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Julian Bond joins board of Civil Rights Hall of Fame in Gary

GARY | Julian Bond, a founding member of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and board chairman of the NAACP, has accepted a position on the board of the National Civil Rights Hall of Fame.

July 09, 2014 6:30 pm
RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

RICH JAMES: Where was everyone while Gary schools declined?

What has happened to the Gary Community School Corp. borders on being criminal.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: Hatcher no doubt smiling on plethora of black county candidates

RICH JAMES: Hatcher no doubt smiling on plethora of black county candidates

It was a good 30 years ago when Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher and the city’s precinct organization bolted from the county Democratic convention.

September 15, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Don't shoot for local gun control laws

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher says municipalities should be able to create their own gun control laws. This is the voice of frustration, but not necessarily practicality.

August 08, 2013 12:00 am

Gary homicides renew debate on local, state gun control measures

Former Gary Mayor Richard Hatcher says ongoing discussions on curbing the gang violence plaguing northern Lake County need to include a look at gun laws.

August 03, 2013 9:20 pm
Lugar honored for lifetime of service

Lugar honored for lifetime of service

MERRILLVILLE | Former U.S. Sen. Dick Lugar attributes his four decades of negotiating success with national and international leaders in part to the skills he learned on his earliest campaign trips to Northwest Indiana.

March 22, 2013 3:17 pm Photos

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Calumet College of St. Joseph dedicates Grutka Center

Calumet College of St. Joseph dedicates Grutka Center

HAMMOND | The crowd at Calumet College of St. Joseph celebrated the good mind, good heart and good works of the late Bishop Andrew Grutka Friday afternoon.

February 22, 2013 8:30 pm Photos

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Road trip may steer voters to Obama

Road trip may steer voters to Obama

GARY | John Cowans believes that at 90 years old, if he can get out and encourage others to vote, anyone can.

September 29, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Former region mayors find life after office

Former region mayors find life after office

Being a mayor is a demanding job. The mayor is on the job 24 hours a day and constantly in the public spotlight. So what happens after a mayor steps down?

September 08, 2012 9:45 pm Photos

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Gary OKs zoning for national Civil Rights Hall of Fame

GARY | The City Council on Tuesday signed off on former Mayor Richard Hatcher's plans for a national Civil Rights Hall of Fame on the site of the old Benjamin Banneker Achievement Center.

May 01, 2012 11:00 pm
Speakers: Gary crucial to civil rights movement, black empowerment

Speakers: Gary crucial to civil rights movement, black empowerment

CHICAGO | In the mind of the Rev. Jesse Jackson Sr., Gary was just as significant of a place in the 1960s fight for civil rights as cities and towns in the South: The Lake County city gave the nation one of its first black mayors.

March 24, 2012 9:15 pm Photos

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Chet Dobis about to close book on 42 years in Indiana House

Chet Dobis about to close book on 42 years in Indiana House

INDIANAPOLIS | When the speaker's gavel slams down today to end the 2012 session of the Indiana General Assembly, it also will close the legislative career of the only state representative Merrillville has known.

March 09, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hall's legacy remembered

Former U.S. Rep. Katie Hall's legacy remembered

GARY | History maker, role model, champion of the city and a loving family member.

February 25, 2012 9:30 pm Photos

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Some Gary school buildings to get a new life

Some Gary school buildings to get a new life

GARY | Three of 11 vacant Gary school buildings have been sold and another building is under negotiation.

September 05, 2011 2:00 pm Photos

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MARK KIESLING: City of the Century now on life support

MARK KIESLING: City of the Century now on life support

I have somewhere a set of six glasses issued in 1956 as part of the 50th anniversary of the city of Gary that list it as the "City of the Century."

February 13, 2011 12:00 am
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