‘Mob Adjacent: A Family Memoir’ reveals a seedy underworld hidden in the suburbs

John Landecker

The Gentile Family in 1995 (courtesy Jeffery Gentile and Michael Gentile, Jr.)

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Jeffrey and Michael Gentile, Jr. came from an ordinary Chicagoland family; or so they thought. As it turns out, they grew up sharing dinner with some of the city’s most notorious mobsters, including crime boss Sam Giancana, Jackie Cerone; and an assortment of hoodlums, gangsters, bone-breakers, and second-story guys.

Michael joins John Landecker for a dive into the ‘Chicago Outfit’ and how this typical suburban family wound up ‘Mob Adjacent’.

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