Category: Chicago

Godfather Of Windy City Mafia “No Nose” DiFronzo Dead At 89, Succumbs To Battle With Dementia

Distinguished Chicago mafia don John (Johnny No Nose) DiFronzo died of natural causes over the weekend ending a more than two decade reign and bringing the curtain down on a storied career in the Midwest underworld. The beloved 89-year old Outfit boss went into retirement due to health concerns in recent years, but kept his Godfather
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Acting The Part: Roles For Chicago Gangland Figures Johnny Torrio, “Bottles” Capone Cast In New Al Capone Movie

Oscar-nominee Matt Dillon will play former Chicago mob boss John (Johnny the Fox) Torrio and Sopranos and House of Cards alum Al Sapienza will play one-time Chicago mob captain Ralph (Bottles) Capone in the upcoming film Fonzo about the final years of legendary American mafia icon Al Capone’s life. Torrio was one of Capone’s gangland
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The Heist Index: Windy City Wiseguy Was Boosting Businesses Before Murdering Major Mob Player

In the months leading up to his alleged murdering of a well-known Chicago mob figure, reputed Outfit hit man Anthony (Tough Tony) Calabrese organized and ordered three armed robberies that proved to be his downfall. His entire crew of subordinates responsible for carrying out the stick ups turned against him and testified for the government
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White House Rejects Dying Chicago Mafia Soldier ‘Tough Tony’s’ Bid For Freedom, Suspect In Two Mob Murders Will Die In Prison

Imprisoned Chicago mob enforcer Anthony (Tough Tony) Calabrese was denied clemency from the White House last week in a last-ditch effort to live out his remaining days a free man. The 57-year old Calabrese, suspected of being the triggerman in a pair of unsolved Outfit murders, but incarcerated on an armed robbery conviction, is in a federal correctional
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