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EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

EDITORIAL: Crown Point is right site for museum

On the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death, the Hammond museum with his name was shut down. The museum is moving to Crown Point, closer to the scene of perhaps his most infamous crime — his escape from the Lake County Jail. That's where it belongs.

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OFFBEAT: Dillinger death anniversary includes Hollywood ties

OFFBEAT: Dillinger death anniversary includes Hollywood ties

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 23, 2014 12:00 am Video
Dillinger Museum closes shop in Hammond

Dillinger Museum closes shop in Hammond

The John Dillinger Museum at the Indiana Welcome Center closes today to prepare for its move to the old Lake County Courthouse.

July 22, 2014 3:24 pm
Chair design is "super" winner

Chair design is "super" winner

June 26, 2014 12:00 am
Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

Col. John Wheeler Middle School receives Civil War replica flag

CROWN POINT | A century and a half ago, volunteers from Lake, Porter and LaPorte counties were among the Union Army soldiers fighting in a bloody Virginia campaign in which men died by the thousands.

May 28, 2014 9:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

OFFBEAT: Highland girl's 'newspaper doll' would impress Dolly and Loretta

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

May 22, 2014 12:00 am

Families invited to learn about safety and Explore the South Shore

HAMMOND | To kick-off National Tourism Week, the South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority will host Family Safety Education Day on Saturday at the Indiana Welcome Center, 7770 Corinne Drive.

May 01, 2014 12:00 am
St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

St. John Bosco students tour region Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Eighth-grade history students from Hammond's St. John Bosco School learned of their region's participation in the Civil War during a Tuesday field trip to the Indiana Welcome Center.

April 15, 2014 7:30 pm Photos

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Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

Chairish Project displayed until April 30 reception and auction

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales, sports and checkers are among the themes of 70 chairs designed by local adults and students for the fifth annual Chairish the Children art project on display through April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 13, 2014 11:56 pm Photos

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Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

Fifth Annual Chairish Project displayed at Indiana Welcome Center during Child Abuse Prevention month

HAMMOND | Flowers, the sea, Disney characters, fairy tales. sports and checkers are among the themes of the chairs designed by local students for the fifth annual “Chairish the Children” art project which is on display during April at the Indiana Welcome Center in observance of Child Abuse P…

April 02, 2014 4:47 pm Photos

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'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

'Saving Lincoln' weekend showings extended through April

HAMMOND | Free weekend showings of an independent film chronicling Lincoln's presidency have been extended through the end of April at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 28, 2014 7:49 pm Photos

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Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

Environmentalists inspire a photographer's passion for wildlife

“Just a guy, a camera and a lot of clicking,” Michael Lewandowski says on his Lew Shots Facebook page.

March 18, 2014 7:30 am Photos

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Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

Civil War re-enactors offer glimpse at history

HAMMOND | A group portraying a region fighting unit from America's bloodiest war will continue live demonstrations Sunday during a special Civil War exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 08, 2014 8:30 pm Photos

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Re-enactors to provide live demonstrations at Civil War exhibit

HAMMOND | Civil War re-enactors will provide live demonstrations from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. today and Sunday at a special exhibit at the Indiana Welcome Center.

March 07, 2014 7:30 pm
New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

New South Shore Line poster depicts region's Civil War history

HAMMOND | The newest South Shore Line poster connects the region's rich Civil War past with present and future generations seeking to learn its lessons, the artist who painted it says.

February 27, 2014 8:00 pm Photos

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MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

MARC CHASE: Come meet your history, Regionites

Get the chip off your shoulder, Region Rats. Many of you sorely underestimate the meaningful roles your forefathers played in one of our nation's most pivotal eras.

February 27, 2014 12:00 am

South Shore CVA announces Write a Theme winners

HAMMOND | The South Shore Convention and Visitors Authority recently announced the winners from its Write a Theme contest, held annually in conjunction with the “A Christmas Story” Comes Home exhibit. The contest pays homage to Ralphie’s theme requesting a Red Ryder BB Gun for Christmas.

January 23, 2014 12:00 am

BP, South Shore Clean Cities to award more than $450,000

WHITING | The BP Whiting Refinery is giving 10 Lake County organizations grants they can use to reduce emissions, such as by using alternative fuels.

January 17, 2014 3:33 pm
Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

Statue of Flick's Lick from 'A Christmas Story' may get company

The bronze statue of Flick from "A Christmas Story" getting his tongue "stuck, stuck, STUUUCK" to a flagpole outside the Indiana Welcome Center in Hammond turned out to be a big hit that made international headlines.

January 16, 2014 3:45 pm
Bankers get in the spirit of the season

Bankers get in the spirit of the season

December 26, 2013 12:00 am
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