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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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RICH JAMES: Gary needs same help Hammond got

RICH JAMES: Gary needs same help Hammond got

It was about 2000 when the elite side of the public sector waged the greatest fight I’ve ever seen.

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
RICH JAMES: Rudy and I spent a number of years together

RICH JAMES: Rudy and I spent a number of years together

Nobody didn’t like Rudy Clay.

June 04, 2013 5:57 pm
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

Life’s changes often play to mixed reviews. Most of us embrace changes that result in positive outcomes.

May 08, 2013 12:00 am
Gary is showing proof of new day for city

Gary is showing proof of new day for city

The former Sheraton Hotel downtown has been vacant for more than two decades, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has pledged to tear it down by June 30. Developers attempted to re-open the hotel and convert it to senior housing.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Former hotel offers raze of sunshine

It is difficult to forget the image of President Ronald Reagan standing at Brandenburg Gate in West Germany near the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union and saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The wall came down, and a new era began.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

RDA may help with Gary Sheraton demolition

Plans and financing for demolishing the derelict Sheraton hotel in downtown Gary are firming up and city officials are now hopeful it can be done in the first six months of next year.

December 18, 2012 5:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Benchmarks for evaluating true progress in Gary

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was wise to include a "you are here" orientation in her State of the City address Thursday.

February 28, 2012 12:00 am
Big projects will revitalize, beautify Gary

Big projects will revitalize, beautify Gary

GARY | The historic election of the city's first black female mayor is expected to energize the ongoing effort to revive the Steel City.

February 26, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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