Evansville

As places such as East Chicago, Indiana, grapple with lead contamination, they face a challenge for after cleanup: how to redevelop and revitalize once-toxic neighborhoods.

In Evansville, community leaders have used decades of remediation to their advantage.

In what was once the most-contaminated part of the city’s Jacobsville Neighborhood Superfund site, a vacant lot sits waiting.

“So as we’re standing here right now, we’re standing where Garfield Commons will be,” says Chris Metz, assistant director of Evansville’s ECHO Housing Corporation.

Regional Cities Funding Allocations Moving Forward

Aug 18, 2016
Courtesy John Perlich

State officials have approved the first projects for funding from the Regional Cities Initiative and could approve dozens more in the coming weeks.

The three approved so far are in the Northeast region, which is taking a different approach to the planning process than its counterparts in North Central and Southwest Indiana.

Holcomb Chooses State Auditor Crouch As Running Mate

Jul 29, 2016
Courtesy Suzanne Crouch, State Auditor

Indiana Republican governor candidate Eric Holcomb says State Auditor Suzanne Crouch will be his running mate on the November ballot.

Holcomb, who in March was sworn in as lieutenant governor, was nominated this week by the Indiana Republican State Committee to run for governor after Pence accepted Donald Trump's invitation to run for U.S. Vice President.

John Romero / https://www.flickr.com/photos/romerospics/16982939275

The P-47 Thunderbolt is clear for takeoff as Indiana’s new official state aircraft. Legislators unanimously voted during this year’s session to honor the only World War II aircraft manufactured in Indiana -- a decision that goes into effect next week.

Retired Brigadier General Stewart Goodwin, executive director of the Indiana War Memorials Commission, says Thunderbolts were popular because of their versatility.

"This was an aircraft that was built to be rugged, to carry a lot of weight, yet it also had the speed to be an escort," Goodwin says.