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Lowell pledges funds for South Shore extension

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.

April 14, 2014 10:00 pm

A day in the life of a South Shore Line commuter

I still remember the first time that I rode to Chicago on the South Shore Railroad by myself. It was 1982, my senior year in high school, and I was going downtown to be inducted into the military at the old MEP Center on Michigan Avenue.

April 13, 2014 12:00 am
Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

Rep. Slager: Train extension may extend RDA mission

SCHERERVILLE │ U.S. Rep. Hal Slager, R-Schererville, provided a legislative update Friday to members of the Lake County Advancement Committee during its monthly meeting at Teibel’s Family Restaurant.

April 11, 2014 4:58 pm
nwi.com Political Roundtable

nwi.com Political Roundtable

Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott Jr. is the special guest of the April 9 edition of the Political Roundtable.

April 09, 2014 8:40 pm
RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

RICH JAMES: Hammond is missing link in Lake County unity

U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky is on the verge of doing what no other politician has ever done – unite Lake County.

April 09, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

MARC CHASE: Let's grow local jobs, not just ship workers elsewhere

It's become an all-to-common scene in Lake County: Box-laden dollies being tugged up the metal ramps of moving trucks as folks seek greener pastures elsewhere.

April 08, 2014 12:00 am
GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get bikes on trains, into Indiana Dunes

GUEST COMMENTARY: Let’s get bikes on trains, into Indiana Dunes

It looks like history may be in the making with recent approval to fund a bikes-on-trains study for the South Shore Line.

April 06, 2014 12:00 am
MARC CHASE: Weighing the cost of the ticket to ride

MARC CHASE: Weighing the cost of the ticket to ride

I want to board the train.

April 01, 2014 12:00 am

Pence OKs everything approved by Legislature

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence signed into law 223 of the 224 legislative proposals approved this year by the Indiana General Assembly, and allowed the remaining measure, scuttling the state's energy-efficiency program, to become law without his signature.

March 30, 2014 10:05 pm
GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

GUEST COMMENTARY: NWI needs to improve access to transportation

From the diverse cultures our cities showcase to the serene natural beauty of Lake Michigan — regardless of what you’re looking to do or see, you’ll find it just a short car, bus or train ride away.

March 30, 2014 12:00 am
NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

NICTD signals it's all in with South Shore expansion

A westbound train arrives at the South Shore Line East Chicago station.

March 28, 2014 1:36 pm

Dyer commits 15% of income tax revenue to South Shore extension

DYER | The Town Council pledged its support Thursday for the South Shore extension.

March 27, 2014 8:47 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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Deadline nears for Pence action on legislation

INDIANAPOLIS | The clock is ticking toward a midnight Thursday deadline for Gov. Mike Pence to act on some three dozen remaining proposals approved this month by the Indiana General Assembly.

March 26, 2014 5:30 pm

Griffith pledges cash for proposed South Shore extension

GRIFFITH | The Town Council on Tuesday pledged to contribute $20,000 a year toward the proposed South Shore Line extension to Dyer.

March 25, 2014 10:30 pm

Winfield grants conditional support to South Shore extension pledge

WINFIELD | The Town Council on Tuesday gave conditional approval to committing money to the South Shore Line extension.

March 25, 2014 10:00 pm

Pence mum on possible vetoes

INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence likely will ink up his veto stamp next week, but isn't yet saying which proposals approved by the General Assembly he might reject.

March 20, 2014 1:25 pm

EDITORIAL: Commit to funding rail expansion

Tonight, the Griffith Town Council will make a major decision – whether to contribute to regional economic development by designating a portion of the town's County Economic Development Income Tax proceeds to aid in expanding the South Shore Line to Dyer. We encourage council members to vote yes.

March 18, 2014 12:00 am

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

South Shore funds on track to Pence

INDIANAPOLIS | A key piece in the puzzle of how to pay for expansion of the South Shore Line to Dyer fell into place late Thursday night.

March 13, 2014 9:15 pm
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