05 May

(An excerpt from Secrets of the Mob

Al Capone had a big heart, and one of his strengths was philanthropy. He gave away hundreds of thousands of dollars to friends, associates, and family. In his hometown of Cicero, he had a standing order for coal to be distributed to the poor to help them survive the bitter Chicago winters. Capone started the first soup kitchen in Chicago. Here, over twenty-two thousand unemployed locals ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Just a few facts to show a unique side of The Boss.

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