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The Chicago Worker

Chicago has always been known as a hard working city. We wanted to come up with a fashionable way to show that. The everyday, blue collar workers make up our city. We chose to make a fashionable mechanic shirt. Not everyone will like it, or get it, and that's ok. We put a Chicago patch on the front as well as the name badge, Capone. There are so many stories that make up the history of this city, and not all of them are pretty. We chose Capone because he is a huge part of Chicago history. Capone was said to be the one responsible for the Saint Valentines Day Massacre, which was the name given to the 1929 murder...

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St. Valentine's Day Massacre

In the 1920's Chicago was ruled by chief gangster Al "Scarface" Capone. Around 10:30 am on this day February 14, 1929, the rash of Chicago violence reached it's climax. In a garage in Lincoln Park (2122 N Clark St) on Chicago's north side, six of George "Bugs" Moran's men (one unlucky bystander who happened to be a mechanic) were shot to death by several men dressed as police. Capone was never directly linked to the murders, but he was generally considered to be responsible. The infamous mob hit became known as the St. Valentine's Day Massacre.    P.S.  'The Chicago Worker' mechanic shirt was inspired by these events.  

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