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Gary airport interim manager Duncan Henderson

Gary airport interim manager Duncan Henderson

The Gary/Chicago International Airport's private operator has hired Duncan Henderson, former executive director of the Waukegan Port District, in Illinois, to run the airport.

March 24, 2014 1:15 pm
Neighbors remember dead child

Neighbors remember dead child

Neighbors place a ribbon Saturday on a tree in front of the home where Jakariah Patterson, 2, was found dead on Wednesday. Her father, Jeremiah Thompson, 21, has since been charged with first-degree murder.

March 22, 2014 12:59 pm

Bill would require RDA to spend money on Lake Co. transportation projects

The $4 million in annual savings expected from a legislative plan to close a Lake County tax loophole may be used to fund expanding the South Shore Line.

February 20, 2014 5:30 pm
Sen. Dick Durbin at Sauk Village

Sen. Dick Durbin at Sauk Village

U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin, D-Ill., speaks about the importance of passing a new transportation bill on Friday at the Sauk Village Municipal Center. He and other members of the Illinois congressional delegation are urging funding to get major infrastructure projects like the Illiana Expressway an…

January 24, 2014 10:18 am
Pothole nightmare continues on Cline

Pothole nightmare continues on Cline

Lake County Sheriff's police watch over stranded motorists on Cline Avenue after they blew tires on a Cline Avenue access ramp Monday morning.

January 13, 2014 9:10 am
Cold, snow freeze Region businesses

Cold, snow freeze Region businesses

Frustrated customers talk about what to do next after finding the door locked at the Speedway station at 6845 Calumet Ave. on Monday morning.

January 06, 2014 12:55 pm
Cold, snow freeze Region businesses

Cold, snow freeze Region businesses

The Marathon gas station at 165th Street and Hohman Avenue in Hammond was open Monday morning. Gas prices ticked up over the weekend to around $3.29 per gallon of regular at many stations but there did not appear to be any price gouging going on.

January 06, 2014 12:56 pm
Cold, snow freeze region businesses

Cold, snow freeze region businesses

As frigid temperatures hampered travel in Northwest Indiana, many region businesses closed or scaled back operations Monday.

January 06, 2014 11:51 am Photos

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States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bittle cold takes hold

States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bittle cold takes hold

Cars are seen plowed in along Columbia Avenue just north of 173rd Street in Hammond on Monday morning after Sunday's blizzard.

January 06, 2014 11:41 am
States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

A man fills up his car at the Marathon gas station at 165th Street and Hohman Avenue in Hammond Monday morning. The air temperature reached 15 below zero, breaking the 1988 record low for the day of 14 below zero.

January 06, 2014 11:34 am
States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

States of emergency, expressway closures remain as bitter cold takes hold

Trucks are seen driving on the Borman Expressway on Monday morning from the Columbia Avenue bridge in Hammond. State officials said motorists were ignoring the closure of the expressway from the Illinois state line to Michigan City, putting themselves and emergency crews at risk.

January 06, 2014 11:30 am
The top business stories of 2013

The top business stories of 2013

NWI housing market goes on a roll in 2013

December 28, 2013 11:00 pm Photos

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Chicago agency approves Illiana Expressway

Chicago agency approves Illiana Expressway

Judy Ogalla, a Will County Board member and farmer from Monee, challenged Illinois Department of Transportation forecasts for traffic and costs related to the Illiana Expressway during a committee meeting Thursday of the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning. The committee voted 11-8 in f…

October 17, 2013 8:29 pm

MAP: 5th Avenue development

More than a decade after the U.S. Steel Yard opened for business, 5th Avenue around the stadium remains very much a work in progress. There were high hopes an arts and entertainment district would flourish there when the stadium idea was first hatched by former Mayor Scott King, but that has…

August 07, 2013 3:33 pm
Big hugs for returning soldier

Big hugs for returning soldier

U.S. Army Sgt. Bridget McDonnell is given a hug by her grandmother, Joann McGoldrick, at the Community Veterans Memorial in Munster on Saturday after McDonnell returned to the region from a deployment to Afghanistan. McDonnell's family and the Indiana Patriot Guard welcomed her. She is the d…

July 27, 2013 6:30 pm

Live updates from Illiana Expressway industry forum

Go to the Illiana Express Facebook page for live updates, photos, information, videos and more from the Illiana Expressway industry forum in Rosemont, Ill. Leave a comment, "like" and share with friends.

June 17, 2013 3:00 pm
Anti-gun violence campaign pulls into Gary

Anti-gun violence campaign pulls into Gary

Chicago Chapter Tuskegee Airmen member Capt. Victor Croswell comes out of the Gary/Chicago International Airport terminal on Friday to greet members of the Love and Protect Our Children anti-gun violence campaign, including James Freeman, left, and Jeremiah Chapman.

