“I think the Chicago gangland history is something [that] falls like the snow in Chicago.”
Tag: Al Capone
Be like Rose
Channel that anxiety and put it to use, Democrats.
J.B. Pritzker under fire for comments about African-American elected officials in newly released Blagojevich tape, and other Chicago news
Also, Jeanne Ives is “a little bit surprised at some of the hysteria” over controversial campaign ad.
Why does Chicago continue to embrace Al Capone?
In death, the totalitarian political parasite became a folk hero.
Rapper Rich Jones gives a verse to the Chicago Mothman
After 57 sightings in 2017, the Chicago Mothman turns up on a Halloween-season track by rapper Rich Jones.
Anti-Semitism in Chicago is nothing new
Irving Cutler, professor emeritus at Chicago State and author of The Jews of Chicago, looks back on local anti-Semitism
The Crown is a powerful show about a powerless queen
The Crown is good TV
A movie about mobsters Tony Accardo and Sam Giancana is in the works and other Chicago news
Also, LCD Soundsystem, Radiohead, and the Red Hot Chili Peppers dominate Lollapalooza rumors.
Where’s Chicago in Chicago P.D.?
Seen in light of the real Chicago Police Department, Dick Wolf’s cop series looks even more clueless and tone-deaf.
The drug warrior
Chicago DEA special agent in charge Jack Riley has targeted the Outfit, dirty cops, street gangs, and the Sinaloa cartel, yet the drugs keep coming.
An oral history of the Green Mill
The Green Mill has more stories than any tavern in town. Here are a few from the past three decades.
Reader’s Agenda Wed 12/4: Joe Henry, “Lunch Drawings,” and Speakeasy
What’s on the Reader‘s Agenda for Wednesday, December 4
Zoom in: Bronzeville
Now a nondescript purveyor of plungers, Meyers Ace Hardware was formerly a local jazz mecca.
Chikaming Country Club at 100
A centennial history of the Lakeside, Michigan, country club
Mayor Rahm: Sofa King of Chicago
The peasants laugh at the King: Bridgeport’s mysterious political button man sends in a whole new batch making fun of Mayor Rahm.