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Public Enemies

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
OFFBEAT: Hats favorite crowning moment of WANISS May Wine

OFFBEAT: Hats favorite crowning moment of WANISS May Wine

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

April 30, 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
Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

Hollywood Midwest: Chicago provides a setting for recent and upcoming blockbusters

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times.

November 03, 2013 9:00 am Photos

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Hollywood Midwest

Hollywood Midwest

When it comes to Chicago and Hollywood, 2013 has been the best of times and the worst of times. The city’s beloved critic and cultural icon Roger Ebert passed away, but the movies are very much alive and well in the Second City—especially in its streets and soundstages. In fact, when it come…

September 25, 2013 9:48 am Photos

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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
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
Better with Age: Antiques offer an investment in memories and craftmanship

Better with Age: Antiques offer an investment in memories and craftmanship

Aria Manalan of Old Town Square Antique Mall in Crown Point has become "her own expert," she says while "witnessing antiquing trends."

October 18, 2012 12:00 am Photos

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OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre giving Broadway in Chicago rivalry with 'A Chorus Line'

OFFBEAT: Paramount Theatre giving Broadway in Chicago rivalry with 'A Chorus Line'

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

January 19, 2012 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Region actors featured in Matt Damon's new film 'Contagion' opening today

OFFBEAT: Region actors featured in Matt Damon's new film 'Contagion' opening today

Phil Potempa's daily entertainment news column.

September 09, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Amy Scamerhorn on the Red Carpet at "Public Enemies" Chicago Premiere July 2009

Amy Scamerhorn on the Red Carpet at "Public Enemies" Chicago Premiere July 2009

Amy Scamerhorn of Indianapolis joined Times Columnist Philip Potempa on the red carpet at the Chicago film premiere of "Public Enemies" in July 2009.

May 25, 2011 12:00 am

Volunteers needed to help with St. Pat's Day events

The Crown Point Mayor's Office of Special Events is looking for volunteers to help with this year's St. Patrick's Day Celebration on March 17.

March 06, 2011 12:00 am
Jennifer Beals fired up for police drama

Jennifer Beals fired up for police drama

Chicago's top cop is a woman in "The Chicago Code," the new Fox crime drama premiering at 8 p.m. Feb. 7.

January 28, 2011 12:00 am Photos

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Crime spree map

View an interactive map showing bank robberies Dillinger participated in.

July 20, 2010 11:35 am
OFFBEAT: Readers honored in cookbook and at Star Plaza Cooking Show Book Launch Party

OFFBEAT: Readers honored in cookbook and at Star Plaza Cooking Show Book Launch Party

With each day of our countdown to next week's big Star Plaza Theatre Cooking Show and Book Launch Party, I get more and more excited about the event.

April 28, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: Readers honored in cookbook and at Star Plaza Cooking Show Book Launch Party

OFFBEAT: Readers honored in cookbook and at Star Plaza Cooking Show Book Launch Party

PRIZE PATROL - - This large limited edition Lee Middleton Doll, one of just 2,000 made in 2000, pays homage to storybook favorite Little Red Riding Hood and comes complete with her tiny basket featuring a tiny "Big Bad Wolf" pup. It's just one of the many terrific prizes being given away at …

April 28, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: John Dillinger still inspiring headlines, from new play to family squabbles

OFFBEAT: John Dillinger still inspiring headlines, from new play to family squabbles

PRIZE PATROL - - It's DAY 12 of the countdown to the big May 7 Cooking Show and Book Launch Party at Star Plaza Theatre. For anyone who didn't make it to any of the big first screenings of Universal Pictures' "Public Enemies" and failed to get a proper memento from all the excitement, here's…

April 25, 2010 12:00 am
OFFBEAT: John Dillinger still inspiring headlines, from new play to family squabbles

OFFBEAT: John Dillinger still inspiring headlines, from new play to family squabbles

First he inspired the 2004 book by Bryan Burrough aptly titled "Public Enemies."

April 25, 2010 12:00 am
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