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16 Crimes That Took Chicago By Storm

The Windy City is known for awesome things like Chicago-style pizza, the Chicago Dog, two beloved baseball teams, Second City and other prominent comedy clubs, and the Sears Tower, the tallest (or second-tallest, depending on how you look at it) building in the US. Unfortunately, crime in Chicago is another citywide hallmark, from the bootlegging mobsters of the 1920s, to the modern gangs of the South Side, to the corrupt law enforcement agents and politicians (who are, sadly, timeless).  

But it doesn't stop there: the Chicago crimes scrapbook is also full of serial killers, cultists, opportunistic murderers, and riots. Let's take a look at 16 of the worst crimes in Chicago history.