Valentine’s Day, Chicago style


We get things done, no matter what day of the week. Of course I’m talking about the infamous St. Valentine’s Day Massacre. It’s 1929, and we’re in the middle of the Prohibition Era. Two gangs, on opposite sides of town, aren’t quite getting along: Capone’s South Side gang and a North Side outfit led by George ‘Bugs’ Moran. To make a long story short, Capone’s guys trick some of Moran’s guys into a warehouse on the north side of town (now Lincoln Park), supposedly to sell some bootleg whiskey, but actually to kill Moran. Yada yada yada, 7 of Moran’s guys end up dead, and Capone’s gang rules the town. Not exactly the way I want to spend a Hallmark holiday, but there you go.

Lucky for us, we can find out more by watching the History Channel program “Time Machine” tonight at 7. A 2 hour-long look into what was easily one of the most gruesome and spectacular gang slayings on record.

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