Former Shirt Store Used by Mob as Front Being Torn Down

A former shirt store at 837  N. State Street in Chicago's River North neighborhood, which was used many years ago as a front by the Chicago mob, is being knocked down by Loyola University to make room for new facility. Chicago mob members used to use this space for meetings, which is especially interesting in light of the fact that the old Schofield's Flower Shop, which was just down the street across from Holy Name Cathedral, also used to be used to hold meetings for Chicago's North Side gang during the 1920s.