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Illiana Expressway

WILLIAM NANGLE: Illiana Expressway will enhance development

WILLIAM NANGLE: Illiana Expressway will enhance development

Northwest Indiana is missing out on economic opportunities.

August 12, 2014 3:30 pm
Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm
WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

WILLIAM NANGLE: Red tape can strangle good ideas

Northwest Indiana is awash in bureaucracy. It threatens many projects vital to the region's future.

June 15, 2014 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Keep Illiana project moving forward

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.

May 30, 2014 12:00 am

Former port director to headline Gary Chamber membership luncheon

GARY | A former Burns Harbor port director will discuss "adventures in transportation" at the Gary Chamber of Commerce's annual membership luncheon.

May 09, 2014 9:30 am

Illinois and Indiana sign Illiana Expressway pact

Indiana and Illinois have announced the signing of a binding agreement on the Illiana Expressway, covering everything from financing to maintenance of the 47-mile expressway.

May 07, 2014 8:00 am
Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

Peotone airport could break ground as early as 2016

PARK FOREST | Ground could be broken on a south suburban airport at Peotone as early as 2016, with the Illinois Department of Transportation using accelerated procedures first employed on the go-fast schedule for the Illiana Expressway, according to IDOT Secretary Ann Schneider.

April 25, 2014 6:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Invest in infrastructure, starting in NWI

Steel executives were in Washington recently to push for additional spending on infrastructure. That's what the nation needs to give a strong boost to the economy.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Explore Illinois corridor of opportunity

Travel south on Ill. 394 from I-80/I-294, past its merger with Ill. 1, to the proposed Illiana Expressway interchange and you’ll pass 11 distinct communities in south Cook and eastern Will counties.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

DOUG ROSS: Mayor's vision doesn't stop at city limits

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson has a lot of challenges within her city. But her vision doesn't stop at the city limits.

April 04, 2014 12:00 am Video Photos

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Pence's $400M in extra state road funds to bypass region

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana will not directly benefit from the road funding legislation signed by Gov. Mike Pence last week in Valparaiso.

April 03, 2014 5:55 pm

Contractors line up for Illiana Expressway jobs

TINLEY PARK | Some of the largest contractors on the planet told local small businesses Thursday how they can get their own piece of the $1.5 billion Illiana Expressway project.

April 03, 2014 5:00 pm

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm

NIRPC heeded interest groups, not residents

Recent Times articles on expound the benefits of expanding the South Shore line, the Gary Airport, regional bus service, Cline Avenue, etc., but scarcely a mention is made of the Illiana Expressway.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

Pence inks infrastructure bill during visit at VU

VALPARAISO | Indiana's infrastructure got a financial boost Thursday when Gov. Mike Pence signed legislation designating up to $400 million for road projects during an appearance at the Valparaiso Chamber of Commerce luncheon at Valparaiso University.

March 27, 2014 3:00 pm Photos

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Appraisals start for Illiana Expressway land purchases

Illinois home and landowners within the projected right of way of the proposed Illiana Expressway have begun receiving letters from appraisers asking for permission to do on-site inspections.

March 26, 2014 6:45 pm

Surveyor won't give Illiana pass on environmental regulations

CROWN POINT | Lake Surveyor Bill Emerson Jr. said Wednesday he will not relax the county's stormwater drainage regulations for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

March 19, 2014 5:45 pm

Illiana Expressway eligible for federal loan

The Illiana Expressway is eligible for a federal loan to allow the states to wrest a better deal from private investors and reduce the overall financing cost of the $1.5 billion project.

March 17, 2014 2:00 pm
Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

The region turned a corner on a bi-state expressway talked about for decades when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway in December.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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