Frank Stark

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Election Day violence is nothing new to Chicago, and Frank Stark, the former resident of the home at 6733 N. Artesian Avenue, was highly skilled in the unsubtle art of electoral intimidation.

Frank Stark, a henchman for beer baron Claude Maddox and Al Capone, was part of a crew that ran an Aldermanic candidate off the road on the South Side in April 1930. Stark and his fellow intimidators drew their weapons, and the candidate fled. The election the following day featured 400 police officers dispatched throughout the city to prevent election violence. However, some people claimed the police were just as bad as the gangsters at intimidating voters.