Chicago to Springfield (Images of America: Illinois)

Chicago to Springfield (Images of America: Illinois) The Story Of Chicago Gangsters In The 1920s Is Legendary Less Talked About Is The Tale Of The Politicians Who Allowed Those Gangsters To Thrive During The Heyday Of Organized Crime In The Prohibition Era, Chicago Mayor Big Bill Thompson And Gov Len Small Were The Two Most Powerful Political Figures In Illinois Thompson Campaigned On Making Chicago A Wide Open Town For Bootleggers Small Sold Thousands Of Pardons And Paroles To Criminals, Embezzled 1 Million, And Was Then Acquitted After Mobsters Bribed The Jury This Book Is The Story Of Those Jazz Age Politicians Whose Careers In Government Thrived On And Endorsed Corruption And Racketeering, From Chicago To Springfield It Complements Author Jim Ridings S Groundbreaking Biography, Len Small, Governors And Gangsters, Which Was Praised By Critics And Situated Ridings As A Trailblazer Among Chicago Crime Authors. Concise, easy to read if not depressing , picture history account of corruption in Illinois Ridings Len Small Governors and Gangsterscontainsdetailed information. A wonderful walk thru the 20s crime landscape

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  • Paperback
  • 128 pages
  • Chicago to Springfield (Images of America: Illinois)
  • Jim Ridings
  • English
  • 05 April 2019
  • 0738583731