Saturday, February 27, 2021
Councilman Roy Pratt Joining two other officials who attended final council meeting Dec. 15 The political careers of three prominent Gary council members came to an end officially Tuesday, December 15, when Roy Pratt, Ronier Scott and Mildred Shannon, who was absent due to her illness, attended their last Common Council...
CENTIER BANK KICKED off the city’s revitalization efforts in downtown Gary after opening a branch in the historic Gary State Bank building in October. (Photo by Erick Johnson) Program to help rejuvenate the city’s downtown The National Main Street Center, a national organization known for helping transform towns across America, recently...
Airport Authority celebrates milestones and plans for the future As 2015 draws to a close, Gary/ Chicago International Airport operations are up 13.2 percent and rising from the previous year. The Airport Authority Board on Dec. 14 heard financial and operational updates for the airport in the final month of...
CITY LEADERS FEAR an ordinance that would prohibit residents from wearing sagging pants will open the Gary to lawsuits. Gary officials cautious of legal problems of banning the controversial fashion style The city’s proposal to prohibit residents from wearing their pants below the waistline is up for redesign. On December 17, the...
Larry Webb continues to use the former Beckman Middle School he purchased as storage housing for his fleet of school and coach buses despite the objection of some surrounding neighbors. (Photo by Ted Brown) Neighbors in the area of the once-closed Beckman Middle School have a problem with a local...
Governor Mike Pence wants to widen Interstate 65 in Lake County to three lanes in each direction from Merrillville south to at least State Road 2 (Exit 240) near Lowell. Governor Mike Pence announced recently plans to widen Interstate 65 in Lake County to three lanes in each direction...
Linda Figg and Mayor Anthony Copeland Recently there was a presentation by the Figg Bridge Group to the East ChicagoPlanning Commission about the new facility that will be constructed for the Cline Avenue Bridge coming soon. The facility will cost over one million dollars to construct and will be built...
Governor Mike Pence “Any assertion that today’s Senate vote will repeal HIP 2.0 is simply not true and is a shameful scare tactic being used for political gain that only serves to needlessly scare Hoosiers about losing their health care.” Spokesman Matt Lloyd for Gov-ernor Mike Pence issued a recent statement...
In an effort to help public housing and Housing Choice Voucher residents in Indiana find jobs and improve their education, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) recently awarded $1.2 million to housing agencies across the state through the Family Self-SufficiencyProgram (FSS). HUD’s FSS Program promotes the development...
THE B. COLEMAN hanger at the Gary/Chicago International Airport was added as part of the facility’s Master Plan in 2001. Officials seeks engineering firm to improve facility Officials from the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority officials said Wed-nesday they are seeking requests for qualifications from firms that might improve the facility. Officials are...