air plane taking off
(AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)
April 24, 2013

Lawmakers Critical of FAA Over Furloughs

Republican U.S. Senator Dan Coats of Indiana is criticizing the Federal Aviation Administration over its decision to furlough 15,000 air traffic controllers because of the sequester.

Amtrak train
(Seth Perlman/AP)
April 24, 2013

End of the Line for Amtrak’s Indiana Train?

Amtrak’s Hoosier State line has long been a popular way for college students at places like Purdue University in Lafayette, Indiana to travel to Chicago for concerts, sporting events and to shop, especially on weekends.

American Airlines passenger
(Joe Raedle/Getty Images)
April 22, 2013

Airports Report Few Delays As Furloughs Hit FAA Workers

Airline passengers and industry analysts are seeing only moderate flight delays as of early afternoon Monday, the first full day of furloughs for nearly 15,000 flight controllers and other Federal Aviation Administration workers.

April 15, 2013

Ex-Congressman Cited for Improper IDOT Hiring

The state's top investigator found that a former congressman did "little work'' as assistant secretary at the Illinois Department of Transportation other than to take actions which entailed "misconduct and abuse.''

April 12, 2013

Shimkus, Davis, Weigh in on Obama Budget Plan

A downstate Illinois Congressman says President Barack Obama is taking a ‘realistic’ approach in his fiscal budget.  But a fellow Republican calls cuts to Medicare and Social Security 'irresponsible.'

air traffic control tower
(Tony Gutierrez/AP)
April 05, 2013

FAA Delays Closing Airport Control Towers

The Federal Aviation Administration said on Friday that it is delaying the closure of 149 airport control towers comes as a relief to airports in Decatur and Bloomington.

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