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EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

EDITORIAL: Don't let trains keep blocking planes

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion has been delayed yet again. This time, the deadline has been extended until August 2015.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am
Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Railroad tracks at Gary/Chicago International Airport

The expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport's main runway remains stalled by the failure of railroads to agree on terms for use of relocated tracks built at the public's expense.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am

Gary airport expansion delayed again

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion project will again miss a deadline for completion, with construction of the runway extension now projected to stretch into next year.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Pick up pace on airport progress

Progress at Gary/Chicago International Airport must pick up speed.

December 01, 2013 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

GUEST COMMENTARY: Gary's airport progresses despite doubters

Fifteen years after the Federal Aviation Administration set a 2015 deadline for longer runway safety areas at airports nationwide, the task of expanding the main runway at the Gary/Chicago International Airport is nearly complete. It’s been neither easy nor cheap, but major construction proj…

September 01, 2013 12:00 am

Get that runway expansion project completed

C'mon already, do the runway expansion. I don't care about contaminated soil unless you are planting corn there. The dirty soil is going to a landfill anyway.

August 18, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL ADVISORY BOARD: Crossing into future at Gary/Chicago International Airport

Gary/Chicago International Airport has two runways. The longest, at 7,000 feet, runs northwest/southeast and is referred by its compass bearing 12/30, meaning 120 and 300 degrees, respectively, from due north. Within a year, the runway will have been lengthened to 8,900 feet.

May 26, 2013 12:00 am
Justin Bieber's new album impresses

Justin Bieber's new album impresses

Justin Bieber performs June 17 during the 2012 Much Music Video Awards in Toronto.  

June 20, 2012 5:00 pm

Indiana lawmaker wants Hoosiers' input on Lansing airport expansion

INDIANAPOLIS | State Rep. Mara Candelaria Reardon, D-Munster, wants Indiana residents to have more say on the planned expansion of the Lansing Municipal Airport.

March 30, 2012 10:00 am
Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary/Chicago International Airport and Gary officials announced an agreement Monday with Canadian National Railway Co. to move railroad tracks to allow for the airport's $162 million runway expansion.

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, right, announces a deal between Gary/Chicago International Airport and Canadian Nationial Railway Co. to relocate railroad tracks during a news conference in Gary. The agreement will allow the airport to move forward with expanding its runway.

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Gary Airport, CN reach deal

Gary Airport, CN reach deal

A map shows in orange the proposed expansion for the Gary/Chicago Internaltional Airport runway to 8,900 feet. A deal the airport and Canadian National Railway Co. reached Monday will allow the expansion at the northwest end of the runway.

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

A map shows the proposed expansion (highlighted in orange) for the Gary/Chicago International Airport runway to 8,900 feet. The airport reached a key agreement with Canadian National Railway Co. on Monday to relocate railroad tracks at the northwest end of the runway to allow for the expansion.

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Patrick Waldron, Canadian National Railroad Co. public affairs manager, talks Monday about moving CN railroad tracks to accommodate the Gary/Chicago International Airport's $162 million runway expansion during a news conference in Gary.

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Gary airport, CN reach key deal for expansion project

Steve Landry, interim director for Gary/Chicago International Airport, talks Monday in Gary about an agreement with Canadian National Railroad Co. to move railroad tracks for the airport's runway expansion project. The aiport will be able to expand its runway to 8,900 feet and comply with Fe…

March 26, 2012 1:15 pm
Lansing Airport open house

Lansing Airport open house

March 21, 2012 6:00 pm
Lansing Airport open house

Lansing Airport open house

March 21, 2012 6:00 pm
Lansing Airport open house

Lansing Airport open house

March 21, 2012 6:00 pm
Lansing Airport open house

Lansing Airport open house

March 21, 2012 6:00 pm
POTW May 22-May 28 - Gary Chicago International Airport

POTW May 22-May 28 - Gary Chicago International Airport

Ross Amundson, vice president of the Gary/Chicago International Airport Board, joins other officials Wednesday as they board a bus at the airport terminal bound for a groundbreaking ceremony in a hangar to mark the beginning of the long-waited runway expansion project.

May 30, 2011 3:48 pm
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