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Merrillville paving work could be completed by fall

MERRILLVILLE | A town project to repave dozens of streets could be finished in late September or early October, Town Manager Bruce Spires said.

August 08, 2014 6:45 pm

I-90/94 westbound traffic limited in Chicago

Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.

June 20, 2014 6:55 pm
Promoting tourism requires better roads

Promoting tourism requires better roads

You need to run a article in your paper about the poor condition of our roads. It's almost funny when you listen to the governor and all the other politicians talk about how Indiana is business friendly, let's promote tourism, get people to the Dunes.

June 01, 2014 12:00 am

Poor Indiana roads put driver's lives at risk

Rick Grigsby, of Munster, hit the proverbial nail on the head in his letter. I can't tell you the times driving from the Indiana side of the Borman Expressway into Illinois that I was glad to see Illinois roads.

May 20, 2014 12:00 am

Part of Hillcrest Court closed to traffic through Tuesday

CROWN POINT | A portion of Hillcrest Court between Lakewood Street and Westwood Place in Crown Point will be closed to traffic through Tuesday for an emergency road repair, the Lake County Highway Department announced.

April 14, 2014 12:00 am
Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

Illiana Expressway turns corner toward reality

The region turned a corner on a bi-state expressway talked about for decades when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission approved the Illiana Expressway in December.

March 16, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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INDOT, Pence map road repair plans for winter weather damage

GARY│Calling this winter “one of the most brutal in recent memory,” Indiana Gov. Mike Pence on Friday announced a strategic blitz to address a record or near-record amount of potholes on state roads and highways throughout the state.

February 07, 2014 7:41 pm

Get NWI roads fixed as if we lived in Indianapolis

I agree with your opinion about Indiana is the Crossroads of America.

February 04, 2014 12:00 am

Kings of the road, truck drivers, voice opinions about interstates

GARY | Truck driver Shelly Vanscyoc said she cringes at the thought of driving on Indiana interstates. 

January 24, 2014 8:19 pm
State lawmakers face packed agenda

State lawmakers face packed agenda

INDIANAPOLIS | Hoosier lawmakers return to the Statehouse on Tuesday -- postponed from Monday due to snow and extreme cold -- for a 10-week session that's almost certain to garner national attention, put more than $1 billion in local government funding at risk and determine the future of Ind…

January 06, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Snow drifts on northbound Interstate 65 south of Interstate 80/94 on Dec. 31

December 31, 2013 6:32 pm

Millions for new highway, little for existing roads

I called the Lake County Highway Department this year and asked when they were going to pave some of the nasty roads we have in Lowell, Cedar Lake and Lake Dale and was told, ''We don't have a lot of money appropriated for Lake County.''

December 13, 2013 12:00 am

Pence taps 'blue ribbon' panel to set state infrastructure goals

INDIANAPOLIS | Fulfilling a campaign promise, Gov. Mike Pence created a "blue ribbon" panel Thursday to plan the next generation of Indiana's roads, rails, waterways and airports.

October 10, 2013 2:30 pm

Why should bike riders get free ride at our expense?

Sometimes I wonder if our government officials have ever read the Constitution they have sworn to uphold when they took office.

June 05, 2013 12:00 am

Spend money on roads repairs, not new bike trails

I see in the news our mayor is planning to spend another few million on bike trails and parks here in Portage. I voted for him on the assumption he would use common sense such as most Republicans do when handling other people's money.

May 24, 2013 12:00 am
Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

Pence signs two-year Indiana budget

INDIANAPOLIS | Republican Gov. Mike Pence on Wednesday signed into law Indiana's $30 billion, two-year state budget that keeps spending increases below the inflation rate and provides Hoosiers more than a billion dollars in tax cuts.

May 08, 2013 5:00 pm Related

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Lawmakers set to approve state budget, adjourn for year

INDIANAPOLIS | The Republican-controlled General Assembly early this morning was on the verge of approving a two-year state budget plan that reduces taxes on Hoosiers by $1.1 billion.

April 26, 2013 11:00 pm Related

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Indiana budget plan cuts taxes by $1.1 billion

INDIANAPOLIS | Despite polls showing Hoosiers want Indiana to invest more in education, roads and other state services, the Republican-controlled General Assembly is poised to enact the largest package of tax cuts in state history.

April 25, 2013 7:27 pm
Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

Pence sure income tax cut will create jobs

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence is certain reducing Indiana's personal income tax rate will create jobs, despite the doubts of legislative leaders and the increase in unemployment that followed distribution of the state's automatic taxpayer refund.

April 20, 2013 11:30 pm Related

State budget wins Indiana House approval

INDIANAPOLIS | The Indiana House approved late Monday night a two-year state budget that increases funding for education and roads, but does not include an income tax cut or account for scheduled reductions in federal spending.

February 25, 2013 10:15 pm Related
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