Michigan City is a city in LaPorte County, Indiana. Located in the region known to locals as Michiana, it is approximately 50 miles east of Chicago and 40 miles west of South Bend. Michigan City is noted for both its proximity to the Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore and for bordering Lake Michigan. Due to this, Michigan City receives a fair amount of tourism during the summer months, especially by residents of Chicago and of nearby cities in Northern Indiana. The lighthouse is a notable symbol for the city and is incorporated in the heading of Michigan City's sole newspaper, The News Dispatch, and the city's official seal. Michigan City hosted the sailing events at the 1987 Pan American Games. Lake Michigan is the third largest of the Great Lakes and the sixth largest lake in the world. It is known to have great fishing. You can find rainbow trout, or steelhead, brown trout and salmon. Lake Michigan offers world class salmon and trout fishing right here in our own back yard. The waters around Michigan City, Indiana, Indiana and Chicago are world-class producers of these species and are productive on a month-by-month basis.