May 31, 2013 4:07 pm
Disability-rights advocates at NIRPC

Disability-rights advocates at NIRPC

Renae Jackson, right, of Gary, talks with Rudy Velasco, of East Chicago, before Thursday's meeting of the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission. The two were there to urge that people with disabilities be given more of a voice in formulating a new public participation plan for NIRPC.

May 23, 2013 2:33 pm
Disability-rights advocates at NIRPC

Disability-rights advocates at NIRPC

Three Portage police officers keep watch at a May 23 NIRPC meeting as Renae Jackson, right, of Gary, talks with Rudy Velasco, of East Chicago. The disability-rights group Everybody Counts on Monday moved to enforce a 2006 federal consent decree, in part over NIRPC's use of police officers at…

May 23, 2013 2:33 pm
Chicago Avenue closed between Cline and Airport Road

Chicago Avenue closed between Cline and Airport Road

Chicago Avenue is now closed to through traffic between Cline Avenue and Airport Road. The closure is part of the Gary/Chicago International Airport expansion program. Businesses along that section of Chicago Avenue can still be accessed.

April 30, 2013 10:43 am
Airport Road overpass opens

Airport Road overpass opens

CSX tanker cars pass under the new Airport Road overpass, which is now open to traffic. Building of the overpass is part of the $166 million expansion of Gary/Chicago International Airport.

April 30, 2013 10:41 am
Airport Road overpass opens

Airport Road overpass opens

The new Airport Road overpass is now open to one lane of traffic in each direction. It was built as part of Gary/Chicago International Airport's $166 million expansion project.

April 30, 2013 10:37 am
Pollution pile could stifle airport development

Pollution pile could stifle airport development

A huge mound of contaminated soil sits just south of where the Gary/Chicago International Airport runway will be extended. A key airport tenant and a former airport director are alarmed that plans for leaving the pollution on site could stifle future development there.

March 04, 2013 2:12 pm
Chicago developer sets sights on Gary airport

Chicago developer sets sights on Gary airport

Chicago developer Elzie Higginbottom, center, listens Monday as the Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority discusses proposed lease terms that could lead to construction of a new hangar at the airport by his Eastlake Management & Development Corp.

February 25, 2013 1:49 pm
Cline Avenue Bridge demolition

Cline Avenue Bridge demolition

A large section of the Cline Avenue Bridge as seen from a demolished Riley Road ramp on Monday. Demolition work on the bridge continues, despite earlier assurances from state officials it would be down by the end of 2012.

December 31, 2012 10:06 am
Cline Avenue Bridge demolition

Cline Avenue Bridge demolition

The last remaining section of the Cline Avenue Bridge stands over the west side of the Indiana Harbor and Ship Canal on Monday. Work on demolishing it continues, despite state officials' earlier assurances it would be down by the end of 2012.

December 31, 2012 9:58 am

Muhammad: Intermodal operation piqued interest of businesses

Consulting-firm owner Adrian Muhammad said he remains interested in working to develop transportation infrastructure in Gary despite his firm's being accused of owing more than $267,000 for a feasibility study of building an intermodal business park on land United States Steel Corp. owns.

November 18, 2012 12:00 am
Gary-Hammond-East Chicago Empowerment zone incubator

Gary-Hammond-East Chicago Empowerment zone incubator

The mailing address for Adrian Muhammad's Midwest International Investment Center LLC is at the Gary-Hammond-East Chicago Empowerment Zone incubator on Broadway in Gary. Muhammad also lists on email letterhead the address of an office in Chicago at 111 E. Wacker Drive, Suite 555.

November 11, 2012 12:00 am
Back to broadcasting: Michael Essany's latest TV talk show debuts Monday

Back to broadcasting: Michael Essany's latest TV talk show debuts Monday

GARY | Valparaiso's TV talk show host Michael Essany is ready for a return to the small screen and promises his latest broadcast venture will be bigger and better than his reality chat show series on cable's E! Entertainment in 2003.

September 16, 2012 5:35 pm Photos

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Gary pilot dies in gyroplane crash at Lansing airport

LANSING | A gyroplane pilot from Gary died Monday from injuries suffered in a crash shortly after he took off from Lansing Municipal Airport in his one-seater aircraft, according to Illinois State Police.

September 10, 2012 3:15 pm
Family Christian Center threatened with foreclosure

Family Christian Center threatened with foreclosure

MUNSTER | The Family Christian Center, the state's largest mega-church and one of the 20 largest in the U.S., is facing foreclosure, with Pastor Steve Munsey telling congregants Wednesday night the church owes $750,000 in back payments on its sprawling worship center.

