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Jim Pinkerton

EDITORIAL: Build momentum for Illiana Expressway

Now that the Illiana Expressway options have been narrowed to a single route, the federal government should add its blessing soon.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo moving ahead on two new traffic signals

VALPARAISO | Traffic lights at two sites involving Ind. 49 moved forward last week.

January 14, 2012 6:00 pm

Safety devices working at rail crossing, official says

HOBART | No changes are planned for the downtown railroad crossing, the site of a recent train/van crash fatality, a state transportation official said Friday.

December 03, 2011 12:00 am
Demolition of MLK bridge over Borman postponed until spring

Demolition of MLK bridge over Borman postponed until spring

Demolition of the Martin Luther King Bridge in Gary will now take place in the spring, according to the Indiana Department of Transportation.

November 16, 2011 5:30 pm
Report recommends portion of U.S. 12 be managed by NPS

Report recommends portion of U.S. 12 be managed by NPS

PORTER | As U.S. 12 cuts through Porter County, the diversity along the way can't go unnoticed. The six-mile stretch of U.S. 12 from ArcelorMittal's east gate to Derby Street just west of Broadway in Beverly Shores would, some say, make a perfect scenic drive.

October 14, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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MLK Bridge demolition to begin in October

MLK Bridge demolition to begin in October

Demolition of the Martin Luther King Bridge in Gary over the Borman Expressway is scheduled to begin Oct. 10, a spokesman for the Indiana Department of Transportation said early Friday.

September 23, 2011 1:45 pm
Porter County weathers poor economy

Porter County weathers poor economy

VALPARAISO | Porter County Council President Dan Whitten is feeling pretty optimistic about the county's future, based in part on how well the area has come through the financially turbulent last few years.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Part of Cline Avenue ramp imploded Saturday

Part of Cline Avenue ramp imploded Saturday

EAST CHICAGO | State contractors imploded a 900-foot span of the ramp from eastbound Cline Avenue to Riley Road just before 7 a.m. Saturday. The state intentionally kept the plans for the demolition from the public in an effort to maintain public safety around the controversial project.

February 13, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Advice to travelers: Don't panic

Local government agencies and hospitals are taking precautions for the impending blizzard. Educate yourself on what they advise for staying safe in the next couple of days.

January 31, 2011 1:40 pm
Porter hospital beginning to attract developments

Porter hospital beginning to attract developments

When the Porter County Council granted $12.4 million in tax breaks just more than a year ago for the new Porter hospital, members voiced hope for a boost to the local economy.

January 16, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Road conditions improving, but police still urging caution

Road conditions improving, but police still urging caution

Road conditions continued to improve Tuesday across Northwest Indiana after three days of snow, wind and ice, but police continued to urge motorists to be cautious -- especially when traveling away from main roads.

December 15, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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