This article from the Chicago Sun-Times is the most intriguing I've read in a newspaper in awhile. The Pesek brothers have quite a little mob business running in Cicero, detailed well by reporter Steve Warmbir. The ways the brothers and their family receive jobs and kick-backs from the government is quite disgusting, but it shouldn't be forgotten that corporations do pretty much the same sort of business, all legal.
Cicero officials linked to criminals - Chicago Sun-Times
4 months ago