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Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Next Phase in Gary Marina Access Road

Groundbreaking Ceremony Marks Next Phase in Gary Marina Access Road

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson kicked off the next phase of the Gary Marina Access Road project with an official groundbreaking ceremony on Tuesday, Dec 17.

December 30, 2013 12:23 am

Gary and Schneider National working together to bring job opportunities

GARY | In a continued quest to bring more employment opportunities to its residents, the City of Gary has joined forces with Schneider National, one of the nation’s largest truckload carriers. As part of the city’s New Day, New Jobs Initiative, Schneider will host three job fairs before the …

October 09, 2013 1:44 pm

ECIER Foundation earns non-profit status

GARY | The ECIER (Educate, Communicate, Innovate, Entrepreneur, Relationship) Foundation, formerly the Don H. Barden Foundation, recently received confirmation of its 501c3 status. This designation by the federal government will now allow the group to move forward as a non-profit organizatio…

October 07, 2013 1:48 pm
Gary Animal Control Division partners with Humane Society Calumet Area

Gary Animal Control Division partners with Humane Society Calumet Area

GARY | Only 90 days after releasing a contingency plan, the Gary Animal Control Division has forged a partnership with the Humane Society Calumet Area, Inc. in Munster, to assist with the intake of animals. Earlier today, a contract was approved by the Board of Works that authorizes the Huma…

October 07, 2013 1:32 pm
Gary/Chicago International Airport Board Appoints BR Lane as Interim Director

Gary/Chicago International Airport Board Appoints BR Lane as Interim Director

GARY | Yesterday, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board unanimously approved the appointment of BR Lane as Interim Director. Lane most recently served as Chief of Staff to Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and will assume her new role effective tomorrow. She submitted the following stat…

October 01, 2013 7:52 pm
Gary Police Department Welcomes Additions to the K-9 Unit

Gary Police Department Welcomes Additions to the K-9 Unit

GARY | Recently, the Gary Police Department welcomed two more canines to its K-9 unit bringing the total to four. German Shepherds “Ranger” and “Argo” will assist with narcotics investigations, weapons searches, patrol, tracking and apprehension of suspects.

September 17, 2013 3:44 pm
Gary to Host Drive-In Movie Night at Marquette Park Sept. 6

Gary to Host Drive-In Movie Night at Marquette Park Sept. 6

GARY | The community is in for a special treat Friday, Sept. 6 as Gary’s Marquette Park will be transformed into a drive-in movie theater. For only $10 per car, moviegoers will enjoy two family friendly films – “The Croods” and “The Tree of Life” starring Sean Penn and Brad Pitt. Gates at 69…

September 03, 2013 8:14 pm Related

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Mayor helps kick off Summer Recreation

Mayor helps kick off Summer Recreation

GARY | Mayor Freeman-Wilson had lunch at the Glen Ryan Park Pavilion with a group of Gary youth who are participating in the city’s Free Lunch and Recreation Summer Program in mid-June.

July 03, 2013 2:15 pm Photos

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Busy June for City of Gary

Busy June for City of Gary

GARY | In June, friends and family crowded in the Gary Council Chambers to witness Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson swearing in 26 Gary firefighters.

July 03, 2013 2:02 pm Photos

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Team of experienced advisors selected to explore private partnership to invest in Gary Airport

GARY | The board of directors of The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority approved recommendations of a committee Monday to engage the services of a highly-qualified team of financial experts, project managers and legal advisers to assist in the exploration of a public-private partne…

April 25, 2013 9:14 am
Mayor Freeman-Wilson participates in Video Chat on Gun Control with Vice-President Biden

Mayor Freeman-Wilson participates in Video Chat on Gun Control with Vice-President Biden

GARY | Earlier today, Vice President Joe Biden joined several U.S. mayors in a Google Hangout focused on gun violence. The participants included Gary, Ind. Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Baltimore Mayor Stephanie Rawlings-Blake, Minneapolis Mayor R.T. Rybak and Oak Creek, Wis. Mayor Steve Scaffidi.

