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OFFBEAT: Bob Hope and Al Capone among fishing noted names of Destin, Fla.

OFFBEAT: Bob Hope and Al Capone among fishing noted names of Destin, Fla.

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 30, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Balmoral Park in Crete ready for tonight's 2013 'Super Night'

OFFBEAT: Balmoral Park in Crete ready for tonight's 2013 'Super Night'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 14, 2013 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Reader wants scoop about Jack Dempsey restaurant in Chicago

OFFBEAT: Reader wants scoop about Jack Dempsey restaurant in Chicago

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 21, 2013 12:00 am
Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Memoir tells the story of Midway's Hollywood history

Before transcontinental flights, planes stopped at Midway Airport to refuel and luminaries such as Katherine Hepburn, John Wayne and President John F. Kennedy were often spotted there.

December 12, 2012 12:00 am
Balmoral Park in Crete an 85-year-old trifecta of horses, history and entertainment

Balmoral Park in Crete an 85-year-old trifecta of horses, history and entertainment

The 138th Kentucky Derby is ready to capture the attention of the world on May 5th with the traditional promise of what's become known as "the most exciting 2 minutes in sports."

April 22, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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PHIL WIELAND: My return to Long Beach: What am I dune here?

In response to my recent column about getting lost in Long Beach, Donna Kavanagh offered to take me on a tour of the tiny town and suggested we meet at the Holiday Inn just off Interstate 94 in Michigan City.

December 30, 2011 12:00 am

The Heights prospered by quenching the thirst during Prohibition

On the eve of The Great War, Chicago Heights resembled a scene from a spaghetti western: unpaved streets, horses everywhere (only a few autos), men packing guns in their hip pockets, a main drag (Twenty-Second Street) that featured 26 saloons, and a cast of characters whose utterances requir…

July 24, 2011 12:00 am
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