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Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk gave rebirth to industrial land

Portage's Lakefront and Riverwalk gave rebirth to industrial land

The pavilion at the Portage Lakefront and Riverwalk site of the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore sits on a dune above Lake Michigan. The park site was opened in 2009 and has been called the poster child for the Marquette Plan.

July 24, 2014 12:00 am
Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

Gary launches Obama administration assistance program

GARY | City officials announced Thursday the launch of a federal program designed to help revitalize Gary.

July 17, 2014 7:00 pm
South Shore could boost economy, communities

South Shore could boost economy, communities

Gerald Hanas, left, general manager of NICTD, discusses a new feasibility study on extending South Shore railroad service while RDA member Harley Snyder, right, listens. The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District operates the South Shore. The Northwest Indiana Regional Development…

May 28, 2014 4:20 pm
South Shore could boost economy, communities

South Shore could boost economy, communities

Bill Hanna, president and CEO of the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, speaks Wednesday during the meeting to discuss a 20-year strategic plan for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.

May 28, 2014 4:03 pm
South Shore could boost economy, communities

South Shore could boost economy, communities

Kenneth Kinney, regional transit practice leader for URS, speaks Wednesday during a meeting to discuss a 20-year strategic strategic plan for the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District.

May 28, 2014 3:34 pm

Sheraton Hotel demolition advances

GARY | In about a week, city officials say residents will start to notice progress on one of Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson's campaign promises: the demolition of the Sheraton Hotel.

April 12, 2014 8:45 pm
Pence on board with South Shore expansion

Pence on board with South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has put a $4 million exclamation point on years of work by U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, in building local support and funding to expand the South Shore Line to Dyer.

March 27, 2014 4:30 pm Photos

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South Shore funding took unplanned route through Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | When the Indiana General Assembly convened 10 weeks ago, no one expected region lawmakers would return with $4 million to help the local match to obtain federal funds for the South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 15, 2014 7:00 pm

Lots left to do with little time remaining in legislative session

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly is likely to wrap up its work this week a day or two ahead of Friday's mandatory adjournment deadline.

March 09, 2014 1:00 am

Gary council objects to state's South Shore funds edict

GARY | Gary City Council President Kyle Allen Sr. spoke against the state legislation that provides millions to expanding South Shore Line commuter rail, saying Tuesday the city should decide how the money is spent.

March 04, 2014 10:25 pm

House greenlights South Shore Line expansion money

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House hopped on board the effort to extend the South Shore commuter rail line to Dyer.

March 03, 2014 7:00 pm

NWI Forum supports $4 million for train expansion

The Northwest Indiana Forum supports legislation to provide millions to fund expanding the South Shore Line commuter rail.

March 03, 2014 6:30 pm

Pence to decide on State Fair alcohol sales

INDIANAPOLIS | Indiana State Fair attendees in August may get to do something that hasn't been allowed there for 67 years -- drink alcohol.

February 25, 2014 5:10 pm
House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

House panel OKs spending $4M from Lake County tax fix on South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | A House committee agreed Monday the South Shore Line expansion project should receive the $4 million a year expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole -- even as the underlying legislation veered dangerously off-track.

February 24, 2014 5:45 pm Related

E.C. seeks bids for demolition of 28 properties

EAST CHICAGO | The city has requested demolition bids for a total of 28 vacant properties, starting the second phase of a project intended to remove blight in East Chicago.

February 15, 2014 7:45 pm

Fight brewing over who gets $4M from Lake tax credit fix

INDIANAPOLIS | Nine Northwest Indiana Democratic state lawmakers decided Tuesday they will fight to return the $4 million expected to be saved by closing a Lake County tax loophole to the county and the three casino cities that generate the revenue.

February 11, 2014 2:47 pm

NWI legislators all back South Shore expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana's legislative delegation stands united in supporting expanding the South Shore Line, but members are skeptical the state will play a significant role in extending the commuter train to Dyer -- despite the best efforts of some region lawmakers.

February 09, 2014 6:00 am Related

Fix for Lake tax loophole, other measures win Senate approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled Indiana General Assembly began its mid-session break Tuesday, after the Senate voted to send more than 60 legislative proposals to the House.

February 04, 2014 6:00 pm Related

Senate refuses to give money from Lake tax fix to casino cities, county

INDIANAPOLIS | State Sen. Earline Rogers, D-Gary, was unable to persuade the Senate Monday to let Gary, East Chicago, Hammond and Lake County keep a portion of their casino revenue that could be sent next year to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority.

February 03, 2014 6:00 pm

Closing Lake tax loophole could net RDA $4M

INDIANAPOLIS | The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority would get a $4 million budget bump under a plan to fix an income tax break aimed at Lake County's poorest homeowners but claimed by many more.

January 30, 2014 6:30 pm
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