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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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Clay visitation set for Tuesday at Genesis center

GARY | Public visitation for Rudy Clay, former Gary mayor, will take place from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday in the Genesis Convention Center at 4th and Broadway.

June 07, 2013 10:00 am
My favorite story about Rudy Clay

My favorite story about Rudy Clay

U.S. Sen. Evan Bayh, right, talks with Ron Sims, deputy secretary of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development , left, and Mayor Rudy Clay as they inspect an abandoned home in Gary in June 2009.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: My favorite story about Rudy Clay

DOUG ROSS: My favorite story about Rudy Clay

After Rudy Clay's death Tuesday afternoon, the memory of how Clay and Evan Bayh began working together rushed to the surface.

June 07, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay poses for a portrait at city hall in Gary on Dec. 23, 2011.

June 05, 2013 6:47 pm
EDITORIAL: Clay clearly loved God, constituents

EDITORIAL: Clay clearly loved God, constituents

Rudy Clay's death Tuesday afternoon signals not just the death of the man, but also another bit of the old guard Democrats in Lake County.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am
Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay walks to a meeting at city hall in Gary on Dec. 22, 2011.

June 04, 2013 6:48 pm
Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Gary Mayor Rudy Clay poses for a portrait at city hall in Gary on Dec. 23, 2011.

June 04, 2013 6:47 pm
Rudy Clay

Rudy Clay

Mayor Rudy Clay, center, talks with Lake County Prosecuting Attorney Bernard Carter, right, at The Omega Tribute to Mayor Rudy Clay honoring his 40 years of public service at the Genesis Center in Gary on Oct. 28, 2011.

June 04, 2013 6:24 pm
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