April 23, 2010

Capone’s Legacy Endures

Alphonse Capone has been gone for 60 years, but his legacy — and his inextricable link to Chicago — refuses to die. Mention Chicago almost anywhere in the world, and you might hear the occasional Michael Jordan!” or, more recently, Barack Obama!” But you are far more likely to find yourself staring down the barrel of a loaded-finger machine-gun.

Chicago News Cooperative - Capone’s Legacy Endures, to Chicago’s Dismay - NYTimes.com

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