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New Hole Found In Indiana Lakeshore Dune

The 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.

08/14/2013

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Best Places For Stargazing In Chicago

If 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.

08/03/2013

Nathan Woessner, 6, at his family's church in Galva, Ill., more than two weeks after he was trapped under a sand dune in northwest Indiana. (Credit: CBS)

Boy Trapped Under Sand Dune Visits Church After Recovery

The 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.

07/29/2013

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Boy Buried In Indiana Sand Dune Released From Hospital

Nathan 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.

07/24/2013

Rescue crews use construction equipment to dig into Mount Baldy to find 6-year-old Nathan Woessner, who ended up buried 11 feet under the sand dune on July 12, 2013. (Credit: CBS)

Park Officials Continue Probe Into Dune That Swallowed Boy

Park rangers have brought in ground-penetrating radar to help determine why a 6-year-old boy plunged 11 feet under the sands of Mount Baldy at the Indiana Dunes a week ago.

07/19/2013

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Talks Begin For Construction Of New Bridge, Would Give Access To Dunes National Lakeshore

Big ideas are crossing the minds of Indiana planners who envision a suspension bridge providing new access to the Dunes National Lakeshore. WBBM Newsradio’s Julie Mann reports.

WBBM Newsradio–11/26/2012

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Body Found On Beach At Indiana Dunes

A body has found on the beach along the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, and police are investigating to find out who it is.

CBS Chicago–04/11/2012

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Warm Weather Means Early Mating Season For Spring Peeper Frogs

You’ve probably been reminded multiple times that it’s still technically winter, but spring clearly is not waiting for the calendar. Even tiny frogs know it.

CBS Chicago–03/16/2012

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Advocacy Group: Promote Indiana Dunes In Chicago

A national parks advocacy group says many Chicagoans could be enjoying the Indiana Dunes along Lake Michigan, but they might not know it’s there.

CBS Chicago–09/27/2011

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New Lenox Man May Have Drowned In Rip Currents At Gary Beach

Rescue personnel are searching for a New Lenox man who may have drowned Wednesday afternoon near Wells Street Beach in Gary.

CBS Chicago–08/10/2011

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Study: Global Warming Damaging Great Lakes

Environmental activists have released a report that claims global warming is inflicting damage upon the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, other national parks lining the Great Lakes — and the region around them.

WBBM Newsradio–07/13/2011

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How Government Shutdown Could Affect You

Some government services will shut down Saturday if a deal isn’t reached by Friday.

04/06/2011