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The Northwest Indiana Federation of Interfaith Organizations will sponsor a panel that will examine recent privatizations including the recent 40-year deal for Gary/Chicago International Airport.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is taking public comment on funding for an environmental impact study for the expansion of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer until April 10.
Indiana's utility consumer advocate has challenged state regulators' Feb. 17 order giving NIPSCO the right to raise rates a cumulative 6 percent by 2020 to pay for electric system improvements.
Three advisers lauded by city and airport leaders for landing a 40-year privatization deal at Gary/Chicago International Airport may not get paid for their nine months of work on the project.
HOBART | U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky on Monday night issued a powerful call for local communities to ante up for the South Shore Line extension in the next three weeks so Northwest Indiana can take its rightful place in the global economy.
A move to pay consultants who arranged a 40-year privatization deal at Gary/Chicago International Airport up to $2 million is raising questions among industry experts and others.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission on Friday sent a strong message to state legislators that proceeds from closing a tax loophole should go to local communities and be used for mass transit, including buses.
NIRPC resolution calls for directing $4 million from closing a tax loophole be returned to local communities for funding mass transit, including buses.
The Gary Public Transportation Corp. board by a vote of 5-0 on Thursday approved a new bus route in Hammond, which will pick up riders left stranded when the Northwest Indiana Regional Bus Authority went out of business two years ago.
Indiana's leading advocacy group for passenger rail is changing its name to boost its efforts to support projects such as the South Shore expansion and Amtrak's Hoosier State route.
The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen four investment teams as finalists to make final bids to design, build and operate the Indiana portion of the Illiana Expressway.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Merrillville, will tell the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce about the benefits of expanding the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at its noon luncheon March 19 at Ameristar Casino, in East Chicago.
The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority is considering using its taxpayer-financed Airport Development Zone fund to pay consultants who arranged the 40-year privatization deal signed last month.
January's deep freeze and blizzards cut into builders plans for new homes in Northwest Indiana, with just 36 new home construction permits issues as compared to 46 in the same month last year.
The Indiana House approved Tuesday an amendment to a Senate bill that could significantly change the trajectory of Indiana's energy efficiency programs, which are popular with customers of NIPSCO and other utilities.
SCHERERVILLE: The director of a Purdue University program providing technical assistance to Hoosier companies, health care providers and governments will be the keynote speaker at the noon March 14 meeting of the Lake County Advancement Committee at Teibel's Restaurant.
Single-family homes sales in Northwest Indiana decreased 5.8 percent in January, breaking a streak of 30 straight months of year-over-year increases, according to sales figures from the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority’s board of directors has approved a contract with the Jasper County Tourism Commission to provide tourism promotion in an area well-known for its outdoor recreation.
CROWN POINT | Public officials made it known local emergency responders will need help if the Illiana Expressway is built.
Boosters of allowing bicycles on South Shore trains rolled a bit closer to their goal Thursday when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission authorized spending $205,000 to study how that can be done.
A hearing on the proposed Cline Avenue Bridge on Wednesday within 1 mile of the demolished structure showed the same divisions remain when it comes to its planned replacement.
Residents living along the planned route of the Illiana Expressway are growing more concerned as drill rigs and surveyors make appearances on properties and states prepare to round up final approvals.
The private investment group that owns the former Cline Avenue Bridge right-of-way anticipates beginning construction of a new toll bridge this year, according to a top area planner.
NiSource Inc. reported 2013 earnings at the upper end of its forecast on Tuesday and CEO Robert Skaggs Jr. addressed persistent takeover rumors that arose last month.
State regulators on Monday approved NIPSCO's plan for $1.07 billion in electric system upgrades and yearly rate increases that could reach a cumulative total of 6 percent by 2020.
U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Ind., will be keynote speaker at a forum to promote the extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer at the Avalon Manor, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m., on March 10.
When Dave Shafer was appointed to the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission in 1992, people were talking about traffic congestion on the Borman Expressway.
SCHERERVILLE | South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos offered a strong defense of moving the South Shore Air Show to Fair Oaks Farms before the Lake County Advancement Committee on Friday.
DYER | Dyer Town Council members on Thursday heard a wide range of opinions on extending the South Shore commuter rail line to their suburban community of 16,400 people.
Indiana American Water is requesting a statewide rate hike that would increase bills for Northwest Indiana customers by 17.2 percent.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. General Manager Daryl Lampkins has submitted his resignation after being offered a top executive post at the Maryland Transit Administration.
The public can comment on the Tier II Draft Environmental Impact Study and the route chosen for the Illiana Expressway at two public hearings next week.
Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private operator is already talking to prospects for the post of airport manager and plans to have someone on the job by the end of March at the latest.
January's sub-zero temperatures and snow storms iced the gaming market in Northwest Indiana, with revenues overall at the five gaming boats dropping 17 percent to open the year, according to the January revenue report from the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority on Friday voted 7-0 to provide $8 million per year for building an extension of the South Shore commuter railroad to Dyer.
The stalled Gary/Chicago International Airport runway expansion could get a renewed push as a new private operator takes over at the the airport.
Local township offices and community service agencies are seeing the effects of the propane shortage on rural residents, where the fuel is commonly used for home heating.
The propane shortage is putting a big spotlight on a usually low-profile industry, with dealers making an epic effort to keep customers supplied.
The office of U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky, D-Indiana has released a short informational video on commuter rail expansion.
SCHERERVILLE | The Lake County Advancement Committee's Feb. 14 luncheon at Teibel's Restaurant will feature a presentation by South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority CEO Speros Batistatos.
Gov. Mike Pence on Tuesday appointed Joseph Svetanoff, of Crown Point, to the Indiana Gaming Commission.
The severe cold weather has upended NIPSCO's winter bill forecast, with the utility now saying customers should expect natural gas bills for January that are on average $36 more than in January 2013.
Gaming companies are taking a close look at the loyalty promoted by their brick-and-mortar casinos, while seeing how the advent of online gaming can also benefit those operations.
The end of the $3.8 billion BP Whiting Refinery expansion project has cut total construction work hours in the region, but a blossoming of commercial work and other types is filling in the gaps.
Small retailers are beginning to feel like it's 2013 all over again, as well as the year before that and the year before that.
Builders are again constructing new homes in Northwest Indiana and buyers are coming back, driven by many of the same forces propelling the existing-home market forward.
Local media companies continue to look for more ways to engage their audience, with 2014 revenue forecasts providing some comfort there will be opportunities for expansion.
South Shore ridership declined slightly in 2013, but increases in peak ridership in each of the three last months of the year have the Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District hopeful for a better 2014.
The severely cold winter weather will drive heating bills higher, but moderate natural gas prices should prevent a return to the skyrocketing bills seen from 2005 through 2009.
There are three buckets of money coming out of Lake County's new income tax, and one will lead to deep property tax cuts for many residents.
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