Noted author and Chicago historian Richard Lindberg leads this tour of famous and forgotten crime locations and residences in Chicago’s North Side lakefront neighborhoods. Listen as he recalls the life and times of John Dillinger, George “Bugs” Moran, and Emma Goldman, whom the press described as “Queen of the Anarchists.” Learn about pivotal events, including the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, 1946 “Catch Me Before I Kill More” case, and 1960 Summerdale Police Scandal. See sites such as the home of World War II Nazi saboteurs and the haunted hospital in Edgewater, where a voice from the grave identified a previously unknown killer.

Tour runs 3.5 to 4 hours and begins and ends at the Chicago History Museum.

Masks are optional on bus tours. Learn more about our COVID-19 safety policies and procedures.

Crowd and policemen at the site of St. Valentine’s Day Massacre Crowd and policemen at garage on Clark Street, site of the St. Valentine's Day Massacre, Chicago, c. 1929. CHM, ICHi-027393
Home of John Dillinger at 2420 North Halsted Street, Chicago, Illinois, 1934. Home of John Dillinger at 2420 North Halsted Street, Chicago, 1934. DN-A-7587, Chicago Sun-Times/Chicago Daily News collection, CHM
Wanted: John Dillinger, Dead or Alive Wanted poster for John Dillinger, 1933. CHM, ICHi-059732
A black & white three-quarter length portrait of a woman sitting in a chair and facing the camera, in front of a wooden door. Portrait of Emma Goldman, Chicago, 1906. DN-0003882, Chicago Daily News collection, CHM

About Your Guide

Richard Lindberg is an award-winning author and journalist, and has written 20 books about Chicago history, sports, crime, and politics, including Tales of Forgotten Chicago and Gangland Chicago: Criminality and Lawlessness in the Windy City. His memoir, Whiskey Breakfast: My Swedish Family, My American Life, won the Chicago Writers Association 2012 Book of the Year Award for Traditionally Published Non-fiction.

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