The Chicago Outfit has its roots in Sicily as with other La Cosa Nosta (LCN) style organized crime organizations of La Familia. As with the New York based LCN families, the old world Mustache Petes were usurped by the younger mobsters in the 1920s. Al Capone and Prohibition brought national attention to the Chicago family. Capone made millions from illegal booze and along with government officials of the City of Chicago and Cook County they created an institutional system of corruption that lasted until the 1980s.
November 1, 2013