Famous Chicago Gangsters & Mobsters
The Windy City
Chicago has always been a haven for gangsters,mobsters,and all types of hoodlums.
The intent of this hub is to list some of the most famous Chicago gangsters,with pictures to go with.
Scroll down and take a look how wild a place Chicago has been.
Al grew up in Brooklyn,New York.Capone got hooked up with the mob in New York and moved to Chicago to work for Johnny Torrio.The Torrio/Capone gang were notorious killers.They killed off most of the other gang leaders and then Capone took control from Torrio.Al Capone was now the king of the Chicago underworld.He had his hands in every crime there was.He made millions.
The police never could nail him on any crimes except tax evasion.He was sentenced to 11 years,but released early because he had syphylis.
Here are many pictures of Capone and others.
He was sure not some one you would want to cross as you can see from the bottom picture.
Sam "Momo" Giancana
Another big Chicago mobster who was in prison when Capone came into power was Sam Giancana.Before prison,he ran the 42 gang.They were ruthless and the biggest neighborhood gang in Chicago.
Giancana grew into such a large boss in the Chicago outfit,that he was in good with Joseph Kennedy which led to him keeping both John and Bobby Kennedy from taking him down with the McClellan commission.
In 1975,in Mexico,Giancana was killed by his own gang.
There were and are man,many more Chicago gangsters.The newest;the Vice-Lords,terrorize and murder all the time.As far as I can tell,the government will never rid Chicago of gangsters.
I will leave you with many more pictures of these mobsters,gangsters,and victims on the streets of Chicago.
© G.L. Boudonck
© 2008 Greg Boudonck