Tuesday, May 23, 2006

Windy City Mob

The Chicago Sun-Times is running a remarkable three-part series this week about the mob's ties to Chicago City Hall. Reporters Tim Novak, Robert C. Herguth, Art Golab and Steve Warmbir report that dozens of descendants of Bruno Roti Sr., who they describe as being close to Al Capone, have gained lucrative city contracts and hold many city jobs, including alderman. According to the Sun-Times reporters, many of these relatives have been involved in programs noted for bribery, theft and other scandals. This is a good example of highly detailed investigative reporting colorfully told.


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