Category: Chicago

The Rap World Murder Timeline: Breaking Down Hip Hop’s Top Hits Off The Charts

Being a rapper has proven a hazardous profession in some cases the past three decades. Dozens of violent slayings can be linked to the rap music industry since the groundbreaking genre gained mass popularity in the mid-to-late 1980s. Let’s take a look at the most significant homicides tied to rap artists over the last 30
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Family Secrets Slaying May Have Been Connected To Heated Tensions Between Chicago Mob Boss ‘Solly D’& Old School ‘Black Joe’

According to informants for law enforcement in Illinois, the 1981 car-bombing murder of Chicago mob associate and fledgling trucking magnate Michael Cagnoni was linked to a fight for control of mafia affairs in the Windy City suburbs involving reputed current Outfit boss Salvatore (Solly D) DeLaurentis. Informants for multiple agencies have opined that besides a
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Operation Family Secrets: Chicago Mob Under Siege By Feds, Infighting In 2000s, Epic Trial Celebrates 10-Yr. Anniversary

The historic Family Secrets trial began 10 years ago this week in Chicago, finally bringing to justice Midwest mobsters responsible for an alleged 18 combined gangland murders. Among the murders solved as a result of the near decade-long investigation and subsequent high-profile, emotionally-charged courtroom drama was the famous double-homicide of Tony (The Ant) Spilotro, the
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The Farmhouse Murders: Case Of Milwaukee Outlaws MC Members Killing Married Couple In Illinois Cracked 20 Years Ago

The disturbingly-senseless double-murder of Morris and Ruth Gauger, an elderly married couple in Illinois, was finally officially solved 20 years ago this week with the arrests of Wisconsin Outlaws Motorcycle Club members Randall (The Madman) Miller and James (Preacher) Schneider as part of a gargantuan legal assault unleashed against the infamous biker gang by the
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