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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
Unveiling ceremony commemorates Gary's historic streetcar line

Unveiling ceremony commemorates Gary's historic streetcar line

GARY | The City of Gary and the Indiana Department of Transportation teamed up today to commemorate the city’s historic streetcar rail line with the unveiling of a historic marker at the corner of 5th Avenue and Broadway, on the very thoroughfare where streetcars used to travel during the fi…

September 25, 2013 5:55 pm Photos

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Gary Police Department welcomes additions to K-9 Unit

Gary Police Department welcomes additions to 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 19, 2013 1:34 pm Photos

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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
Mayor appoints four to Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority, welcomes Lake Co. appointee

Mayor appoints four to Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority, welcomes Lake Co. appointee

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson today announced four appointments to the board of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority and welcomed the new appointment of Lake County’s representative on the board.

September 06, 2013 3:11 pm Photos

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Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson reflects on 50th anniversary of the March on Washington

GARY | “Today, we commemorate the March on Washington, an event symbolic of a movement that changed this country and the entire world. As I reflect on this day in history and Dr. Martin King Jr.'s key role in this march, movement and the transformation of our country, I am moved by how far w…

September 06, 2013 2:49 pm
Urban Entrepreneur Initiative launches in Gary

Urban Entrepreneur Initiative launches in Gary

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined two business partners and the Gary Chamber of Commerce in launching the Urban Entrepreneur Initiative on Aug. 22. Thanks to this partnership, a total of 1,000 Gary small business owners will receive free training and accounting assistance.

September 06, 2013 1:59 pm Photos

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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…

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Gary enterts into partnership agreeement with HUD

GARY | In an effort to restore public confidence and accountability to the Gary, Indiana Housing Authority (GHA), the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development announced pm Aug. 1 a mutual agreement with the City to work together to reverse years of financial mismanagement, improve ph…

August 08, 2013 12:27 pm
Mayor announces Independence Day parade winners

Mayor announces Independence Day parade winners

GARY | On July 25, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson announced the winners of the city’s 2013 Independence Day Parade. The awards ceremony took place at City Hall.First, second, and third place winners were awarded trophies for the best decorated floats, vehicles, walking units, and musical marchin…

August 08, 2013 12:15 pm Photos

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Gary mayor and superintendent of Gary schools discuss education reform with U.S. Secretary of Education

GARY | Recently, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Gary Schools Superintendent Dr. Cheryl Pruitt joined U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, other mayors and school superintendents in Washington, DC, to discuss partnership opportunities between cities and the U.S. Department of Education to…

July 31, 2013 6:09 pm

EPA, HUD, DOT and City of Gary Kick Off Partnership for Sustainable Communities Redevelopment Initiative

GARY | Leaders from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, and the U.S. Department of Transportation today joined Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson at the Genesis Convention Center in Gary, Indiana, to announce a new redevelopment initiative …

July 23, 2013 2:37 pm

NISource executive to lead public-private partnership committee

GARY | Nathaniel T. Williams, president of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority today announced the appointment of Carrie J. Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer of NiSource Inc., as the new chair of the airport’s ad hoc committee exploring a public-private …

July 23, 2013 2:27 pm
City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

City of Gary recognized at White House for Let's Move Program

GARY | First Lady Michelle Obama hosted a special event Wednesday at the White House for local elected officials and representatives whose cities and towns are participating in the Let’s Move! Cities, Towns and Counties Initiative. The City of Gary was among the cities represented. Gary Hous…

July 11, 2013 1:24 pm Photos

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Gary Animal Control Division releases contingency plan

GARY | In mid-June, a petition was launched on Change.org suggesting that the City of Gary’s Animal Control facility and services be transferred to Lake County Animal Control. In light of the claims raised by concerned citizens, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson issued a statement and shared that a…

July 05, 2013 1:38 pm
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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City of Gary, Schools and NIPSCO Join Together to Offer Cooling Centers

GARY | In collaboration with the City of Gary and NIPSCO, the Gary Community School Corporation is providing additional cooling centers to support Gary families who have been affected by power outages. There will be cold water available at each site.

