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Metropolitan Planning Council

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Chicago protectionism jeopardizes development

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.

October 20, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let bidders prove Illiana naysayers wrong

Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Illiana Expressway must go forward

The Metropolitan Planning Council's condemnation of the Illiana Expressway misfires on a number of key points.

September 05, 2013 2:34 pm

Chicago group opposes Illiana Expressway

An influential Chicago-region development organization has come out swinging against the Illiana Expressway, challenging boosters' most basic arguments for the road.

September 04, 2013 5:00 pm
EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Millennium Reserve partnership brings open space, jobs

In a time of limited budgets at the federal, state and local levels, never has the need for collaboration and partnerships been greater.

March 10, 2013 12:00 am
Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Chicago River reversal nothing to be concerned about, experts say

Rumors circulating that the Chicago River may reverse itself due to low water levels in Lake Michigan are bogus, according to experts at the Metropolitan Water Reclamation District and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

January 22, 2013 12:00 am

Chicago Fed studying 'overwhelmed' Gary

The Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago is studying Gary and nine other "Rust Belt" cities to better understand the challenges and opportunities they face in reshaping their economies.

September 25, 2012 6:00 pm

EDITORIAL: Region must unite for stronger economy

Antonio Riley, regional administrator of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, praised Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson and others for being willing to work across geographic boundaries on regional economic development issues. There's a lot of that going around.

September 17, 2012 12:00 am
2012 Annual Luncheon: Regional Cooperation

2012 Annual Luncheon: Regional Cooperation

Stakeholders discuss the importance of regional cooperation and what MPC is doing to advance shared goals in the Chicago/Gary/Milwaukee mega-region. Featuring (in order of appearance): * Leigh Morris, Senior V.P., Northwest Region Development, Indiana Economic Development Center * Antonio R…

August 01, 2012 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: 'Da region' is bigger than Northwest Indiana

DOUG ROSS: 'Da region' is bigger than Northwest Indiana

How do you define "the region"? It's not as easy as it sounds.

August 01, 2012 12:00 am Video
Regional learning needed for Gary development, mayor says

Regional learning needed for Gary development, mayor says

Economic development in the city of Gary – in part – is going to occur with an eye on what it can learn from other cities in the Chicago region, Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson said Wednesday.

July 28, 2012 2:30 pm
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, right, greets people after a panel discussion with Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
Mayors: Collaboration needed to improve tri-state region

Mayors: Collaboration needed to improve tri-state region

CHICAGO | The mayors of Gary and Milwaukee pledged to join a partnership Wednesday that would develop an action plan for economic growth and improve collaboration within the tri-state Chicago region.

July 25, 2012 3:30 pm Photos

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MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson smiles during a panel discussion at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett talks during a panel discussion at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm
MPC Luncheon

MPC Luncheon

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, left, and Milwaukee Mayor Tom Barrett talk during a panel discussion at the Chicago-based Metropolitan Planning Council's annual luncheon at the Hyatt Regency in Chicago on Wednesday.

July 25, 2012 3:31 pm

Contest breathes life into vacant properties

A contest to reward those who've transformed a vacant space or lot into a community asset kicked off this week, sponsored by the Metropolitan Planning Council.

June 28, 2012 2:15 pm

EDITORIAL: Duluth's mayor offers a lesson for NWI

Duluth, Minn., and Gary, Ind., have more than one connection.

March 21, 2012 12:00 am
GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

GRIP event brings Gary, Duluth leaders together to discuss development

GARY | The Steel City and Duluth, Minn., share similar challenges, including the loss of industry, population declines and aging infrastructure.

March 16, 2012 4:30 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Gary's rebirth requires many midwives

The crowd of 500 people at Tuesday's prayer breakfast at the Genesis Center in downtown Gary proved false the assertion by skeptics that the city doesn't have a prayer. Gary does have a lot of energy, as the crowd in that room can attest.

December 14, 2011 12:00 am
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