The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday voted in favor of the Illiana Expressway by a 76-20 weighted vote, waving th…
Members of a public-private partnership committee at the authority's regular meeting Monday briefed members on a contract for airport developm…
People who build roads and people who might lose their homes to a road started arriving in the subzero temperatures at Portage's Woodland Park one hour before a Thursday meeting that would determine the future for both.
General Motors picked Mary Barra, its product development chief and a 33-year company veteran, as its next CEO. Barra will become the first female head of a major U.S. car company.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Thursday voted in favor of the Illiana Expressway by a 76-20 weighted vote, waving through a massive road building project that could get underway as soon as 2015.
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Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. declared he will vote against the proposed Illiana Expressway when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission takes its decisive vote on the expressway Thursday.
The Gary Jet Center is suing the former Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority, alleging it schemed to give unfair competitive advantages to a prominent Chicago real estate firm and ultimately shortchange taxpayers.
Members of a public-private partnership committee at the authority's regular meeting Monday briefed members on a contract for airport development and another for airport operations.
On Thursday, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will hold a crucial vote on the Illiana Expressway.
Local officials from across the region are set to decide this week on a proposal to build the first new stretch of interstate expressway in the region in four decades.
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Designers at Ford Motor Co. went through thousands of sketches and 15 clay models to arrive at the 2015 Mustang. The new Mustang is lower and wider than its predecessor, but with elements that recall the original pony car from 1964, including…
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
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HAMMOND | Two major north-south routes will be back to normal soon, relieving region residents who endured detours for months.
PORTAGE │ After a lengthy process, a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee on Wednesday decided it couldn’t come to a consensus on whether to recommend the proposed Illiana Expressway.
GARY | A failed inspection on Wednesday on the elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station forced both to be taken out of service indefinitely, making the station inaccessible to…
Those hitting the road to visit friends or family need to take the proper precautions to ensure their vehicles are up to the task
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South Lake County residents opposed to the Illiana Expressway picked up a few important allies among representatives of transit agencies and northern communities in Tuesday's vote on the Illiana Expressway.
A key committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday gave a green light to the Illiana Expressway, voting to recommend including the 47-mile expressway in regional transportation plans.
The disability-rights group Everybody Counts is going back to federal court to compel the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to comply with the terms of a 2006 consent decree.
The first step in a two-step process toward approving the Illiana Expressway will take place Tuesday when a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee votes on the controversial bi-state project.
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General Motors’ Buick Division reinvents the image of its century-old brand with design and performance that is wooing younger buyers to the 2014 Buick Regal.
The state of Indiana may pay upfront costs of as much as $110 million for the Illiana Expressway's construction and may make payments of up to $70 million to investors shortly after completion, according to a document provided to regional pla…
A couple months back I wrote about the Mazda6. My mom was in the market for a new vehicle and was a previous owner of a Mazda6, which my sister now owns. She ended up going with an SUV and all my work seemed as though it was for nothing, but …
Northwest Indiana Auto Trade Association, NIATA, will be holding their fall fundraiser this weekend. The sale will be Friday the 29th, Saturday the 30th, and Monday December 2nd. During these three days, $25 from each new and used vehicle sol…
Far too many parents are becoming neglectful when it comes to properly securing infants and children before hitting the road
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The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday issued a mixed verdict on the Illiana Expressway, finding it would meet many of the goals of its long-range plan but fall short on others.
In a cover-up of epic proportions, the Gary/Chicago International Airport is spreading blue tarps over its 1,900-foot runway extension in order to ward off pilots who might mistake it for the end of the main runway.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday authorized the hiring of a second legal team to get railroads out of the way of the $166 million airport expansion.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to open the replacement bridge for the demolished Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond the week of Dec. 9, a few weeks ahead of schedule.
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The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority collected double reimbursements for its $166 million expansion project during 2012 and ended up refunding $10.38 million to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority because of the e…
J. Michael Webb recently expanded his business by purchasing and re-branding the former Bill Jacobs Chevrolet dealership at 16140 South Lincoln Highway in Plainfield. This is the second Chevy store within the Webb Family Auto Group.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has announced the Transportation Policy Committee's Dec. 3 vote on the Illiana Expressway will take place at the Sycamore Room, Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. The meeting s…
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