Illiana Advocates and Opponents Make Last Pitch
December 11, 2013
Host Steve Walsh spends the hour on the Illiana Expressway, ahead of Thursday’s vote before the Northwestern Indiana Regional Planning Commission.
This is it. Tomorrow morning is the last major vote on the project, which has already been approved in Illinois. The $1.3 billion project is expected to provide hundreds on construction jobs. It’s also raised concerns over suburban sprawl and questions have also been raised about the impact on the communities in its path.
We also took callers throughout the show in an emotional hour of Regionally Speaking.
Hammond Mayor Tom McDermott
Lake County Commissioner Gerry Scheub
Keith Benman Times of Northwest Indiana
Lowell Town Council VP Craig Early
Dave Ellis Hoosier Sierra Club
Hobart Mayor Brian Snedecor
Lake County Councilman Eldon Strong
Anthony Sindone, economist and lecturer Purdue University North Central
Ed Mahern, spokesman for the Operating Engineers