This is in regard to two past Marc Chase columns: “A Northwest Passage?” and “NIRPC should sharpen its listening skills.” Thanks from all the NIMBYs for two unbiased columns.
In Ellwood, a south suburb of Joliet, 1,000 trucks a day are loaded with import containers to be distributed throughout the Midwest. Those containers need to be returned in three days or else rent is charged. Illinois needs our roads to shorten their drive to Indiana, Kentucky or Ohio.
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
Regarding your Nov. 13 editorial on the Illiana Expressway, both state administrations have now dropped all pretense that the Illiana will be genuinely "built with private dollars."
The Times has again opined on its support of the Illiana Tollway. The Oct. 21 editorial includes, “The details of that arrangement need to be worked out.”
It's sad that Indiana officials continue to deceive Hoosiers about the Illiana Toll Road.
Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.
Do we know everything about the Illiana expressway?
Per Trains magazine, a professional railroad industry publication, also proposed for the Illiana corridor in Indiana is a new two-track (or more) Illiana Belt Railway, extending from Wellsboro, Ind., as well as Coal City and Kankakee in Illinois, all converging on Peotone, where a huge freig…
The Illiana Expressway will not help Indiana. Valuable land and water will be decimated or compromised. Trucks will refuse to pay tolls to use the road. Only a low percentage of traffic on the Indiana Toll Road or I-90 is truck usage.
The Illiana Toll Road was considered and deliberately left out of the award-winning NIRPC 2040 Plan, as it did not meet its criteria.
Recent events concern me as a threat to sustaining a meaningful dialogue on 21st century development trends and the need for the associated infrastructure and systems in our region.
Your editorials are becoming shriller and more desperate as agency after agency has come out strongly against the Illiana toll road. Unfortunately, that desperation seems to have fostered deception as well as ad hominum attacks by the Times editorial staff.
Yes, we understand the construction industry wants to build things. Yes, it creates (temporary) jobs. But there is a cost.
In response to Keith Benman's Sept. 25 article, "Private investors sought for Illiana Expressway," they keep referring to this as an expressway, yet Benman stated, "Tolls can be used to make availability payments. But if tolls do not cover the full availability payment, than the state must f…
The editorial board continues to refer to the Illiana as an expressway when it will be a toll road.
Isn't it time we heard the honest truth about who are the chief benefactors of this proposed tollway? Isn't it a minuscule group of speculators who bought up the property for and around the proposed Peotone airport, which would use the Illiana tollway as a feeder?
In regard to the editorial, “Illiana Expressway must go forward,” please stop misleading readers by referring to this roadway as an expressway. It will be a P3 (Public-Private Partnership) tollway.
Finally, an entity that recognizes the folly of the proposed Illiana Expressway, i.e., the Metropolitan Planning Council.
Illiana wants to uproot 48 miles of homes and adversely affect the lives of nearly a thousand people who live in or near the proposed route.
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