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Encyclopedia > Organized crime in Chicago

The following is a timeline of Organized Crime in Chicago.

see also: Timeline of organized crime

Contents

This is a timeline of the history of organized crime. ...

Events - Timeline

Pre-1910s

  • 1882 - Chicago Police Chief William McGarigle, in the pay of Chicago crime lord Michael Cassius McDonald, is indicted for graft later fleeing to Canada.
  • 1907 - A group of leading Italian citizens, prominent businessmen, several ethnic organiztions, and the Italian Chamber of Commerce form the White Hand Society, a legal organization, to combat the Le Mano Negra (The Black Hand) in Chicago.
  • 1907 - Chicago gambling racketeer Bud White's gambling vessel, City of Traverse, is closed down.
  • 1908 - Hymie Weiss is first arrested for burglary. It is this incident that, while caught robbing a perfume store, he is dubbed the "Perfume Burglar" by Chicago reporters.

Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Tuesday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... World map of the Corruption Perceptions Index, which measures the degree to which corruption is perceived to exist among public officials and politicians. Blue colors indicate little corruption, red colors indicate much corruption In broad terms, political corruption is the misuse by government officials of their governmental powers for illegitimate... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... White Hand, or Bela Ruka, was a secret, unofficial military organization in the Kingdom of Serbs, Croats and Slovenes (and later in the Kingdom of Yugoslavia). ... Black Hand, or Crna Ruka (Црна Рука), officially Ujedinjenje ili Smrt (Ујединјеје или Смрт) (Unification or Death) was a secret association founded in Serbia by pan-Serbian nationalists in May... 1907 (MCMVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Wednesday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... 1908 (MCMVIII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ...

1910s

1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... The Near West Side, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois directly adjacent to the downtown central business distict (the Loop). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... James Big Jim Colosimo (1877 – May 11, 1920) (born Giacomo Colosimo), immigrated to Chicago, Illinois from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy in 1895. ... John Johnny Torrio, a. ... The Five Points Gang was a 19th-century criminal organization based in the Sixth Ward (The Five Points) of New York City. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... James Sunny Jim Cosmano was an organized crime figure and a leader of the Black Hand in pre-Prohibition Chicago. ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... John Johnny Torrio, a. ... South Side is a village in County Durham, in England. ... March 15 is the 74th day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar (75th in leap years). ... 1910 (MCMX) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display calendar) of the Gregorian calendar or a common year starting on Sunday of the 13-day slower Julian calendar. ... The Levee was a former red-light district in Chicago, Illinois, located near Jackson Park on the citys south side. ... January 1 is the first day of the calendar year in both the Julian and Gregorian calendars. ... March 26 is the 85th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (86th in leap years). ... 1911 (MCMXI) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar). ... Black Hand was a type of extortion racket. ... The Near West Side, one of the 77 official community areas, is located on the west side of Chicago, Illinois directly adjacent to the downtown central business distict (the Loop). ...

