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(Photo Credit: RE/MAX Signature Homes)

Live Like A Gangster: Al Capone’s Home Is For Sale

A house recently put up for sale in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood looks like any other red, brick-built structure you’ll see across the city, but this 2-flat is special — it belonged to Al Capone.

10/24/2014

The Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake (Credit: Edward Gerns)

After Nearly 4 Years On The Market, Mineola Hotel Still Seeking Buyer

A north suburban resort once frequented by Al Capone has not yet found a buyer, after nearly four years of efforts to sell the 130-year-old building, and that has preservationists concerned about the historic hotel’s fate.

09/23/2014

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Historic Photos In Color: Lincoln, Capone, Oswald … And More

In history books and televised documentaries, we see Abraham Lincoln as a blurred, distant figure in black and white.

03/05/2014

The owners of the Mineola Lounge and Marina in Fox Lake are trying to sell the historic hotel on eBay, with a starting bid of $2 million. (Credit: eBay)

Historic Mineola Lounge On Fox Lake For Sale On eBay

A suburban resort once frequented by Al Capone is up for sale on eBay.

CBS Chicago–05/03/2012

Walter Jacobson

Walter’s Perspective: Cicero Clobbers Chicago In Clout And Corruption

With all that’s happening in Chicago, like the NATO summit and Mayor Rahm Emanuel running the city, it’s hard sometimes to keep up on the suburbs; like Cicero, and news there about money under the table, and clout beyond belief.

05/01/2012

Picture dated 14 February 1929 of the Saint-Valentine's day massacre, considered to be mobster Al Capone's most notorious killing, allegedly committed by his hatchet men. On 14 February 1929, four Capone men, in which two were dressed as policemen, entered a garage, main liquor headquarters of bootlegger George "Bugs" Moran's North Side gang, and fired more than 150 bullets into the victims. All but one of the victims were members of rival "Bugs" Moran's gang. As usual, Capone had an alibi : he was in Florida during the massacre. But Chicago author Jonathan Eig says in his new book "Get Capone" that Capone had nothing to do with the massacre. He says it was an act of revenge by the family of  Billy Daverne, a young firefighter who was killed by two members of the Moran gang. (Photo credit: OFF/AFP/Getty Images)

Author: Capone Not Behind Valentine’s Day Massacre

A local author says you can blame gangster Al Capone for a lot of things, but not for the infamous Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Al Capone

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre To Be Commemorated With Annual Reenactment

Valentine’s Day might be all about heart-shaped boxes and red roses to some, but in Chicago, it’s not complete until a Tommy gun is fired.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2012

Congressman Bobby Rush (D-IL).  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

Congressman Rush Compares NCAA To Mafia

A Democratic congressman is comparing the NCAA to the Mafia over how it controls the lives of student athletes.

CBS Chicago–11/01/2011

Levee District

Filmmaker Ken Burns Previews ‘Prohibition’ At History Museum

Filmmaker Ken Burns was in Chicago Tuesday night, previewing his latest documentary in front of a crowd at the Chicago History Museum.

09/21/2011

Capone Gun

Capone Gun Sells For Nearly $110,000

A handgun once owned by gangster Al Capone has sold for almost $110,000 at an auction in London.

CBS Chicago–06/22/2011

Capone Gun

Handgun Owned By Al Capone To Go Up For Auction

An infamous gun belonging to Al Capone goes on the auction block this week at Christie’s in London.

CBS Chicago–06/20/2011

Get Capone

A Guide To Al Capone’s Chicago

Most of Al Capone’s old haunts have vanished. Chicago’s elected leaders have taken care to wash away most of the evidence connecting the city to the man known as Scarface, history’s most notorious gangster. But if you know where to look, you can still catch a glimpse of Capone and the members of his outfit.

02/23/2011

Al Capone

The St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 82 Years On

This is the 82nd the anniversary of the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, still one of the city’s most sensational and infamous crimes.

CBS Chicago–02/14/2011