The Strange Tale of the Cardinella Gang

(This is a somewhat revised repost of an old four-part series published here when FATAL DROP: TRUE TALES OF THE CHICAGO GALLOWS  first came out. Since I told the story of James Tracy’s near-revival after his 1882 hanging the other day, I thought I’d make one big post out of this one). Viana In December, 1920, Nicholas Read More…

Could Chicago have a Sharknado?

A 1902 Trib article on an alligator found in the river.Right near where the Target is now! It was nice to come from the tour last night and find that from Twitter that we had reached a rare state of national unity, as the whole of America bonded together to live tweet about Sharknado, the Read More…