Posts tagged "Al Capone"

The Real Face of Chicago

The Real Face of Chicago
Seventy years from now does anybody think that the NATO Summit will be remembered? Or Mayor Rahm?  Or the Occupy Live Spammers? No. The NATO Summit, and the so-called, hoped-for “Chicago Accords” regarding Afghanistan,  will be as meaningful as President Obama’s “Beer Summit”. Just as it has been for the last eighty years or so,... Read more »

A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...

A Killer Valentine's Day in Chicago...
Most people get chocolates or flowers or even gift cards for Valentine’s Day. On February 14, 1929, seven men got bullets.  Lots of them, delivered by Tommy Guns.  This is Chicago’s contribution to the day of love. Alphonse Gaberiel Capone was fingered as the most likely suspect, but the original Scareface was in Florida at... Read more »

Channeling Uncle Al Scarface -- "I was Bad, but now I'm Good."

Channeling Uncle Al Scarface -- "I was Bad, but now I'm Good."
“Look at my mug and tell me I ain’t good!” — Channeled from Al Capone This morning, I was reading some info on the site of the “other major daily” in Chicago, which shall go un-named, because they do not have a blog site similar to the “other, other major daily”  in Chicago, the Trib.... Read more »
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On Chicago's Mob Trail...

On Chicago's Mob Trail...
Now it’s become an obsession — digging up the dirt and locations of Chicago’s infamous and dead mobsters.  And the guys who battled them. Last visit was to the house  of  Al Capone’s nemesis, Eliot Ness. Ness was  the Chicago Treasury agent  and home-town Chicago boy who isn’t getting any respect, while Al’s gangster star... Read more »
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