Karen Freeman-Wilson

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman Wilson discusses a job fair for Edsal Furniture, a manufacturing company bringing 300 new jobs to  the struggling northwest Indiana city. (Credit: WBBM)

Hundreds Line Up At Gary Job Fair As Furniture Manufacturer Opens New Plant

Edsal, a Chicago-based industrial furniture manufacturing company, has announced plans to open a facility Gary, bringing 300 much-needed jobs to the struggling town in northwest Indiana.

05/08/2015

Despite efforts to beautify Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary still resembles a ghost town with its abandoned stores and little pedestrian and automobile traffic. (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Gary Survey Finds 6,300 Vacant Homes; 550 Vacant Businesses

The city of Gary has completed a long project to survey the state of housing and other buildings, and found many are in very bad shape.

02/18/2015

A Gary, Indiana resident passes a row of abandoned storefronts on Broadway Street in the old downtown section of Gary.  America's former murder capital, 02 March 2001. The old (Photo credit should read SCOTT OLSON/AFP/Getty Images)

Feds Award $500K Grant To Gary For Neighborhood Redevelopment Plan

The city plans to use the grant to attract even more investments through a hyper-local approach to addressing problems in the University Park East neighborhood,

01/16/2015

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