How's that for a teaser? Who is Illinois' 2nd most famous resident? And, for that matter, who is the 1st most famous? And really, being Illinois, "went to prison" could mean a lot of different famous people.
Yesterday, on "Throwback Thursday," we took a look at some vintage film of Rockford in the 1940s that was set to the accordion music of Mike Alongi. Today, we go even farther back in time with footage of Chicago that goes all the way back to the 1890s.
May 4th, 1932 marked the end of the criminal line for the man known as "Scarface" and "Public Enemy Number One." Eighty four years ago last week, Al Capone was placed on a heavily guarded train, headed for what was reputed to be one of the toughest prisons in America, the U.S. Penitentiary in Atlanta. Alcatraz would come later.