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Tom Dreesen
Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all
Dennis Farina and his fellows, Chicago men all

At the end of 2011, a poster featuring a group of square-jawed characters in dark suits, legs slightly apart, started appearing in bus shelters around Chicago. The men — the group was all white men — looked like they might have gathered for a retirement party for one of their number. A police offer, perhaps. Maybe a military man. Perchance a Chicago alderman or former mayor. Actually, the group was composed of Hollywood stars — Dennis Franz, Joe Mantegna, Gary Sinise, William Petersen and Dennis Farina. But there was not the slightest whiff of Malibu in the image. These were actors with serious roots in Chicago, brought together for the 100 Club, a charity that benefits...

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