Indiana's top education official proposed Thursday that the state assume control of four troubled high schools and a middle school in what would be the state's first takeover of underperforming public schools under a 1999 law.Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said he had mixed emotio
One of the nation’s largest railroad companies is expanding in Northwest Indiana, a shift that comes at the expense of rail jobs in Illinois. CN announced Wednesday that it will invest $165 million to expand the Kirk Rail Yard in rail in Gary, Indiana, over the next three years.
Most people look to have a personal relationship with a doctor and want to appear as a whole person, not just a collection of ailments to be fixed. But ironically, most med schools require coursework that’s impersonal, especially in classes where students examine donated cadavers. A handfu
Cities and towns of every size and scope are scrambling to make ends meet lately. Some are raising property taxes to pay for services, things like keeping cops on the beat and educating kids. Gary, Indiana, is in that situation, but it’s in a tangle.
Pop star Michael Jackson spent just five years of his life in Gary, Indiana, but two years after his death the town is still celebrating his entire career.Performers, vendors and fans are likely to be on hand Saturday at Jackson's boyhood home: a white, one-story house at 23rd and Jackson.
Between 400 and 450 public school teachers in Gary, Indiana, are facing unemployment this fall. The Gary Community School District mailed layoff notices to the teachers last week.Gary Teachers Union Local 4 President Carlos Tolliver said he was expecting some layoffs because the district is lik
Longtime Gary City Councilman Roy Pratt says Gary, Indiana, needs to move one of its two casino boats to a more competitive location — and it needs to do so soon.Pratt says he’s concerned that Chicago and a southern suburb could line up their own casinos soon, and Gary’s current gambling operations