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Lunch & Learn: History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition by John J. Binder

Lunch & Learn: History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition by John J. Binder

11:30 AM - 1:30 PMFri, April 27, 2018Location:

Village on the Square | Community Room
375 State Road 67 - Dousman, WI 53118

Parking available at the Village on the Square | Humphrey Community Center.


Author John Binder has spent a lifetime being fascinated by the stories of organized crime, and he tells some of the tales he has learned in his latest book, "Al Capone's Beer Wars: A Complete History of Organized Crime in Chicago during Prohibition."

Binder, a recognized authority on the history of organized crime in Chicago, discusses the most notorious bootlegging gangs in the city and suburbs along with other major rackets including gambling, labor and business racketeering, and narcotics.

John covers the era from 1920 to 1933, giving the big picture of how Chicago's underworld evolved during that period. Binder’s knowledge is so extensive that he has served as an expert consultant for underworld documentaries on the History Channel, Discovery Channel, A&E, and AMC.

Lunch begins at 11:30 AM in the Community Room - Village on the Square. Presentation begins at 12:15PM. Cost: $10 for lunch.

To register, please contact Micaela at 262.965.7322 or email.

Free Lunch & Learn program repeats in Compass Point Pavilion Theater at 2:00PM.


Lunch & Learn CANCELLATION Policy: Due to the popularity of our Lunch & Learn programs, reservations fill up quickly and waiting lists are often established. If you have a reservation, we are planning on your attendance. Out of respect to others on the waiting list, if you need to cancel, we ask that you please contact us no later than 4 days in advance prior to the event so that we may attempt to fill your place.

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