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Fill existing gaps in transportation network first

We have an airport in Gary that can't get off the ground. We have Cline Avenue missing a bridge, which I thought was the gateway to Chicago and the mills and refinery.

May 07, 2014 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Portage High School senior Max Almedina, left checks out a diesel airbrakes exhbit with Justin Crawford, also a PHS student who was working at the Porter County Career Tech exhibit this month at Portage High School during the Portage Economic Development Corp's first National Manufacturing a…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Work crews install a storm sewer on Roosevelt Road last May in the first phase of the five-points roundabout project at Roosevelt, North Calumet Avenue and Vale Park Road in Valparaiso. "Expand and repair local infrastructure, including mass transit" tied for fifth place on the One Region li…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Northwest Indiana Regional Development funds helped pay for The Pavilion at Wolf Lake in Hammond. "Secure funding for the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

PLC Alverno Medical Technician Coordinator Debbie Smock operates a new Walk Away Specimen Processing unit at the facility in Hammond on Feb. 19. "Improve access to affordable health care" tied for fifth place on the One Region list of priorities, with 8 percent of participants in a recent su…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

David M. Limardi leads a Shared Ethics Advisory Commission supervisor training session in April at Centennial Park in Munster. "Create models and implement them to reform and improve local government" tied for seventh place on the One Region list of priorities, with 3 percent of participants…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

As Brytnie Jones, right, looks on, Jackie Carter helps her daughter Angelnet Byrom, 6, pick out a book at at Gary's Night Out Against Crime on Aug. 6. "Improve reality and perception of public safety through community involvement and other crime prevention programs" ranked third on the One R…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

An Allegiant Airlines' flight out of Gary/Chicago International Airport is backed away from the terminal in August. "Expand the Gary/Chicago International Airport" tied for seventh place on the One Region list of priorities, with 3 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Elliott Dickinson assists fourth-grader Destiny Gonzalez with a math problem at Central Elementary School in Portage during a lull in ISTEP testing April 30. "Refocus the direction of school improvement" ranked 10th on the One Region list of priorities, with less than 1 percent of participan…

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Young children play and learn at the Geminus Head Start St. Mark's Site in Gary. "Advocate and fund early education" was atop the One Region list of priorities, with 25 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Privatization deal landed for Gary airport

Privatization deal landed for Gary airport

An Allegiant Airlines' flight at Gary/Chicago International Airport is backed away from the terminal in August. The airline is no longer flying into Gary, but the airport has landed a deal for a private company to operate the airport and manage development there.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

Region leaders' retreat helps frame top 10 priorities

The view west from the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District's Dune Park station. "Support expansion of the South Shore commuter rail lines" ranked fourth on the One Region list of priorities, with 10 percent of participants in a recent summit voting for it.

October 13, 2013 12:00 am
YOUNG VOICES: Remember college goals to keep priorities straight

YOUNG VOICES: Remember college goals to keep priorities straight

College is one of those "work hard, play hard" situations; however, most college students, especially freshmen, get this analogy confused with work less, play harder. For new college students away from their parents, managing time and doing work can be a huge challenge.

October 07, 2013 12:00 am
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