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The Most Beautiful Place Gets Even Better

On the shores of Lake Michigan, Sleeping Bear Dunes is already heralded as America's most beautiful scenic overlook.

A $100,000 grant from the U.S. Dept. of Transportation will help extend that beauty.

Departing Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Monday that the Sleeping Bear Dunes Heritage Trail will be

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

DHS Worker Wins in Court For Toy Ape Placed on Cubicle

$21,000 for a toy monkey? Michigan's Department of Human Services (DHS) will be fined that amount after a toy ape that was placed on top of an African-American employee's cubicle was left there for three weeks.

The fine was levied by Ingham County Circuit Judge Rosemarie Aquilina after her consideration of a 2010 discrimination

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

The Happiest and Saddest States

(CNN) -- If you're sick of cheerful, happy people, it might be wise to avoid Hawaii or Napa, California. They were found to be the United States' happiest state and city, respectively, in a recent study of geotagged tweets.

Researchers at the University of Vermont sifted through more than 10 million geotagged tweets from 2011

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit

Detroit's Real Estate Market Can Carry Hidden Costs

Detroit bargain properties are hot right now, with low-end homes being listed for as little as $1 dollar, and demand is intense. But real estate agents caution that it's worthwhile to do some research before plunking down any money on these homes to avoid unexpected complications.

Few people know this as well as Re/Max agent

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  • Written by The Michigan Chronicle
  • Category: Detroit