Indiana Dunes Becomes State's 1st National ParkThe national lakeshore was established in 1966. There's also an Indiana state park in the area.
High Water Levels Expected In Great Lakes This SummerHigher water means narrower beaches. But it helps commercial shippers, who don't have to worry about scraping bottom in shallow channels.
Man Rescued From Lake Michigan Break Wall During Historic ColdA man was spotted being rescued by the Chicago Fire Department while out on a break wall in Lake Michigan after walking across the ice during Wednesday's historic cold.
Thousands Run Half Marathon In Below Freezing TemperaturesThousands of runners and walkers braved the wind and cold along the Lakefront during Chicago's Original Winter Half Marathon Saturday.
CPD Officers Rescue Dog From Lake MichiganChicago police saved a dog from the cold waters of Lake Michigan Thursday.
Family And Friends Celebrate Woman Missing From Lake MichiganThe 24-year-old jumped into the lake at North Avenue Beach Friday with two other men but has not been found.
Missing Woman Identified, Lake Michigan Search Continues Near North Avenue BeachThe search for missing swimmer has resumed and she has been identified.
1 Dead After Lake Michigan Water Rescue Near Michigan City LighthouseJohn Hammons, 22, of LaPorte, was able to swim back to the breakwall around 7:30 p.m. He then tried to throw a life ring to rescue his friend.
Search Called Off For Woman Missing From North Avenue BeachThe Coast Guard was using helicopters Friday night to search for a woman who disappeared after jumping into the water at North Avenue Beach earlier in the morning, but rescue teams say the search has become a recovery mission.
Rough Waters Hinder Search Efforts For Woman Missing From Lake MichiganAir and land searches went on throughout the day, but after two hours, authorities were forced to abandon their efforts in the rough waters.
Woman Still Missing After 2 Friends Rescued Near North Avenue BeachA 22-year-old woman is missing after she and two friends entered Lake Michigan Friday morning to quickly jump in and out of the crashing waves, according Chicago Fire officials.
New Owner Seeks To Move Gary Casinos Off Lake MichiganThe new entity Spectacle Entertainment has announced it is buying the Majestic Star Casino boats in Gary for an undisclosed price.