John Dillinger Museum opens in Crown Point

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Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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CROWN POINT, Ill. (WLS) -- A museum marking the run of one of America's most notorious bank robbers is in a new home.

The John Dillinger Museum opened Wednesday in the old Lake County Courthouse in Crown Point, Ind. Dillinger once broke out of a jail in Crown Point.

On this date 81 years ago, federal agents killed Dillinger outside Chicago's Biograph Theater.

The museum opening is just part of a three-day event in Crown Point marking his death.

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