April 17, 2013 5:49 pm
GSA Donates Laptops to Grissom Elementary School

GSA Donates Laptops to Grissom Elementary School

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Ann Kalayil, Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Great Lakes Region and Cassandra Cruz, Grissom Elementary School Principal to unveil the laptops that were donated by the federal agency. Grissom secured the laptops af…

April 11, 2013 12:50 pm Photos

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Mayor invites community to join her on Thursday conference calls starting Feb. 7

Mayor invites community to join her on Thursday conference calls starting Feb. 7

GARY | There has been a lot of discussion lately on Gary’s future. What do all these legislative bills mean? How can you get involved and let your voice be heard?

February 06, 2013 12:45 pm Photos

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City of Gary announces events of the week for Jan. 12-19

GARY | The City of Gary announces the following events taking place Jan. 12-19.

January 11, 2013 11:46 am
City of Gary Starts New Year with Goal to Help Return Millions to Gary Residents

City of Gary Starts New Year with Goal to Help Return Millions to Gary Residents

GARY | Yesterday, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined representatives from the Urban League of NWI, Former Mayor Richard M. Daley’s Office, the University of Chicago, and True Partners Consulting to discuss returning potentially millions of dollars to the citizens of Gary through the Earned In…

January 09, 2013 2:00 pm
Gary starts 2013 with goal to help return millions to Gary residents and host Job Compliance Forum

Gary starts 2013 with goal to help return millions to Gary residents and host Job Compliance Forum

GARY | The City of Gary is starting 2013 with important and helpful news for its residents. A press conference on Earned Income Tax Credit information is scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 8 at 10 a.m. at Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway, and a Job Compliance Community Forum will be held on Wednesday, …

January 03, 2013 11:36 am
Freeman-Wilson joins Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Press Conference on Assault Weapon Ban

Freeman-Wilson joins Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Press Conference on Assault Weapon Ban

CHICAGO | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel gathered at Chicago city Hall with other mayors, village presidents and law enforcement officials from communities throughout the Chicago region to call for stronger gun regulations and encourage other city leaders to join M…

December 20, 2012 4:37 pm Photos

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Gary Mayor Greets Carolers at City Hall then learns of Connecticut School Tragedy

Gary Mayor Greets Carolers at City Hall then learns of Connecticut School Tragedy

GARY | Earlier today, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson welcomed students from the Ambassador Academy of Gary to sing Christmas carols at City Hall. More than 50 youngsters assembled on the center staircase and performed a list of familiar holiday tunes to an audience of City employees. The student…

December 14, 2012 5:40 pm
Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

Gary Mayor Hosts Conference Call with President Obama to Discuss “Fiscal Cliff”

GARY | On Dec. 12, a group of Gary citizens, city department heads and local leaders joined Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at City Hall for a conference call with President Barack Obama. The call, which included several Mayors across the country and their constituencies, focused on the impending…

December 14, 2012 5:23 pm Photos

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IU Northwest, Gary Police Dept. announce Citizens’ Police Academy

IU Northwest, Gary Police Dept. announce Citizens’ Police Academy

GARY | Earlier today, the Indiana University Police Department – Northwest (IUPD-NW), in conjunction with the City of Gary Police Department, announced the launch of a Citizens’ Police Academy at a joint press conference in the John W. Anderson Library Conference Center (room 105), located o…

December 10, 2012 5:01 pm
Gary Mayor and Councilwoman Earn Appointments from National League of Cities

Gary Mayor and Councilwoman Earn Appointments from National League of Cities

BOSTON, MA |Last week, the National League of Cities' subgroup Women in Municipal Government elected Gary’s 3rd District Councilwoman Mary Brown as President for 2013 and elected Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to its Board of Directors. The group also voted to host their Annual Summer meeting in…

December 10, 2012 11:06 am
Mayor Freeman-Wilson drives seniors to polls

Mayor Freeman-Wilson drives seniors to polls

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson spent Election Day driving residents to the polls. One of her passengers included 90-year-old Donald Dowling. When Dowling was informed that the Mayor was on her way to pick him up, he replied, "Wow! I'm getting top-notch service."

November 07, 2012 5:21 pm
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson receives 2012 Newsmaker Award

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson receives 2012 Newsmaker Award

GARY | On Sat. Nov. 3, Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson was officially named a 2012 Newsmaker by the Chicago Defender at the annual gala hosted by the historic Black newspaper.

November 06, 2012 10:25 am Photos

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Gary welcomes multi-million dollar company, Promet Energy

Gary welcomes multi-million dollar company, Promet Energy

GARY | Members of the business community gathered in Gary’s Miller section for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to welcome Promet Energy, one of the first African-American owned and operated, full service energy management providers in the market.

