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Eliot Ness

Is Everything You Know About Eliot Ness a Hollywood Lie?

AP | DON BABWIN | Posted 01.28.2014 | Crime

CHICAGO (AP) — In the pantheon of Chicago crime fighters, nobody has the worldwide reputation of Eliot Ness. He's the prohibition agent who brought...

They Should Name A Building For Him

Max Allan Collins | Posted 03.25.2014 | DC
Max Allan Collins

Recently U.S. Senators Mark Kirk (R-Ill.), Sherrod Brown (D-Ohio) and Dick Durbin (D-Ill.) proposed naming the Washington headquarters of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives after Eliot Ness, leader of the famed "Untouchables."

Taking a Page From Eliot Ness to Fight Wildlife Trafficking's New Al Capones

David Wilkie | Posted 03.23.2014 | Green
David Wilkie

We have credible evidence that where national park rangers and community ecoguards are out patrolling, and risking their lives doing so, elephants have a much greater chance of escaping the poacher's bullet, axe and chainsaw.

Needed: Eliot Ness, Bank Regulator

Carla Seaquist | Posted 09.23.2012 | Business
Carla Seaquist

Where is Eliot Ness, the incorruptible U.S. Treasury agent who went after Al Capone, when we need him? Had regulators of the Eliot Ness mold been on duty, two major banking scandals still unfolding might never have happened.

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...

The One-Minute Impeachment

William Klein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
William Klein

The full Illinois House impeached Gov. Rod Blagojevich after a zippy ninety minutes of debate. Pretty good -- but I think we can do even better.