Al Capone’s Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago

Dave Plier

Al (Scarface) Capone, Chicago gangland “Big Shot”, shown on right in a choice front row seat while attending the Notre Dame and Northwestern Grid battle at Chicago, Illiniois, on Oct. 10, 1931. Capone probably figured a little sports diversion would relieve his mind, at least temporarily, of his run-in with the government on income tax violation charges. Former Alderman A.J. Prignano is on the left. (AP Photo)

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University of Illinois at Chicago Professor John Binder joins Dave in studio to talk about Al Capone’s beer wars along with the history of organized crime in Chicago during prohibition. 


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