A push to make the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore the country's 60th national park has cleared a big step in Congress.
The developer ran into a number of obstacles, including difficulties securing a liquor license and opposition from local environmentalists.
An estimated 11-feet of sand swallowed a 6-year-old boy from Sterling, Illinois, for more than three hours before he was rescued in 2013.
A state Natural Resources Commission public hearing is set for Tuesday in Portage on changing regulations to permit alcohol sales.
The lakeshore's West Beach area will be closed from Thursday through Nov. 9.
Dunes National Lakeshore could become a national park if Indiana’s U.S. Congressional delegation gets their way.
National Park Service and DNR officials say the issue is how the pavilion will be classified.
The theme for the 19th annual sand sculpture event on the Dunes lake shore was Indiana's Bicentennial.
A study concludes that fungi on the covered trees formed a sort of cement that allowed the sand to keep its hallowed out shape.
Two Indiana Harbor Belt Co. locomotives started a series of wildfires at Indiana Dunes in 2012.