Regionally Speaking, Monday, June 26, 2017

Jun 26, 2017

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Today:   The president of the Indiana Mortgage Bankers Association, Dave Miller, joins us to talk about a recent visit to Capitol Hill to meet with Indiana's congressional delegation about needed housing finance reforms.  Miller feels that some reforms could be enacted before the end of the year.

Beth Mosher of the Chicagoland AAA will bring us the Independence Day travel forecast -- on the highways, on the rails and in the skies.  She says more Americans than ever are expected to travel during the July 4th holiday.

Lakeshore Public Radio's Steven Lattimore met with the organizers and supporters of Spencer Park in DeMotte -- a long-time community park in need of some major improvements that will make the park safer for youngsters.  He has a report.

And Whiting Mayor Joe Stahura talks about his City Council's review of a move to establish fees for solid waste and recycling collection at homes, multi-unit housing and businesses... as well as higher water and sewer fees. The City Council is planning public hearings on the requests in mid-July.  Stahura says Whiting may be the last city, or one of last Indiana cities to offer free trash and recycling collection to residents and businesses.