Presentation and Book Signing

Thursday, November 20th
7:00 pm at The Book Stall
From Chicago's original gangsters to the Outfit's decline in recent years, Dr. Wayne Johnson is well-versed in the organized crime that long ensnared the city. After 25 years with the Chicago Police Department - his last assignment supervising a unit within the Organized Crime Division - Johnson was appointed Chief Investigator for the renowned Chicago Crime Commission.
Now coordinator of Harper College's law enforcement programs and widely considered a top authority on organized crime, Johnson has written A History of Violence: An Encyclopedia of 1,400 Chicago Mob Murders. The 300-plus page tome is the product of painstaking research into newspaper articles, police reports, coroners' reports and other archives over a 14-year period.
This event is free and open to the public.