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Former home of hitman, Capone associate “Machine Gun” McGurn hits market

The Oak Park bungalow was once owned by Jack McGurn, an alleged mastermind of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre
May 25, 2019 02:00PM

"Machine Gun" Jack McGurn and his former home at 1224 North Kenilworth Avenue

“Machine Gun” Jack McGurn and his former home at 1224 North Kenilworth Avenue

The one-time home of notorious Chicago mobster “Machine Gun” Jack McGurn, an alleged mastermind of the 1929 St. Valentine’s Day Massacre, is on the market in Oak Park.

McGurn lived in the bungalow at 1224 Kenilworth Avenue with his wife, Louise Rolfe, who famously was his “Blonde Alibi” for the day of the massacre, which left seven of Al Capone’s rivals dead, according to Chicago Magazine.

McGurn was known as ruthless hitman and Capone confidante, and the home now is a stop on a Chicago-area gangster bus tour.

Cara Carriveau of Berkshire Hathaway HomeServices KoenigRubloff Realty has the listing, which comes with an asking price of $584,900.

The one-time home of Capone himself just sold in Chicago, netting the owner more than double the asking price after widespread publicity over its history.

The home of another infamous Chicago mobster, Tony Spilotro, sold recently in Las Vegas. Spilotro was the basis for Joe Pesci’s character in Martin Scorsese’s 1995 Las Vegas mob movie, “Casino.” [Chicago Magazine] — John O’Brien