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Bootleggers, Prohibition & Al Capone

Today is January 17th, which means it’s National Bootleggers Day! While this probably doesn’t mean much to most people, I like that it gives us a chance to think about alcohol and what it means to us. 682 more words


“Don’t mistake my kindness for weakness. I am kind to everyone, but when someone is unkind to me, weak is not what you are going to remember about me.”

—Al Capone.

Thought For Today

Mafia's Greatest Hits Al Capone

one of the Mount Rushmore’s Mobsters

is featured tonight.

the start up Chicago

and how it all jumped off.

this show was stunning

and how the bootleg game… 53 more words

Chicago's Golden Age of New Year Celebrations

All Chicagoans love a party, and what better excuse is there than to ring in the New Year? Whether it’s a quiet dinner with friends, watching the fireworks at Navy Pier, or at a grand hotel gala, a New Year’s Eve celebration is a tradition that has lived long and well in our city. 974 more words

4 Infamous Getaway Cars

In film and TV, getaway cars have captured our imagination. We think of them being used for daring escapes and can’t help but praise the driver’s ingenuity. 376 more words


Anthropology Friday: The Way of the Wiseguy by Donnie Brasco, pt. 3/3

Welcome to the final installment of The Way of the Wiseguy, by Joseph D. Pistone aka Donnie Brasco. Brasco infiltrated the mob between 1976 and 81, providing the FBI with a great deal of evidence that lead to, according to Wikipedia, “over 200 indictments and over 100 convictions of Mafia members.” 2,282 more words