In 1926, four Chicago gangsters fled to the Northwoods.
Just ahead, Gary Entz tells us exactly what transpired as part of our continued series, A Northwoods Moment in History.
On August 6, 1926, John “Mittens” Foley was gunned down on the corner of Richmond and Sixty-fifth Street in Chicago in a syndicate fight over beer trafficking. The four assailants escaped in a large touring car with enlarged cylinders. In other words, a car geared to racing speed. That car was soon spotted driving around the town of Tomahawk.