As the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission considers the proposed Illiana Expressway on Thursday, remember they are planners. They must look to the future, not just what's needed now.
Hammond Mayor Thomas McDermott Jr. declared he will vote against the proposed Illiana Expressway when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission takes its decisive vote on the expressway Thursday.
GARY | A major trucking company is so in need of drivers that it is offering signing bonuses of at least $2,500.
The Gary Jet Center is suing the former Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority, alleging it schemed to give unfair competitive advantages to a prominent Chicago real estate firm and ultimately shortchange taxpayers.
HAMMOND | Local and state officials gathered in bone-chilling winds Monday to open the new bridge on Indianapolis Boulevard while remembering the former Nine-Span structure that once stood in its place.
An American Airlines plane is shown between two US Airways planes at Washington's Ronald Reagan National Airport. (AP Photo/Susan Walsh, File)
FORT WORTH, Texas | American Airlines emerged from bankruptcy protection and US Airways culminated its long pursuit of a merger partner as the two completed their deal Monday to create the world's biggest airline.
Members of a public-private partnership committee at the authority's regular meeting Monday briefed members on a contract for airport development and another for airport operations.
INDIANAPOLIS | Gov. Mike Pence has directed state agencies and universities to cancel an additional $51.5 million in planned spending after Indiana badly missed its November revenue target.
ST. LOUIS | The Federal Aviation Administration is investigating what caused a GoJet Airlines plane to slide off a taxiway at Lambert St. Louis International Airport.
GARY | An elevator and escalator that take passengers up to the South Shore platform at the Gary Metro Center station are back in service after being shut down due to a failed inspection last week.
There has been a great deal of discussion about what the Illiana Corridor project will and won’t do as it moves through the process to be considered for inclusion in NIRPC’s 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
On Thursday, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will hold a crucial vote on the Illiana Expressway.
Local officials from across the region are set to decide this week on a proposal to build the first new stretch of interstate expressway in the region in four decades.
Looking back at the stories to remember from the past week:
MERRILLVILLE | U.S. Sens. Dan Coats and Mark Kirk are throwing their support behind the Illiana Expressway, the proposed $1.3 billion highway that would link Interstate 55 in Illinois with Interstate 65 in Indiana.
Your daily look at late-breaking news, upcoming events and the stories that will be talked about today:
South Lake County residents opposed to the Illiana Expressway picked up a few important allies among representatives of transit agencies and northern communities in Tuesday's vote on the Illiana Expressway.
A key committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday gave a green light to the Illiana Expressway, voting to recommend including the 47-mile expressway in regional transportation plans.
The disability-rights group Everybody Counts is going back to federal court to compel the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission to comply with the terms of a 2006 consent decree.
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