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MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

MARC CHASE: New Gary chief will need firm grip to right spinning ship

Nine chiefs of police in eight years. It's not exactly a mark of stability.

July 30, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

MARC CHASE: Powell, bad government swing taxpayers over barrel

How does it feel to be swinging over a barrel, Lake County? Is the redness in our faces from the blood-rush of hanging upside down over the barrel, or is it the hot facial plume of embarrassment?

July 16, 2014 12:00 am

Lake County officials appeal tax collector's suit

CROWN POINT | Lake County officials hope to avoid a $1.4 million judgment a former tax collector has won against them.

July 14, 2014 3:00 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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Rudy Clay road naming ceremony set for Friday

Rudy Clay road naming ceremony set for Friday

Gary officials will unveil a street sign honoring the late Mayor Rudy Clay at 10 a.m. Friday on the front steps of City Hall, 401 Broadway.

July 08, 2014 6:45 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: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

RICH JAMES: Buncich a good choice for Dem chairman

East Chicagoans John Krupa, Robert Pastrick and Stephen Stiglich led the Lake County Democratic Party for about a half century.

May 21, 2014 12:00 am
McDermott stepping down as chairman of Lake County Dems

McDermott stepping down as chairman of Lake County Dems

HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. said Friday he is stepping down as Lake County Democratic Party chairman to run for higher office someday.

May 16, 2014 1:00 pm
House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

House OKs naming road for Rudy Clay

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House voted 93-0 Tuesday to join the Senate in urging that the state transportation department rename Gary's Fifth Avenue for the late Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.

March 04, 2014 5:36 pm Related

EDITORIAL: Honor Clay, but choose another path

It's nice to see the late Rudy Clay be honored by the Indiana Senate, with the potential to rename Fifth Avenue in Gary in honor of the longtime politician who was so passionate about his city. But perhaps there's a better way to honor him.

February 24, 2014 12:00 am
Gary's Fifth Ave. could be renamed for Rudy Clay

Gary's Fifth Ave. could be renamed for Rudy Clay

INDIANAPOLIS | A street running through the heart of Gary soon could be renamed to honor a late mayor whose heart pulsed with the rhythm of the city he loved.

February 18, 2014 1:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Raise your hands for razing buildings

Lake County Sheriff John Buncich has joined Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's call for the state to help raze 10,000 abandoned buildings in the city. Those two voices need others locally to form a chorus of support for the effort.

September 25, 2013 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
Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

Gary has nowhere near the debt of bankrupt Detroit

When Detroit filed for the largest municipal bankruptcy in U.S. history, it called up recent memories of Gary going before the Distressed Unit Appeals Board year after year.

August 08, 2013 7:30 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
DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

DOUG ROSS: Gary turns to old ideas for new help

This is a story of bipartisanship, of partnerships, of Bayh partnerships. It is a tale of helping the needy. And Gary needs help. In many forms.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am Related

County has its own collection agency problems

CROWN POINT | The man Lake County government officials once set upon delinquent Lake County taxpayers has turned his collection skills on his former government employers.

July 06, 2013 10:00 pm Related
Remembering Rudy Clay

Remembering Rudy Clay

Mayor of Gary Karen Freeman-Wilson, the Rev. Jesse Jackson and Judge Greg Mathis eulogize former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay.

June 12, 2013 4:16 pm
Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

Rudy Clay laid to rest with honors

GARY | The hundreds gathered for the funeral of former Mayor Rudy Clay burst into a standing ovation Wednesday for the man whose life they were celebrating.

June 12, 2013 3:47 pm Photos

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Family, friends, city pay respects to former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay

Family, friends, city pay respects to former Gary Mayor Rudy Clay

GARY | The casket of former Gary Mayor Rudolph "Rudy" Clay lay Tuesday under an enormous chandelier and was surrounded by a veritable garden of flowers and greenery at the Genesis Convention Center.

June 11, 2013 8:59 pm Photos

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