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ANP Sports Gets A New Format

Posted on 29. Aug, 2013 by in Podcast, Sports

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Hi everyone! This is Mike Mags with today’s sports show and Behind the Scenes, which seems to be changing in name to our Roundtable piece. Aside from our regulars (Frank Coconate, Joe Fosco and me), we had our previous special guests back on today, Mr. Tony Portillo and Mr. Joseph Celozzi. For those of you [...]

Judge Bob Bastone, Is The Chicago Outfit Dead?

Posted on 07. Jul, 2013 by in Organized Crime, Politics

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With the recent imprisonment of Outfit Boss’ James “Little Jimmy” Marcello, Joey “the Clown” Lombardo and the now late Frank Calabrese Sr. (all thanks to the Family Secrets Case) in mind, Democratic State Central Committeeman Jim DeLeo famously claimed that “there is no Outfit.” Is he truly sincere? When it comes to talking about the [...]

Elmwood Park’s, U.S. Attorney’s Failures Threaten Us All

Posted on 24. Mar, 2013 by in Current Events, Politics

Elmwood Park’s, U.S. Attorney’s Failures Threaten Us All

The United States Attorney’s Office, Northern District of Illinois, is supposedly prosecuting a Bartlett, Illinois, man by the name of John Rainone (a.k.a. John Rainone-Daddono), scion of the infamous Daddono family (owners of Century Trade Show Services) once associated with top Chicago gangster Sam Giancana. Rainone, who presently remains on bond in front of U.S. [...]

Joe “Shine” Amabile And Mondo Fosco

Posted on 08. May, 2012 by in History, Organized Crime

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I have authored some difficult articles in my nearly five-years of writing for American News Post, however, this one takes the cake. Those of you who are steady readers of American News Post would be familiar with Theodore Roe, one of my literary contributors here at ANP. Those who are extremely knowledgeable on the history [...]

An Unfair Attack By Judge Jill Cerone Marisie

Posted on 16. Jan, 2012 by in Current Events, Organized Crime

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Since the days of Capone, Cook County’s historical status as a corrupt institution has been common knowledge the world over. In the years since prohibition, the federal government has waged an ongoing war against the Italian-American mafia, and it might seem that this once powerful underworld agency is dead or dying. With this in mind, [...]

Outfit Capo Lee Magnafichi

Posted on 18. Nov, 2011 by in History, Organized Crime

Outfit Capo Lee Magnafichi

Eligio Magnafichi became the proud father to his second son, Lee, on January 10th, 1927. The name Lee is the Americanized version of Eligio. Eligio’s son, Lee, grew up in the Galewood/Montclare area of Chicago near Harlem Avenue and Grand Avenue. Lee was the third child of four children, which included Evelyn (who I know [...]

The Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre

Posted on 10. Nov, 2011 by in History, Organized Crime

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From the Great Chicago Fire in 1871 to the Chicago Flood in 1992 (unfortunately, the water came 121 years too late), Chicago has been an out of the ordinary place since its incorporation in 1837. One of the most talked about events in that storied history surrounds the events of one particular day in 1929, [...]

Sam “Moe” Giancana

Posted on 01. Oct, 2011 by in History, Organized Crime

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Author’s note: My prerogative in authoring this article is to share my personal perspective about Moe, mainly because I do not want to repeat voluminous facts that have been stated countless times over the last 50-years in the public domain by informants, FBI agents, authors and various media personnel. If you are interested in this [...]

Tony Spilotro And Valerie Percy

Posted on 18. Sep, 2011 by in History, Organized Crime

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It has been my long intention to write this piece, though I have been unable to select the right time to focus on it. However, the recent passing of former U.S. Senator Charles H. Percy has compelled me to move forward. Ironically, today is the day that Valerie Percy lost her life 45-years ago; and [...]

John DiFronzo And Jasper Campise

Posted on 11. Aug, 2011 by in Organized Crime

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On a cool spring day in 1983, Joey O (Chicago Outfit Chieftain Joseph Aiuppa) summoned his underboss, Jackie Cerone, to his home in Oak Brook, Illinois. A loyal soldier, Jackie made sure to be there. As was typical, the now late Outfit henchman Willie Messino picked Jackie up at his house and ferried him to [...]