June 25, 2013 2:53 pm
Mayor Freeman-Wilson announces Dollar Home Program

Mayor Freeman-Wilson announces Dollar Home Program

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Community Development Director Arlene Colvin outlined the guidelines for the City’s updated version of the Dollar Home Program on June 3. Known for its wide appeal in the 1980s and 90s, the Dollar Home Program was developed by HUD to combat home abandonm…

June 06, 2013 4:12 pm Photos

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Neighborhood Revitalization Project kicks off

Neighborhood Revitalization Project kicks off

GARY | On May 30, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and 4th District Councilwoman Carolyn Rogers announced the launch of the Neighborhood Revitalization Project, an initiative that has taken shape with the help of University of Chicago graduate students, the City of Gary department heads, the Gary …

June 06, 2013 3:44 pm Photos

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Mayor Freeman-Wilson Recognizes National EMS Week with proclamation ceremony

Mayor Freeman-Wilson Recognizes National EMS Week with proclamation ceremony

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson assembled a host of Gary EMS workers and Gary Fire Department staff at city Hall to read a proclamation recognizing EMS Week in the City of Gary on Wednesday.

May 24, 2013 12:43 pm
New $11.6M airport road overpass named for Tuskegee airman, Gary leader Quentin P. Smith

New $11.6M airport road overpass named for Tuskegee airman, Gary leader Quentin P. Smith

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined the board of directors of The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority and other city and regional dignitaries today to dedicate the new $11.6 million Airport Road overpass in honor of World War II Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith, long-time …

May 14, 2013 3:40 pm
Officials mark construction start for Gary Black Oak phase 2 sewer improvement project

Officials mark construction start for Gary Black Oak phase 2 sewer improvement project

GARY | Rep. Peter Visclosky, officials from Gary and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers held a groundbreaking ceremony in Gary on Friday to mark the construction start for the Gary Black Oak phase II sewer improvement project.

May 06, 2013 11:36 am Photos

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City of Gary, Travel Centers of America to partner in bringing new job opportunities to locals

City of Gary, Travel Centers of America to partner in bringing new job opportunities to locals

GARY | On Wednesday, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson hosted a press conference at City Hall to address a topic of great concern – bringing jobs to the city.

April 26, 2013 1:52 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 | On April 17, 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 22, 2013 5:52 pm
Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson officially launches Breakfast with the Mayor in schools

Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson officially launches Breakfast with the Mayor in schools

GARY | On April 12, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson officially launched Breakfast with the Mayor at the Thea Bowman Leadership Academy, 975 W. 6th Ave. in Gary. Students from the Boys to Men Club, Honor Society and Recycling Club joined Freeman-Wilson at the inaugural event.

April 18, 2013 1:50 pm Photos

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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 Gary's Grissom Elementary School

GSA donates laptops to Gary's Grissom Elementary School

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Ann Kalayil, Regional Administrator of the General Services Administration’s 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 aft…

April 11, 2013 2:59 pm Photos

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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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Gary Housing Authority Board names new interim director

Gary Housing Authority Board names new interim director

GARY | The Board of the Directors for the Gary Housing Authority Board named Mary Cossey as Interim Director on March 28. Cossey, who heads the Mayor’s Office of Constituent Services, arrives at GHA with a mission of working with the Board to identify a permanent Executive Director, address …

April 02, 2013 12:47 pm
Gary breaks ground on South Shore Commons project

Gary breaks ground on South Shore Commons project

GARY | The groundbreaking of the South Shore Commons was held Wednesday in the City of Gary. Edgewater Systems and partners will build a 60-unit, two-story permanent supportive housing development on the vacant property located east of Grant St. on 20th Ave., between Lincoln and Pierce stree…

March 29, 2013 2:47 pm Photos

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Gary student leader delivers IASC farewell address; plans major anti-violence march in Gary

Gary student leader delivers IASC farewell address; plans major anti-violence march in Gary

GARY | David King is not your average high school senior. He has already identified his future job – president of the United States - and has gotten his feet wet as the 2012-13 President of the Indiana Association of the Students Councils. He was the first African-American to hold this state…

March 18, 2013 1:14 pm Photos

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Gary, Airport Authority seek public-private partnership to invest in Chicago's third airport, surrounding region

GARY | Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority President Nathaniel Williams in announcing today an intergovernmental agreement to pursue a public-private partnership to invest in Chicago’s third airport and to grow the region’s competiveness in the glob…

February 12, 2013 5:30 pm
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
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