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Fox Lake, Illinois gangster massacre....

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June 02, 1930

FITCHBURG SENTINEL, Fitchburg, Massachusetts, June 2, 1930

* Fox Lake Massacre (1st report)
* Chicago gangster war
* Al Capone vs. George 'Bugs' Moran?

This 12 page newspaper has a small one column heading on the front page: "Three Deaths Herald New Gangster War".  This is 1st report coverage on the Fox Lake, Illinois gangster raid which many consider to be a retaliation for the infamous St. Valentines' Day massacre.

Other news of the day. Minor margin, otherwise in good condition.

wikipedia notes: In a lesser known gangland slaying, a mob hit in Fox Lake, Illinois, located northwest of Chicago, took place in 1930 at the Manning Hotel on the Chain of Lakes. Of the five men who were shot, three were killed.

The gangland slaying was believed to be in retaliation against the Valentine’s Day Massacre. Fox Lake was a suburban outpost for gambling and drinking for the Capone crime family, where Capone was known to hang out at the Mineola Hotel.

Category: The 20th Century