John Dillinger Museum Opens Wednesday in Crown Point

CROWN POINT, Ind. (AP) _ A three-day celebration is planned this week to mark the opening of the new John Dillinger Museum in Crown Point's Old Lake County Courthouse.
 
The museum opens Wednesday but the (Munster) Times reports that Tuesday afternoon a wall will be unveiled honoring police officers from Lake County who have died in the line of duty since 1910. The grand opening will be 10 a.m. Wednesday _ the 81st anniversary of Dillinger's death. Thursday the film “Public Enemies'' will be shown on the courthouse lawn.
 
Dillinger was born in Indianapolis and led a gang that robbed banks and police arsenals in Indiana during the 1930s. He broke out of the Lake County Jail in Crown Point while awaiting trial and was shot dead by federal agents outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.