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LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Paul Shafer Jr. wins at Illiana in first start of the year

SCHERERVILLE | It was sort of a homecoming for Paul Shafer Jr. at Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night.

May 25, 2014 4:45 pm
LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman Wins Season Opener at Illiana

LOCAL AUTO RACING: Hoffman Wins Season Opener at Illiana

SCHERERVILLE | Eddie Hoffman was almost ready to settle for a second place finish at Illiana Motor Speedway Saturday night and then the yellow caution flag flew.

May 04, 2014 4:45 pm Photos


Remember Visclosky's stance on Illiana proposal

U.S. Rep. Peter Visclosky agreed to meet with us to discuss the need and purpose of the Illiana Expressway. We presented our facts on how the road wouldn't benefit Indiana, much less Lake County and Northwest Indiana, stated facts and figures, offered viable alternatives that would reduce co…

May 04, 2014 12:00 am

Here are my questions about Illiana Expressway

I challenge Rich James and others who feel a tingle up their leg about the Illiana Expressway to answer the following:

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

Illiana Expressway is 47 miles of political black ice

The Indiana and Illinois transportation departments are fast-tracking the process of imposing the private Illiana tollway.

February 10, 2014 12:00 am

God created us all equal, including politicians

So Indiana House Minority Leader Scott Pelath, D-Michigan City, believes gays should have the same rights he has.

February 09, 2014 12:00 am

Gary's mayor shouldn't have voted for tollway

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson really shot herself in the foot by voting for the Illiana toll road. All that money could be used to upgrade the Gary/Chicago International Airport and surrounding area.

December 31, 2013 12:00 am

NIRPC vote on Illiana stabbed residents in back

The Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission vote to build the Illiana was the biggest stab in the back to the residents of south Lake County by the NIRPC members.

December 26, 2013 12:00 am

We'll pay price of building drag strip to East

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk, R-Illinois, said the Illiana Expressway would be a “drag strip to eastern markets” for Illinois intermodal trucks.

December 15, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

MARC CHASE: Controversial Illiana makes strange bedfellows

Do you want to see multiple competing political interests — the ones typically bent on ripping out each others' throats — join hands in a semblance of harmony? Just propose an interstate tollway through the serene rural area of an otherwise industrial county.

December 12, 2013 12:00 am

Take time to do your own research on Illiana

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.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Illinois is winner, Indiana loser with new toll road

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.

December 08, 2013 12:00 am

Coats, Kirk support Illiana

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.

December 06, 2013 2:37 pm

Illiana Expressway investors won't assume risks

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."

November 21, 2013 12:00 am

Know details before backing Illiana Expressway

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.”

November 18, 2013 12:00 am

Numbers don't addup for Illiana Expressway

It's sad that Indiana officials continue to deceive Hoosiers about the Illiana Toll Road.

November 17, 2013 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

MARC CHASE: Illiana a Northwest Passage? Not in my backyard

Certain elements of our society, usually "progressive leaders," dub some naysayers to particular government projects NIMBYs.

November 14, 2013 12:00 am

Are politicians trying to sneak in a new rail line?

Do we know everything about the Illiana expressway?

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Be careful what we wish for with 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…

November 10, 2013 12:00 am

Indiana should support Indiana projects instead

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.

November 03, 2013 12:00 am
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