Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near ChicagoYou are already looking at the calendar to see when you can get away. If you don't have a lot of time and you want to spend it out among forests and geographical points of interest, consider backpacking through state parks and forests within a few hours of Chicago.
Best Free Attractions Near ChicagoYou won't need to choose between sustenance and amusement when you are planning your next day trip. Take a look at some of the best free attractions you can visit near Chicago.
Deal To Develop Parkland Near Indiana Dunes Riles ConservationistsA plan allowing a politically connected developer to operate restaurants, a rooftop bar and a banquet hall in the heart of Indiana Dunes State Park is drawing scrutiny from conservationists and some legal experts.
Central Beach Closed Due To Erosion Along Indiana Dunes National LakeshoreChief Ranger Mike Bremer said the beach at Central Avenue, on the east side of Beverly Shores, has been closed indefinitely, because high waves last week washed away the sand, leaving an eight-foot drop-off, which has at its base some jagged pieces of an old road that used to run along the beach.
More Holes Found Under Mount BaldyGeologists investigating the mysterious hole that swallowed a 6-year-old boy last summer have found it’s just one of many under the dunes on the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore.
Surfers Catching Rare Waves On LakeTuesday's chilly temperatures hardly make for ideal beach weather, but windy conditions in northwest Indiana were a welcome change for surfers who haven't been able to catch many waves this year.
Looking For Summer Fun? Five Top Activities At The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore
Best Summer Backpacking Trips Near ChicagoAs the weather starts to warm up and spending time outdoors begins to seem more appealing, what could be more fun than organizing a backpacking trip?
New Hole Found In Indiana Lakeshore DuneThe National Park Service has found another hole in the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, close to where 6-year-old Nathan Woessner fell in and was buried under 11 feet of sand for several hours last month.
Best Places For Stargazing In ChicagoIf you don't have access to a nuclear-sized telescope, just take a quick drive away from Chicago to see the speedy Perseid meteors shower the night sky with dazzling light.
Boy Trapped Under Sand Dune Visits Church After RecoveryThe 6-year-old boy who was trapped under a sand dune for more than three hours earlier this month made his first public appearance since his life-and-death ordeal.
Boy Buried In Indiana Sand Dune Released From HospitalNathan Woessner, the 6-year-old boy who survived being buried in an Indiana sand dune, was discharged from the University of Chicago Medicine Comer Children’s Hospital late Tuesday.