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Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

Hammond station crux issue in South Shore rail expansion

New maps of the proposed South Shore West Lake extension show five potential station sites along its 8-mile route, including an option for a Hammond gateway station deemed "essential" by Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr.

August 20, 2014 6:00 pm Related

NICTD wants more SS passengers to go electronic

South Shore train commuters who pay cash for tickets on board may feel the full brunt of the railroad's next fare increase, while those buying tickets electronically via ticket machine or mobile app would get discounts.

July 31, 2014 4:33 pm
Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

Catalytic converters stolen from vehicles in E.C. South Shore lot

EAST CHICAGO | Catalytic converters were stolen from six vehicles Monday morning in the parking lot of the East Chicago South Shore commuter rail station.

July 29, 2014 6:45 pm Photos

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BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

BOB HEISSE: Help us spotlight volunteers behind region's pulse

Volunteers are the pulse behind our communities. They are selfless, ordinary people doing extraordinary things.

July 20, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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Add commuter service to existing Amtrak route

Competition in the business world encourages fresh ideas. Choices benefit consumers; better products and services result. Only the strong survive.

June 27, 2014 12:00 am

World Cup crowds prompt South Shore, Metra booze bans

Fans planning to take the South Shore to Chicago Thursday for the viewing party in Grant Park for the USA vs. Germany World Cup soccer match will have to leave the alcohol at home.

June 26, 2014 6:54 am
Fate of vintage South Shore trolley could come this week

Fate of vintage South Shore trolley could come this week

Town council members in Chesterton and Porter will be asked this week to decide on the fate of a proposal to resurrect vintage South Shore train cars as a local tourist attraction.

June 09, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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WILLIAM NANGLE: Visclosky is NWI's champion in Congress

WILLIAM NANGLE: Visclosky is NWI's champion in Congress

Thirty years is a long time for most anything. Serving in Congress that long is extraordinary.

June 08, 2014 12:00 am
South Shore has tickets to go

South Shore has tickets to go

The South Shore became the first commuter railroad Friday in the greater Chicago region where passengers can buy and store their tickets on smart phones and mobile devices.

May 30, 2014 1:06 pm

Communities get 1st look at South Shore plan

CHESTERTON | Local officials getting their first preview of the South Shore's ambitious $1.16 billion improvement plan Thursday liked the idea of a better, faster train but not the idea of using new taxes to pay for it. 

May 29, 2014 12:00 pm
South Shore could boost economy, communities

South Shore could boost economy, communities

MERRILLVILLE | Railroad and development officials Wednesday rolled out a blueprint for a South Shore commuter rail extension to Dyer and big improvements on the existing line.

May 28, 2014 5:44 pm Photos

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Take me out to the concession stand

Take me out to the concession stand

Vendors prepare foot-long hot dogs as the RailCats play the WIchita Wingnuts Thursday night at the US Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Take me out to the concession stand

Take me out to the concession stand

Pretzel fans stand in line at the Ben's Soft Pretzels stand Thursday night at the US Steel Yard as the Gary South Shore RailCats played the Wichita Wingnuts.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm
Take me out to the concession stand

Take me out to the concession stand

May Ann Torres pours a RailCats Pale Ale frm Figure 8 Brewing in Valparaiso during the Gary South Shore RailCats game with the Wichita Wingnuts Thursday night at the US Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 9:00 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

The RailCats' Danny Pulfer forces out Wichita's Dillon Hazlett at second base in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 8:53 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

Stephen Hiscock pitches for the RailCats in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 8:54 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

RailCats outfielder Josh Romanski dives safely back to first base as Wichita's Taylor Oldham is late with tag Thursday at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 8:47 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

The RailCats' Danny Pulfer reaches for a pitch from Wichita's Tim Brown in the first inning of the RailCats' home opener Thursday night at U.S. Steel Yard.

May 22, 2014 8:43 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

RailCats team owners Pat and Lindy Salvi greet manager Greg Tagert as they distribute American Association championship rings prior to the start of Thursday's home opener against the Wichita Wingnuts at U.S. Steel Yard in Gary.

May 22, 2014 8:39 pm
RailCats home opener

RailCats home opener

RailCats on-field talent Jason Yurechko sports the 2013 American Association championship ring the RailCats players received, center, along with Northern League Championship rings for 2005, left, and 2007.

May 22, 2014 8:40 pm
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