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Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

Environmental groups want prairie protected from Illiana

The 19,000-acre Midewin National Tallgrass Prairie has emerged as the chief roadblock to the planned Illiana Expressway, with environmental groups and federal officials raising concerns.

August 04, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis

Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis

Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis dives for a foul ball against Wilmington in the Class 2A Beecher Regional semifinal.

May 21, 2014 8:44 pm
Illiana Christian's Brooke Van Der Aa

Illiana Christian's Brooke Van Der Aa

Illiana Christian's Brooke Van Der Aa pitches against Wilmington in the Class 2A Beecher Regional semifinal.

May 21, 2014 8:44 pm
Illiana Christian's Katie Ericks

Illiana Christian's Katie Ericks

Illiana Christian's Katie Ericks is congratulated after scoring a run to tie the game at 2-2 against Wilmington in the Class 2A Beecher Regional semifinal.

May 21, 2014 8:44 pm
Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis drops

Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis drops

Illiana Christian catcher Tatum Oppenhuis drops a foul ball out of her glove after diving for the catch against Wilmington in the Class 2A Beecher Regional semifinal.

May 21, 2014 8:44 pm
Illiana Christian's Amanda Van Kalker

Illiana Christian's Amanda Van Kalker

Illiana Christian's Amanda Van Kalker misses the throw at second base against Wilmington's Madeline McDonnel in the Class 2A Beecher Regional semifinal.

May 21, 2014 8:44 pm

Illiana Expressway developing specifics, except for toll cost

WILMINGTON, Ill. | The proposed Illiana Expressway’s details are becoming more clear these days as officials from Illinois and Indiana show the proposed route – and how it will interact with surrounding roads and area wildlife.

February 19, 2014 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: OK Illiana for safety, congestion relief, jobs

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.

December 11, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Let bidders prove Illiana naysayers wrong

Indiana and Illinois are now preparing requests for proposals for private investment in the Illiana Expressway. It's a sign of progress for a road that has been needed for a long time.

October 01, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Avoid potholes in Illiana approval process

Indiana Department of Transportation Deputy Commissioner Bob Alderman's support of the Illiana Expressway is spot-on, but make sure the highway's approval record is spotless.

July 23, 2013 12:00 am

EDITORIAL: Pave the way for Illiana Expressway

Indiana Gov. Mike Pence and Illinois Gov. Pat Quinn are seeking investors for the proposed Illiana Expressway. It's an important sign we're well on the way to a new major highway.

June 30, 2013 12:00 am
Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

Preservation group, descendant give thanks for Civil War vet's ultimate sacrifice

MERRILLVILLE | Four months into his stay at the most infamous Confederate-run prison camp of the Civil War, Merrillville Pvt. Corydon Pierce wasn't likely feeling very thankful on this day 148 years ago.

November 21, 2012 3:00 pm Photos

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Will County Board endorses slightly altered route for Illiana Expressway

JOLIET | The Will County Board this week voted for a route for the proposed Illiana Expressway with its western terminus near Wilmington along Interstate 55.

August 19, 2012 12:00 am
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