Illinois legislature vote on gaming

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.

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Today:   Ed Feigenbaum, the creator and editor of "Indiana Gaming Insight" newsletter published by Hannah News Service, talks about the latest gaming news in the Hoosier State, which happens to involve news from the Illinois legislature that could bring a casino license to the Chicago area.  That could have a big effect on northwest Indiana's casinos.  Indiana Public Broadcasting's Jeanne Lindsay has a report on the unpredictable structure of public school funding that is leading school districts to ask their patrons for tax hikes.  She begins her report in the Lake Forest School Corp.