Capone legacy spurned by Chicago officials, embraced by tourists





Al Capone refuses to be rubbed out.

Chicago officials shun any association with the world's most famous gangster, whose Prohibition-era exploits made his name synonymous with the city. But 60 years after his death, they still can't run him out of town.

Visitors from all over the world come searching for anything to do with Capone, who died Jan. 25, 1947.

They drive by his house. They leave flowers, coins and cigars at his grave. They take pictures of places associated with him — never mind that everything from hotels where he ran his criminal empire to the garage where his henchmen carried out the St. Valentine's Day massacre are long gone.


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