Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn wants to guarantee any Illinois Expressway toll revenue shortfalls will be covered by the state's road fund before any other work is funded. That's his way of sweetening the pot for potential investors and getting the best possible deal.
As the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission considers the proposed Illiana Expressway on Thursday, remember they are planners. They must look to the future, not just what's needed now.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning full board foolishly voted against the Illiana Expressway on Wednesday.
Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.
The truth behind Chicago resistance to development of an Illiana Expressway came into focus last week.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning analysis that questions the estimated costs and benefits for the Illiana Expressway needs to be re-examined.
Indiana Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Bob Alderman's support of the Illiana Expressway is spot-on, but make sure the highway's approval record is spotless.
Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn are seeking investors for the proposed Illiana Expressway. It's an important sign we're well on the way to a new major highway.
Environmentalists from throughout Northwest Indiana and the southeast suburbs, and even a bit beyond, gathered Tuesday and Wednesday at Marquette Park in Gary to make connections across the Indiana-Illinois state line. They left with a resolve to continue that process.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR
In the 1830s, Chicago, though still a village, had aspirations not only to become a city, but one with glorious parks as well.
Daniel Burnham is perhaps the most heralded American architect and urban planner of the past century, creating groundbreaking urban plans for many cities that fostered a sense of place and community. Like Burnham, Lansing has an opportunity to “make big plans.”
The Illiana Expressway seems to be getting closer to reality. It should; it was envisioned more than a century ago.
The house is utilitarian, not fancy. Concrete block and boxy, circa 1960, on a lovely plot of dune grass between the main road that winds through our Bridgman beach community and a deep, woodsy ravine.
The JW Marriott hotel is ready to welcome arriving guests when Indy hosts Super Bowl 2012. Not to be outdone, the new Chicago JW Marriott is just as busy, and celebrating its one-year anniversary.
Design and Details: From architecture to the service, Chicago JW Marriott welcoming guests to new experience
It was March when Dean and Bruce White's new, impressive, blue-glass, high-rise hotel, officially opened as the newest addition to the Indianapolis skyline.
CHICAGO | Poet Carl Sandburg called it the city of big shoulders. While he was talking about the city's status as an industrial capital, he could just as well have been referring to the modern day anchors of the downtown skyline, the John Hancock Center and Willis Tower.
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