October 30, 2012 3:05 pm
Gary accepts ambulance donation from Calumet Township

Gary accepts ambulance donation from Calumet Township

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson recently accepted a donation of three ambulances from Calumet Township Trustee Mary Elgin. The ceremony was attended by a host of community leaders including Fire Chief Teresa Everett and city emergency responders from the fire and EMS divisions.

October 30, 2012 2:46 pm Photos

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National Weather Service sends out warning for high winds and waves in the Miller area of Gary

GARY | As a result of Super Storm Sandy, the National Weather Service has sent out an alert targeted to residents living near the shores of Lake Michigan in Gary’s Miller area. Waves are expecting to reach 25 feet by tomorrow and winds up to 50 MPH. Residents are encouraged to exercise cauti…

October 30, 2012 2:33 pm
Gary’s 2nd Gun Buyback Event ‘Another Success’

Gary’s 2nd Gun Buyback Event ‘Another Success’

GARY | Gary Police officials are calling the City’s second Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday “another success.” According to Deputy Police Chief Larry McKinley, a total of 107 guns were turned in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches once again partnered with the GPD to serve …

October 30, 2012 2:36 pm
Gary to host Fall Harvest Fest Oct. 31

Gary to host Fall Harvest Fest Oct. 31

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson invites children and their parents to Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway on Wednesday, October 31st from 4:00p.m. – 6:00p.m. for the Fall Harvest Festival! There will be fun games and activities where children will learn about recycling, fire safety, going green, …

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Gary Fire Department Receives Jet Ski Rescue Board from Local Business Owner

Gary Fire Department Receives Jet Ski Rescue Board from Local Business Owner

GARY | Earlier this month, Gary Fire Chief Teresa Everett accepted a much-needed donation, a Jet Ski Rescue Board, from local business owner, Alice Pickford. As owner/operator of the Wells Street Beach Concession, Pickford spends a lot of time on the beach and has befriended emergency respon…

October 18, 2012 12:57 pm
City of Gary Recycling Department Celebrates Accomplishments; Names Contest Winners

City of Gary Recycling Department Celebrates Accomplishments; Names Contest Winners

GARY | During the month of August, all departments in the City of Gary were presented with a big challenge – to recycle more than they have ever before! Director of Recycling Mattiee Fitzgerald came up with the contest to help get City employees in the habit of recycling and to raise awarene…

October 18, 2012 12:51 pm
Robert Townsend debuts film at Gary Film Festival

Robert Townsend debuts film at Gary Film Festival

GARY | Over the weekend, Gary’s 2nd Annual International Film Festival was held at Indiana University Northwest. Helping kick off the event was famed actor/director Robert Townsend. After a showing of his latest film he directed entitled, “In the Hive,” Townsend delighted the crowd with an e…

October 09, 2012 11:29 am Photos

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Gary Mayor and Dept. Heads Take Time Out for Reading

Gary Mayor and Dept. Heads Take Time Out for Reading

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and members of her administration did their part to help make Northwest Indiana a reading community by "putting their noses in a book." On October 5, at 10:00 a.m., everyone in Northwest Indiana was asked to stop what they were doing and read.

October 09, 2012 11:14 am Photos

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City of Gary’s Blues Festival

GARY | The City of Gary is proud to announce its first Blues Festival Tribute on Friday, September 7, 2012 at 6:00p.m. at the Majestic Star Casino in the Southshore Events Center (Pavilion area). Some the best blues acts in the Chicagoland area are scheduled to perform including Bobbie Rush,…

September 07, 2012 2:04 pm

Gary Mayor Headed to Democratic National Convention

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will be part of the Indiana delegation at the Democratic National Convention next week in Charlotte, N.C. In anticipation of her trip, Freeman-Wilson stated that she was excited to be a part of such a historic event. She also noted that the week will be…

September 04, 2012 2:35 pm
Gary Helps Launch “Let’s Go Buy Somethin’” Initiative

Gary Helps Launch “Let’s Go Buy Somethin’” Initiative

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson shopped at Esquire Men’s Store (1536 Broadway) in the Midtown section of Gary today. Her visit was prompted by Rev. Bennie Simmons’ idea to launch the “Let’s Go Buy Somethin’” campaign. The program calls for identifying a specific business each month and the…

