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Al Capone

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  • Rosenstein: Federal prosecutors did the right thing in crack cases

    The U.S. Attorney's Office approves reduced sentences for criminals who deserve them, but with the caveat that some crack cocaine dealers seeking early release from federal prison are violent. The Sun obscures the issue by claiming that federal crack...
  • For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving

    For Union Memorial, Al Capone's tree keeps on giving
    Who says Al Capone was a bad guy? Well, lots of people do. But he did at least one nice thing in his life. He donated two Japanese weeping cherry trees to Union Memorial Hospital in 1939. Now, the hospital is selling carvings from a broken limb of one of...
  • The roaring '20s are back at Havre de Grace's Graw Days Festival

    During an era of sophisticated fun, The Graw drew locals and travelers alike to the racetrack in Havre de Grace to watch the eleganthorses run and, most likely, bet a dollar or two. Celebrating these golden years of the town's historic racetrack, Havre...
  • Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family

    Harford County has fun-filled Halloween adventures for the entire family
    When most people think of Halloween, images of pumpkins, witches and ghosts usually come to mind. Whether you like to be scared senseless in a haunted house, learn more about true ghost stories or prefer a simple hayride on the farm to pick out pumpkins,...
  • As snow comes down, so do the trees

    As snow comes down, so do the trees
    Local arborists have been swamped with calls to deal with damage to historic cherry trees, common oaks and towering evergreens loaded down by the overwhelming snowfall. "We can't even begin to get a handle on it," said Frank Fogle, arborist for...
  • An eerie prison unlocks its famous history

    It was once the most famous prison in the world. Alexis de Tocqueville praised it; Charles Dickens hated it. Al Capone sat out a gang war there, partying with prison guards in a cell decorated with oil paintings and oriental rugs. Brad Pitt even went...
  • Last chance to catch 'Sophie'

    As the "Hot Days, Cool Flicks" summer film series winds down to an end, filmgoers still have an opportunity to catch two of the top films screening at the Donald M. Ephraim Palm Beach Jewish Film Festival. Presented by the Mandel Jewish Community Center,...
  • Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River

    Chart a course for adventure on the Chicago River
    A few years ago, just a splash from the Chicago River would have triggered calls to Poison Control. Now, the river is slowly putting its toxic past behind it and welcoming fish and humans—even the young and permeable of pore—to ply its waters....
  • Set Designer Bill Groom on Creating 'Boardwalk Empire's' Elaborate World

    After being on the air for five years, you'd think creating the world of a TV show would get easier. Not so, says "Boardwalk Empire's" head of set design Bill Groom. "In fact, this upcoming season has been one of the more challenging ones yet." Even...
  • Wilton Manors man charged with possession of moonshine

    Sophisticated South Florida may be a far cry from the hills of Appalachia, where generations of tax-dodging moonshiners have made the region famous for homemade hooch. But there it was in a Wilton Manors home: a real-life still, a jug of white...
  • 10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants

    10 things you might not know about Chicago restaurants
    In honor of Taste of Chicago, running Wednesday through Sunday, let's take a look at the city's savory restaurants and their sometimes unsavory customers. Eat it up: 1/ Charlie Trotter, the influential Chicago restaurateur who died last year, once...
  • Chicago red-light cameras under fire for unexplained ticket spikes [w/videos]

     
    Filed under: Etc., Government/Legal Chicago may once have been known as the home of the mob in US with Al Capone running things, but for several years in the 2000s it looks like a completely legal racket may have made the city millions. A recent Chicago...