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Ray Lahood

Ray LaHood

Ray LaHood

U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood holds a map of Northwest Indiana as he speaks to business leaders about high speed rail at a February 2011 rail summit at Sand Creek Country Club in Chesterton.

February 01, 2013 12:00 am

MARK KIESLING: Jackson successor: Will he keep the airport idea flying?

The resignation of Illinois Congressman Jesse Jackson Sr. was pretty much telegraphed when it became clear he is under federal investigation.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

States agree to move forward on high-speed rail study

Indiana, Illinois and Michigan will work together on a study seeking ways to reduce rail congestion and allow trains to travel at higher speeds along the Chicago-to-Detroit high-speed rail corridor.

May 04, 2012 3:25 pm
Valpo plans $32M transit center downtown

Valpo plans $32M transit center downtown

VALPARAISO | The city has been successful the past eight years in getting state and federal grants to help pay for many of its projects, but now it is grabbing for the big brass ring.

November 11, 2011 9:00 pm Photos

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EDITORIAL: Pipelines out of sight, not out of mind

The new federal initiative to address pipeline safety is overdue but welcome.

April 12, 2011 12:00 am
Jackson attacks Halvorson's bid for IDOT chief

Jackson attacks Halvorson's bid for IDOT chief

The most vocal supporter of a proposed south suburban airport near Peotone is publicly opposing a former colleague's apparent bid to be named head of the state's transportation department.

March 21, 2011 9:35 am Photos

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EDITORIAL: Deliberate speed toward high-speed rail

Indiana should follow U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's advice and get its act together on high-speed rail.

March 07, 2011 12:00 am
DOUG ROSS: LaHood's message could apply to state lawmakers

DOUG ROSS: LaHood's message could apply to state lawmakers

Democrats in the Indiana House of Representatives decided this week to drink in the Champaign in Illinois. Perhaps someone should remind them there's an Urbana in Indiana if they really want to go on a field trip.

February 25, 2011 12:00 am
LaHood: Rail means jobs

LaHood: Rail means jobs

CHESTERTON | U.S. Secretary of Transportation Ray LaHood made an impassioned pitch Thursday to 300 Northwest Indiana business leaders to become partners with the Obama administration when it comes to high-speed rail.

February 24, 2011 5:00 pm Photos

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Rail summit to highlight freight, high-speed, commuter

Rail summit to highlight freight, high-speed, commuter

The United States' top transportation official is coming to Chesterton to boost freight, passenger and high-speed rail as the solution to rebuilding the U.S. economy.

February 18, 2011 11:30 am

High speed rail agreement inked

SPRINGFIELD, Ill. | Get ready for more track upgrades on the Amtrak line running through central Illinois.

December 24, 2010 12:00 am

State cops nab nearly 7,800 cell phone violators

SPRINGFIELD | Two laws aimed at limiting the use of cell phones while driving have resulted in nearly 7,800 motorists being pulled over by the Illinois State Police this year.

December 18, 2010 12:00 am
Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

Governor's office: We talked to LaHood about airport

SPRINGFIELD | When U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood told reporters this week that nobody had contacted him in his two years as secretary regarding the south suburban airport proposal, that apparently didn't include Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. or Gov. Pat Quinn.

November 19, 2010 12:00 am Photos

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Jackson responds to LaHood's airport comments

WASHINGTON | Congressman Jesse Jackson Jr. on Wednesday responded to U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood's comments, which suggested nobody had contacted him in his two years as secretary regarding the long-debated third airport proposal.

November 18, 2010 12:00 am
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