1920s

February 2 is the 33rd day of the year in the Gregorian Calendar. ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... Mossy Maurice Enright (d. ... May 11 is the 131st day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (132nd in leap years). ... Year 1920 (MCMXX) was a leap year starting on Thursday. ... James Big Jim Colosimo (1877 – May 11, 1920) (born Giacomo Colosimo), immigrated to Chicago, Illinois from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy in 1895. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... “Capone” redirects here. ... Incorporated Town in 1869. ... September 17 is the 260th day of the year (261st in leap years). ... 1923 (MCMXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday (link will display the full calendar). ... Frank McErlane (1894-8 October 1932) was a Prohibition-era gangster. ... It has been suggested that April Fools Day be merged into this article or section. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... Frank Capone (1895-April 1, 1924) was a Chicago mobster and older brother of Al Capone. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... The Mafia (also referred to as Cosa Nostra or the Mob), is a criminal secret society which first developed in the mid-19th century in Sicily. ... November 10 is the 314th day of the year (315th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 51 days remaining. ... 1924 (MCMXXIV) was a leap year starting on Tuesday (link will display the full calendar). ... The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... Dean Charles OBanion (also Dion OBanion) (8 July 1892 - 10 November 1924) was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. ... The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ... Picture of The St. ... January 12 is the 12th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ... George Clarence Bugs Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957) was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. ... Vincent The Schemer Drucci (1898–April 4, 1927), was a prominent organized crime figure from Chicagos Prohibition era, a lieutenant under Dion OBanions North Side Gang. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... South Side is a village in County Durham, in England. ... FBI mugshot of Capone, 1931 Alphonse Gabriel Capone (January 17, 1899 _ January 25, 1947) more popularly known as Al Scarface Capone was a famous American gangster in the 1920s and 1930s, although his business card is reported to have said he was a used furniture dealer. ... January 24 is the 24th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ... The name George Moran may refer to two different individuals: Bugs Moran was a gangster whose real name was George Moran. ... Vincent The Schemer Drucci (1898–April 4, 1927), was a prominent organized crime figure from Chicagos Prohibition era, a lieutenant under Dion OBanions North Side Gang. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... John Johnny Torrio, a. ... The name George Moran may refer to two different individuals: Bugs Moran was a gangster whose real name was George Moran. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... February 9 is the 40th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... John Johnny Torrio, a. ... June 13 is the 164th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (165th in leap years), with 201 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... The Genna crime family was one of the major players in the Chicago gangland wars of the 1920s. ... The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... The Chicago Outfit is a crime syndicate that has a long and extensive history dating back to long before Prohibition and part of the U.S. phenomenon known as the Mafia. ... November 13 is the 317th day of the year (318th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 48 days remaining. ... 1925 (MCMXXV) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display the full calendar). ... Samuel Samuzzo Samoots Amatuna (1899-November 13, 1925) was a Italian-American Prohibition gangster and member of the Genna Brothers, who served as president of the Unione Siciliane. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... August 24 is the 236th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (237th in leap years), with 129 days remaining. ... 1927 (MCMXXVII) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar). ... April 21 is the 111th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (112th in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Charlston Birger (1881 - April 19, 1928) was a Russian-American Jewish mobster during the Prohibition period in southern Illinois. ... West City is a village located in Franklin County, Illinois. ... Joe Adams was a well known mercenary and drug smuggler who led the Contra rebellion in Nicaragua on behalf of the US CIA. He was indicted in Iran-Contra for violating the neutrality act and waging war on a foreign nation without the approval of Congress, convicted, sentenced to one... July 25 is the 206th day (207th in leap years) of the year in the Gregorian calendar, with 159 days remaining. ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... Joe Aiello Giuseppe Joe Aiello (1891 - October 23, 1930) was a Sicilian-American mobster during the 1920s and early 1930s. ... September 7 is the 250th day of the year (251st in leap years). ... Year 1928 (MCMXXVIII) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar). ... A consigliere (IPA ) is an adviser or counsellor, especially to a mafia boss. ... The Unione Siciliane (or Unione Siciliana) was a Sicilian-American political organization which eventually controlled much of the Italian-American votes within the United States during the early twentieth century. ... Antonio The Scourge Lombardo (1892-September 7, 1928) was an advisor, or consigliere, to Al Capone and later President of the Unione Siciliana. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... “Capone” redirects here. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... Antonino Leonardo Accardo, aka Joe Batters and Big Tuna , (April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit from about 1945 until shortly before he died of natural causes on May 22nd, 1992. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... The Chicago Outfit is a crime syndicate that has a long and extensive history dating back to long before Prohibition and part of the U.S. phenomenon known as the Mafia. ... January 8 is the 8th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... The Unione Siciliane (or Unione Siciliana) was a Sicilian-American political organization which eventually controlled much of the Italian-American votes within the United States during the early twentieth century. ... Joe Aiello Giuseppe Joe Aiello (1891 - October 23, 1930) was a Sicilian-American mobster during the 1920s and early 1930s. ... George Clarence Bugs Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957) was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. ... The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... February 14 is the 45th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1929 (MCMXXIX) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will take you to calendar). ... George Clarence Bugs Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957) was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. ... The St. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... George Clarence Bugs Moran (August 21, 1891 – February 25, 1957) was a Chicago Prohibition-era gangster. ... May 29 is the 149th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (150th in leap years). ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... December 30 is the 364th day of the year (365th in leap years) in the Gregorian Calendar, with 1 day remaining. ... It is not certain who was actually the first person to introduce the numbers game into the daily life in Harlem. ... Municipal Flag of the City of Chicago The Chicago Police Department, also known as the CPD, is the principal law enforcement agency of Chicago, Illinois, under the jurisdiction of the mayor of Chicago. ...

1930s

  • Chicago Mob went on a Rapeing Rampage Fingering the butholes of little boys named Chris Hunt...