September 04, 2012 2:30 pm
Gary’s Gun Buyback Program a Success

Gary’s Gun Buyback Program a Success

GARY | The Gun Buyback hosted this past Saturday by the Gary Police Department is being called an “overwhelming success.” According to Police Chief Wade Ingram, a total of 129 guns were turned in in exchange for Wal-Mart gift cards. Local churches partnered with the GPD to serve as the turn-…

August 21, 2012 11:01 am

Katherine Jackson reps to share details on Michael Jackson Tribute Weekend

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Representatives of Jackson Family Matriarch Katherine Jackson, Majestic Star Casino, The Gary Chamber of Commerce and the Gary RailCats will host a press conference at noon on Friday, August 17 at City Hall,401 Broadway, Gary Room (2nd floor).

August 16, 2012 12:04 pm
Splash pad Open at Buffington Park to help Gary Residents Beat the Heat

Splash pad Open at Buffington Park to help Gary Residents Beat the Heat

GARY | Gary residents have a new alternative to help bring some relief during the record summer temps. Buffington Park, located at 6th Avenue and Connecticut Streets has a newly installed Splash Pad. Children and adults alike are welcome to come splash around and cool off free of charge.

July 16, 2012 3:02 pm
Chief Ingram encourages churches to push Anti-Violence Crusade

Chief Ingram encourages churches to push Anti-Violence Crusade

GARY | Gary’s Police Chief Wade Ingram is has called on the church community to help drive an anti-violence message in the city. Last week, Chief Ingram held the first meeting to encourage community cooperation.

July 16, 2012 2:22 pm
City of Gary Reveals Details of Adopt-A-Park Program

City of Gary Reveals Details of Adopt-A-Park Program

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, councilpersons, park officials and community partners shared details of the City's new Adopt-a-Park Program at a press conference held today at Rees Park, which is located at 5th Avenue and Johnson Streets (adjacent to McDonald's).

May 31, 2012 11:32 am
Mayor Freeman-Wilson serves as keynote to Student Leader Conference

Mayor Freeman-Wilson serves as keynote to Student Leader Conference

GARY | On Friday, May 4, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson served as the keynote speaker at a student leader conference hosted by the Intra-City Student Council.

May 10, 2012 1:31 am Photos

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Mayor swears in first African American female fire chief Teresa Everett

Mayor swears in first African American female fire chief Teresa Everett

GARY | On Sunday, April 15th, the City of Gary and the State of Indiana made history when the first African-American female fire chief was sworn in by Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. Teresa Everett, boasts a firefighting career that spans more than 20 years. She most recently served as Fire Chie…

April 17, 2012 10:28 am
City of Gary to enforce curfew ordinance beginning Sunday

City of Gary to enforce curfew ordinance beginning Sunday

GARY | The Gary Police Department will begin enforcing the Curfew Ordinance of the City of Gary beginning Sunday, April 15.

April 12, 2012 5:25 pm
Allegiant Air | Karen Freeman-Wilson

Allegiant Air | Karen Freeman-Wilson

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson greets customers during Allegiant's inaugural flight ceremony.

February 16, 2012 10:25 am
Gary, Airport and Tourism officials gather for Allegiant Inaugural Flight

Gary, Airport and Tourism officials gather for Allegiant Inaugural Flight

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, Deputy Mayor Delvert Cole and Councilman Ronier Scott joined Gary/Chicago International Airport representatives at a press conference celebrating the inaugural flight of Allegiant Airlines.

February 16, 2012 10:14 am
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to deliver State of the City Address Feb. 23

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson to deliver State of the City Address Feb. 23

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has scheduled her first State of the City Address at 11:30 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 23, at the Genesis Convention Center.

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Mayor swears in police chief, public safety director and health commissioner

Mayor swears in police chief, public safety director and health commissioner

GARY | A host of city, elected and law enforcement officials gathered today in the Community Room of Gary's Public Safety Facility as Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson performed the formal swearing-in of the city's newly appointed Police Chief Wade Ingram, Public Safety Director Col. Richard Ligon …

January 27, 2012 9:38 am Related

Snow Zone Parking Guidelines Will Be Enforced

GARY | A winter storm advisory has been issued for Northwest Indiana beginning mid-morning Fri. Jan. 20 and lasting through early Sat. Jan. 21.

January 20, 2012 10:47 am
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