Latest Chicago Outfit Stories

2011-02-14 23:01:00

WASHINGTON, Feb. 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Following is the daily "Profile America" feature from the U.S. Census Bureau: (Logo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20090226/CENSUSLOGO) TUESDAY, FEBRUARY 15: AN INFAMOUS CRIME Profile America -- Tuesday, February 15th. Newspapers across America carried big, lurid headlines on this date in 1929 -- about the gang shooting in Chicago the day before which became famous as "The Saint Valentine's Day Massacre." Seven men -- six members...

2009-11-13 06:35:00

FAIRPORT HARBOR, Ohio, Nov. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Former FBI Informant Richard Stern entices casino magnate Palmino Franco to look east and build a hotel and casino in Ohio -- that way Franco would be the first casino owner in the state. Ohio's about to pass the casino issue to allow casino gambling -- or will they? Franco doesn't care -- he has a backup if the issue fails. In his new novel "Skipper: Part One" (published by iUniverse), author Richard Ondo sets his story in Fairport Harbor,...

2009-08-05 14:01:27

The U.S. courthouse in downtown Las Vegas is being renovated to make way for the Las Vegas Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, city officials said. The Las Vegas Review-Journal said elected officials and former U.S. Senator Richard Bryan dressed as gangsters Tuesday and announced plans for the museum, which they said they hope becomes a tourist destination for those interested in the city's history, without glorifying the violence the mobsters perpetrated. Las Vegas Mayor Oscar...

2008-12-25 01:07:53

Prohibition-era Chicago mob boss Al Capone's house is going up for sale in the spring, the current owner says. The six-bedroom red-brick home in a working-class neighborhood on the city's South Side is expected to be priced at $450,000, the Chicago Tribune reported Thursday. The house, which the Capone family bought for $5,500 in 1923, stayed in the family's possession until the death of his mother in 1952. I've read some things about (Capone), and I've seen the 'Untouchables,' but I never...

2008-12-03 21:02:17

Officials at Hollywood Casino in Grantville, Pa., said a flier promising free money to play the slot machines was mistakenly sent to 55,000 people. The officials said the flier, which promised recipients $100 a week to play the casino's slots during the month of December, was supposed to be sent to fewer than 1,000 people but an error made by the mail vendor employed by Hollywood Casino caused 55,000 to receive it, WGAL-TV, Lancaster, Pa., reported Wednesday. We are taking immediate steps to...

Word of the Day
  • An evil spirit; a devil.
  • A nightmare.
  • In astrology, the twelfth house of a scheme or figure of the heavens: so called from its signifying dreadful things, such as secret enemies, great losses, imprisonment, etc.
'Cacodemon' comes from a Greek term meaning 'evil genius.'