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    Chicago Heights was long the seat of one of the major street crews of the Chicago Outfit, but its importance has often been overlooked and misunderstood. The crew’s origins predate Prohibition, when Chicago Heights was a developing manufacturing center with a large Italian immigrant population. Its earliest bosses struggled for control until a violent gang war left the crew solidified under the auspices of Al Capone. For the remainder of the twentieth century, the boys from Chicago Heights generated large streams of revenue for the Outfit through its vast gambling enterprises, union infiltration and stolen auto rackets. For the first time, the history of the Chicago Heights street crew is traced from its inception through its last known boss.

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    ISBN 9781609497330
    Genre HISTORY / United States / State & Local / Midwest (IA, IL, IN, KS, MI, MN, MO, ND, NE, OH, SD, WI)
    Format Paperback
    Pages 127
    Publisher Date 2012-10-16 00:00:00.0
    Publisher History Pr
    Copyright Year 2012
    Height 8.75 in
    Wdth 6.0 in
    Thickness 0.5 in
    Unit weight 0.5 lb
    Language English
    Subtitle The Forgotten Crew of the Chicago Outfit
    Audience General/trade
    Authors Luzi, Matthew J.
    Country of Origin United States

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