A move to pay consultants who arranged a 40-year privatization deal at Gary/Chicago International Airport up to $2 million is raising questions among industry experts and others.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Friday sent a strong message to state legislators that proceeds from closing a tax loophole should go to local communities and be used for mass transit, including buses.
Lincoln has always made sophisticated looking vehicles, and with the 2014 MKX there is no difference. This boldly designed crossover is a perfect ride to take the family or friends on a road trip. Even if you aren’t into road trips it is stil…
The Gary Public Transportation Corp. board by a vote of 5-0 on Thursday approved a new bus route in Hammond, which will pick up riders left stranded when the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority went out of business two years ago.
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Indiana's leading advocacy group for passenger rail is changing its name to boost its efforts to support projects such as the South Shore expansion and Amtrak's Hoosier State route.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen four investment teams as finalists to make final bids to design, build and operate the Indiana portion of the Illiana Expressway.
Impala – a single word that spins memories for five generations of Chevrolet owners enters its 10th generation on America’s roads.
Webb Hyundai of Highland was recently recognized for achieving the highest customer service satisfaction index rating for the fourth quarter of 2013 in the company’s Central Region that stretches from Northwest Indiana through Illinois and in…
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will tell the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of expanding the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at its noon luncheon March 19 at Ameristar Casino, in East Chicago.
Infiniti is known for their outstanding luxury and comfort, and they didn’t change a thing when they started thinking up the 2014 QX50. The QX50 has four different model choices, from the standard to the Journey AWD. Infiniti has combined com…
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is considering using its taxpayer-financed Airport Development Zone fund to pay consultants who arranged the 40-year privatization deal signed last month.
A new collaboration among Northwest Indiana young leadership groups has put out a call to action to expand the South Shore line, and a host of local businesses, universities and organizations have joined the Emerging Leaders Network in its cause.
To deliver bouquets in and around Washington, D.C., Karin's Florist has two big vans, two small ones and a boxy little wagon that's clinging to life.
Car shopping is a numbers game, but few motorists know what a vehicle’s specifications really mean
Though automakers continue to produce a plethora of higher-performance models across virtually their entire model lines, car buyers are nonetheless becoming increasingly willing to pay higher prices for models that deliver more mpg instead of mph.
Q: We’ve been trying to impress on our son the importance of being much less sloppy when he’s jumpstarting his friends’ cars. He’s not especially detail oriented, and we’ve told him it’s possible to injure himself or someone else badly if he …
The sportiest car in Toyota's Scion family, the 2014 FR-S, is a fun-to-drive, four-cylinder, rear-wheel drive coupe that looks more expensive than its $25,455 starting price tag.
Designed as the “Ultimate Family Adventure Vehicle” and boasting the highest EPA-rated fuel economy any eight-passenger family SUV, the award-winning Honda Pilot is back for 2014 and goes on sale today with a manufacturer’s suggested retail p…
Bring the whole family along, wherever you may be going. Chevrolet says that the Traverse is a mid-size SUV that brings drivers all of the amenities you could want in a vehicle, and some you wouldn’t expect. With seating for up to 8 and class…
CROWN POINT | Public officials made it known local emergency responders will need help if the Illiana Expressway is built.
The $4 million in annual savings expected from a legislative plan to close a Lake County tax loophole may be used to fund expanding the South Shore Line.
Boosters of allowing bicycles on South Shore trains rolled a bit closer to their goal Thursday when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission authorized spending $205,000 to study how that can be done.
Many of the area’s vehicle dealerships are members of the Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association, an organization of approximately 25 dealer members and 20 associate members, committed to charity throughout our region.
A hearing on the proposed Cline Avenue Bridge on Wednesday within 1 mile of the demolished structure showed the same divisions remain when it comes to its planned replacement.
No wonder it seems like traffic is getting worse. According to an analysis conducted by Experian Automotive in Schaumburg, IL, the number of cars and light duty trucks on the road increased to 247.9 million at midyear 2013, which is the highe…
Choosing a model that can run farther on a tank of gas – or one that can avoid the pump altogether – can help save cash and the environment.
Q: We’re looking at the 2014 Jeep Cherokee, and we’re enthusiastic about it, but we’re afraid that all the bad press about the redesign will spoil its resale value in five or six years. What do you think?
Residents living along the planned route of the Illiana Expressway are growing more concerned as drill rigs and surveyors make appearances on properties and states prepare to round up final approvals.
The private investment group that owns the former Cline Avenue Bridge right-of-way anticipates beginning construction of a new toll bridge this year, according to a top area planner.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., will be keynote speaker at a forum to promote the extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at the Avalon Manor, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on March 10.
Kia once stood in the shadows while other auto manufacturers brought exciting vehicle designs to market.
When Dave Shafer was appointed to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission in 1992, people were talking about traffic congestion on the Borman Expressway.
Local automotive repair service centers report an increase in business due to pothole ravaged roads and frigid weather-related issues.
DETROIT (AP) — General Motors is recalling almost 780,000 older-model compact cars in North America because a faulty ignition switch can shut off the engines without warning and cause crashes.
A U.S. Coast Guard cutter made its way south on Lake Michigan this week to break up ice in Burns Harbor, to ensure lake freighters and barges can continue to come into the port.
SCHERERVILLE | South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos offered a strong defense of moving the South Shore Air Show to Fair Oaks Farms before the Lake County Advancement Committee on Friday.
Subaru’s 2014 Forester is designed with features important to drivers, from fuel efficiency to cargo space and everything in between. It is perfect for all seasons with the all-wheel drive for the winter, and the available cargo space for the…
DYER | Dyer Town Council members on Thursday heard a wide range of opinions on extending the South Shore commuter rail line to their suburban community of 16,400 people.
The 2014 Kia Forte sedan is a stylish and roomier-than-expected four-door car that's longer and wider than its predecessor and offers features not usually found in affordable cars in the segment.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. General Manager Daryl Lampkins has submitted his resignation after being offered a top executive post at the Maryland Transit Administration.
Here’s yet another one of cartoon character George Jetson’s gadgets come to life: the flying car. While it won’t fold up into a briefcase once the driver has arrived at his or her destination, the recently unveiled SkyRunner can nonetheless t…
Turbocharged, supercharged, diesel and electric powerplants dominate the list of ‘best new-car engines’ for 2014.
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