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Under-The-Radar National Parks

Vacationers might be interested in visiting one of these under-the-radar national parks to get away from the large crowds and heavy traffic in the most popular parks, like Yosemite, Yellowstone and the Grand Canyon.

04/29/2014

Satellite image of ice cover on the Great Lakes on April 15, 2014. Overall, nearly 39 percent of the Great Lakes were covered in ice as of April 15, including 62 percent of Lake Superior. (Credit: NOAA)

It’s Mid-April And Coast Guard Is Still Battling Thick Great Lakes Ice

Almost one month into spring, the U.S. Coast Guard is still breaking up ice around the Great Lakes.

04/16/2014

Much of the Lake Michigan ice melted last week, while lakes Superior, Huron and Erie remain almost totally covered in ice.  Most of Lake Ontario is water. (NOAA)

Great Lakes Ice Coverage As Seen From Space; Lake Michigan Meltdown

Last week’s brief thaw melted much of the ice covering Lake Michigan, but three of the Great Lakes still remain nearly entirely on ice.

02/25/2014

Satellite image of ice and snow cover on Lake Michigan on Feb. 11, 2014. (Credit: National Weather Service)

Nearly 90 Percent Of Great Lakes Covered In Ice

It’s been so bitterly cold for so long in the Upper Midwest that the Great Lakes are almost completely covered with ice. The last time they came this close was in 1994, when 94 percent of the lakes’ surface was frozen.

02/14/2014

Great Lakes Pizza

Michigan Chain Honors All 5 Great Lakes In Pizza Form

A Detroit area pizza chain is honoring each of the five Great Lakes in pizza form – and their efforts will benefit a Chicago-based environmental group.

06/22/2012

File photo of cars on a Chicago area highway (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Man, 72, Charged After Road Rage Incident

A 72-year-old man has been charged with intimidation and pointing a firearm in connection with a road-rage incident.

01/16/2011

Edmund Fitzgerald

35 Years Later: Bell To Toll For Edmund Fitzgerald Victims

35 years after Lake Superior shipwreck, investigators still don’t know why the freighter went down so suddenly, without a single distress call.

CBS Chicago–11/10/2010

Handcuffs

Caregiver Charged With Fraud, Theft

A southwest suburban New Lenox woman has been charged in Lake Superior, Ind. Court with forgery, fraud on a financial institution and theft after authorities said she ripped off a physically handicapped senior citizen for whom she had been hired as a caregiver.

11/06/2010