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Home of Anthony "Tough Tony" Capezio

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"Tough Tony" was a young co-founder of the Circus Cafe Gang in the 1920s. The Circus Gang was allied with Al Capone's mob which fostered many famous future mobsters like "Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and Tony "Joe Batters" Accardo.

A suspect in the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Capezio allegedly burned down the garage housing the fake police car used in the massacre. He burned his face and hands when the gas tank exploded.

After a long career of various robberies, Capezio succumbs to a heart attack while golfing in 1955.

Located at 1048 N. Ashland Ave., Oak Park

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Photo taken @ R on 7 July 2019 (© Chicago Crime Scenes / Flickr)

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