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Recently I came across the Biz News Sunday edition of The Times dated March 9, 2008. There I was pictured standing in front of the railroad embankment at the approach end of runway 12 at the Gary/Chicago International Airport. The headline read “Tenant Fighting Mad."
Progress at Gary/Chicago International Airport must pick up speed.
Now that the search for a partner in the privatization of Gary/Chicago International Airport has been narrowed to a single finalist, negotiations on terms of the ideal contract are vital.
Welcome news came last week when a Gary/Chicago International Airport committee announced it has narrowed its list of bidders for privatization down to two consortia of firms well known in the transportation industry.
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…
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced Friday the Porter County Regional Airport landed a $156,656 grant for rehabilitation and maintenance.
VALPARAISO | The Porter County Regional Airport has received a $156,656 federal grant for the rehabilitation and maintenance of its runways.
The rush to privatization for Gary/Chicago International Airport has some potential bidders wondering why the rush. It's a good question, especially with so much up in the air.
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…
I suspect the south Lake County NIMBYs were ecstatic last week when Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn signed a bill to give the Illinois Department of Transportation the power to build an airport at Peotone.
A pilot killed Sunday when his ultralight aircraft crashed in a LaPorte County cornfield was on his way to have breakfast with another man flying with him in a separate aircraft.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's new board of directors will have a big mess to clean up, and not just the contaminated soil at the airport.
GARY | Worse-than-expected ground contamination must be cleaned up before the Gary/Chicago International Airport can complete its $166 million runway expansion, which will be delayed until late next year.
The end of Allegiant Air service in Gary doesn't mean the airport itself is flawed. It does mean, however, the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority will have to be both aggressive and cautious in the future.
Gary/Chicago International Airport has two runways. The longest, at 7,000 feet, runs northwest/southeast and is referred by its compass bearing 12/30, meaning 120 and 300 degrees, respectively, from due north. Within a year, the runway will have been lengthened to 8,900 feet.
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The 2013 Indiana General Assembly has convened, and the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority is talking with legislators about extending the state’s portion of its funding beyond 2015, when it is now scheduled to end. And in those conversations, the RDA is demonstrating that the …
GARY | Gary has an international airport, beautiful lakefront and an image problem.
CHICAGO | Air traffic control towers could be shut down at nine Illinois airports, including in the state capital, if no deal is reached in Washington to avert federal spending cuts scheduled to take effect next month.
Gary/Chicago International Airport is experiencing large cost overruns on the runway expansion project, resulting primarily from the railroads' refusal to agree to early plans to reroute their lines.
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