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Antonino “Big Tuna” Accardo

Posted: 10th April 2011 by admin in Chicago

Antonino “Big Tuna” Accardo (April 28, 1906 -May 22, 1992) Antonino Accardo was born on April 28, 1906 and was born in the Near West Side, Chicago.  He had several names. In the Mafia world, he was known as Antonino “Joe Batters”, or “Big Tuna”. He was the son of a shoemaker, Francesco Accardo from [...]

Louis “Little New York” Campagna

Posted: 10th April 2011 by admin in Chicago

Louis “Little New York” Campagna (1900 – May 30, 1955) Little was known about Louis Campagna’s early life. He was probably born in the 1900’s era, most likely in the Brooklyn section of New York City. It was also been reported that he became a member of the infamous Five Points gang. This probably was [...]

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone

Posted: 9th April 2011 by admin in Capones, Chicago

Alphonse Gabriel “Al” Capone (January 17, 1899 – January 25, 1947) Al Capone was born on January 17, 1899 to two Italian immigrants in Brooklyn, New York. He was baptized as “Alphonsus Capone.” His father, Gabriele Capone was one of 43,000 Italians who arrived in the U.S. in 1894. He was a barber by trade [...]