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A portion of the mural entitled “The History of Bootlegging” featuring Al Capone that was painted in the basement bar of the Glencoe home of James Glaser by the 15th Earl of Huntington, Lord John Hastings. Photo Submitted
Glencoe Historical Society, Contributing Columnist
5:57 am CDT July 4, 2019

The Historical Society is often asked about rumors of Al Capone’s connection to Glencoe. Surprisingly, there are two. The obvious one is that Glencoe was the home of U.S. District Court Judge James Wilkerson who presided over Capone’s tax evasion trial and sentenced him to prison. Wilkerson lived at 924 Bluff St.