Frank "The German" Schweihs one of the most feared mobsters in Chicago history, is headed to trial in September, the Chicago Sun-Times has learned.
Schweihs had been battling cancer and was too ill to stand trial with the other five defendants in the Family Secrets trial last year.
In that case, Joseph "Joey the Clown" Lombardo, James "Little Jimmy" Marcello and Frank Calabrese Sr. were the top mobsters convicted as part of the most important Outfit case in Chicago history.
Federal prosecutors gave a sneak preview of some of their case involving Schweihs, where it overlapped their case against some of the other defendants.
Jurors saw a chilling videotape of Schweihs shaking down the owner of a dirty bookstore in the Old Town neighborhood.
Apparently, Schweihs is on the mend. He's had cancer before and survived, and this time may be no different.
The Schweihs case is up for a status hearing before U.S. District Judge James Zagel on Thursday in federal court in Chicago.