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Al Capone's Family Getting Their Own Chicago-Based Reality Show

Posted 04.10.2013 | Chicago

A reality show about mobsters, Al Capone lore, a "lasagna-loving" family and more Italian stereotypes than you can shake a (bread) stick at — all se...

Kim Bellware

Mag Mile Teen 'Wilding' Scene Leads To Chaos, Fights And Arrests

HuffingtonPost.com | Kim Bellware | Posted 04.01.2013 | Chicago

A balmy Saturday of shopping on the Magnificent Mile turned to chaos when dozens of teens reportedly swarmed the tony retail district in a 'wilding' s...

Thousands In Stolen Sewer Covers Found At Mob Boss' Business

2012-03-30-BGA.jpg | The BGA and FOX 32 | Posted 12.16.2012 | Chicago

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Teen Mob Attacks Man In River North, 11 Suspects Arrested

Posted 07.05.2012 | Chicago

Police arrested 11 juveniles in connection with a mob attack reported in the city's River North neighborhood during the city's Independence Day firewo...

Reputed Chicago Mobster Is Returning To Prison

AP | Posted 06.07.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- A federal judge in Chicago has sentenced a reputed Chicago mobster who first gained notoriety three decades ago for stealing the 45-carat M...

When Putin Thinks Of Chicago, A Certain Gangster Comes To Mind

AP | Posted 03.07.2012 | Chicago

MOSCOW -- You think Chicago, you think Windy City. Right? Not if you're Russian president-elect Vladimir Putin....

Reputed Chicago Mobster Gets 25 Year Prison Sentence

AP | CARLA K. JOHNSON | Posted 04.09.2012 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A reputed mob boss known for his wide girth and reputation for violence was sentenced to 25 years in prison Wednesday in a federal cou...

Aging Chicago Mob Thief Found Guilty Of Racketeering

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 03.27.2012 | Chicago

Arthur 'The Brain' Rachel Guilty: Reputed Chicago Mobster Was Part Of Marlborough Diamond Theft

War Hero Turned Chicago Mobster Sentenced To 35 Years

AP | MICHAEL TARM | Posted 10.17.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — Sam Volpendesto began his adult life celebrated as a war hero. Now 87, he is almost certain to die behind bars, derided as a mobster. ...

Al Capone's Handgun Sells For $110,000 At Auction

AP | Posted 08.22.2011 | Chicago

LONDON — A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone sold for nearly $110,000 Wednesday at an auction in London. The Colt .38 revolver was manuf...

Priest Accused Of Helping Mobster Suspended By Diocese

AP | Posted 08.10.2011 | Chicago

WINONA, Minn. — A Roman Catholic priest from the Diocese of Winona, Minn., has been placed on administrative leave after he was indicted in Chic...

Feds: Priest Helped Murderous Chicago Mobster

AP | Posted 08.09.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A prison chaplain has been charged in an alleged scheme to help imprisoned Chicago mobster Frank Calabrese, who is serving a life sent...

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...

'Large Guy' Convicted In Mob Racketeering Case

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — A reputed Chicago mobster accused of orchestrating the bombing of a rival video gaming company was convicted of racketeering Wednesday...

PHOTOS: Chicago's Most Famous Public Enemies

Huffington Post/AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Crime Commission has resurrected a list of bad guys that once included the likes of Al Capone in the hopes it will help track d...

Official Accused Of Using City Employees On The Clock To Install His In-Ground Pool Light

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

A $97,416-a-year Chicago Department of Transportation official who is the former son-in-law of mob leader Angelo "The Hook" LaPietra is under internal...

Late Mob Boss Angelo LaPietra's Bridgeport Home Searched By Feds: Looking For 45-carat Marlborough Diamond

Chicago Sun-Times | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago FBI agents are searching the home of the family of Angelo "The Hook" LaPietra, the late and widely feared mob leader, the Chicago Sun-Times ha...

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...

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...

Frank Calabrese Sr. Home Searched: Feds Find Guns, Jewels, Cash In Mob Hitman's Home

Fox Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Chicago - It's like a story line out of a movie and it may be the biggest secret yet in the Family Secrets mob trial. Federal agents executed a sea...

Feds Have Two 'Upper Echelon' Informants In Chicago Mob

ABC Chicago | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

Federal authorities in Chicago have been cultivating information from two "upper echelon" members of the Outfit for decades, according to a court fili...

Nicholas Calabrese, Mob Hitman Turned Government Witness, Gets 12 Years

AP | MIKE ROBINSON | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago

CHICAGO — An admitted hit man who became the star witness in one of the city's biggest mob trials was sentenced Thursday to 12 years and four mo...