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EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion has been delayed yet again. This time, the deadline has been extended until August 2015.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am
Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

GARY | City officials announced Thursday the launch of a federal program designed to help revitalize Gary.

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm
RICH JAMES: Cedar Lake council needs to widen horizons

RICH JAMES: Cedar Lake council needs to widen horizons

Cedar Lake Councilman Greg Parker may be a decent guy, but he doesn’t belong in government.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Train tracks are route to NWI's future

The plan to improve service on the South Shore's main line, as well as finally build the West Lake Corridor extension, is sound.

June 05, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

DOUG ROSS: Rail, ethics will move region forward

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.

March 14, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Metra success hard to ignore

Metra success hard to ignore

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.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

DOUG ROSS: Celebrate report's birthday by blowing off dust

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."

December 20, 2013 12:00 am Related

EDITORIAL: NIRPC votes show it's truly regional in focus

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.

December 17, 2013 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Recapitalization is key concept for South Shore

DOUG ROSS: Recapitalization is key concept for South Shore

When U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky spoke forcefully Wednesday of "recapitalization and expansion of the South Shore," the word "recapitalization" stood out for me.

September 27, 2013 12:00 am Video

RDA to determine need for trauma center, academic medical

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. 

September 25, 2013 5:00 pm
Pratt Industries announces $260 million expansion in Valparaiso

Pratt Industries announces $260 million expansion in Valparaiso

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.

September 17, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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Bill Hanna

Bill Hanna

Bill Hanna is president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Take jobs Cabinet's report off the shelf

Porter County economic development advisers — the "jobs Cabinet" — released their report last December, but there has been no action on it.

August 13, 2013 12:00 am

Officials prepare to discuss trauma center in Gary

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.

June 12, 2013 6:30 pm

South Shore hopes plan benefits legislation

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.

March 22, 2013 5:15 pm
Local development exceeds pre-recession levels

Local development exceeds pre-recession levels

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.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
WILLIAM NANGLE: Leaders continue to emerge in Northwest Indiana

WILLIAM NANGLE: Leaders continue to emerge in Northwest Indiana

It’s people who make Northwest Indiana special.

February 17, 2013 12:00 am
Federal grant to fund green stormwater management project at Marquette Park

Federal grant to fund green stormwater management project at Marquette Park

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.

January 29, 2013 6:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Former hotel offers raze of sunshine

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.

December 26, 2012 12:00 am

Daniels mum on RDA funding threat

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.

December 13, 2012 4:30 pm
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