12:00 am
Clay endorses Freeman-Wilson for Gary mayor

Clay endorses Freeman-Wilson for Gary mayor

GARY | Gary Mayor Rudy Clay threw the weight of his political supporters behind Democratic mayoral candidate Karen Freeman-Wilson on Tuesday morning.

April 12, 2011 6:00 pm Photos

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Clay to endorse this week, says it won't be Hatcher

Clay to endorse this week, says it won't be Hatcher

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay plans to announce this week who he is endorsing to succeed his administration -- and it won't be City Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher, D-at-large.

April 11, 2011 8:15 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: Clay's decision marks passing of an era

MARK KIESLING: Clay's decision marks passing of an era

To friends and associates, Gary Mayor Rudy Clay, 75, has been looking a bit peaked lately, and people wondered if something was wrong.

April 09, 2011 12:00 am

Gary council defeats plan to broadcast public comments

GARY | A deadlocked City Council on Tuesday defeated a mayor hopeful's election-year plan to broadcast the often angry public comments made at council meetings.

April 05, 2011 9:45 pm

Councilwoman to reveal her vision for Gary in mayoral bid

GARY | City Councilwoman Ragen Hatcher will release her plans for the city of Gary at a news conference today.

April 03, 2011 8:55 pm
Gary candidates outline ideas to revive city

Gary candidates outline ideas to revive city

GARY | More than 150 people crammed into the Calumet Township multipurpose building to hear 10 mayoral hopefuls answer questions about crime, blight and Gary's decaying infrastructure.

March 31, 2011 9:30 pm Photos

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Ragen Hatcher officially joins race for Gary mayor

Ragen Hatcher officially joins race for Gary mayor

CROWN POINT | Ragen Hatcher, flanked by her mother and a small group of supporters, filed documents Friday to run for mayor of Gary.

February 05, 2011 12:00 am

Six Lake County mayors eyeing re-election

The mayors of Crown Point, East Chicago, Gary, Hammond, Hobart, Lake Station and Whiting plan to fight their way through an obstacle course of challengers for new terms in office this year.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am

Mayor Clay to make election decision Thursday

GARY | Mayor Rudy Clay said he will hold a news conference at 10:30 a.m. Thursday at City Hall about the upcoming mayoral election.

January 04, 2011 11:45 am
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