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Newly appointed HUD secretary makes Gary his first stop on nationwide tour

Newly appointed HUD secretary makes Gary his first stop on nationwide tour

GARY | New U.S. Housing and Urban Development Secretary Julian Castro has only been on the job for four weeks, but on Wednesday Castro made Gary his first visit of a nationwide tour of cities and regions which are creating opportunities for residents through local and federal partnerships an…

August 20, 2014 1:30 pm Photos

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Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

GARY | City officials announced Thursday the launch of a federal program designed to help revitalize Gary.

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm
Sheraton demolition on schedule

Sheraton demolition on schedule

GARY | Gary's partnership with a federal team from the Strong Cities, Strong Communities Initiative means one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises — demolition of the Sheraton Hotel — is on schedule.

July 17, 2014 6:25 pm Photos

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Sheraton demolition on schedule

Sheraton demolition on schedule

Demolition has begun on the Sheraton Hotel in Gary. The structure is scheduled to be gone by October. A green infrastructure will take its place.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm
Sheraton demolition on schedule

Sheraton demolition on schedule

Demolition has begun on the Sheraton Hotel in downtown Gary. The structure should be gone by October.

July 17, 2014 6:00 pm
Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

The Sheraton Hotel on Broadway in downtown Gary has been empty for years, and is in the process of being demolished. Asbestos remediation of the interior and exterior was supposed to be completed by the end of June, and if the project remains on schedule, the Sheraton could be gone by October.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

The Sheraton Hotel, center, on Broadway in downtown Gary has been empty for years, and is in the process of being demolished. Asbestos remediation of the interior and exterior was supposed to be completed by the end of June, and if the project remains on schedule, the Sheraton could be gone …

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

Sheraton Hotel demolition on schedule

GARY | The demolition of the Sheraton Hotel remains on schedule, city officials said.

July 12, 2014 9:40 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

EDITORIAL: Raze the titanic symbol of blight

We're inching closer to demolition of the former Sheraton Hotel in Gary. By October, if the project is on schedule, the building will be gone.

April 17, 2014 12:00 am Video

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
DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a lot of challenges within her city. But her vision doesn't stop at the city limits.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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EDITORIAL: Plan a new beginning for Genesis Center

Gary's Genesis Convention Center is poorly suited for large conventions. There's no hotel nearby, and the husk of the former Sheraton Hotel stands as a reminder of the past failure to have a hotel and the Genesis Center be symbiotic.

March 03, 2014 12:00 am
Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

Genesis Center could get more use, but no guarantee of economic impact

The civic center opened three decades ago around the time the much larger Allstate Arena did in Rosemont, but never packed in the same crowds. Taxpayer subsidies kept the lights on, and the facility broke even last year after expenses were slashed by 30 percent.

February 23, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Shrinking considered as solution to urban decay

Gary’s modest skyline will get a little shorter when the former Sheraton hotel — the fourth-tallest building in the city — comes down after sitting empty for decades, whenever the drawn-out asbestos issue finally gets resolved. The 14-story building with the skywalk that never quite reached …

August 18, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

After decade, Gary stadium's shine fails to light up neighborhood

GARY | It's not the Magnificient Mile.

August 10, 2013 5:30 pm Photos

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August 07, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Razing Sheraton will be symbol of progress

The husk of the former Sheraton Hotel is a tall shadow of urban decay looming over the adjacent Gary City Hall. That hotel must come down.

July 26, 2013 12:00 am
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EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

EPA grant to fund brownfields redevelopment in northern Lake Co.

Projects targeted for development in the region include the former Sheraton Hotel next to Gary's City Hall. "We want to get it down and create a green space," Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said of the building considered a longtime eyesore in her city.

May 29, 2013 4:54 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership requires hard decisions

GUEST COMMENTARY: Leadership requires hard decisions

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