Elmer Fanter, the “Boy Murderer,” standing behind jail cell bars, March 2, 1915.
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Elmer Fanter, the “Boy Murderer,” standing behind jail cell bars, March 2, 1915.

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The FBI manhunt to capture bank robber and escaped convict John Dillinger (pictured here in court) ended in an alley behind Chicago’s Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.
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The FBI manhunt to capture bank robber and escaped convict John Dillinger (pictured here in court) ended in an alley behind Chicago’s Biograph Theater on July 22, 1934.

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Jerry Mangano in his cell after a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to the electric chair.
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Jerry Mangano in his cell after a jury found him guilty and sentenced him to the electric chair.

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The body of Earl “Hymie” Weiss after he was gunned down on State Street October 11, 1926.
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The body of Earl “Hymie” Weiss after he was gunned down on State Street October 11, 1926.

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Al Capone at a baseball game at Comiskey Park, 1931. Before the end of the baseball season, Capone would be indicted on charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns. DN-0096548, photograph from Chicago Daily News, Inc.
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Al Capone at a baseball game at Comiskey Park, 1931. Before the end of the baseball season, Capone would be indicted on charges of tax evasion and failure to file tax returns. DN-0096548, photograph from Chicago Daily News, Inc.

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Tommy O’Connor in cap c. 1920s.
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Tommy O’Connor in cap c. 1920s.

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Chief of Detectives Captain James Mooney and Chief of Police Colonel John J. Garrity aim handguns for reporters inside a police station.
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Chief of Detectives Captain James Mooney and Chief of Police Colonel John J. Garrity aim handguns for reporters inside a police station.

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Crying mother, Mrs. Jenko, bids farewell to her son Raymond Jenko in handcuffs with his hand over his face.
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Crying mother, Mrs. Jenko, bids farewell to her son Raymond Jenko in handcuffs with his hand over his face.

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Shown here, a dry goods store at 7303 S. Halsted Street owned by Benjamin Wolfe is destroyed by a bomb. Wolfe maintained that he was the victim of a labor conflict.
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Shown here, a dry goods store at 7303 S. Halsted Street owned by Benjamin Wolfe is destroyed by a bomb. Wolfe maintained that he was the victim of a labor conflict.

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James Morelli gives statement to Assistant State Attorney, Alexander J. Napolie, c. 1947.
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Morelli - Hair stands on end as his lawyer says, “I’ve got shocking news for you, Morelli - You’re gonna fry.”
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James Morelli gives statement to Assistant State Attorney, Alexander J. Napolie, c. 1947.

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Morelli - Hair stands on end as his lawyer says, “I’ve got shocking news for you, Morelli - You’re gonna fry.”

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Clarence Sponagel laying on a stretcher with broken legs after he jumped the wall in the jail yard.
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Clarence Sponagel laying on a stretcher with broken legs after he jumped the wall in the jail yard.

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"Umbrella" Mike Boyle with his signature accessory. Boyle was a corrupt boss of the electrical workers union who had his bribes dropped into his umbrella.
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"Umbrella" Mike Boyle with his signature accessory. Boyle was a corrupt boss of the electrical workers union who had his bribes dropped into his umbrella.

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Hymie Weiss and his bride on their honeymoon.
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Hymie Weiss and his bride on their honeymoon.

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Al Capone (seated, center) with associates, including racketeers Jim Emery and Frankie La Porte in Chicago Heights, c. 1929.
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Al Capone (seated, center) with associates, including racketeers Jim Emery and Frankie La Porte in Chicago Heights, c. 1929.

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Issued in 1931 by cartographers Bruce-Roberts Inc., the map identifies key gang territories in the city from which the gangs controlled the distribution and sale of liquor during Prohibition.
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Issued in 1931 by cartographers Bruce-Roberts Inc., the map identifies key gang territories in the city from which the gangs controlled the distribution and sale of liquor during Prohibition.

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