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The Battle for Chicago and the Boys of Prairie Avenue

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Eliot Ness and Al Capone — both men were sons of immigrants. One lived with his family at 10811 S. Prairie Avenue. The other bought a house at 7244 S. Prairie Avenue. Geographically they lived five miles apart, but their lives went in different directions. One chose a career in law enforcement. The other chose a life controlling criminal enterprises and corruption. Yet their lives were destined to be intertwined and to shape the battle for Chicago from 1920 to 1934. In this study group, we will explore in depth the lives of these two men through readings and discussion led by group members. We will learn about Chicago during the era of Prohibition and the beginning of the Great Depression. The primary resource for the group will be Scarface and the Untouchable: Al Capone, Eliot Ness, and The Battle for Chicago by Max Allan Collins and A. Brad Schwartz (William Morrow Publisher, 2018).

Class Details

14 Sessions
Weekly - Mon

Virtual - Any Location

MultipleInstructor :
1.Debra Watkins2.Judy Myers 



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Schedule Information

Date(s) Class Days Times Location Instructor(s)
9/14/2020 - 12/14/2020 Weekly - Mon 1:15 PM - 3:15 PM N/A, Virtual - Any Location  Map Judy Myers  ; Debra Watkins