Like a Hollywood star, Coronado's 1.5 mile-long beach literally sparkles, thanks to the mineral mica glinting in its sand.
HAMMOND | Federal dollars that exclusively fund the state program that monitors Lake Michigan beaches for contaminants could be lost to budget cuts, officials with the program said Thursday.
A new system to alert Indiana beachgoers to conditions and closures due to E. coli contamination is now in effect with the start of the summer season.
Few things are as sacred to Americans as their pets. Our routines enmeshed, dogs, cats, even birds become virtual members of the family. Many admit it is more difficult to lose a pet than a loved one. Dogs are unique in that they can go places with us. They become invaluable companions. A "b…
For most adults, the concept of summer vacation is but a shadow of its former self. The cruelly brief five-day sojourns that working folk manage to carve out of their hectic schedules may indeed share a name with those long-ago three-month spans of blissful freedom and frivolity between acad…
Want to get out to the beach one last time before the weather changes? The Alliance for the Great Lakes encourages residents to turn out Saturday for their last beach hurrah, but instead of swimsuits and beach towels, beachgoers should be armed with trash bags.
PORTER | A swimming advisory for Lake View Beach has been lifted, after a series of tests conducted Friday showed it meeting water quality standards.
Lake County has the state's dirtiest beaches, according to an annual beachwater quality report released Wednesday by the Natural Resources Defense Council.
All Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beaches are open and safe for swimming, the National Park Service's weekly beach monitoring report revealed Thursday morning.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore said Saturday its Mt. Baldy and Lake View beach areas are now safe for swimming.
PORTER | Officials are advising against swimming at two Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beaches after water testing Thursday continued to show high levels of E. coli bacteria.
PORTER | Officials are advising against swimming at one Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beach after water testing showed high levels of E. coli bacteria.
PORTER | Bacteria levels at two Lake Michigan beaches returned to safe levels Thursday after testing on Wednesday show elevated levels of E. coli.
PORTER | Officials are advising against swimming at two Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore beaches after water testing showed high levels of E. coli bacteria.
PROVIDED PHOTO A carousel has returned to the shores of Lake Michigan, part of the new Silver Beach Center.
When I was a child we would leave our home in Indiana Harbor and follow U.S 12 as the highway curved its way into Michigan, passing through the small towns that dotted the lakeshore and into the Victorian-era port city of St. Joseph to the Whitcomb Hotel.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore's wonders read like the result of a mad environmental and cultural scavenger hunt.
James G. "Bucko" Williams had a large personality and a quick wit, family members said.
Last Friday, I wrote about TV personality Mike Bettes from The Weather Channel and his visit to Chicago over the weekend to "make a splash" while joining the Lakeview Polar Bear Club's 9th Annual Polar Plunge.
A COLD APPROACH - - In the shadow of Chicago's John Hancock Tower, a brave participant, sporting body paint to taunt Florida's warm, prepares to take the frigid dip associated the Lakeview Polar Bear Club's 9th Annual Polar Plunge, on Saturday, Jan. 30, 2010 at Chicago's Oak Street Beach. (T…
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