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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

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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