Victims' brother pours out years of p...

Victims' brother pours out years of pain, rage

There are 85 comments on the Chicago Tribune story from Feb 5, 2009, titled Victims' brother pours out years of pain, rage. In it, Chicago Tribune reports that:

You could tell from Pat Spilotro's back how angry he was. It was shaking. In federal court Thursday, Spilotro was addressing the judge.

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Clarence

Chicago, IL

#22 Feb 6, 2009
There's nothing to say except when you live with pigs you die with pigs.
Ray b

Des Plaines, IL

#23 Feb 6, 2009
Bessie wrote:
The Spilotro brothers knew the score, especially Tony he us to bring his stolen jewelry into Hogies Pub and give it away to the pretty waitresses he was trying to score with or sell it to the ones he had no chance with. He told people he was a jeweler, he was a scum bag...and his brother Michael use to drumb up business by saying Frank Sinatra was coming in or some other actor like Manetti from Magnum P.I. or Robert Conrad. These guys knew all to well who they were playing with and what they were capable of and their families reeped the rewards.
Robert Conrad did frequent the pub when in town.
blank

Hull, IL

#24 Feb 6, 2009
John, when are you going to talk about the Chicago Heights factions of the mob. I want to see people I went to high school with mentioned!
Sad

Cary, IL

#26 Feb 6, 2009
I never met James Marcello. However, I went to school with one of his sons. One of the nicest guys I knew. Really cared about people. Always ready with a joke and a smile. I never even knew that his dad was THIS Marcello until some 20 years after we graduated.

I guess my point is he can't be all bad if he raised such a good kid.
Lab

United States

#27 Feb 6, 2009
Can this type of coverage rest? There are lots of criminals with interesting lives out there, but you have to focus on the Italian community. We bother no one.
mewonders

San Diego, CA

#28 Feb 6, 2009
Two things...

In the movie "CASINO", Why did they never say the word Chicago? The talked about Kansas City, but never said Chicago, and they were Chicago mobsters.

Didn't Spilotro go to Steinmetz High School. They say he grew up on the near west side, Grand and Noble area but Steinmetz is a long way away from there.

He must of come from Grand and Harlem area.

Anyone know?
Concerned

Elmwood Park, IL

#29 Feb 6, 2009
The Spilotro brothers were nothing but bad news. Michael was just a wannabe riding Tony's coat tail. And the dentist isn't a saint either. He was fixing the teeth of all these mob guys and he didn't know who they were? How many insurance scams did he profit from with these guys?

As far as the widow saying she was underpaid for Haogie's, she sold the place without being muscled, so what is the problem. She got angry because it was turned into a money making venture for a short period of time. It was losing money on the books when Spilotro owned it since the boys were milking it dry.
Tiger W

Chicago, IL

#31 Feb 6, 2009
The Ant was squashed. A guy I worked with went to school with Mike and said he wasn't a bad guy, he was , y'know, a good fella.
Patrick

Palatine, IL

#32 Feb 6, 2009
The reason they didn't say Chicago and changed the names in the movie is because of legal issues. Movies say based on a true story and change names around to protect them from lawsuits.
MBS

Mosherville, MI

#33 Feb 6, 2009
"Then, on July 6, 1974, authorities discovered the reason why the snack shop owner was stuffed like a pepper in his trunk."

It is writing like this that proves once more that John Kass lives in a fantasy world. What kind of degenerate would describe someone who was brutally murdered as being "stuffed like a pepper?"

Mr. Kass likes to pretend that Chicago is one big soap opera so he has an excuse to write his snarky, sensationalist columns. Those of us that love the city are well aware that he is just another Tribune columnist who is a phony and doesn't even live in Chicago.
MBS

Mosherville, MI

#34 Feb 6, 2009
American First wrote:
Isn't that how the young Kennedy boys got started and Kingpin Mobster Mayor Daley?
Wow, it only took until the fourth comment for someone to mention the Daleys -- and the Kennedys in the same sentence!

This must be some kind of record for a John Kass comments thread.
Craig

Woodford, VA

#35 Feb 6, 2009
mewonders wrote:
Didn't Spilotro go to Steinmetz High School. They say he grew up on the near west side, Grand and Noble area but Steinmetz is a long way away from there.
He must of come from Grand and Harlem area.
Anyone know?
Yes, Tony Spilotro went to Steinmetz HS. My uncle was a student with him at the same time. Well...for the brief time Tony was a student there.
Not sure why they didn't mentioned Chicago in Casino, but Kansas City was the major stopping off point(for KC connections) before making deliveries to Chicago people.
Going Home2

Barrington, IL

#36 Feb 6, 2009
I saw Conrad at Hogie's Pub several times. Anytime you saw his Rolls parked in front he was there. When the boys wanted something different they would walk west to the Onion Roll on the Oak Park side of North Ave. Frank hung out at Slicker Sams north of the Come Back Inn in Melrose Park off Lake St.
Reality

Philadelphia, PA

#37 Feb 6, 2009
Seems far from the days at The Pizza Palace for these guys... Most either in prison for life or dead. The few lucky enough to escape, keep looking over their shoulder. Funny thing is, there is no shortage of those willing to be cappo for all the good it does the quality of their days.
Todd Stroger

Romeoville, IL

#38 Feb 6, 2009
get a job
Domber wrote:
<quoted text>
You really like comma's, one of them was even in the right spot. Well done.
Tired of Politics

La Grange, IL

#39 Feb 6, 2009
John, you know your readers love you but I don't think we find any sympathy for these family members. Do they feel pain for the murder of the family members, sure. But their family members chose a life of crime including murders. Their anger should be directed toward their loved ones who created this situation. The knew what their family members were doing for a living, they read the papers and watched the news like the rest of us..
rosco

Lisle, IL

#40 Feb 6, 2009
These are dirtbags killing dirtbags, that's all. The victim wasn't an innoscent school boy.
Craig

Woodford, VA

#41 Feb 6, 2009
Tired of Politics wrote:
...I don't think we find any sympathy for these family members. Do they feel pain for the murder of the family members, sure. But their family members chose a life of crime including murders. Their anger should be directed toward their loved ones who created this situation. The knew what their family members were doing for a living, they read the papers and watched the news like the rest of us..
You pretty much summed it all up. End of story.
give me a break

Canton, IL

#42 Feb 6, 2009
Mr. Kass, I am surprised and disappointed... like others have commented... these two brothers were mobsters themselves... we shouldnt be feeling sorry them or their brother
Mickey

Elgin, IL

#43 Feb 6, 2009
rosco wrote:
These are dirtbags killing dirtbags, that's all. The victim wasn't an innoscent school boy.
Exactly. They kill each other off and see it as business. So whats the problem?

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