Two events this week show Northwest Indiana isn't satisfied with the status quo. It's moving forward, and everyone should get on board with these two movements.
On one side of the border is a sprawling 488-mile commuter rail system with 11 separate tentacles connecting Chicago's Loop with some of the Midwest's most affluent communities.
If the much-ballyhooed Porter County Jobs Cabinet report had a soundtrack, it most likely would include "Dust in the Wind" by Kansas. Just change the lyrics to "Dust on the Shelf."
The Illiana Expressway wasn't the only major issue on which the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission voiced its support Thursday. The commission also supported the push to expand South Shore service and to fully fund the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
When U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky spoke forcefully Wednesday of "recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore," the word "recapitalization" stood out for me.
MERRILLVILLE | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority has started to accept proposals from contractors who want to prepare feasibility studies gauging the need for a trauma center and academic medical center in Northwest Indiana.
VALPARAISO | Plans by Pratt Industries to build a $260 million, 250,000-square-foot paper recycling plant next to its cardboard box plant were announced Tuesday by company officials and Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas.
Bill Hanna is president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
Porter County economic development advisers — the "jobs Cabinet" — released their report last December, but there has been no action on it.
Officials from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority are preparing to address a legislative directive to study the feasibility of a trauma center and an academic medical center in Northwest Indiana.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District board of trustees hopes a new strategic business plan will benefit House Bill 1450, legislation the General Assembly will look at during summer session on how the NICTD is governed.
Bill Hanna, Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority president and CEO, speaks about the Marquette Plan, lakefront and regional development, during a luncheon last July for the Times Editorial Advisory Board.
It’s people who make Northwest Indiana special.
GARY | A diverse group of partners gathered Tuesday to announce a grant from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to develop green stormwater management practices in Marquette Park.
It is difficult to forget the image of President Ronald Reagan standing at Brandenburg Gate in West Germany near the end of the Cold War with the Soviet Union and saying, "Mr. Gorbachev, tear down this wall." The wall came down, and a new era began.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mitch Daniels declined to take a position Thursday on whether the state should continue paying $10 million a year beyond 2015 to support the work of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.
INDIANAPOLIS | A powerful state senator has threatened to eliminate the $10 million in annual state funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority unless Lake County enacts an income tax.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority planted seed money in the Regional Bus Authority, but regional transportation withered for lack of support by the Lake County Council and others.
Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon's vision for a hiking and biking suspension bridge in Portage is worth pursuing.
On trips to Valparaiso’s Central Park Plaza, Bill Hanna quietly celebrates how the community has embraced the space – as well as his role in its creation.
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