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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
Rail leaders tout economic impact

Rail leaders tout economic impact

Freight trains can cut shipping costs, and help make American manufacturing more globally competitive, a rail executive said.

October 28, 2013 11:45 am Photos


GUEST COMMENTARY: Celebrating the great trains that serve Indiana

When President Abraham Lincoln took on the funding and implementation of the intercontinental railroad, he probably could not have envisioned what such a project would do for the United States. Yet, during the middle of the Civil War (1861-1864), he boldly said this was a project this nation…

May 10, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Station the intermodal stops in NWI

Waiting for a long freight train to clear the crossing is frustrating. Knowing the train is hauling away not just freight but potential jobs is worse.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
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