Karen Freeman-Wilson

Railroad Crossing

Freight Rail Cutting Off Emergency Vehicles In Part Of Gary, Ind.

Nearly six months ago, crews tore out and began rebuilding the overpass drivers used to get around four sets of tracks that cross Lake Street. CBS 2′s Pamela Jones reports.

10/24/2014

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

Gary Seeks State Police Help To Curb Murders

Gary has been waiting for an answer from the state of Indiana about whether help will be sent in to curb a wave of violence, but Governor Mike Pence says he needs more information.

07/19/2013

Former Mayor Richard M. Daley talks about his first year of retirement, after speaking at a trade show at the Merchandise Mart on June 11, 2012. Daley left office in May 2011, after 22 years as mayor of Chicago. (Credit: CBS)

Daley, Freeman-Wilson Team Up For U Of C Public Policy Program

Former Chicago Mayor Richard Daley and a group of University of Chicago graduate students he now teaches are reaching across the state line to help the battered steel town of Gary, Ind.

WBBM Newsradio–09/25/2012

Karen Freeman-Wilson, mayor of Gary, Ind. (CBS File Photo)

New Gary Mayor Introduces Public Safety Team

Gary’s new mayor is pledging to put the brakes on a growing number of burglaries in the city. That’s just one item on Karen Freeman-Wilson’s “to-do” list after taking office as Gary’s first female mayor.

CBS 2–01/04/2012

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Freeman-Wilson Discusses Vision For Future Of Gary, Ind.

She’s got a Harvard law degree and served as Indiana’s attorney general, but Karen Freeman-Wilson is about take on her toughest challenge yet as the newly-elected mayor of Gary, Ind.

CBS 2–11/16/2011

Karen Freeman-Wilson

Freeman-Wilson Wins Handily In Race For Gary Mayor

Voters in Gary have elected their first woman mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/09/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Gary Residents To Select New Mayor

Municipal elections are being held Tuesday in several Indiana towns and cities, including Gary, which could see its first woman mayor.

CBS Chicago–11/08/2011

A voter casts a ballot during early voting. (AP Photo)

Gary May Soon Have First Black Female Mayor In State

The primary election for mayor in Gary, Ind., Tuesday has set the stage for possible Indiana election history.

CBS Chicago–05/04/2011