Gary is a city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana in the suburbs of Chicago, Illinois. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 102,746. It borders Lake Michigan and is known for its large steel mills, emissions from which are often visible from Chicago across the lake. In the Chicagoland area, Gary is often reputed to have a distinctive odor due to its pollution, and is the target of many jokes and comments. The large sign upon entering Gary from the west on Interstate 90-- "THE GARY SEWAGE TREATMENT DISTRICT WELCOMES YOU"-- does little to discourage these jokes. In 2004, Gary was awarded the title of "America's Third Most Dangerous City" by the Morgan Quinto Corporation.
Web Sites and Links
City of GaryOfficial municipal web site.
Gary - America's Magic Industrial CityChristopher Meyer aims to preserve, and disseminate information relating to the architectural history of Gary, Indiana.
Gary Chamber of CommerceProvides area information and membership directory.
Post-TribuneNews, sports, classifieds, opinion, entertainment, features.