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On Thursday, the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission will hold a crucial vote on the Illiana Expressway. Depending on the outcome, the road might or might not be built.
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.
A decade ago, Kim and Dave Stengel slept in a brother's South Chicago Heights basement for seven months and spent all their spare time on a home-building site in a rural subdivision just north of Lowell.
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.
NIPSCO has begun operation of the first "scrubber" installed at the R.M. Schahfer Generating Station in Wheatfield, the first of $739 million in pollution control projects underway at electric generating stations.
The first step in a two-step process toward approving the Illiana Expressway will take place Tuesday when a Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission committee votes on the controversial bi-state project.
The state of Indiana may pay upfront costs of as much as $110 million for the Illiana Expressway's construction and may make payments of up to $70 million to investors shortly after completion, according to a document provided to regional planners Tuesday.
Wayne Lewis said it's not fair or right, but that didn't stop the 21-year-old from camping out in his tent at 11:30 p.m. Wednesday on the sidewalk in front of the Best Buy at Highland Grove.
The Garland County Sheriff's Department in Arkansas confirmed the arrest Tuesday of a man sought in the 2011 murder of former St. John resident and Lake Central grad Dawna Natzke.
A second Indiana utility plans to follow NIPSCO in asking the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission for permission to undertake a multimillion upgrade to its infrastructure and charge much of the cost to customers.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Tuesday issued a mixed verdict on the Illiana Expressway, finding it would meet many of the goals of its long-range plan but fall short on others.
In a cover-up of epic proportions, the Gary/Chicago International Airport is spreading blue tarps over its 1,900-foot runway extension in order to ward off pilots who might mistake it for the end of the main runway.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday authorized the hiring of a second legal team to get railroads out of the way of the $166 million airport expansion.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans to open the replacement bridge for the demolished Nine-Span Bridge in Hammond the week of Dec. 9, a few weeks ahead of schedule.
One year after the health of region residents was diagnosed as bad and getting worse, the One Region initiative has made a start to finding the cure.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority collected double reimbursements for its $166 million expansion project during 2012 and ended up refunding $10.38 million to the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority because of the errors, according to a State Board of Accounts audit.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission has announced the Transportation Policy Committee's Dec. 3 vote on the Illiana Expressway will take place at the Sycamore Room, Woodland Park, 2100 Willowcreek Road, Portage. The meeting starts at 9 a.m.
A key committee of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission voted 8-3 with eight abstentions Tuesday to approve a report on the Illiana Expressway, allowing for a crucial vote of the entire organization next month.
Indiana and Illinois are putting out a call for Disadvantaged Business Enterprises that are interested in working on the Illiana Expressway project.
About a dozen people from around the region showed in the first hour for the last public comment session on the Illiana Expressway conducted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
Ivy Tech Community College on Friday will celebrate the opening of its Emergency Response Training Lab for aircraft at Gary/Chicago International Airport.
FORD HEIGHTS | Cook County Sheriff's police are investigating three arson cases in Ford Heights. All occurred during one week.
Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission members are hearing plenty about the Illiana Expressway and political jockeying has begun prior to a decisive Dec. 12 vote.
The state of Indiana on Tuesday issued a call for investors for its 12-mile portion of the Illiana Expressway, following a similar call Friday by Illinois for its 35-mile portion of the toll road.
INDIANAPOLIS | Lawyers for consumer groups jousted with NIPSCO executives Tuesday at a hearing gathering evidence on the utility's request to undertake $1 billion in electric improvements and implement a cumulative 6 percent rate hike to pay for them.
A visionary rail plan piggybacking on the Illiana Expressway is gaining widespread notice but so far attracting little support from railroads.
The Illinois Department of Transportation on Friday took a giant step forward in its search for investors for the Illiana Expressway, issuing a lengthy request for qualifications that calls for "substantial completion" of the project by 2018.
Northwest Indiana casinos' total revenue dropped 1.9 percent in October as compared to October 2012, with the five gaming boats taking in a total of $85.1 million, according to the Indiana Gaming Commission's monthly revenue report.
Dyer has ended up as the lone holdout in the state-led deal to rescue the Hoosier State Amtrak route.
State Rep. Rick Niemeyer, R-Lowell, and Lake County Councilman Eldon Strong, R-Crown Point, on Thursday took a strong stand against the planned Illiana Expressway, saying it will hurt both south county and north county residents.
Indiana's state consumer advocate is seeking public comments on NIPSCO's request to undertake $713 million in natural gas system improvements and the cumulative 10 percent rate increase that would pay for them.
LOWELL | A public comment meeting Tuesday night at ground zero for the Illiana Expressway in Indiana drew residents eager to register their protests and anxious about what happens next.
NIPSCO on Monday told state regulators it is prepared for the winter heating season with adequate natural gas supplies and reiterated customer bills figure to be just slightly above last year's.
GARY | The woman who died due to an early morning fire Sunday at a residence at 4077 Louisiana St., Gary, has been identified as Essie Hill, 71, according to the Lake County coroner's office.
The first of four public comment meetings on the Illiana Expressway to be conducted by the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission drew only a few people to Indiana University Northwest on Saturday.
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NiSource Inc. reported third quarter net income Thursday of $48.1 million, or 16 cents per share, as compared to third quarter 2012 net income of $19.3 million, or 6 cents per share.
Bus service between cities returns to Hammond next month, when buses on a a new Hoosier Ride route between Chicago and Louisville, Ky., will stop in north Hammond.
Radio One Communications, of Valparaiso, has received seven nominations for awards in this year's Indiana Broadcasters Association's (IBA) Spectrum Awards.
The effort to privatize Gary/Chicago International Airport is back on a fast track with last week's announcement the airport is now exclusively negotiating a deal with Aviation Facilities Company Inc., known as AFCO, of Dulles, Va.
GARY | Gary/Chicago International Airport officials remain hopeful key railroad agreements can be concluded by the end of this year, clearing the way for the resumption of construction of its $166 million runway expansion.
Saundra Taylor considers herself a people person and always thought during her 34 years at NIPSCO she knew how to communicate with superiors.
Northwest Indiana single-family home sales increased 16.7 percent in September as compared to one year ago, marking the 27th straight month of sales increases in the region, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
The gaming market has largely stabilized in Northwest Indiana, with the immediate impact of Illinois moves like slots in bars and the Rivers Casino opening there now fading.
Enrollments at Indiana University Northwest increased again this fall, but the Gary school seems to be the exception, according to Micah Pollack, Indiana University Northwest professor of economics.
The base of activity in Northwest Indiana's construction market is broadening, with residential and commercial activity now rebounding after years of lackluster performance.
Northwest Indiana home sales have increased on a year-over-year basis for 27 straight months due to better consumer confidence, increased employment and low interest rates.
Lake County's last-in-the-state local income tax is now nicking wage earners' paychecks, but they will get something back for their money.
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