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Get Capone Author Jonathan Eig on The Interview Show

Mark Bazer | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Mark Bazer

Jonathan Eig, author of Get Capone and other books, stopped by The Interview Show to discuss Al Capone, writing and more.

Al Capone's Gun For Sale: .38 Special Yours For $95,000

New York Post | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

The silver-plated Colt .38 Special Al Capone bought in 1939 is for sale for $95,000. Dealer Gary Zimet, who lists the revolver on, s...

Al Capone Wasn't Brought Down By Eliot Ness, It Was The IRS: Author Jonathan Eig On Jon Stewart (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Jonathan Eig, author of the new book "Get Capone," was on "The Daily Show" last night to talk about the true story of Al Capone, which has gotten lost...

Al Capone's Legacy Lives On, To Chicago's Dismay

Chicago News Cooperative | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago, as any proud city official will tell you, is known for many things: its stunning architecture, its extensive green spaces, its hapless yet be...

Tax Day 2010: How The Income Tax Put Al Capone Behind Bars

Jonathan Eig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jonathan Eig

As this year's tax deadline approaches, let's skip the usual grumbling and look at the bright side: Income tax has helped the government put some of the country's most notorious criminals behind bars.

'Highly Suspicious' Fire Destroys Capone Hangout

Chicago Tribune | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A fire that destroyed an historic--but shuttered--Grundy County restaurant that once was a hangout for mobster Al Capone--was called highly suspicious...

Al Capone Pasta Sauces Spur A Marketing War Between Families | Lou Carlozo | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

When it comes to something as niche as a deceased mobster's pasta sauce, why not just say fuggedabout it? Well, when the mobster in question is Capone...

Bloodbath in Mexico: Drug Prohibition Is to Blame for Thousands of Mexican and Now American Deaths

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Newman

Since 2006, Mexico's war against drug cartels has led to the death of 15,000 Mexicans. The best next step we have towards reducing the violence in Mexico is ending marijuana prohibition.

Al Capone's Chicago: City Recognizes Notorious Gangster With Sign

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

After years of shying away from our gangster history, the City of Chicago has finally recognized mobster Al Capone by putting up on a city sign markin...

Danny Aiello: Singing, Selecting Roles, and Taking On a Musical Al Capone

Jon Chattman | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jon Chattman

"It's not about vanity," Danny Aiello said sincerely via a phone interview from his New Jersey home. "It wasn't a need to sing. I wanted to sing."

Al Capone's Wisconsin Hideout Sold To Bank For $2.6 Million

AP | ROBERT IMRIE | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

WAUSAU, Wis. — The one-time gangster's house is built of stone with 18-inch thick walls and protected with guard towers, just in case G-men or g...

Life as General Director of Chicago Opera Theater ...

Brian Dickie | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Brian Dickie

... And there are days when it would be good to illustrate the varied stuff I have the pleasure of dealing with, enjoying, or whatever ... I had a go...

AL CAPONE SONG: Tune Written By Legendary Mobster In Alcatraz Coming Out On CD

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — He never sang to the feds, but it turns out Al Capone had a song in his heart. All it took was a stint in Alcatraz to bring it out. N...

Tax Day (Dis)Honor Roll: Illinois' Most Notorious Tax Cheating Politicians

Ben Strauss | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Ben Strauss

Among the damning evidence against Troutman was a recording of her saying, "Most aldermen, most politicians are ho's."

New Campaign Should Blame Prohibition, Not Pot Smokers for Violence in Mexico

Tony Newman | Posted 05.25.2011 | World
Tony Newman

It is disingenuous to connect the average American's marijuana consumption to the horrific violence that is resulting from Mexico's drug war.

Looking at Chicago History Through the Keyhole of Private Clubs

Howard Wolinsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Howard Wolinsky

The clubs played a role in shaping the city of Chicago over the past 140 years, helping transform a rough-and-tumble prairie town to a sophisticated and still rough-and-tumble world city.

Man Files Suit Claiming He's Al Capone's Grandson

Associated Press | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A Boston real estate investor believes so strongly that his grandfather was a famous Chicago gangster that he's legally changed his last name to Capon...

A Thug By Any Other Name

Judy Muller | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Judy Muller

If you are one of those people who are often the last to hear about the latest addition to the list of politically-incorrect words, this is for you. I clearly count myself among your number.

Obama and "The Chicago Way"

Martin Nolan | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Martin Nolan

How does Barack Obama fit into political Chicago? I found out at another convention, Boston's in 2004.

How to Fix the Economic Meltdown and Stop Terrorism: Legalize Heroin and Whores

David Henry Sterry | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
David Henry Sterry

The bottom line, economically, is that there is a big beautiful sexy cash cow to be milked here.