The Mobsters were also caught circle jerking on top of girls who usually went by the name Amber Nichols but most of the time Amber was willing to be jerked on


1940s

  • March 19, 1943 - Facing incarceration for the extortion of Hollywood film studios, Outfit boss Frank Nitti commits suicide.
  • The Latin Kings are formed. Their alleged motivation for forming this group was an attempt at overcoming the prejudices they faced.
  • 1947 Al Capone Dies in Plasms Florida

March 19 is the 78th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (79th in leap years). ... 1943 (MCMXLIII) was a common year starting on Friday (the link is to a full 1943 calendar). ... Extortion is a criminal offense, which occurs when a person either obtains money, property or services from another through coercion or intimidation or threatens one with physical harm unless they are paid money or property. ... Francesco Raffaele Nitto, better known as Frank The Enforcer Nitti (January 27, 1888 – March 19, 1943) was an American gangster, one of the top henchmen of Al Capone and later a mob boss in his own right. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ...

1950s

  • 1956 - Political fixer Jake Guzik dies of a heart attack.
  • 1957 - Tony Accardo decides to retire from the Chicago Outfit and appoints Sam Giancana to oversee day-to-day operations of the crime syndicate. However, Accardo remains a presence in the organization serving in an advisory capacity as consigliere.
  • 1958 - The Vice Lords are founded in St. Charles Correctional Facility by a group of young men from 16th street on Chicago's west side.

1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Jake Greasy Thumb Guzik (May 20, 1886-February 21, 1956) was the financial and legal advisor, and later political “fixer”, for the Chicago Outfit. ... 1957 (MCMLVII) was a common year starting on Tuesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Antonino Leonardo Accardo, aka Joe Batters and Big Tuna , (April 28, 1906 - May 22, 1992) was the boss of the Chicago Outfit from about 1945 until shortly before he died of natural causes on May 22nd, 1992. ... The Chicago Outfit is a crime syndicate that has a long and extensive history dating back to long before Prohibition and part of the U.S. phenomenon known as the Mafia. ... Sam Momo Giancana (June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ... A consigliere (IPA ) is an adviser or counsellor, especially to a mafia boss. ... Year 1958 (MCMLVIII) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The Almighty Vice Lord Nation (abbreviated AVLN or VLN or ASVLN) is the oldest and the second-largest street gang in Chicago. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs In Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in Chicagoland and Illinois Coordinates: Country United States State Illinois County Cook & DuPage Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ...

1960s

Sam Momo Giancana (June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ... The 1960 Presidential Election in the United States was a very close contest in which Democrat John F. Kennedy defeated Republican Richard M. Nixon. ... There have been several John Kennedys: John F. Kennedy, American president John F. Kennedy, Jr. ... Cook County is a county located in the U.S. state of Illinois. ... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ...

1970s

April 14 is the 104th day of the year (105th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar, with 261 days remaining. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... Usury (from the Latin usus meaning used) was defined originally as charging a fee for the use of money. ... Samuele Mad Sam DeStefano (September 13, 1909-April 14, 1973) was an American gangster and one of the Chicago Outfits most successful hitmen for more than three decades. ... Mario Anthony DeStefano (March 21, 1915 - August 12, 1975) was a member of the Chicago Outfit and a leading loanshark with his older brother Mad Sam DeStefano. ... This page is a candidate to be copied to Wiktionary. ... Anthony Spilotro (May 19, 1938 Chicago, Illinois - June 14, 1986 St. ... December 20 is the 354th day of the year (355th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... 1973 (MCMLXXIII) was a common year starting on Monday. ... William F. Roemer, Jr. ... Marshall Joseph Caifano (July 19, 1911-September 6, 2003) was a Chicago mobster and high ranking member of the Chicago Outfit. ... Joseph Lombardos mugshot from 1981. ... June 17 is the 168th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (169th in leap years), with 197 days remaining. ... 1975 (MCMLXXV) was a common year starting on Wednesday. ... Sam Momo Giancana (June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ... Wrights home in Oak Park, Illinois Lake Theater and shops along Lake Street. ... The CIA Seal The Central Intelligence Agency (CIA) is an American intelligence agency, responsible for obtaining and analyzing information about foreign governments, corporations, and individuals, and reporting such information to the various branches of the U.S. Government. ... For the album by Ash, see 1977 (album). ... Helen Vorhees Brach (November 10, 1911 - February 17, 1977?) was an heiress to the E. J. Brach & Sons Candy Company family fortune, who lived near Chicago, Illinois. ... Brachs Confections is 101 year old (as of 2005) a candy/sweets company, which produces and/or invented many modern icons of the sugary world. ...

1980s

  • January, 1986 - Joe Ferriola is appointed boss of the Outfit. With the approval of his top captains and consiglieri, Tony Accardo, he decides its time to kill Anthony Spilotro for causing problems in Las Vegas and the skim, as well as the Outfit.
  • 1989 - James Basile, a bookmaker, agrees to become a government informant, later identifying a "Mafia graveyard" in the suburban neighborhood of Hillside.

