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GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

GUEST COMMENTARY: Stop finger pointing over South Shore Air Show

July is not the same without the South Shore Air Show, looking, pointing, applauding and craning my neck for the next twist and turn. Funny, there's no air show, but I have seen a lot of finger-pointing this month.

July 13, 2014 12:00 am
Hub City native flying high in USAF with RAISE award

Hub City native flying high in USAF with RAISE award

Crown Point native Kyle Smith will travel to Washington, D.C. in February to receive the Recognizing Aviation and Aerospace Innovation in Science and Engineering (RAISE) award.

January 22, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Nearly six years later, trains still block planes

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."

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pick up pace on airport progress

Progress at Gary/Chicago International Airport must pick up speed.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Negotiate benchmarks for airport progress

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.

October 29, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Narrowing list of airport bidders a good start

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.

September 10, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

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…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Porter County Regional Airport lands federal grant

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced Friday the Porter County Regional Airport landed a $156,656 grant for rehabilitation and maintenance.

August 30, 2013 1:36 pm

Porter County Regional Airport receives federal grant

VALPARAISO | The Porter County Regional Airport has received a $156,656 federal grant for the rehabilitation and maintenance of its runways.

August 30, 2013 1:31 pm

EDITORIAL: Slow down airport privatization effort

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.

August 14, 2013 12:00 am
Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

Gary airport pollution headed to Newton County landfill

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…

August 12, 2013 11:55 am Photos

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RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

RICH JAMES: NIMBYs make false link between Illiana, Peotone airport

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.

July 31, 2013 12:00 am

Pilot was on his way to breakfast when aircraft crashed

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.

July 22, 2013 11:25 am

EDITORIAL: Airport board must be well-grounded

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.

July 07, 2013 1:01 pm
Gary airport project delayed until September 2014

Gary airport project delayed until September 2014

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.

July 02, 2013 3:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Launch renewed effort to land airlines

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.

May 29, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Crossing into future at Gary/Chicago International Airport

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.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
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April 26, 2013 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State, NWI doing great things through RDA

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: State, NWI doing great things through RDA

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 …

February 24, 2013 12:00 am
Gary working to rebuild city, image

Gary working to rebuild city, image

GARY | Gary has an international airport, beautiful lakefront and an image problem.

February 24, 2013 12:00 am Video Photos

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