Porter County officials have said they plan to withdraw from the Northwest Indiana Regional Development Authority, a move that could impact a proposed $1 billion commuter rail expansion and development at the Gary/Chicago International Airport.

The county is one of five members of the three-year-old agency. The Porter County Council voted last week to leave the RDA. Some RDA proponents said the move was illegal, and state Attorney General Greg Zoeller is expected to weigh in on its legality, according to local reports.

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