Forty years ago this month, the inner loop of I-65/I-70 opened to drivers. And while the anniversary won’t get much fanfare, the massive (and sometimes deadly) interstate extension dramatically altered the landscape—and future fortunes—of our city.
Bill Hudnut may be in the twilight of his life, but the beloved former mayor’s opinions are as sharp as ever. Here, he reflects on his time at the helm of Indianapolis and takes Indiana’s Republican Party to task.
The closing of the Indianapolis Press Club marked the end of an era when journalists openly caroused with politicos, celebrities, and one another. Ten years later, photos recall an institution that for all its off-color moments—the copious consumption of liquor, the scantily clad women—brought together public servants and the people who covered them in a way that is rarer today.