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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