Regionally Speaking, Monday, June 17, 2019

Jun 17, 2019

Kathy Luther of NIRPC talks about the $600,000 in EPA support to go toward working on "brownfield" sites in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond. This one is in East Chicago. NIRPC is in a coalition that includes the RDA and NWI Forum.
Credit NIRPC

Today:  Kathy Luther with NIRPC is with us to talk about the coalition of northwest Indiana agencies that will adminster the $600,000 EPA Brownfields Program grant for sites in Gary, East Chicago and Hammond -- and other NWI communties, as needed.  Luther says there are some sites already partially worked on and ready for cleanup or remediation and eventual redevelopment, perhaps as early as this fall.  Indiana University Northwest computer info. systems department head Bhakra Kopparty also tells us about a new masters' degree program in place this fall semester.

We also bring back our recent conversation with Indiana gaming analyst and newletter editor Ed Feigenbaum about the Indiana General Assembly gaming-related bills and the latest on the Illinois Legislature's work on expanding gambling that can affect northwest Indiana casinos.