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Klondike O’Donnell

Klondike O’Donnell

William O’Donnell better known as “Klondike” O’Donnell along with his brothers Myles and Bernard was part of the West Side O’Donnell’s from Cicero in Illinois. Also a labor racketeering the West Side O’Donnell’s were...
Terry “Machine Gun” Druggan

Terry “Machine Gun” Druggan

Terry Druggan was a Chicago Prohibition Era mobster, and along with his partner in crime Frankie Lake, ran the Valley Gang. They became so wealthy that even the lowest member of the gang had a chauffeur. Terry Druggan is described as a dwarf-like man with a hair...
Mayor Jimmy Walker

Mayor Jimmy Walker

Mayor Jimmy Walker, Mayor of New York City, also known as Beau James. Jimmy Walker was the Tammany Hall candidate for Mayor of New York City who won election into office in 1925. He was mayor during the height of the Prohibition Era. And no stranger to the nightlife...
Claude “Screwy” Maddox

Claude “Screwy” Maddox

Claude “Screwy” Maddox, real name John Edward Moore, a one time member of Egan’s Rats from St. Louis. Claude Maddox was leader of the Circus Cafe Gang, whose members included Anthony ” Tough Tony” Capezio, Vincenzo De Mora (Machine Gun...
The One Way Ride

The One Way Ride

The One Way Ride (Frank McErlane pictured) For most taking a one way ride with Frank McErlane meant certain death but for one (un)lucky man, William Egan, he would survive his last ride and tell the tale about it. The One Way Ride came about during the Beer Wars in...

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