The famous Italian-American mobster, and boss of the Chicago Outfit from 1956-66, lived here. Among his nicknames were, "Mooney", "Sam the Cigar" and "Sam Flood". He was shot in the back of the head on June 19th, 1975 while frying Italian sausage and peppers in the basement of this home. After falling, his body was turned over and shot a further six times in the face and chin. It was believed by investigators that his murderer was a close friend whom he had let into the house. At the time he was scheduled to appear before a Senate committee investigating CIA and Mafia collusion in plots to assassinate Fidel Castro.
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