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GRANGER, Ind. | The challenges facing the Indiana Toll Road as it moves through bankruptcy were on display at a meeting of its state oversight board on Wednesday.
Northwest Indiana RDA CEO Bill Hanna, left, and Porter County Commissioner Nancy Adams speak with INDOT Commissioner Karl Browning after Wednesday's meeting of the Toll Road Oversight Board in Granger.
The Indiana Department of Transportation plans a $4.5 million repaving project for a section of Ind. 55 that could host a key Illiana Expressway interchange.
A private jet returned to Gary/Chicago International Airport shortly after takeoff Friday and made a safe landing after the pilot reported smoke in the cockpit.
CHICAGO | A key committee at Chicago's Metropolitan Agency for Planning on Thursday gave the Illiana Expressway an important bump forward as controversy over the project continues to build.
A week after the president of the United States touched down at Gary/Chicago International Airport, the person many think will be the next U.S. president did the same.
Northwest Indiana casino revenues dropped 7.7 percent in September as compared to September 2013, marking the 10th straight month the total take at the five casinos has dropped on a year-over-year basis.
The Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning failed on Wednesday to boot the Illiana Expressway out of its long-range plan, when road opponents could not attain the supermajority vote needed.
NIPSCO forecasts residential natural gas customers will pay about 4 percent less to heat their homes this winter, with the drop due mainly to the expectation of more normal winter temperatures.
HIGHLAND | A man wearing a green hooded sweatshirt robbed the Dairy Queen at 3339 45th St. on Sunday night.
President Obama's landing and takeoff last week at Gary/Chicago International Airport gave the airport a brief spot in the national limelight and a chance to show the world what it can do.
CHICAGO| The identification of the body of an adult man found Sunday afternoon in a garage in Hegewisch will not be undertaken until at least Tuesday, according to the Cook County Medical examiner's office.
Gary/Chicago International Airport officials are still shooting for an Oct. 27 closing date for property transactions to allow Canadian National Railway to move its tracks out of the way of the airport's runway expansion.
EAST CHICAGO | Retired Bears defensive tackle Anthony "Spice" Adams will deliver nearly 700 new books to students at Harrison Elementary School on Tuesday and serve as Principal for a Day.
East Chicago firefighters spent four hours extinguishing a stubborn roof fire at the Grace Davison plant at 5215 Kennedy Ave. on Saturday morning.
Indiana State Police expect to soon have the far right westbound lanes cleared on Interstate 94 just west of Ind. 249 following a semi-trailer wreck there at about 2:45 p.m.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission and the disability-rights agency Everybody Counts are hosting a meeting on public transportation on Oct. 29 at the Wicker Park Social Center, 2215 Ridge Road, Highland.
The Northern Indiana Commuter Transportation District on Thursday hired former Metra Deputy Executive Director Michael Noland as general manager of the South Shore commuter railroad.
Fresh back from a tour of high-growth U.S. cities, Indiana Economic Development Corp. president Eric Doden on Wednesday told Northwest Indiana leaders something you don't hear often from Indiana officials.
Groups long opposed to the Illiana Expressway are urging like-minded residents to bring tractors, trucks and horses to two parades ending with a rally at the Will County Fairgrounds on Oct. 11.
GARY | Preparations are underway for what should be President Barack Obama's first landing at the Gary/Chicago International Airport while serving as president.
Groups long opposed to the Illiana Expressway have scheduled parades and a rally on Oct. 11 to protest the building of the toll road from Indiana to Illinois.
A 30-day public comment period has opened on the final environmental impact statement for the Illiana Expressway in advance of a final federal decision on the project.
Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Eric Doden will talk about the Regional Cities Initiative at the Northwest Indiana Forum at 9 a.m. Wednesday.
The Gary Chamber of Commerce will hear about Gary Public Transportation Corp.'s plan to expand public transit and spur economic development along Broadway at its next membership meeting Oct. 13.
NiSource executives assured Wall Street on Monday of a "seamless transition" as the company splits its utility and pipeline transmission segments into separate companies, but did not rule out the eventual sale of either.
NiSource Inc. announced Sunday it plans to create a separate company for its burgeoning gas transportation business, while keeping NIPSCO and utilities in six other states under the NiSource umbrella.
The Northwestern Indiana Planning Commission has changed the dates of two of the public meetings on its 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan.
TINLEY PARK | Illinois officials did their best Tuesday to convince investors and others of the commitment to building a South Suburban Airport at an industry forum at the Tinley Park Convention Center.
Former Northwest Indiana Forum CEO Mark Maassel has been appointed president of the Indiana Energy Association, the trade group for the state's investor-owned utilities.
The private operators of the Indiana Toll Road declared bankruptcy Sunday on more than $6 billion in debt, leaving the fate of the 157-mile road in the hands of a federal judge and creditors.
Porter County Regional Airport has received a key federal grant that will allow reconstruction of its main runway, U.S. Rep. Pete Visclosky announced Monday.
More railroad projects are underway at Gary/Chicago International Airport to clear the way for the main runway expansion, with the key one still on schedule for completion by November.
Sales of existing single-family homes in Northwest Indiana declined 6.4 percent in August as compared to the year-ago month, following a strong rebound in sales in July, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.
Big transportation plans such as the South Shore extension and express buses on Broadway will get a fresh look in coming months as the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission updates its long-range plan.
The Indiana Finance Authority (IFA) on August 26 sent this letter to Indiana Toll Road Concession Co., telling the company it was in default under its Concession Agreement with the state. The letter gives the company 90 days to show it can meet its debt obligations to its lenders in complian…
The operator of the Indiana Toll Road plans to declare bankruptcy on Monday and put its 75-year lease for the road up for sale to interested bidders.
NIPSCO has significantly lowered its estimates of customer bill increases under its seven-year modernization programs in requests recently filed with the Indiana Utility Regulatory Commission.
A feasibility study ordered by the General Assembly throws cold water on proposals for a teaching hospital in Northwest Indiana, but ratifies local hospitals' efforts to establish trauma centers and expand medical education.
A wood stove swap program in Lake, Porter, Jasper and Newton counties can net participants a voucher of $1,000 toward purchase of a new EPA-certified wood stove and up to $4,000 to replace an outdoor wood boiler (hydronic heater).
Purdue University Calumet is expanding its training facility for student-athletes through a partnership with The Community Hospital of Munster.
Gary Public Transportation Corp. and Ivy Tech Community College Northwest have teamed up to offer a discount program on monthly passes for students taking classes at the community college.
HAMMOND | A public participation plan more than two years in the making will again get an airing when the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission holds a public meeting from 2 to 4 p.m. Oct. 28, at the Hammond Public Library, 654 State St.
Bouncing basketballs, splashing water and the swoosh of blades on ice are the sounds of economic development in Kenosha County, Wis.
The Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission is now taking public comment on its draft public participation plan. The plan is intended to allow the public to participate in the formation of transportation and other plans for the region.
Economic development in booming Kenosha County, Wis., involves local government from the get-go, avoiding some of the ugly rifts that have typified the effort in Northwest Indiana.
Economic developers in Wisconsin's Kenosha County like to boast about their region's proximity to Chicago and O'Hare airport, its major interstate expressway, and the state's business-friendly climate.
The public can comment on the update of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission's 2040 Comprehensive Regional Plan at a series of meetings scheduled through the end of October. The first two meetings are scheduled next week in Westville and Michigan City.
People calling to schedule a trip on North Township's dial-a-ride bus service now have their calls answered 24 hours a day by live operators thanks to a new contract between the township and Prompt Ambulance.
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