South Shore Extension
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CEDAR LAKE | The Town Council has postponed a vote on the South Shore extension financing until next month.
HAMMOND | Debate over firefighters' seniority days began in the Hammond City Council chambers Monday, but discussion was tabled for a future meeting.
LOWELL | In a 3-2 vote Monday, the Town Council committed a portion of its economic development income tax money to support extension of the South Shore commuter rail line.
HAMMOND | Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. plans to propose a resolution to the City Council later this month that would help fund an environmental study on the impact of the South Shore extension but would hold off on providing funding to the extension.
MERRILLVILLE | The Merrillville Redevelopment Commission meets at 6 p.m. Tuesday at Town Hall, 7820 Broadway.
CRETE | Supporters of the proposed southeast Metra line linking Chicago with the south suburbs have taken notice of recent developments to extend the South Shore line to Dyer.
DYER | The Town Council pledged its support Thursday for the South Shore extension.
SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council has conditionally approved committing 34 percent of its economic development income tax proceeds annually to the South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer.
GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday pledged to contribute $20,000 a year toward the proposed South Shore Line extension to Dyer.
WINFIELD | The Town Council on Tuesday gave conditional approval to committing money to the South Shore Line extension.
LOWELL | A few supporters of the proposed South Shore commuter rail line extension to Dyer turned out Monday at a meeting in Lowell.
LOWELL | The Town Council will meet in a work session with Sen. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, on Monday to discuss the proposed South Shore rail expansion.
SCHERERVILLE | The Town Council said it needs more time before it makes a decision about contributing funds to the expansion of South Shore commuter rail.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, right, talks Monday with Valparaiso University student Catalina Roldan, who won The Times South Shore Video Contest. They joined more than 300 local community leaders and officials Monday night at the Avalon Manor for a call to action by The Emerging Leaders Network…
HOBART | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky will be keynote speaker at a free forum Monday to promote the extension of the South Shore commuter railroad.
GRIFFITH | The Town Council wants residents' input on whether it should kick nearly $400,000 toward South Shore Line expansion into Dyer.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.'s tunnel vision and lack of regional leadership were evident once again Friday when he persuaded a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee to denounce Senate Bill 367. That's the legislation that would grease the wheels to expand South S…
INDIANAPOLIS | No single person at the Statehouse is standing in the way of South Shore expansion, because outside the 21-member Northwest Indiana legislative delegation, few of the 129 other state senators and representatives have even heard of it.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana lawmakers will have to be creative and quick during the 10-week legislative session that begins Monday if the state is to play a role in extending the South Shore Line into south Lake County.
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