‘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.)

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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