Source A: From a television interview with Doc Cheatham a jazz musician in Capone’s clubs “The city just lit up overnight everybody was making money, all this because of Al Capone



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Gangster or Gangstar? The Al Capone Story

Source A: From a television interview with Doc Cheatham a jazz musician in Capone’s clubs
“The city just lit up overnight…..everybody was making money, all this because of Al Capone. He was selling his beer and whisky to every place in Chicago, even post office….there was plenty of this, plenty of that…everybody was happy. He ruled the city”

Source B: Milt Hinton, Memories of Capone
“People in Chicago back then looked on Al Capone as a Robin Hood – he helped the poor. My uncle worked for him. He had a dry cleaning and pressing place, and Capone used it as a headquarters for selling alcohol…Capone sold the alcohol to my uncle for $12 a gallon and we’d sell it to people for $18 a gallon”
Source F: F.L Allen, Only Yesterday, 1931

“As the profits rolled in, young Capone acquired more finesse….in the management of politics and politicians. By the middle of the decade he had gained complete control of the suburb of Cicero (in Chicago), had installed his own mayor in office, had posted his agents in the wide open gambling resorts and in each 161 bars….he was taking millions now.”

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