Abandoned, derelict buildings stand in the way of progress in cities and towns across the state, but Gary has far more than its fair share.
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.
Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?
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.
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.
Gary is launching a plan to redevelop northside neighborhoods, including by tearing down a long-vacant downtown hotel.
MICHIGAN CITY | The ongoing effort to revitalize Michigan City is being fought on many fronts, the latest being a renewed effort to reduce hundreds of abandoned buildings.
East Chicago is a city long plagued by crime, political corruption and betrayal of public trust by some past mayors and other city officials. So when decisions are made by a contemporary administration that improve conditions and residents' lives in the city, it's worth heralding.
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