Improving transportation to the site of a proposed Pullman National Park and keeping a long-range plan for South Holland relevant are among two dozen new projects that will receive support in coming years from the Chicago Metropolitan Agency for Planning.
I'm truly a national park junky and frequently haul my family along for the ride, perhaps sometimes as hostages.
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.
Prairie Club of Chicago at the dunes
Those of us who have been around a while think we know our national park.
The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is one of the top 10 urban escapes in the nation, according to National Geographic magazine.
Business and community leaders gathered Thursday on the Lake Michigan shoreline in Portage to celebrate the centerpiece of the Marquette Plan -- the creation of a new park on what was once a toxic wasteland.
I congratulate the gentleman who has visited many national parks as described in your Jan. 15 story. It's great to see that enthusiasm for our natural and historical places. However, the story may have left readers with the impression that Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore is not a national p…
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