The Chicago History Museum for "Cocktails and Capone" tonight offers a look at America's most famous Prohibition-era gangster served up with some vintage cocktails.
A particular focus will be on Al Capone's personal life, Sun-Times' Kara Spak explains. Capone's great-niece, Deirdre Marie Capone, wrote "Uncle Al Capone" and will be at the history museum event to offer her take on "Public Enemy No. 1."
"Was Al Capone a mobster? Yes, he was," Deirdre Marie Capone said. "Was Al Capone a monster? He was not."
Deirdre Marie Capone's grandfather was Al Capone's oldest brother. She grew up with the last name Gabriel, but even that was not enough to shield her from the backlash of being a Capone after local Chicago newspapers covered the family gathering following her First Communion.
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