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Decades of jazz

Willie Pickens, left, plays piano with the band at the Green Mill Jazz Club at 4802 N. Broadway in Uptown. The Green Mill opened in 1907 and in the twenties became mobster territory when Al Capone's henchman, "Machinegun" Jack McGurn, gained a 25% ownership of the club.Anthony Robert La Penna, Chicago Tribune