Dan Vicari

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Today:  Ted Stalnos with the Calumet Area Industrial Commission talks about the organization that includes both Indiana and Illinois manufacturers and their mission of directing skilled workers to them, and how community colleges in both states are partners in the federal "Promise Grant" education program.  Celina Weatherwax with MAAC Foundation tells us about the Aug. 1st-4th World War II aircraft visit at Porter Regional Airport, and a special reception on Aug.

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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.