Category: Midwest

Through The Looking Glass: Bid For New Casino In Chicago Suburb Might Be Marred By Mob Links

October 12, 2019 — Chicago video-poker mogul Rick Heidner is coming under scrutiny for his alleged ties to mob-connected businessmen as he seeks licensing to build a horse race track and adjoining casino in Tinley Park. The Chicago Tribune printed an expose this week on Heidner and his Gold Rush Gaming’s quest for the go-ahead
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Chicago Mob Keeping Its Chin Up: What Does Future Hold For Fratto & Historic Elmwood Park Regime?

October 7, 2019 – The Chicago mob’s Elmwood Park crew is preparing for capo Rudy (The Chin) Fratto’s move into the Outfit’s administration, according to sources. Whether Elmwood Park will even remain its own regime or be rolled into the Cicero crew is still up for debate, per these sources. Fratto is expected to replace
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The Nose Stays In Neutral: Chicago Outfit Figure Gets More Prison Time

October 2, 2019 — Already doing 18 years in state prison, Chicago mobster Robert (Bobby Pinocchio) Panozzo had a decade-and-a-half tacked on in federal court last week tied to an extortion case out of Rockford, Illinois. Chicago mob soldier Robert (Bobby Pinocchio) Panozzo pleaded guilty to a single count of federal extortion this week out
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O’Brien Absolved Of Blame In Hoffa Hit, Det Mob’s Tony Pal Possibly Implicated As Shooter In New Book

September 25, 2019 — The FBI knows Chuckie O’Brien wasn’t involved in the disappearance and murder of his surrogate father, famed labor union boss Jimmy Hoffa and suspects a deceased Detroit mob button man was the triggerman in the iconic unsolved mystery, per a new book out this week penned by O’Brien’s stepson. Harvard University
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