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EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban land bank making progress

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: South suburban land bank making progress

The South Suburban Land Bank and Development Authority has been operational for just over a year now, and has made exciting progress.

June 22, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Visitors economy produces value, jobs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Visitors economy produces value, jobs

While talking recently with a local hotel manager, we discussed the challenges facing the travel and tourism industry. There were the obvious ones like the economy and the overall business climate.

May 04, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago Southland is prepping for businesses

For the past several years, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association, in cooperation with the Chicago Southland Economic Development Corp., has placed a heavy emphasis on the Calumet manufacturing and logistics nexus. Our purpose has been to turn brownfields into jobs in the greate…

December 08, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Much to be thankful for in Chicago Southland

With Thanksgiving recently passed and the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to reflect on the many things we are thankful for here in the Chicago Southland. I am thankful for ...

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

MITCH BARLOGA: A Golden Spoke moment for bistate region

Leaders and advocates from Northwest Indiana and the neighboring Chicago Southland came together on the state line between Munster and Lansing recently to officially open the Pennsy Greenway.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Broadband project draws national attention

About a year ago, the South Suburban Mayors and Managers Association attended a Broadband Communities Economic Development Conference in Danville, Va. At about the same time, we were negotiating contracts here for fiber broadband construction.

October 06, 2013 12:00 am

Festivals, events offered in Southland this summer

LANSING | Looking for something to do this summer or planning to attend one of the region’s many festivals?

May 09, 2013 12:00 am
Lincoln Highway mural series in south suburbs complete

Lincoln Highway mural series in south suburbs complete

CHICAGO HEIGHTS | The final mural in the Lincoln Highway series in Chicago's Southland was installed Friday on 14th Street in Chicago Heights.

April 05, 2013 9:00 pm Photos

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2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide now available

The 2013 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide will help you head in the right direction for fun with 80 colorful pages including several tours, trails and other getaway ideas. The free guide is available by calling the Chicago Southland Convention and Visitors Bureau toll-free at (888) 895-8233,…

February 19, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago Southland free Festivals & Events Guide now available

LANSING | More than 200 festivals and events in the Chicago Southland this winter and spring are listed in the new November 2012 – April 2013 Chicago Southland Festivals & Events Guide, which is now available.

November 07, 2012 12:00 am

Chicago Southland 2012 Visitors Guide now available

LANSING | The 2012 Chicago Southland Visitors Guide, the official regional destination publication of the Chicago Southland Convention & Visitors Bureau, is now available free by calling (708) 895-8200.

January 29, 2012 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Illinois needs to become more business-friendly

In case you just came out of a coma from a condition with which you were afflicted sometime before the first of the year, you need to be brought up to speed on a couple things your friends in Springfield and Indianapolis have been doing.

June 05, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: We have many people to be thankful for

It's that time of year when we traditionally assess our individual situations, count our blessings and celebrate the human spirit. In 2010, for many of us, assessing is outdistancing the counting and celebrating by a mile.

November 28, 2010 12:00 am
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