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Gapers Block published from April 22, 2003 to Jan. 1, 2016. The site will remain up in archive form. Please visit Third Coast Review, a new site by several GB alumni.
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The upcoming "Operation Family Secrets" trial is shaping up to be a blockbuster. It is going to shed considerable light on the internal workings of the Chicago mob in the 1970s and 80s, naming names and giving up the gory details of close to 20 murders. Catch up on the initial indictment (PDF) here. Get a breakdown of the murders covered in the indictment over at content-rich Illinois Police and Sheriff's News site. Good compilation of current mob news here at the Chicago Syndicate Blog. Most chilling is the Fed's Santiago Proffer, an outline of the case presented before trial, complete with Sharpie-blackouts of tasty bits, including possible payoffs to high-ranking Chicago cops. The proffer is a PDF broken into two parts: one and two.

 
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