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  • Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster

    Priest to go on trial on charges he passed on messages from Chicago mobster
    The Catholic priest and the childhood friend of imprisoned Outfit hit man Frank Calabrese Sr. allegedly met at a low-key Italian restaurant tucked in a strip mall in Lake Barrington, a place with the usual dark wood and quiet booths, Sinatra crooning softly over clinking silverware.
  • Blago brother says in book feds tried to make him 'pawn'; Rod refuses to see him

    Blago brother says in book feds tried to make him 'pawn'; Rod refuses to see him
    The brother of imprisoned former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich says in a new book that prosecutors tried to use him as a pawn to get his younger sibling on charges he sought to sell or trade an appointment to President Barack Obama's vacated U.S. Senate...

    U.S. prosecutor retires after 43 years fighting Chicago mob, corruption

     U.S. prosecutor retires after 43 years fighting Chicago mob, corruption
    As a young federal prosecutor, Gary Shapiro was just days from trying his first big Chicago mob case in 1974 when masked men burst into a Bensenville plastics firm and fatally shot Danny Seifert in front of his wife and young son. At the time, Seifert...

    Thanks, G-Man Gary Shapiro, for your quiet war on Chicago criminals

    Thanks, G-Man Gary Shapiro, for your quiet war on Chicago criminals
    Shall we judge Gary Shapiro by the sleazy company he's kept in Chicago? Over here we have Joey "The Clown" Lombardo, James Marcello and Frank Calabrese Sr., all top mobsters sentenced to life for some of the Chicago Outfit's most notorious murders and...

    What's squeezing the Latin Kings -- and what that means to Chicago

    What's squeezing the Latin Kings -- and what that means to Chicago
    Remember Juan Amaya, convicted killer and more? When a younger Latin King flouted a gang rule, Amaya ordered other Kings to pound the 17-year-old’s hands with hammers, the way butchers tenderize beefsteak with meat mallets. Last Monday a federal...