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Obama landing gave Gary airport big lift

President Obama's landing and takeoff last week at Gary/Chicago International Airport gave the airport a brief spot in the national limelight and a chance to show the world what it can do.

October 06, 2014 6:15 pm

Illinois officials pitch South Suburban Airport

TINLEY PARK | Illinois officials did their best Tuesday to convince investors and others of the commitment to building a South Suburban Airport at an industry forum at the Tinley Park Convention Center.

September 23, 2014 6:00 pm

Visclosky announces airport grants

Porter County Regional Airport has received a key federal grant that will allow reconstruction of its main runway, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced Monday.

September 22, 2014 2:28 pm

Rail projects rolling at Gary airport

More railroad projects are underway at Gary/Chicago International Airport to clear the way for the main runway expansion, with the key one still on schedule for completion by November.

September 22, 2014 1:52 pm
Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

Gary airport approves borrowing up to $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday voted 5-0 to borrow up to $35 million, which financial advisers say will close the last funding gap in its runway expansion project.

July 28, 2014 3:30 pm

AvPorts wants Customs station, passengers at Gary

Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator wants to land a U.S. Customs station and is emphasizing the airport remains in the game for commercial airlines and charters.

July 28, 2014 3:19 pm

Fuel plant fuels airport development controversy

Some people question why Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private developer was allowed to meet its first $10 million investment benchmark with a development that has nothing to do with aviation or the airport.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority sought to fend off an inquiry into a possible violation of Indiana's Open Door law when it shut the public out of an April 23 meeting by arguing that no such meeting occurred.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related

Gary airport takes step toward borrowing $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday took the first step toward borrowing $35 million to help pay for its $166 million runway expansion project.

June 23, 2014 4:15 pm
Residents want local jobs to take flight at airport

Residents want local jobs to take flight at airport

GARY | A debate on who will get any new jobs generated at Gary/Chicago International Airport continued Wednesday night at a public forum on the public-private partnership agreement recently forged there.

April 23, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary airport staff interviewing for their jobs

GARY | Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator AvPorts will begin interviews of all airport staff this week in preparation for decisions on hiring to be made in the coming weeks.

April 14, 2014 2:00 pm
Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Gary airport adviser fees having bumpy ride

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.

March 08, 2014 12:00 pm

Gary airport operator hunts for general manager

Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator is already talking to prospects for the post of airport manager and plans to have someone on the job by the end of March at the latest.

February 10, 2014 4:00 pm

New Gary airport operator says expansion a priority

The stalled Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion could get a renewed push as a new private operator takes over at the the airport.

February 09, 2014 10:30 pm

Consultant tab for airport deal has no takers

A consultants tab that could approach $1 million for the privatization of Gary/Chicago International Airport so far has no takers.

December 23, 2013 4:30 pm
Privatization deal lands at Gary airport

Privatization deal lands at Gary airport

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.

December 09, 2013 3:00 pm

Gary runway extension getting mistake-proofed

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.

November 25, 2013 2:40 pm Related

Gary airport sics another legal team on railroads

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.

November 25, 2013 2:00 pm

Pence taps 'blue ribbon' panel to set state infrastructure goals

INDIANAPOLIS | Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Mike Pence created a "blue ribbon" panel Thursday to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports.

October 10, 2013 2:30 pm
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