Monday, April 20, 2009

Chicago's early Mafia bosses

Vol. 2, Issue 2, Apr. 2009 Contents
Feature Article

Chicago's early Mafia bosses

by Thomas Hunt

"Early in 1901, Joseph Morici was labeled boss of the Mafia in Chicago’s Little Sicily, a neighborhood just to the northwest of downtown, centered on the six-pointed intersection of West Grand Avenue, North Milwaukee Avenue and North Halsted Street. That Sicilian community overflowed across the old Erie Street bridge into the Near North Side. The neighborhood sat apart from Chicago’s traditional Little Italy, which was further to the south..."

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Map of near Northwest Chicago

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