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Gary Chicago International Airport Authority

EDITORIAL: Airport changes promising so far

People waiting for Gary/Chicago International Airport to reach its potential have reason for hope after a recent Airport Authority meeting.

June 10, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: A closer look at airport privatization agreement

GUEST COMMENTARY: A closer look at airport privatization agreement

I had to force myself to read the recently-signed Airport Development Agreement. All it takes is tiny type and legalistic language, and most of us will stop reading.

April 02, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Airport Authority reps should be local

Gary/Chicago International Airport is in the midst of big changes, from privatization to the runway extension to even a discussion of the route to future success. The Airport Authority must steer the airport well.

February 14, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Privatization should make airport finally fly

There has been considerable criticism of privatizing Gary/Chicago International Airport operations now, when the airport is still a jewel in the rough, rather than later, when the city could get some revenue from leasing this asset.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

RICH JAMES: New Year's resolutions for political world

New Year’s resolutions are meant to improve an individual’s life and the lives of those around him or her.

January 01, 2014 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: Let national search land airport director

An stealth move to push through the hiring of a new Gary/Chicago International Airport director failed on a 3-3 vote Friday. That's the wrong way for the new airport board to operate.

September 23, 2013 12:00 am

NISource executive to lead public-private partnership committee

GARY | Nathaniel T. Williams, president of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority today announced the appointment of Carrie J. Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer of NiSource Inc., as the new chair of the airport’s ad hoc committee exploring a public-private …

July 23, 2013 2:27 pm

NiSource executive tapped to lead Gary airport committee

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority has appointed Carrie Hightman, executive vice president and chief legal officer of Merrillville-based NiSource Inc., as the new chair of the airport's ad hoc committee to explore a public-private partnership.

July 18, 2013 9:45 pm

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
New $11.6M airport road overpass named for Tuskegee airman, Gary leader Quentin P. Smith

New $11.6M airport road overpass named for Tuskegee airman, Gary leader Quentin P. Smith

GARY | Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson joined the board of directors of The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority and other city and regional dignitaries today to dedicate the new $11.6 million Airport Road overpass in honor of World War II Tuskegee Airman Quentin P. Smith, long-time …

May 14, 2013 3:40 pm
RICH JAMES: Credit Soliday for trying to help Lake County

RICH JAMES: Credit Soliday for trying to help Lake County

I suspect state Rep. Ed Soliday, R-Valparaiso, limped home from the Indiana General Assembly a bitter and beaten man.

May 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Lake County legislation does much, but not all

Senate Bill 585 brings some necessary reforms to Lake County -- changing the makeup of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority; requiring studies of the need for a trauma center, an academic medical center and a new port in Gary; and more. Left undone is the income tax necessary to …

April 30, 2013 12:00 am
RICH JAMES: GOP should remember its treatment of Lake County

RICH JAMES: GOP should remember its treatment of Lake County

There’s nothing funny about abuse of power, but I couldn't let it pass without a good belly laugh.

April 28, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Attract private dollars to help airport fly

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is moving forward with plans to seek high-flying but well-grounded investors willing to spend at least $100 million to develop the airport. It's an attempt to give the airport the jump-start it needs to become the economic engine it promises t…

April 11, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Northwest Indiana needs Senate Bill 585

Senate Bill 585 has many valuable provisions for Lake County and Northwest Indiana. It must become law.

March 28, 2013 12:00 am

Gary airport authority gets two new members

Two vacant positions have been filled on the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority at a critical time for the airport and its governing board.

January 23, 2013 11:00 am

EDITORIAL: For South Suburbs, change isn't in air

The south suburbs could use the boost that a fully functional third airport would bring, but they're too late. Gary/Chicago International Airport already is operational and has a strong head start.

November 16, 2012 12:00 am
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