In Michigan City the Blue Chip Casino is starting to break ground on a 22 story hotel complete with a large convention center. The news paper there is called the News Dispatch and you can enter a screen name and a password to view the past newspaper articles without having to get a subscription. Search for the hotel from past articles and a artist drawing of the hotel is available. Also look for MC to begin a large downtown redevelopment project. The city has been purchasing lots of property to provide a large consoladated land mass to make a corridor to move people from the casino to the downtown Franklin Square, Light House Place Outlet Mall and to the Lake Michigan shore (Washington Park). I would look for this project to transition Michigan City into a large detination town for day trippers out of Chicago.