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BEVERLY SHORES | Online reservations for the Century of Progress Homes Tours at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore begin at 8 a.m. today.
I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.
PORTAGE | In just a couple of months, someone riding the South Shore will be able to stop at the Portage station and walk to Lake Michigan.
Under-appreciated and even unheralded historical and natural treasures abound in Northwest Indiana and the southern Chicago region — assets that possess the ability to teach us valuable lessons from our past while also attracting tourism and the local revenue that follows.
CHICAGO | Federal and state officials will hold a public hearing Thursday to discuss options for turning the remains of the one-time Pullman Palace Railcar Co. and its surrounding company town into a part of the National Park Service.
MICHIGAN CITY | Researchers looking into the cause of a hole at Mt. Baldy that trapped a 6-year-old boy last summer said Thursday morning that they have found a new hole in the sand dune.
Love it or hate it, the region is intrinsically linked to Chicago, and one of its landmarks is a hand-me-down from the Windy City.
LAKE STATION | The Boys & Girls Clubs of Northwest Indiana recently partnered with the Dunes Learning Center and National Park Service for a summer program at career exploration.
Paul Labovitz wants to green the region, in more than one way.
PORTAGE | Save the Dunes and Enbridge Energy Partners LP partnered this week to train emergency responders in caring for wildlife in the case of an oil spill from an underground pipeline.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore helped infuse $75.9 million into local communities in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.
Three states claim Abraham Lincoln as a favorite son, but only Indiana can take credit for his formative years.
PORTER | Paul Labovitz will serve as the new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Monday.
PORTER | The National Park Service needs short-term housing near Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore for the summer’s seasonal workforce of park rangers, guides, maintenance workers and research aides.
CHICAGO | Members of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're introducing federal legislation to create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.
GARY | Join a star gazing club at the Paul H. Douglas Center for Environmental Education at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore between 5:30 and 8 p.m. Saturday and learn about the Orion nebula, the Pleiades cluster and Perseus. Participants will also learn basic star identification using teles…
It has been six months since little Nathan Woessner was rescued from beneath the sands of Mount Baldy, but the story isn't forgotten. Nor is it over.
LAPORTE COUNTY | A Valparaiso man and a Michigan man were charged earlier this month with hunting illegally at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
The proposal to link the Pullman State Historic Site with the Indiana Dunes as a Calumet Heritage Area could promote tourism in the region. It's an idea worth pursuing.
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