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Al Capone
During Prohibition from 1920 to 1933 it was believed Al Capone and his gang stayed at the Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake. As early as the 1910s, Fox Lake was known for its drinking and gambling establishments.
A local newspaper reported it was "... worse than in the levee districts of the city."
The situation in Fox Lake was probably due to Chicago's efforts to "clean up" its own vice districts, which caused those districts to re-settle in the suburbs.
The newspaper article added, "Probably the most vicious resort is the Mineola Hotel. All of the hotels are supplied with slot machines."


Al Capone often visited the Mineola Hotel in Fox Lake, which still displays his hat in a glass case.
And Now You Can Own a Part of History!

•   Every hard wood pen includes a case

•   Every pen comes with a certificate of authenticity
Al Capone Pen $54.95 USD
The wood in the pen comes from the Mineola Hotel and was verified to be there at the time when Al Capone stayed.
Al Capone
Al Capone
Al Capone