City of Gary – October 2014 Events

October 1st, 2014

  There are many events happening around the City of Gary during the month of October. Be sure to mark your calendars and “Like” City of Gary’s Team Gary Indiana Facebook Fan Page for Event Flyers and other news updates! City of Gary is also on Twitter @TeamGaryIndiana.   Post by Team Gary, Indiana.     October 1 [...]


City to Dedicate GLOW Run/Walk 5K for Domestic Violence to 7 Victims

October 21st, 2014

Mayor to dedicate upcoming GLOW Run/Walk for Domestic Violence to 7 victims Weeks ago, the City of Gary announced plans for an Oct. 22nd GLOW Run/Walk 5k in remembrance of victims of Domestic Violence. In light of recent events, Mayor Freeman-Wilson has decided to dedicate the Run/Walk to the memory of the 7 victims and [...]


City of Gary Mayor and Police Chief to Host Press Conference Today at 5p.m. (CST) at City Hall

October 21st, 2014

In an effort to keep residents informed of the safety measures being taken, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and Police Chief Larry McKinley will host a press conference today, (Oct. 21) at 5:00p.m. at Gary City Hall, 401 Broadway, 2nd Floor, Gary Room. The following topics will be discussed:   -          Gary Police Department Public safety measures -          abandon structure [...]



October 21st, 2014

Abandoned Buildings Searched by Dogs to Clear for Board-up and Demolition   Gary, IND. –  While Lake County law enforcement officials make preparations for a court appearance some time tomorrow by accused serial killer Darren Deon Vann, the Gary Police Department continues to escalate its investigation of the locations where the six bodies were found in [...]



October 20th, 2014

Mayor Speaks to Removal of Abandoned Buildings; Assures Residents of Gary’s Focus SEE MAYOR’S MESSAGE TO GARY RESIDENTS HERE: Gary, IND. – Earlier today, charges were filed by Hammond, Ind. police against 43-year-old Gary resident Darren Deon Vann for the murder of Afrika Hardy as well murder in the perpetration of a robbery and robbery [...]


Apply Now to the Knight Cities Challenge!

October 20th, 2014

What’s your best idea to make Gary more successful? The Knight Cities Challenge is now open for applications asking people to submit ideas that address the question: What’s your best idea to make cities more successful? The challenge is offering a share of $5 million for new ideas to make the 26 communities where Knight invests more vibrant places [...]


ECIER Foundation Delivers Entrepreneurial Experience to Area Youth; Indy Eleven Soccer Team & Keystone Construction Owner Hosts Group in Indianapolis

October 17th, 2014

INDIANAPOLIS (Saturday, October 11, 2014) – Indy Eleven Professional Soccer Owner and Keystone Construction CEO Ersal Ozdemir shared his story of entrepreneurial success with the next generation of entrepreneurs from the ECIER Foundation.   Thanks to the generosity of BMO Harris Bank, approximately 20 students representing the JWA Boys & Girls Club in Gary, several Gary [...]


Support Domestic Violence Awareness by participating in Gary’s “Glow Run/Walk”

October 16th, 2014

According to the Indiana Coalition Against Domestic Violence, 45 women, ranging in ages from 19 to 63 died as result of domestic violence during July 1 through June 30, 2014. However, domestic violence victims are not exclusively female. In fact, domestic violence affects men as well, of all ages and ethnic backgrounds. In order to [...]


IU Northwest, three police agencies, U.S. Attorney’s Office to collaborate on reducing gun violence; Department of Justice awards agencies with $300,000 grant as part of Project Safe Neighborhoods Initiative

October 15th, 2014

(Gary, IN) – As part of its Project Safe Neighborhoods (PSN) initiative, the U.S. Department of Justice has awarded $300,000 jointly to Indiana University Northwest and the police departments of Gary, East Chicago and South Bend. Established in 2001 in order to reduce gun violence by implementing data-driven violence reduction strategies in communities, PSN encourages [...]


Stewart Settlement House State Historic Marker Dedication

October 15th, 2014

The public is invited to join Gary Christ United Methodist Church, the Stewart House Urban Farm and Garden, Indiana Landmarks and the Indiana Historical Bureau for the dedication and unveiling of a new Indiana historical marker.  The contribution of African Americans in Gary during the early 20th century will be recognized with the marker commemorating [...]


Knight Cities Challenge: What’s your best idea to make the City of Gary more successful?

October 14th, 2014

There’s no denying the City Of Gary is on the upswing, and everyone is feeling it. But what’s behindGary’s revival, and what can we do to maintain, support and expand this transformation? How do we ensure Gary continues to become a more vibrant place to live and work? These are questions that the John S. and [...]




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