The projects are a planned extension between Hammond and Dyer and the addition of a second line between Gary and Michigan City.
City officials in northwest Indiana have approved plans for a cruise ship that would take fun-seekers out along the Lake Michigan coastline.
Rep. Linda Lawson of Hammond says she'll finish out her term and then give up the seat she first won in 1998.
Indiana officials say a 90-year-old plan to speed travel times, add trains and attract more passengers on the South Shore railroad could finally happen.
Police say the shooting about 3:30 a.m. Sunday left a 29-year-old LaPorte man with a graze wound to his arm.
The realignment is part of a larger $290 million project to double track 16 miles between Michigan City and Gary.
The IEDC has approved Regional Cities Initiative funding to support improvements to the South Shore commuter line and two other projects.
White out snow conditions last night caused a massive pileup on I-94 near Michigan City.
Daniels has until Wednesday to sign or veto the maps.