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Take an interesting side trip, while in Berwyn, to visit the Capone Family Gravesite at Mount Carmel Cemetery, which includes the marker for the famous American gangster, Al Capone (1899-1947). The Chicago Mob boss came to fame during the Prohibition era, where he reigned supreme for seven years, culminating with the deadly Saint Valentine's Day Massacre in 1929. After that incident, the government named him Public Enemy #1 and was able to convict Capone for tax evasion in 1931. He spent eight years in prison and died in 1947 from cardiac arrest.

Al Capone's headquarters of operation was in Cicero, and the folklore is that he was a driving force in getting Route 66 developed as a paved highway so he could distribute illegal alcohol as part of his business activities. The gravesite is located at Mount Carmel Cemetery in Hillside, which is located 15 minutes northwest of Berwyn.

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Northern Region

1400 South Wolf Road
Hillside, IL
60162

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