On October 6th, we embarked on a tour through some of Chicago's most historic and violent moments in time. Craig Pfannkuche gave a colorful tour of Chicago's underbelly. While our bus made its way through the city, he told tales of labor riots, crooked politicians, serial killers, mob strongholds and demises, police and citizen clashes. We visited lesser known historic sites and shared our family histories. Some people remembered an old song the children used to sing about Adolph Luetgert, the man who murdered his wife in his sausage factory. Another person had a great uncle that was "hit" by the mob.
Below is a blog post written by Pat Biallas, who joined us on the tour. She writes the blog Geneajourneys, and she did a wonderful recap of some of the things we saw on the tour that day.