Regionally Speaking, Wednesday, May 24, 2017

May 24, 2017

Gary-Chicago International Airport
Credit Sun-Times/Indiana Economic Digest

Today:  We talk to Dan Vicari, the executive director of the Gary-Chicago International Airport, about the one-year agreement (with two one-year potential extensions) with a Merrillville auto transport company to allow the firm to bring in and store any of the Chicago area's Volkswagens with defective emissions systems until the vehicles can be repaired for resale. 

Vicari says they've set aside several acres for the storage, in what was land that was last used to store construction equipment and supplies for the recent main runway extension project.

We bring you Sharon Jackson's conversation with a former St. Joseph's College student about the atmosphere on the Rensselaer campus, as word spread about the impending closing of the college and the final weeks of the (for now) final academic year.

And Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore reports on the latest trip by the Gary ECIER group to give teenagers a workplace experience.

We also bring back our conversation with Carolyn Saxton of the Legacy Foundation about this September's one-day, countywide community conversation to explore ways to make Lake County a better place in which to work and live.