1986 (MCMLXXXVI) was a common year starting on Wednesday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Anthony Tony the Ant Spilotro (May 19, 1938 - June 14, 1986) was a mafia enforcer for the Chicago Outfit who worked in Las Vegas in the 1970s and 1980s. ... This article is about the city of Las Vegas in Nevada. ... 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Hillside is a village located in Cook County, Illinois. ...

1990s

  • March 21, 1990 - Outfit gambling boss of west suburban Elmhurst, Donald Angelini, who had operated a highly successful sports betting empire along with Dominic Cortina, is arrested and sentenced to prison.
  • September 1997 - Harry Aleman is retried for the murder of William Logan based on testimony by Robert Cooley and evidence showing the first trial was fixed. This is the first time in U.S. history someone has been retried for the same crime after being acquitted.
  • December 23, 1999 - Ronald Jarrett, a mob lieutenant to John "Johnny Apes" Monteleone of the South Side Crew, is shot while going to a funeral. It is the first hit in seven years.

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2000 to present day

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Organizations

Chicago Outfit

The Chicago Outfit is a crime syndicate that has a long and extensive history dating back to long before Prohibition and part of the U.S. phenomenon known as the Mafia. ... “Capone” redirects here. ... Meyer Harris Cohen (4 September 1913 in Brooklyn, New York - 29 July 1976 in Los Angeles, California) was a gangster in 1940s and 1950s. ... William Daddano Sr. ... Sam Momo Giancana (June 15, 1908 — June 19, 1975) was a famous and powerful mafioso and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1957-66. ... John Johnny Torrio, a. ... Paul The Waiter Ricca (1897-October 11, 1972) was an American Mafia figure based within Chicago. ... Jake Greasy Thumb Guzik (May 20, 1886-February 21, 1956) was the financial and legal advisor, and later political “fixer”, for the Chicago Outfit. ... Francesco Raffaele Nitto, better known as Frank The Enforcer Nitti (January 27, 1888 – March 19, 1943) was an American gangster, one of the top henchmen of Al Capone and later a mob boss in his own right. ...

North Side Gang

The North Side Gang (also known as the North Side Mob) was the dominant Irish-American criminal organization (although a large number of Polish and German-American were members as well) within Chicago during the Prohibition from the early to late 1920s and principal rival of the Johnny Torrio-Al... Dean Charles OBanion (also Dion OBanion) (8 July 1892 - 10 November 1924) was an Irish-American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. ... Vincent The Schemer Drucci (1898–April 4, 1927), was a prominent organized crime figure from Chicagos Prohibition era, a lieutenant under Dion OBanions North Side Gang. ... Earl Hymie Weiss Earl Hymie Weiss (1898 - October 11, 1926) was a Chicago mobster and rival of Al Capone. ...

Chicago Mafia Leaders

Giuseppe Joe Aiello (1891 - October 23, 1930) was a Sicilian-American mobster during the 1920s and early 1930s. ... Sam Cardinelli (d. ...

Prohibition Gangs

Roger Touhy was a prohibition era gangster in Chicago. ... Charlston Birger (1881 - April 19, 1928) was a Russian-American Jewish mobster during the Prohibition period in southern Illinois. ... James M. Ragen (1881-August 15, 1946) was an Irish mobster and co-founder of the Chicago-based street gang and political club Ragens Colts. ... South Side Irish is the term that refers to the large Irish-American community on the South Side of Chicago, Illinois. ... Ragens Colts was a predominantly Irish street gang which dominated the Chicago underworld during the early twentieth century later becoming part of the Chicago Outfit under Al Capone. ... Frank McErlane (1894-8 October 1932) was a Prohibition-era gangster. ... Joseph Polack Joe Saltis (18??-1935) was an early Prohibition gangster who, who with Frank McErlane, controlled bootlegging in the Southwest Side of Chicago, Illinois. ...

Racketeers

  • David Miller (David Yaras), Chicago gambling racketeer
  • Maurice Enright, Chicago labor racketeer
  • Jim Colosimo, Chicago gambling racketeer

Mossy Maurice Enright (d. ... James Big Jim Colosimo (1877 – May 11, 1920) (born Giacomo Colosimo), immigrated to Chicago, Illinois from Cosenza, Calabria, Italy in 1895. ...

See also

The Hired Trucking Scandal is the term used to describe the city of Chicagos Hired Truck program, which paid private contractors for work which was never produced. ...

External links

  • Chicago Mob Timeline

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