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Valpo eyes funding for major downtown transit development

The Northwest Indiana RDA on Thursday accepted for consideration a transit-oriented development plan for downtown Valparaiso that city officials believe will set a standard for Northwest Indiana.

July 17, 2014 8:02 pm

Gary airport expansion delayed again

Gary/Chicago International Airport's expansion project will again miss a deadline for completion, with construction of the runway extension now projected to stretch into next year.

July 17, 2014 4:30 pm

Bus will run to Lake County Fair

For the second year in a row, bus agencies have teamed up with Everybody Counts and other community groups to offer rides to the Lake County Fair.

July 16, 2014 7:00 pm

Everybody Counts files complaint about bus services

With federal court oversight of Lake County bus agencies ending just two months ago, a disability-rights agency claims it has spotted evidence Porter County agencies are not providing rides as required by law.

July 16, 2014 5:27 pm
Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

Gas line damages rise as summer construction surges

A summer rise in homeowners and builders striking natural gas lines and other underground facilities is underway, with utilities urging people to always call Indiana 811, a free service that will mark all underground utilities.

July 05, 2014 6:00 am
GNIAR hires new COO

GNIAR hires new COO

The Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors has hired long-time member Joe Wszolek as its new chief operating officer.

July 04, 2014 6:00 am
U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

U.S. 30 opens ahead of schedule

A 12-hour emergency closure on a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 that was expected to snarl traffic during the morning rush Thursday was nearly complete in just 2 1/2 hours.

July 03, 2014 6:15 pm Photos

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Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Gas prices won't deter Independence Day travelers

Americans taking to the roads this Fourth of July holiday weekend will be paying the highest gasoline prices since 2008, as a break on prices expected in June never materialized.

July 03, 2014 5:26 pm Photos

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U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

U.S. 30 'nightmare' averted: INDOT announces majority of road open

Two and a half hours after the emergency closure of a 9-mile stretch of U.S. 30 was to begin, INDOT announced work was almost complete. The work was expected to take about 12 hours and affect the morning rush hour.

July 03, 2014 2:48 am Related

Former RDA head to drive Purdue effort

The Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority's inaugural executive director has been appointed to the post of director of the new Northwest Indiana Engagement Office for Purdue University.

July 02, 2014 2:45 pm

Chicago company is finalist to operate Hoosier State

The Indiana Department of Transportation has chosen Corridor Capital LLC, of Chicago, as the finalist for operating the Hoosier State passenger train between Chicago and Indianapolis.

June 30, 2014 2:45 pm

Fuel plant fuels airport development controversy

Some people question why Gary/Chicago International Airport's new private developer was allowed to meet its first $10 million investment benchmark with a development that has nothing to do with aviation or the airport.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
Teens get ride of lives at Porter County airport

Teens get ride of lives at Porter County airport

Allison Eades remembers the excitement of seeing the U.S. Navy Blue Angels and Air Force Thunderbirds performing at air shows when she was just a tyke.

June 28, 2014 7:30 pm Video Photos

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Energy conference looks to the future

Affordable, reliable and clean sources of energy for Hoosier businesses will be the topic of this year's annual Indiana Conference on Energy Management to take place Aug. 12-13 at the Hyatt Regency in downtown Indianapolis.

June 27, 2014 6:00 am
Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

Gary airport authority violated Open Door Law

The Gary/Chicago International Airport authority sought to fend off an inquiry into a possible violation of Indiana's Open Door law when it shut the public out of an April 23 meeting by arguing that no such meeting occurred.

June 26, 2014 5:00 pm Related
Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

Gary airport celebrates environmentally-friendly hangar

The Gary/Chicago International Airport soared into a sustainable future Wednesday night with the first certification of an environmentally green building within Gary city limits.

June 25, 2014 7:11 pm Photos

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Gary airport takes step toward borrowing $35 million

The Gary/Chicago International Airport Authority on Monday took the first step toward borrowing $35 million to help pay for its $166 million runway expansion project.

June 23, 2014 4:15 pm

NWI home sales decline slows

Northwest Indiana single-family home sales declined 4.6 percent in May, which marks the smallest year-over-year decline in sales yet this year, according to the Greater Northwest Indiana Association of Realtors.

June 23, 2014 11:30 am

I-90/94 westbound traffic limited in Chicago

Interstate 90/94 westbound in Chicago at the Ontario Street Bridge will be closed for demolition of the bridge's final section this weekend.

June 20, 2014 6:55 pm

Illiana Expressway planners tap brakes

Just a few months ago, the Illiana Expressway appeared to be on a fast track to construction, but recent events have thrown some speed bumps in its way.

June 19, 2014 4:09 pm

NIPSCO unions ratify 5-year contracts

Members of USW locals representing operations and clerical workers at NIPSCO have ratified five-year contracts calling for raises averaging a little more than 3 percent per year.

June 19, 2014 12:00 pm
Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

Indiana monitors Toll Road operators' financial troubles

The Indiana Finance Authority continues to monitor the financial difficulties of the Indiana Toll Road, where operators who hold the 75-year lease are struggling to meet a June debt payment.

June 18, 2014 10:45 pm
Some summer utility help still available

Some summer utility help still available

Indiana has run out of money for a statewide program to help people with summer cooling bills, but some local agencies are stepping into the gap to provide other utility assistance.

June 18, 2014 1:15 pm

Agency calls for AG to investigate RBA funds

The disability-rights agency Everybody Counts has asked Indiana Attorney Greg Zoeller to look into why the bulk of funds earned by a defunct bus service in Hammond were sent to other communities. 

June 17, 2014 2:30 pm

Small number NiSource jobs moving to Ohio

NiSource Inc. is transferring 20 jobs from its Merrillville headquarters to a new office complex recently built in the Arena District of Columbus, Ohio.

June 16, 2014 4:00 pm
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