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Mar.21.2014
                                       On March 21, 1963, Alcatraz Prison was closed. At its peak period of...
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Mar.19.2014
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Feb.14.2014
                                  On February 14, 1929, four men dressed as police officers enter gangster Bugs Moran's...
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Jan.28.2014
Nearly six decades after his passing, Eliot Ness is still so admired, Illinois’ two US senators want to name a federal building after him in Washington, DC. And, there are no signs the senators are considering backing down from a resolution to put Ness’ name on the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco,...
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Oct.09.2013
                                       On October 9, 1942, notorious Chicago area bootlegger Roger "The...
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Jun.20.2013
With the untimely passing of James Gandolfini at the age of 51, it’s easy to see how his iconic character, Tony Soprano, follows a fine lineage of memorable mobsters during Hollywood’s Golden Age. It’s a given to compare HBO's The Soprano’s to The Godfather; but, the Gangster film goes...
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May.24.2013
Crime and punishment in Chicagoland is today’s topic. Thanks to the Hop On-and-Hop Off Tour and the Untouchables Tour, Laurie and I took today, we were able to enjoy cinematic and very real historical sites with gangster-themes. My wife was the expert photographer providing vivid reminders of our...
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Feb.19.2013
'Lest it pass unnoticed, the Number One indicator that Chicago government and its local law enforcement have absolutely no idea how to combat the tsunami of killings in the city occurred last week-- fittingly, on the anniversary of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre-- when the city declared a non...
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Dec.18.2012
  In the fifties my dad finally finished medical school, his internship and residency, and began making money as a radiologist, after a major career setback called The Great Depression, and my parents bought (with grandma’s money that she held onto through my grandparent’s divorce ((that...
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Oct.17.2012
                                        Just announced - Murder & Mayhem 52 Crimes that Shocked...