Mysterious manuscript unlocks door to a long-lost Chicago

Backstory with Larry Potash

One day in 2010 Chicagoan John Corbett is perusing a junk store’s final sale. A manuscript of loose, typewritten paper grabs his attention. He recognizes this might be something interesting and he buys it. And what he buys is like a key to a long-lost Chicago world. The world of La Cosa Nostra. The Mafia. The Outfit. The Mob.

Larry Potash has the backstory on this “encyclopedia of the immoral.”

Backstory with Larry Potash airs Saturday nights at 6:30 p.m. on WGN. Catch up on previous seasons of Backstory with the podcast at WGNtv.com/Backstory via Stitcher, iTunes, Google Play, or wherever you get your podcasts

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