As the region struggles to prevent Asian carp from entering Lake Michigan, a leading candidate for Indiana governor has joined calls for a review of how closing Chicago-area waterways would impact industry in Northwest Indiana.Indiana U.S. Rep.
The Indiana Supreme Court has ruled that the Lake Michigan town of Ogden Dunes can keep homeowners from renting their houses to vacationers.The Post-Tribune of Merrillville reports the high court has ruled that the town's ordinance clearly states residential homes can't be used for commercial purpos
Heavy rains earlier in June forced local officials to dump more than 105 million gallons of storm water and raw sewage into Lake Michigan. The dumping is nothing new. The lake is frequently the outlet of last resort when heavy rains overwhelm Chicago’s sewage system.
The Great Lakes region has always been defined by water. The “sweetwater seas,” as the lakes were known, sustained indigenous people, and served as a thoroughfare for hunters, fur traders and early voyagers.
A new report says it would be technologically feasible to raise water levels in Lakes Huron and Michigan to make up for drop-offs caused by more than a century of dredging and other human activity. But the report obtained by The Associated Press says it would take decades to accomplish the task
Lake Michigan soon will be home to a new 75 mile shoreline recreational water trail, according to the U.S Department of the Interior.The Department formally announced the creation of the first leg of the Lake Michigan Water Trail during a press conference on Thursday.