National Park Service

National Park Service (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)

National Parks Call On Americans To ‘Find Your Park’

After nearly 100 years, the National Park Service holds some of the country’s most beautiful and historic places, though it also suffers from an $11 billion backlog of unfunded maintenance and a visitor base that’s aging and mostly white.

03/31/2015

A color-coded map from the National Park Service illustrates the noisiest parts of the U.S. in orange and yellow, and the quietest parts in shades of blue. (Credit: National Park Service)

National Park Service Map Shows Just How Loud Chicago Really Is

If you’ve ever been in the United Center after the Blackhawks Score a goal, or stuck in traffic, stood under the Loop ‘L’ tracks during rush hour, or walked Kuma’s Corner, you know Chicago can be a very noisy place.

02/27/2015

Pitcher Plant. Source: Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore. Pitcher Plant found in Pinhook Bog. (Credit: National Park Service)

Looking For Summer Fun? Five Top Activities At The Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore

By John Dodge CHICAGO (CBS) — My biggest wish for Father’s Day was to see my children at peace and happy. Along with some summer fun for dad, too. One of the best ways for […]

06/17/2014

The Hotel Florence is part of the landmark Pullman Historic District on Chicago's Far South Side. (Credit: Thinkstock)

Feds Say Pullman Historic District Should Be National Park

Part of Chicago’s historic Pullman neighborhood is a step closer to becoming a national park.

09/10/2013

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

Museum Of Science And Industry

Major Exterior Restoration Project Completed At MSI

The Museum of Science and Industry has completed a major exterior restoration project, thanks in part to a $400,000 federal grant.

CBS Chicago–11/21/2011

Indiana Dunes

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