Antonio "The Scourge" Lombardo

After Capone, Tony Lombardo may have been the most powerful figure in Chicago’s underworld. Born in Sicily, he made his money in the grocery business in Chicago and used his strong neighborhood connections and his ample supply of bulk sugar to build a network of home distilleries that supplied pure alcohol to bootleggers during Prohibition. Capone elevated Lombardo to the head of the powerful Unione Siciliana, which exerted enormous influence over cops and politicians. But that put Lombardo at great risk, and in 1928, at a busy intersection in the Loop, he was shot in the back of the head and killed.

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