ILLINOIS: Daley Life in Chicago

In a little office on North Clark Street in Chicago, two men met to talk business. The deal: how to muscle into the thriving Chicago Restaurant Association and take control of it. Said James Weinberg to Paul ("Needle Nose") Labriola: "We'll have to kill Teitelbaum, but we don't want a big uproar in the papers. We'll push him out of his office window. He's in income-tax trouble, and everybody will think it was suicide."

Without knowing it, Needle Nose and Weinberg were, on that day in 1953, spilling their plans into a "bug," i.e., a hidden microphone. On the floor above,...

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