Archive for December, 2012

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson Joins Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel at Press Conference on Assault Weapon Ban

December 20th, 2012

Chicago, IL – 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 Mayors Against Illegal Guns, a coalition of city leaders dedicated to […]


Mayor’s Challenge: 5,000 Attendees at the Globetrotter’s Game!

December 19th, 2012

The Harlem Globetrotters are dribbling to Gary and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will suit up and challenge them if enough people come to the game.  During the Mayor’s City of Gary program on WLTH 1370AM she announced, “If we get 5,000 people at the Genesis Convention Center for the Harlem Globetrotters game on Jan 23 at […]


Gary Mayor Greets Carolers at City Hall Then Learns of Connecticut School Tragedy

December 14th, 2012

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 students were also joined by their principal, Dr. Vercena Stewart and […]


Gary’s Mayor and Community Leaders Participate on Call with President Obama

December 13th, 2012

 On December 12, 2012, the President of the United States Barack Obama invited city mayors to participate in a conference call regarding the fiscal cliff. Among the participants were Gary’s Mayor, Karen Freeman-Wilson and a host of other community leaders who listened from City Hall’s Gary Room. The President wanted to encourage community leaders to […]



December 12th, 2012

 Marquette Park Pavilion will host its Annual Holiday Shopping Bazaar on Thursday, December 13 through Saturday December 15 from 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. Last minute shoppers are encouraged to support local and regional business owners from our community. A variety of merchandise including arts & crafts, homemade desserts, jewelry, novels, clothing and more will be awaiting […]



December 12th, 2012

  The City of Gary and Park Department invite the public to an official grand opening of Marquette Park Pavilion, one of our newest community development projects. Festivities will be held on Thursday December 13, 2012 at Marquette Park Pavilion 1 North Grand Boulevard Gary, Indiana beginning at 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The event […]


IU Northwest, Gary PD announce Citizens’ Police Academy

December 10th, 2012

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 on the Indiana University Northwest campus. The police departments are collaborating to […]


Gary Mayor and Councilwoman earn appointments from National League of Cities

December 10th, 2012

Gary is getting fantastic national recognition, thanks to two of its leading female elected officials. Third District Councilwoman Mary Brown will be leading a prestigious national committee, and Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson will get to serve on the committee’s board of directors as well. Both women were elected to positions recently within the National League of Cities, a […]


Trash Collection Bid: Public Forum

December 3rd, 2012

TRASH COLLECTION BID: PUBLIC FORUM Starting January 2nd, 2013, The City of Gary will be utilizing the company Waste Management to be the only trash services provider for the community. This was the topic of the City’s December 3 Public Forum. The new bid will cost each household unit $14.40, that’s less than the current […]




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