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Famous Chicago Gangsters & Mobsters

Updated on May 29, 2015

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.

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Al Capone

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.

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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


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      Greg Boudonck 3 years ago from Returned to an Isla Del Sol - Puerto Rico Will Rise Strong

      Thanks for your input; actually it says Oak park.

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      Ron S. 3 years ago

      Giancana wasn't killed in Mexico he was killed in th basement of his home in River Forest

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      jim jackson 6 years ago

      try news paper archives its very good my fatherinlaw was a mobster friends of the rat pack

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      Jim 6 years ago

      Any one ever heard of James j warjac

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      Gangster Fancy Dress 6 years ago

      Great hub full of good information, though some of the characters on this page are truly frightening. I sometimes imagine what it would be been like to be alive in that era but it scares me to think of what they got up to.

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      Tony Rome 7 years ago

      Larry Hoover is a fair and just GANGSTER


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      7 years ago

      hoover was a president

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      a ramos 7 years ago

      I still don't get why chicago always the bad place chicago is nice place down town but yeah it's true there's is a lot of gangsters last week i heard they killed somebody i ask my self why.

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      G Pistol 7 years ago

      i see everybody seem to forget about king Larry Hoover the real american gangsta it's cool boss man i got you; free king Hoover

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      Nate da GREAT 8 years ago

      Al capone was the greatest gangster in da chi..

      long liive CAPONE

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      The General 8 years ago

      That last man on the list is Jeff Fort,Founder The BLACK P. STONE NATION OF CHICAGO

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      haley 8 years ago

      i think if you google her name you may find out.

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      carlee 8 years ago

      so sad

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      buffybear2 8 years ago

      Many years ago in the 20's I believe my mother was mixed up with a gangster in Chicago. My Mom's sister told me after my Mom passed away. My Aunt had said that it had imbarrased the family. She was supposed to have her picture on the front page of a newspaper with this person. I am trying to find out if this is true. If anyone can give me an idea how to do this I would deeply appreciate it.

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      Chicago 8 years ago

      Yep, Chicago is what Chicago is!

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      TEARDROP 8 years ago


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      SCJR 9 years ago

      Interesting. What's with the last fella on this list? He's not wearing a suit.

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      Compu-Smart 10 years ago from London UK

      Great hub Froggy..

      I love all the gangser movies including bugsy malone ..I may do a hub on my favorite london gangster films........If i ever get the time!!