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Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana, and one of the two main cities of the Michigan City-La Porte Statistical Area, which is included in the greater Chicagoland area. Michigan CIty is approximately 50 miles east of Chicago, and had a population of 31,573 as of 2010.
Michigan City is known for its location near the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and Lake Michigan. Michigan City receives a decent amount of tourism in summer, especially by Chicagoans and people from Northern Indiana. The lighthouse is an iconic symbol for the city and is represented in the heading of Michigan City's sole newspaper, The News Dispatch.