Clouds pass quickly over the Chicago skyline looking from Whihala Beach County Park in Whiting. This year's Calumet Summit, taking place on Tuesday and Wednesday, is aimed at strengthening the connections across the state line between groups working on environmental issues.
Waves pummel a pier at Washington Park beach in Michigan City in October. IDEM Commissioner Tom Easterly on Thursday said LaPorte County no longer meets the Clean Air Act standard for ozone due to high levels at the Michigan City air monitor.
Valparaiso resident Jeff Gatz walks his dog Zoe along the Indiana Dunes State Park beach under brilliant white clouds last September. The Indiana Dunes area is a top tourist draw.
Waves driven by high winds pummel the historic lighthouse at Washington Park beach in Michigan City in this Oct. 29 file photo.
INDIANAPOLIS | Northwest Indiana was spared Wednesday from a winter storm that killed at least six people in southern states, closed businesses and made travel all but impossible in central and southern Indiana.
VALPARAISO | The fate of the giant cottonwood at the entrance to the Glen Glade condominiums again is up for discussion by the home owners association.
Waves driven by high winds pummel the lighthouse pier Monday at Washington Park beach in Michigan City.
A front loader removes sand from Washington Park beach in Michigan City during high winds on Monday.
Sand is blown around a parking lot at Washington Park beach Monday in Michigan City.
A man turns away from a stream of wind-blown sand at Washington Park beach in Michigan City on Monday.
Valparaiso resident Jeff Gatz walks his dog Zoe on Tuesday along the Indiana Dunes State Park beach under brilliant white clouds.
Joann Irons, of Fort Lauderdale, Fla., walks along the beach despite high winds at the Indiana Dunes State Park in Chesterton.
Thousands of beetles along with litter are blown together into piles due to high winds along the beach at the Indiana Dunes State Park.
Sergio Mendoza, the coastal resource planner with the Lake Michigan Coastal Program, tries to shield his face from blowing sand Tuesday during high winds at the Indiana Dunes State Park beach.
A Toyota Corolla is crushed beneath a large tree branch that fell on it Tuesday at Institute Street and Michigan Avenue in Valparaiso.
Jay Bridges of Car Quest Auto Parts surveys the roof of his store that was blown into the parking lot Tuesday in Merrillville after a severe storm.
A power line poll sits snapped in half Tuesday after a storm blew the CarQuest Auto Parts store's roof into it Tuesday along U.S. 30 in Merrillville. Parts of U.S. 30 were shut down early Tuesday morning while the damage was cleaned up.
Adam Carlisle surveys the damage Tuesday after a storm tore the roof off a building that houses CarQuest Auto Parts on U.S. 30 in Merrillville.
INDIANAPOLIS | A top meteorologist believes more accurate weather forecasting and a better evacuation plan could have minimized the effects of the Aug. 13 Indiana State Fair stage collapse that killed seven people and injured 58.
Lynwood Mayor Eugene Williams talks to the media Wednesday about the village's wind study project. A turbine that is part of the study can be seen in the background.
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