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September 14, 2014 12:00 am

Sign-up starts for Century of Progress Home Tour

BEVERLY SHORES | Online reservations for the Century of Progress Homes Tours at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore begin at 8 a.m. today.

September 07, 2014 8:11 pm
MARC CHASE: History geeks unite behind Pullman National Park plan

MARC CHASE: History geeks unite behind Pullman National Park plan

I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.

September 03, 2014 12:00 am
Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

Work connecting Portage Lakefront to South Shore nears completion

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.

August 31, 2014 9:30 pm

EDITORIAL: Officials should seize Pullman park opportunity

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.

August 29, 2014 12:00 am

National Park Service to have hearing on Pullman historic site's future

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.

August 20, 2014 9:00 pm
Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

Researchers find new hole at Mount Baldy dune

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.

August 14, 2014 1:05 pm Video Photos

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THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

THE SOUTH SHORE IN 100 OBJECTS, DAY 18: World's Fair homes

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.

July 23, 2014 12:05 am Photos

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Mayor pitches in to clear debris from marsh

Mayor pitches in to clear debris from marsh

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.

June 29, 2014 12:00 am
New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

New National Lakeshore superintendent takes helm

Paul Labovitz wants to green the region, in more than one way.

May 25, 2014 12:00 am
Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

Regulators, responders train for pipeline oil spill response

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.

April 29, 2014 7:00 pm Photos

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Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

Report: Dunes drives millions into local communities

The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore helped infuse $75.9 million into local communities in 2012, according to a National Park Service report.

March 07, 2014 3:00 pm
ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

ANDREA NEAL: Indiana years shaped Abe Lincoln

Three states claim Abraham Lincoln as a favorite son, but only Indiana can take credit for his formative years. 

February 12, 2014 12:00 am
Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

Paul Labovitz named new National Lakeshore superintendent

PORTER | Paul Labovitz will serve as the new superintendent of Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, the National Park Service announced Monday.

February 10, 2014 8:10 am

Housing needed for IDNL summer employees

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.

January 25, 2014 7:21 pm

Kelly, Durbin, Kirk seek national park status for Pullman neighborhood

CHICAGO | Members of Illinois' congressional delegation say they're introducing federal legislation to create a national park in Chicago's historic Pullman neighborhood.

January 24, 2014 5:02 pm

Night sky gazing planned at National Lakeshore

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…

January 24, 2014 12:00 am
Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

Six months after miracle rescue, Mount Baldy's fate still uncertain

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.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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2 charged with hunting at National Lakeshore

LAPORTE COUNTY | A Valparaiso man and a Michigan man were charged earlier this month with hunting illegally at Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.

November 26, 2013 5:45 pm

EDITORIAL: Pullman site should make history again

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.

November 07, 2013 12:00 am
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