Fund Established In Memory Of Gary Police Officer

July 12th, 2014

A memorial account has been established through the Gary FOP for anyone interested in making donations to the Jeff Westerfield family. Donations can be deposited at any BMO Harris bank under the Gary FOP Lodge 61 Memorial Fund for Jeff Westerfield. Anyone not able to locate a BMO Harris near them can mail donations to: [...]


City Announces Requests for Bids

July 30th, 2014

Notice to Bidders The City of Gary Redevelopment Commission will receive sealed bids from Monday, August 4, 2014 beginning at 9:00 a.m. until August 6, 2014 at 3:30 p.m. at its office at 839 Broadway, Suite 200, Gary, Indiana 46402 for the purchase of the real estate hereinafter described: 3333 Grant Street, Gary, Indiana 46408 [...]



July 29th, 2014

The Gary Youth Services Bureau is excited to announce that beginning Monday September 29, 2014 there will be something for youth in Gary to do year round.   Director Ken Patrick Barry in partnership with the Superintendent of Public Parks Lori Latham has created multi-site out of school time programs for youth ages 4 to [...]


City of Gary Officials Announce $6.4 Million Citywide Street Paving Project

July 28th, 2014

Gary, IND. – The City of Gary Public Board of Works has announced plans to pave 55 streets this summer.   “After such a rough winter, potholes have been a huge concern, not to mention the abundance of streets that have been in need of repair for years,” said Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson. “I am [...]


Gary Native Earns Jay-Z Scholarship

July 25th, 2014

Earlier this week, Gary native Amber McKinstry received notification that she had been selected to receive the Shawn Carter Scholarship. McKinstry was selected amongst a competitive and compelling nationwide pool of applicants as a Shawn Carter Scholar for the 2014-2015 academic year.  She will receive a $1500 scholarship award from the Shawn Carter Foundation.  This [...]


Video: ABC 7 Windy City Live features City of Gary’s Jackson Street of Dreams & Mayor Freeman-Wilson

July 25th, 2014

Below,  watch City of Gary’s Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson share her passion for Gary, IN and discuss upcoming events to celebrate the life of Michael Jackson. Mayor Freeman Wilson also discusses the City’s recent development, Jackson Street of Dreams…. Read more here: GROUNDBREAKING: NEW HOMES AND REHABS SLATED FOR THE CORRIDOR NEAR MICHAEL JACKSON’S CHILDHOOD HOME


Video: Inside Indiana Business – Gary Mayor Discusses Revitalization Efforts

July 25th, 2014

Click the image below to watch Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson discuss City of Gary’s Revitalization Efforts on Inside Indiana Business with Gerry Dick.    


Next Week in Gary July 26 – Aug 2, 2014

July 25th, 2014

Please spread the word about the following events taking place next week in the Steel City. The City of Gary has a Facebook page! Please friend us using keyword: Team Gary Indiana and follow us on Twitter @TeamGaryIndiana. Updates can also be found on the City of Gary’s website at, where you can also [...]


Charges Filed in Gary Police Officer Homicide Case

July 24th, 2014

Crown Point, IND. – Earlier today, Lake County Sheriff John Buncich announced that charges had been filed against Carl Blount, 25, in the murder of Gary Police Officer Jeff Westerfield. Westerfield, 47, was a 19-year veteran of the force and well-liked by his colleagues. He was shot and killed on Gary’s west side in the [...]


Gary Mayor to appear on Chicago’s Windy City Live – Wed., July 23, 2014

July 22nd, 2014

Watch Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson discuss City of Gary’s upcoming events and more on Windy City Live, Wednesday, July 23, 2014!  


Participate in Gary’s National Night Out

July 21st, 2014

Come and join us in remembering Gary Police Officer Jeffrey Westerfield, with food, games, crime awareness information, and more. National Night Out will be held on, Tuesday, August 5 at Froebel Park (15th and Madison St.) from 6:00p.m. – 9:00p.m. Learn how to get involved and help fight crime as well as enjoy a fun night out [...]




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