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Progress reported in NIRPC disability case

HAMMOND | Negotiators report "significant and substantial progress" has been made in resolving federal legal action filed by a local disability-rights group against the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.

March 19, 2014 10:30 am
Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Region breathing easier as air quality improves

Northwest Indiana has a reputation for poor air quality from heavy industry and auto emissions, but studies show the the region's emissions are improving.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am
We're pushing for positive changes in region

We're pushing for positive changes in region

NIRPC Chairman David Uran, mayor of Crown Point, speaks in December as members prepare to vote overwhelmingly in favor of a proposal to build the Illiana Expressway, a southern route near Lowell that would connect I-65 with I-55 near Wilmington, Ill. At left is Hobart Mayor and NIRPC Vice Ch…

March 16, 2014 12:00 am

Help to make Northwest Indiana solar ready!

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) invites you to participate in a new regional initiative - the Solar Ready II Program. NIRPC has partnered with the National Association of Regional Councils (NARC), the Mid-America Regional Council (MARC), Meister Consultants Grou…

February 26, 2014 4:47 pm

Creating Livable Communities grants awarded

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) has awarded seven grants totaling $402,000 to seven Northwest Indiana communities through its Creating Livable Communities (CLC) new funding program. The seven communities to receive grants are:

February 12, 2014 6:25 pm
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller joins residents and other officials Tuesday during a public meeting at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission building about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

February 11, 2014 6:37 pm
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Indiana Attorney General Greg Zoeller speaks Tuesday during a public meeting at the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission building in Portage about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes.

February 11, 2014 6:31 pm
Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Zoeller proposes feds create state grants to contain Asian carp

Col. Frederick Drummond, commander of the Army Corp of Engineers Chicago District, talks about controlling Asian carp in the Great Lakes during a public meeting Tuesday in Portage.

February 11, 2014 6:31 pm

NIRPC to amend ‘Bikes on Trains’ study into its Transportation Improvement Program

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC) will commence an 8-day public comment period from January 29, 2014 to February 5, 2014, to gather public comments on the adding of the NICTD ‘Bikes on Trains’ Study to NIRPC’s 2014-2017 Transportation Improvement Program…

January 21, 2014 4:48 pm
Waterway improvement project underway

Waterway improvement project underway

HOBART | The weather and driving conditions might have been the major concern for residents Tuesday, but water quality issues in Northwest Indiana also received attention.

January 21, 2014 3:08 pm

Groups to launch Deep River-Burns Waterway improvement effort

HOBART | Local communities and organizations will join with the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday to kick off a project to improve water quality and restore aquatic habitats in the Deep River-Portage Burns Waterway watershed.

January 19, 2014 6:30 pm

NIRPC welcomes new members

PORTAGE │ Cedar Lake Councilmen Robert Carnahan was sitting with the general public, not at the table of Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission members, where as a member he once sat.

January 16, 2014 4:35 pm

Grand Cal bridge repair plan moves forward

PORTAGE │ The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's Transportation Policy Committee on Tuesday approved a request to allocate funds to repair a bridge on Kennedy Avenue over the Grand Calumet River in East Chicago.

January 14, 2014 3:16 pm

NIRPC ends year with commendations as Certification Review Report is released

PORTAGE | A joint federal review of the regional transportation planning process in Northwestern Indiana has found that it not only complies with federal requirements, but serves as a model of best planning practices.

January 02, 2014 5:25 pm

NIRPC offers clean air tips for the winter months

PORTAGE | The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission (NIRPC), is encouraging northwest Indiana residents to take simple steps to improve air quality during the winter months.

December 20, 2013 9:54 pm
NIRPC approves Illiana Expressway

NIRPC approves Illiana Expressway

The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway.

December 12, 2013 4:00 pm
NIRPC vote on Illiana Expressway

NIRPC vote on Illiana Expressway

NIRPC's Mitch Barloga speaks Thursday as members meet in the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park to vote on construction of the proposed Illiana Expressway, a southern route near Lowell that would connect I65 with Illinois 394. The vote was over 75 persent in favor of the project.

December 12, 2013 2:07 pm
NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

NIRPC Chairman David Uran, mayor of Crown Point, speaks Thursday as members met in the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park to vote on the Illiana Expressway. At left is Hobart Mayor and NIRPC Vice Chair Brian Snedecor and at right is Ty Warner, executive director of NIRPC.

December 12, 2013 2:01 pm
NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission Chairman David Uran, mayor of Crown Point, speaks before the commission voted in December to approve the Illiana Expressway. At left is Hobart Mayor and NIRPC Vice Chair Brian Snedecor and at right is NIRPC Executive Director Tyson Warner.

December 12, 2013 2:01 pm
NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

NIRPC gives green light to Illiana Expressway

Hundreds of officials, union workers and residents jam into the Sycamore Room of Portage's Woodland Park on Thursday morning for NIRPC members' vote on the Illiana Expressway.

December 12, 2013 1:51 pm
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