Back In The Day, This Quiet Illinois Town Was A Mafia Mecca

It’s no secret that Chicago has a bit of a history with the mafia. It was the home base for infamous mobster Al “Scarface” Capone who ran the Chicago Outfit gang, and the site of the St. Valentine’s Day Massacre in 1929. But the mob madness wasn’t confined to the city limits, Capone’s reach extended into the small towns and villages of the suburbs, too. While some connections, like to that of Cicero, Illinois, are well-known, the mafia history of Stickney, Illinois may surprise you.

Though not quite as well-known as Chicago’s mobster ties, the mafia history of Stickney, Illinois is a story all its own. Have you ever heard any mob stories about Stickney or Forest View? Tell us in the comments! And while mobsters are on the mind, be sure to check out this secret mafia vault in Downtown Chicago, or check out the menu for Villa Nova pizza, which is run today by Tornabene’s daughter.

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