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Return of The Gangsters of West Ridge

June 19th and 20th

1:00 – 3:00 PM

Walking tours are back for summer, and just in time for Father’s Day.

Last time this event sold out quickly. Register now to reserve your ticket for the walking tour that takes a fascinating look at the sometimes glamorized, and often misunderstood era of Chicago history that has links to our community. 

Tony Soprano wasn’t the first mobster drawn to quiet suburban-style living. In the Roaring 20’s, the new bungalows of West Ridge provided an idyllic refuge on the northern edge of the city for organized crime figures involved in the gambling, rum-running, vice and gangland struggles for power that defined the Prohibition era in Chicago.

Join Glenna Eaves and Dona Vitale on a walk through the Rogers Park Manor and Talman-West Ridge Historic Bungalow Districts to enjoy the story of the notorious gangsters who shared this peaceful neighborhood with prosperous business owners, famous athletes, noted architects, creative artists and skilled craftsmen.

The tour begins at Indian Boundary Park, 2500 W Lunt Avenue. Street parking is available.