Gary man plans to walk to Indianapolis in support of medical marijuana

Government officials in and around Gary know of Jim Nowacki, a one-time Chicago resident who now lives in Gary and is oftentimes a government critic.

But by sometime next week, Nowacki expects to be in Indianapolis, lobbying for medical marijuana in the Statehouse.

Nowacki, who does not own an automobile and is often seen walking from place to place in Gary, said he plans to make the trip to Indianapolis on foot.

Planning on a pace of about 30 miles per day, Nowacki, 62, said he will leave the former downtown Gary office building of the Northern Indiana Public Service Co. on Broadway more at