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Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

Region remains a top priority for state transportation agency

While much of what the Indiana Department of Transportation is doing for Northwest Indiana’s future is tied to the Illiana Expressway and Cline Avenue Bridge, the region still figures prominently in the agency’s plans for improving the state’s overall transportation network.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Indiana's crossroads creating cross drivers

On Monday, U.S. Sen. Joe Donnelly said what a lot of us have been thinking for a long time. Nothing says state government is slighting this corner of Indiana quite like Cline Avenue.

January 26, 2014 12:00 am
Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

Pence names Evansville representative new state auditor

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has selected state Rep. Suzanne Crouch, R-Evansville, to replace Dwayne Sawyer as Indiana's state auditor.

December 16, 2013 12:25 pm Photos

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End of construction cuts congestion on Borman Expressway

End of construction cuts congestion on Borman Expressway

INDIANAPOLIS | The Borman Expressway has lost its disgruntling distinction as the most congested road in Indiana.

August 12, 2013 6:00 pm Related

Eliminating Calumet Ave. gridlock takes another step forward

MUNSTER | Preliminary design and final engineering reports are on schedule for the underpass/overpass project at Calumet Avenue and realignment of 45th Street in Munster.

July 24, 2013 12:00 am

Plenty of hearings but nobody speaking in Valpo

VALPARAISO | The City Council held five public hearings on different issues, most involving spending tax money, at Monday's meeting without garnering any public comments.

February 25, 2013 9:15 pm

Outlook ominous for Indiana transportation funding

INDIANAPOLIS | Without new money for transportation, Indiana will be fighting a losing battle to keep the state's bridges and roads in satisfactory condition, INDOT Commissioner Mike Cline warned state lawmakers Wednesday.

November 28, 2012 5:45 pm
Valpo opens new Vale Park/Ind. 49 interchange

Valpo opens new Vale Park/Ind. 49 interchange

VALPARAISO | As a fan of roundabouts, Valparaiso Mayor Jon Costas said the opening of the new interchange at Vale Park Road and Ind. 49 was a special treat.

November 21, 2012 1:15 pm Photos

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Daniels warns U.S. tax hikes would hurt sluggish economy

Daniels warns U.S. tax hikes would hurt sluggish economy

MUNSTER | Despite President Barack Obama's optimistic talk about an improving national economy, Gov. Mitch Daniels isn't convinced things are getting better.

November 15, 2012 2:46 pm Related

Lawmakers see rough road ahead for transportation funding

INDIANAPOLIS | With money from the Indiana Toll Road lease set to run out in the next three years, a panel of state lawmakers Thursday began looking at how Indiana will pay for roads and bridges in the future.

September 06, 2012 8:37 pm
EDITORIAL: Gov. Daniels prepares to Boiler Up

EDITORIAL: Gov. Daniels prepares to Boiler Up

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels has skills that will, we hope, serve Purdue University well when his term as governor ends and he transitions to his new role as university president.

June 26, 2012 12:00 am
PHIL WIELAND: Chesterton's possible misuse of funds is complex

PHIL WIELAND: Chesterton's possible misuse of funds is complex

It's been about eight weeks, and apparently the Chesterton chapter of Ethics in Government, Tar and Feather Division, was too caught up in Super Bowl fever to get too worked up over the alleged misuse of Major Moves money by town officials.

February 17, 2012 12:00 am

Valpo receives honors, OKs spending

VALPARAISO | It was a night for receiving awards and spending money at Monday's City Council meeting.

February 13, 2012 9:00 pm

Valpo budgets CEDIT, Major Moves funds

VALPARAISO | The City Council is expected to approve spending more than $2.1 million in county economic development income tax money and another $241,543 in Major Moves funds at its Feb. 13 meeting.

January 23, 2012 9:15 pm
DOUG ROSS: Use proceeds for real economic development

DOUG ROSS: Use proceeds for real economic development

Sometimes an act is criminal, sometimes it's illegal but not criminal, sometimes it's legal but wrong. Where does Chesterton's misuse of Major Moves money fit among those three categories?

December 27, 2011 12:00 am Related
ANDREA NEAL: When feds spend highway money, taxpayers get fleeced

ANDREA NEAL: When feds spend highway money, taxpayers get fleeced

Right before his inauguration in 2009, Barack Obama invited the nation's governors to meet with him in Philadelphia to discuss the nation's economic problems. Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels teamed up with his buddy, Pennsylvania Gov. Ed Rendell, to start a conversation about federal stimulus spe…

December 07, 2011 12:00 am
ANDREA NEAL: Daniels' legacy is Indiana's infrastructure

ANDREA NEAL: Daniels' legacy is Indiana's infrastructure

With a full year left of Mitch Daniels' governorship, there's not much left on his "to do list" because he's done it already. His foremost accomplishment boils down to one word: infrastructure.

November 30, 2011 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

GUEST COMMENTARY: Daniels to Northwest Indiana: Drop dead!

Indiana Gov. Mitch Daniels' new book only reconfirms his longtime contempt and disgust for an entire region of the state — Northwest Indiana. In it, he perpetuates old and stale stereotypes such as "governmental corruption," and he rips the area as hostile to new employers for what he calls …

October 28, 2011 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Find solutions to transportation troubles

A number of ideas have been percolating lately to try to figure out how to address the substantial transportation needs in Northwest Indiana. Keep brewing, rather than pull the plug, but be quick about it.

August 25, 2011 12:00 am

Legislative infrastructure panel sees challenges ahead for Indiana

INDIANAPOLIS | In the past five years, Indiana has built up a substantial infrastructure advantage over its neighbors, but the road ahead appears riddled with potholes.

August 23, 2011 7:45 pm
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