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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, Day 72: Chanute glider

Wilbur and Orville Wright get credit for the first successful powered flight, at Kitty Hawk, N.C., but Octave Chanute earned accolades, too, for helping the Wrights get it right.

September 15, 2014 12:00 am

Stalled airport expansion may get back in gear

Gary airport officials appear confident they may finally be close to solving the railroad riddle that has bedeviled their $174.1 million runway expansion project for years.

August 25, 2014 6:00 pm
The sky's the limit

The sky's the limit

August 19, 2014 9:00 pm Photos

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Gary airport settles in prime tenant's lawsuit

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority settled a lawsuit accusing previous members of favoring a real estate baron's new business over a longtime airport tenant.

August 07, 2014 11:30 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
World record flyer lands in LaPorte

World record flyer lands in LaPorte

LAPORTE | CarolAnn Garrartt started piloting small airplanes as a hobby, though not one that would allow her to see the world. 

July 27, 2014 10:00 pm

Gary airport expansion delayed again

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion project will again miss a deadline for completion, with construction of the runway extension now projected to stretch into next year.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm
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
Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

Octogenarian continues to take to the skies

LAPORTE - Walter "Bud" Ledgerwood is still flying high at age 85.

June 21, 2014 5:30 pm

Airport privatization advisers may not get paid

Three advisers lauded by city and airport leaders for landing a 40-year privatization deal at Gary/Chicago International Airport may not get paid for their nine months of work on the project.

March 10, 2014 2:45 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
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

Fifteen years after the Federal Aviation Administration set a 2015 deadline for longer runway safety areas at airports nationwide, the task of expanding the main runway at the Gary/Chicago International Airport is nearly complete. It’s been neither easy nor cheap, but major construction proj…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am
Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

GARY | Pollution at the Gary/Chicago International Airport will end up in a landfill in Newton County, after a massive undertaking that will require a fleet of trucks to make three round trips a day. Sixty trucks soon will haul off the worse-than-anticipated ground pollution that has delaye…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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Airport traffic makes tot happy

A plane flies over Hegewisch about every five minutes. If you’ve never spent a Chicago morning watching the sky, listening for that rumble of a jet engine, you’ll just have to trust me. I’m kind of an expert on our city’s flight patterns these days.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am
Gary airport leaders not intimidated by newly funded South Suburban Airport

Gary airport leaders not intimidated by newly funded South Suburban Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority leaders said they aren't intimidated by Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn's signing of a bill that gives the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build a rival airport in Peotone.

July 25, 2013 10:06 am

Tax change should give Indiana airports a boost

Changes in how the state of Indiana taxes aviation fuel and airplane parts could give a big boost to airports throughout the state and especially Northwest Indiana.

July 03, 2013 6:00 am

Investors express interest in Gary airport

Potential investors have different visions for the Gary/Chicago International Airport that include making it a cargo hub or a home for a green jobs training center.

June 21, 2013 6:08 pm
C.P. college student prepares to soar at new speeds in airplane race

C.P. college student prepares to soar at new speeds in airplane race

WEST LAFAYETTE | Amanda Keck’s love of flying soared five years ago during her first flight from Griffith Airport.

June 12, 2013 5:09 pm Related
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