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June 08, 1930


* Eugene "Red" McLaughlin's last swim
* Gangster - mobster - "Slaughter Week"

The front page has a five column headline: "'Red' McLaughlin Found Murdered" with subheads. (see) First report coverage continues on page 4 with 3 related photos. When it comes to gangsters, organized crime, and the nefarious activities born out of the Prohibition and Great Depression eras, no city is more in the forefront of our minds than Chicago - and what better newspaper can be found than the Chicago Tribune, self-proclaimed to be "The World's Greatest Newspaper".
Complete 1st section only with all 24 pages, this is the "rag edition" printed on very high quality newsprint meant for institutional holdings. In great condition as such, a few small binding holes at the spine.

source: weird chicago: On June 5, 1930, the body of Chicago mobster Eugene “Red” McLaughlin was found floating in the Chicago River, despite the baling wire that was wrapped around his body and the 75-pounds of metal that had been used to try and sink him to the bottom. The murder was actually one in a number of mob-related killings during what the Chicago papers called “Slaughter Week.” Like most mob hits of the Prohibition era, it was never officially solved.

Category: The 20th Century