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Debate Continues Over SShore Extension Dollars

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A handful of Lake County communities - Hobart, Highland, Whiting and Munster, as well and Lake County - have pledged funds toward extending the South Shore eight-miles to the south, - and Lake Station could be next tonight – but some Region towns aren't ready to make that commitment. Congressman Pete Visclosky is making multiple appearances this month, including speaking before the Lakeshore Chamber of Commerce in East Chicago Wednesday, urging Lake County's 19 municipalities to set aside dollars from a new county income tax toward expanding the commuter rail service to Dyer, saying it would be an investment in the Region's future. The idea for the project has been around for nearly thirty years, and Visclosky has been hoping to gather enough local support by the end of the month to move the project forward.  Within the past few days, presentations have been made to the town councils of Griffith and St. John, and neither has said a definite yes or no.


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