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#1 michael

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 11:37 PM

I'm going to chicago on Sunday and was wondering if anyone knows of any musuems with thompsons or other chicago mob weapons or displays.

How about it, any good gun things to see?

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Posted 13 February 2004 - 11:45 PM

No guns in Chicago, mayor take all away!
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Posted 13 February 2004 - 11:48 PM

I believe Sumtingwong is 'wight'! blink.gif smile.gif Ask some of our members from Chicago, or its environs! mad.gif ph34r.gif Regards, Walter
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 12:12 AM

you can see the show at tommyguns garage on state st,near the old police headquarters on 11th and state,the chicago police museum about two blocks or so from there.......it was open last year.

and thats about it,go to cantigny.in wheaton.il.and try to speak to the curator at the 1st.division museum.they have the col.s thompson sub-gun in the library basement vault.he owned the chicago tribune.

rock island museum is about a three hour drive or more away,the browning museum is fantastic......

anyway visit geno's east for pizza.and duke's beef on around 83rd and harlem for the pound beef sandwich.ummm!!!and try a tom tom tamale at any strret vendor steamer wagon

bring a warm coat...........wink!! take care,ron colt21a

visit 38th and damen my old stomping grounds......
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 09:55 AM

When I was up there in 1995, there was a tour company offering a "gangster tour" of all the infamous landmarks.
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 12:12 PM

QUOTE (Bruce L @ Feb 14 2004, 09:55 AM)
When I was up there in 1995, there was a tour company offering a "gangster tour" of all the infamous landmarks.

yes the "untouchable's tour"i know them very well,they are still in a bizz-a-niss, a converted school bus painted all black with white lettering............kool!!!

good tour alot of fun,get the al capone cigar...........buy some goodie's................take care,ron/colt21a
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 12:37 PM

Try Super Dog on Devon and Milwaukee and Nagle...best hotdogs in the world,..Roma`s on Milwaukee ave. for Italian beef,.. Hackney`s on Harms in Glenveiw for the best burgers on black bread and onion rings you will ever have,..rumor has it that place was a mob hangout in the 20s,..use to watch bootleg Bear games on sunday afternoons in the 60s...now all I watch is my cholesteral...not a very nfa freindly town...but the food is off the charts...have fun.out.
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 05:06 PM

i am now going to have to call rusty'at "riccobene's....and have him send me the steak sandwich and pizza.i'm getting hungry reading this..................take care,ron/colt21a
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 11:16 PM

I just saw show about Chicago vs. NY pizza joints... pretty cool, they showed Gino's etc... DAMN I AM HUNGRY NOW!! Pat's Steaks Here I Come...
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 11:28 PM

Nick, you're in the Philly area, right? I knew a guy who would regularly drive down to the 'City of Brotherly Love' to pick up their famous Philadelphia cheesesteaks, all the way from Manhattan!! blink.gif tongue.gif laugh.gif He claimed they were the best around, and well worth the drive! cool.gif
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Posted 14 February 2004 - 11:41 PM

That is true! However the drive for me is about 8 miles into the "hood" You should see those places on the weekends! (Genos and Pats are right across from each other) The lines are usually around the corners. Its pretty good for people watching too, there are a lot of "weird" people down there smile.gif

However I've driven up to SOHO to get a HOT CORNBEEF sandwhich from Katz deli! DAMN talk about a fine sandwhich! Worth the 2-3 hour drive and the $9.00 per sandwhich!!
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