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Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

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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

EDITORIAL: Pick up speed on Illiana Expressway

Now that the preferred route for the Illiana Expressway has been chosen, it's vital that the process go forward with speed and due deliberation.

February 10, 2012 12:00 am
Indiana Dunes for sale?

Indiana Dunes for sale?

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 90,000 square feet of surplus warehouse space for sale, according to a White House web site. The sale of those properties and some 14,000 others owned by the feds could generate $15 billion within three years and put the land back on propert…

June 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Indiana Dunes for sale?

Indiana Dunes for sale?

From the looks of an interactive map posted this spring on the White House's website, the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore has more than 90,000 square feet of surplus warehouse space for sale. National Lakeshore Superintendent Costa Dillon said he initially was taken aback.

June 20, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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