Chicago Crime Tours joined The John Dillinger Died for You Society on July 22, 2014 to commemorate the 80th anniversary of John Dillinger's death. The event was held at Lincoln Station across the street from historic Biograph Theater in Chicago's Lincoln Park neighborhood. Attendees learned about the life and times of John Dillinger. The evening concluded with a bagpipe processional from the Biograph Theater to Chicago's most famous alley, where Dillinger died after being shot.

Another highlight of the event was meeting Mike Thompson, who is the nephew of John Dillinger. He traveled from Moorseville, Indiana to share personal stories. Mike's mother, who is John Dillinger's sister, still lives in Mooresville. At the age of six John Dillinger moved with his father to a farm in Moorseville.  His boyhood home remains occupied by a Dillinger relative, but the farm has been developed into a housing community. This was Mike's first time visiting the Biograph Theater and Chicago's most famous alley.

 

Event organizer Steve Sato and Dillinger nephew Mike Thompson flanked by Chicago Crime Tours.

Event organizer Steve Sato and Dillinger nephew Mike Thompson flanked by Chicago Crime Tours.

Mike Thompson demonstrating Dillinger's famous pose. 

Mike Thompson demonstrating Dillinger's famous pose. 

Bagpipe procession concluding in Chicago's most famous alley, just south of the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Ave.

Bagpipe procession concluding in Chicago's most famous alley, just south of the Biograph Theater on Lincoln Ave.

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