Chicago: Hood's Who

While racketeers have long been siphoning surplus income into legitimate business, such investments are as tricky to pin down as the boojum. Last week the Chicago Crime Commission published some results of its investigation in a directory that might be called Hood's Who. The pamphlet not only lists the names and addresses of 13 Mafia chieftains and 214 lieutenants, but also identifies 42 firms said to be either owned by the mob or affiliated with it.

The list goes from A (Apex Amusement Inc.) to Z (Zenith Vending Corp.) and shows how widely the racketeers have diversified. The report lists food...

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