Category: Chicago

Chicago Mafia Loses Another Soldier, Old School Loan Shark Stevie Annoreno Succumbs To Father Time

Retired Chicago mob figure Steve (Stevie Brown) Annoreno died this summer at 94. A former top loan shark in the Windy City “Outfit,” Annoreno had been inactive in mafia affairs for at least two decades. Annoreno worked for Outfit captains Fiore (Fifi) Buccieri and then Buccieri’s protégé Angelo (The Hook) LaPietra. In the 1960s, he ran his
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FBI Wants To Question Chicago Outlaws MC’er “Orvie the Anvil” In Cold-Case 1999 Murder Probe

As former Outlaws Motorcycle Club boss Orville (Orvie the Anvil) Cochran awaits trial behind bars in Milwaukee, the FBI in Chicago is eying him as a prime suspect in the 1999 gangland slaying of fellow club power Thomas (West Side Tommy) Stimac. Already charged with two murders tied to boiling tensions between the Outlaws and their
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An Outfit Farewell: Chicago Mobster, Cicero Crew Button Man Paul Spano Passes Away At 87

Chicago mafia soldier Paul Spano died of natural causes this summer. The 87-year old Spano had been a soldier in the Outfit’s Cicero crew and was the older brother of one-time crew boss Michael (Big Mike) Spano. For years, the Spano brothers owned Flash Trucking, a produce hauling firm and frequent hangout for Chicago mob
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The Alibi: Old School Chicago Outfit Figure “Joey The Clown” Makes Case For Why He Didn’t Clip Friend

Living out his final years in a supermax federal prison in Florence, Colorado, infirmed former Chicago mob consigliere Joseph (Joey the Clown) Lombardo is seeking relief from the court in the form of a new lawyer and the reconsideration of his murder conviction from the 2000s. The 89-year old Lombardo, notoriously colorful and eccentric, recently
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