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Encyclopedia > Chicago suburbs (Indiana)

The Chicago suburbs in Indiana are also known as The Lake Region or The Calumet Region of the state. The Region is comprised of five counties that neighbor Chicago, Illinois and Lake Michigan, including Lake, Porter, La Porte, Newton and Jasper counties. The region includes not only a large group of Chicago suburbs, such as Merrillville, Indiana, Highland, Indiana, Munster, Indiana, and Schererville, Indiana, but also a number of cities whose economies are only loosely linked to Chicago's. The largest city in the region is Gary; other notable cities in the region include Hammond, East Chicago, Valparaiso, and Michigan City. A number of the suburbs serve as bedroom communities for both Chicago and the Northwest Indiana cities. State nickname: The Hoosier State Official languages English Capital Indianapolis Largest city Indianapolis Governor Mitch Daniels (R) Senators Richard Lugar (R) Evan Bayh (D) Area  - Total  - % water Ranked 38th 94,321 km² 1. ... ... Sunset on Lake Michigan Another sunset along the lake. ... Location in the state of Indiana Formed Seat Crown Point Area  - Total  - Water 1,622 km² (626 mi²) 335 km² (129 mi²) 20. ... Porter County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... LaPorte County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Newton County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Jasper County is a county located in the state of Indiana. ... Merrillville is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... The Highland unitary authority area (Roinn na Gàidhealtachd in Gaelic) is a local government area in the Scottish Highlands and the largest local government area in Scotland. ... Munster (Irish: An Mhumhain, IPA: ) is the southernmost province of Ireland, comprising the counties of Clare, Cork, Kerry, Limerick, Tipperary and Waterford. ... Schererville is a town located in Lake County, Indiana. ... Gary is the largest city located in Lake County in northwest Indiana, near the city of Chicago. ... Hammond is a city located in Lake County, Indiana. ... East Chicago is a city located in Lake County, Indiana, opposite Chicago, Illinois. ... Valparaiso is a city located in Porter County, Indiana, USA. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 27,428. ... Michigan City is a city located in LaPorte County, Indiana, approximately 50 miles east of Chicago, Illinois and 40 miles west of South Bend, Indiana. ...


The region is noted for its heavy industry. Gary, Portage, Burns Harbor and East Chicago are home to major steel mills; the region is also the home of other metals industries, refineries, and heavy manufacturing.


The Lake Michigan shore is a major attraction. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, in Porter County, is a well-preserved stretch of sand dunes, beaches, grasslands, and forests, as well as several historical homes and buildings. Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore, a U.S. national lakeshore, a type of national park, authorized by Congress in 1966, is located in Northwest Indiana. ...


The portions of these counties that are more distant from Chicago remain rural.


These counties are also in the Central Standard Time Zone, which is separate from the majority of Indiana counties, which are in the Eastern Standard Time Zone. Also, unlike most of Indiana, the Lake Region observes Daylight Saving Time. CST is UTC-6 The Central Standard Time Zone (CST) is a geographic region in the Americas that keeps time by subtracting six hours from UTC (UTC-6). ... The Eastern Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting five hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... Daylight saving time (also called DST) is the North American term for a system intended to save daylight (the British observe summer time, and likewise the Europeans). ...


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Indiana - Academic Kids (1403 words)
Indiana is bounded on the north by Lake Michigan and the state of Michigan, on the east by Ohio, on the south by Kentucky with which it shares the Ohio River as a border, and on the west by Illinois.
Indiana is located well within the Corn Belt, and the state's agricultural methods and principal farm outputs reflect this: a feedlot-style system raising corn, to fatten hogs and cattle.
As of 2003, the population of Indiana was 6,195,643.
Chicago (city, Illinois) - MSN Encarta (977 words)
Chicago (city, Illinois), city and seat of Cook County, located in northeastern Illinois, on the southwestern shore of Lake Michigan, at the mouth of the Chicago River.
Chicago is the third largest city in the United States and one of the country’s leading industrial, commercial, transportation, and financial centers.
Chicago is the center of a large metropolitan area spreading across three states, from Kenosha, Wisconsin, in the north to Gary, Indiana, in the southeast.
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