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Chicago Mobsters

Convicted Mobster Dies In Federal Prison

AP | Posted 02.25.2013 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese Sr., a hit man who strangled victims and then slashed their throats to be sure they were dead, has died in ...

Notorious Mob Hitman's Jewelry Stash Up For Auction

AP | Posted 08.26.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Jewelry collectors who don't mind if their gems have a shady past will soon get the chance to bid on a stash of valuables found in the...

Reputed Mobster Pleads Guilty To Racketeering

AP | Posted 03.19.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A 74-year-old reputed mobster notorious for stealing the 45-carat Marlborough Diamond from a London jewelry store in 1980 pleaded guil...

Mob Informant's Book Signings Canceled After Threats

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Mobster-turned-informant Frank Calabrese Jr. recently released a book about his life in the mob, and decision to turn against his father--which led to...

Trial To Offer A Peek Inside Chicago's Modern-Day Mob

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — The trial of a reputed mob boss known for his wide girth and alleged penchant for violence will offer a peek into the inner workings o...

Mobsters Charged In Famous 1980 Jewelry Heist ARRESTED Again...Now In Their 70s

Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Three reputed Chicago mobsters, two with ties to a legendary London jewel heist, were arrested again this week--allegedly as they attempted to rob the...

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...