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John Dillinger

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

GUEST COMMENTARY: Museum is biggest change at Lake Court House

The lady is on the move again. As president of the Lake Court House Foundation, lovingly called "The Grand Old Lady,” I would like to share with you the events of the past year.

August 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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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.

July 28, 2014 12:00 am Photos

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"Public Enemies" Official Trailer #1 - (2009) HD

"Public Enemies" Official Trailer #1 - (2009) HD

"Public Enemies Trailer" - Directed by Michael Mann and starring James Russo, David Wenham, Christian Stolte, Jason Clarke and Johnny Depp. The Feds try to take down notorious American gangsters John Dillinger, Baby Face Nelson and Pretty Boy Floyd during a booming crime wave in the 1930s. U…

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
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
John Dillinger Mugshot

John Dillinger Mugshot

John Dillinger's police mugshot

July 23, 2014 12:00 am
Gangster John Dillinger Transported by Airplane Back to Crown Point, Indiana

Gangster John Dillinger Transported by Airplane Back to Crown Point, Indiana

Heavily guarded, manacled and shackled, outlaw John Dillinger is shown on Jan. 30, 1934, as he is taken from one plane to another in St. Louis, Tenn., while under way to his final destination, the Lake County Jail in Crown Point.

July 22, 2014 12:00 am
BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

BRIAN HOWEY: Empathy, challenge from Gov. Pence via Mt. Baldy

One of the most unique places in Indiana is Mount Baldy on the southern rim of Lake Michigan.

January 19, 2014 12:00 am
60 Something: The Bad Old Days, Part II

60 Something: The Bad Old Days, Part II

Around twenty years ago two tough little old ladies were having dinner and drinks in Crown Point, Indiana, talking about the good old days and the bad old days. "Think how much fun it would be," said one to the other. "You'd get your own director's chair, you'd have dinner every night with m…

November 18, 2013 5:21 pm
OFFBEAT: Dillinger event in Indy Monday includes gangster's car

OFFBEAT: Dillinger event in Indy Monday includes gangster's car

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

July 19, 2013 12:00 am
Public Enemy Fest salutes law enforcement agencies

Public Enemy Fest salutes law enforcement agencies

CROWN POINT | Depression-era gangster John Dillinger wrote several infamous chapters in Northwest Indiana history in 1934 and, as a result, became the FBI’s Public Enemy No. 1.

June 23, 2013 7:30 pm Photos

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Work to restore cell block in old Lake County jail pays off for local craftsmen

Work to restore cell block in old Lake County jail pays off for local craftsmen

CROWN POINT | With the pull of a lever, the cell door that once confined bank robber John Dillinger clanked into place along with three other cell doors for the first time in decades.

March 24, 2013 7:15 pm Photos

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OFFBEAT: Reader wants answer about Dillinger's jail break 'gun'

OFFBEAT: Reader wants answer about Dillinger's jail break 'gun'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 20, 2013 12:00 am
Gangster John Dillinger with Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley and Prosecutor Robert Estill in 1934

Gangster John Dillinger with Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley and Prosecutor Robert Estill in 1934

John Dillinger (in vest) has always been the subject of sensational publicity, including this posed press photo in the Crown Point Jail in 1934 with Lake County Sheriff Lillian Holley (far left) and Lake County prosecutor Robert Estill, the latter criticized for his arm around the gangster t…

March 19, 2013 3:25 pm
Gangster John Dillinger's Nephew Mike Thompson (left) and Great Nephew Travis Thompson

Gangster John Dillinger's Nephew Mike Thompson (left) and Great Nephew Travis Thompson

Gangster John Dillinger's nephew Mike Thompson (left) and great nephew Travis Thompson are shown at a gun safety charity event at the Indy Trading Post.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Dillinger Family now using guns for good cause

OFFBEAT: Dillinger Family now using guns for good cause

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

March 03, 2013 12:00 am

Dillinger Day planned at Indiana Welcome Center

HAMMOND | Explore the life and times of John Dillinger and his gang at the Indiana Welcome Center from 10 a.m.-4 p.m. March 2. Throughout the day, visitors may enter the John Dillinger Museum for free and watch the “wooden gun” clip from Mysteries at the Museum.

February 25, 2013 11:44 am

Welcome Center to offer free admission to Dillinger exhibit

HAMMOND | The Indiana Welcome Center will offer free admission to its John Dillinger exhibit March 2.

February 18, 2013 8:45 pm

Travel Channel to showcase Dillinger's escape from C.P. Jail

HAMMOND | The Travel Channel's "Mysteries at the Museum" will explore the story of John Dillinger's escape from the Crown Point Jail in 1934.

November 13, 2012 12:00 am
Dillinger Museum to be featured on Travel Channel

Dillinger Museum to be featured on Travel Channel

HAMMOND | The Travel Channel’s Mysteries at the Museum will be exploring the story of John Dillinger’s infamous escape from the Crown Point, Indiana Jail, in 1934. The episode, which airs Thursday, November 15 at 8 p.m. CDT, showcases the wooden gun that helped Dillinger escape from the “esc…

November 12, 2012 1:38 pm Photos

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Covert Purposes: A Letter from New York

Covert Purposes: A Letter from New York

The crowd last month at Edelman Arts in Manhattan was lively and enthralled. Gathering to see “The Dead Supreme,” the exhibition of New Buffalo native Scott Covert’s gravestone rubbings, the crowd discovered there was something for everyone: color, celebrity, mystery—even glitter!

August 13, 2012 2:00 am
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