August 12, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Community mourns teen found dead near Lake Central

Community mourns teen found dead near Lake Central

St. John police officers and others begin an investigation after a body was found Wednesday evening on Lake Central High School property.

August 08, 2012 9:21 pm
Community mourns teen found dead near Lake Central

Community mourns teen found dead near Lake Central

St. John police and others begin an investigation Wednesday evening after a body was found at the far southeast corner of Lake Central High School property. The body was later identified as Levi C. Evans II, a 17-year old Lake Central marching band drummer.

August 08, 2012 9:18 pm
THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Manufacturing continuing to boost Indiana economic activity

SCHERERVILLE | From his office window, Joel Chermak can get a visual confirmation of what financial statements for the company tell him on a daily basis.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Legacy dims hope to break economic malaise

THREE YEARS AFTER THE GREAT RECESSION: Legacy dims hope to break economic malaise

Things should have been better by now.

June 24, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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Sellers, buyers sail into uncharted waters

Sellers, buyers sail into uncharted waters

Realtor Zeke Morris locks up after showing a home in South Holland. The owners recently decided to drastically reduce the selling price of the home, a decision that is becoming more common as sellers adjust their expectations for the new realities of the housing market.

April 17, 2012 2:55 pm
Illiana Expressway group looking at alternative route options

Illiana Expressway group looking at alternative route options

Indiana and Illinois transportation officials may go back to the drawing board when it comes to a preferred route for the proposed Illiana Expressway.

April 10, 2012 2:00 pm
ArcelorMittal speaks out on Cline Avenue

ArcelorMittal speaks out on Cline Avenue

Steelmaker ArcelorMittal has issued an unequivocal statement calling for INDOT to stick to its original pledge and build new on- and off-ramps for Cline Avenue at Dickey Road.

March 25, 2012 8:00 am
Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Workers from Summit Inc. scrapyard confer in an empty lot on Chicago Avenue on Wednesday about their next move after being fired following a pay dispute. They allege their pay is often weeks late and they are often shorted hours or overtime pay. A Nov. 19 fire at Summit Inc. burned for two d…

January 11, 2012 12:00 pm
Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Truck drivers Jose Godinez, left, of Whiting, and Dave Fezler, of Griffith, right, talk to other Summit Inc. workers who were fired Wednesday after they said they protested pay issues. The former employees gathered near the business in Gary.

January 11, 2012 10:55 am
Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Bitter pay dispute leads to firing of Summit workers

Truck driver Jose Godinez, of Whiting, holds onto a paycheck from Summit Inc. in which he alleges he was only paid for 45.5 hours when he actually worked 99 in a two-week pay period.

January 11, 2012 10:50 am
Nathaniel Williams

Nathaniel Williams

Nathaniel Williams, Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority president

December 28, 2011 2:55 pm

State Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, discusses a Hoosier's right to carry a gun at work

Click on start to hear an interview by Times staff writer Keith Benman with state Sen. Mike Delph, R-Carmel, in which the senator explains his views on the right of people to carry guns at work in Indiana. The interview segment posted here begins with Benman asking Delph if he believes peopl…

December 16, 2011 9:18 am
Ed Feigenbaum

Ed Feigenbaum

Indiana Gaming Insight Publisher Ed Feigenbaum

November 14, 2011 4:05 pm
Wil Davis

Wil Davis

Wil Davis, owner/operator Gary Jet Center

September 29, 2011 9:12 am
Griffith storage site fire sparks inquiry

Griffith storage site fire sparks inquiry

Smoke rises from a stubborn fire Friday at Reserve Storage in Griffith as firefighers pour on water. It took three hours to bring under control and state fire investigators have been called in to find the cause.

September 24, 2011 7:39 pm
Griffith storage site fire sparks inquiry

Griffith storage site fire sparks inquiry

Firefighters used two aerial trucks Friday night to quell a stubborn fire at Reserve Storage in Griffith. It took three hours to bring under control and state fire investigators been called in to find the cause.

September 24, 2011 7:34 pm
Griffith fire extensively damages storage facility

Griffith fire extensively damages storage facility

Firefighters battle a blaze Friday night at Reserve Storage at 500 Ridge Road in Griffith.

September 23, 2011 11:03 pm
Firefighters battling blaze at Griffith storage facility

Firefighters battling blaze at Griffith storage facility

Firefighters battle a blaze Friday night at Reserve Storage at 500 Ridge Road in Griffith.

September 23, 2011 10:06 pm
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