Chicago Genealogical Society Is Having A Bus Tour Of The “Dark Alleys” Of Chicago On Saturday, October 6, 2012 Guided by Craig Pfannkuche; Reservations Needed By September 28, 2012

Hi Everyone!

In the recently received Newsletter from the Chicago Genealogical Society, I noticed they had an insert flyer that highlighted an upcoming bus tour the society will be having on Saturday, October 6, 2012  that will take participants to many of the locations that are known as having had “dark” events occur at the location.

Have you heard of the Haymarket Square bombing?  Have you heard of the Irish mobster Dion O’Banion and the locations where events happened in a nasty way?  Or how about Al Capone and some of the sites in Chicago associated with him?

Sounds interesting!  The above just whet your appetite.

The bus tour will be led by one of our favorite speakers, Craig Pfannkuche.

The tour will start at 9:30 AM from the Ogilvie Transportation Center at Madison and Clinton streets and will return to the same location by 4:00 PM.

Tour cost is as follows:

  • $35 for CGS members
  • $45 for non-members of CGS
  • $15 per person for a box lunch (if you choose)

Box lunches will be prepared by Panera.

You can bring your own bagged lunch if you prefer.  You do not have to take the lunch from Panera.

Please take a look at the following link which is a PDF copy of the flyer/registration sheet that contains all of the details for the program should you choose to participate.  The flyer is available at the Chicago Genealogical Society website.  The flyer can be viewed and/or printed at:

Chicago Genealogical Society Program Flyer/Reservation Form for the October 6, 2012 Dark Alleys Bus Tour

Reservations need to be submitted by September 28, 2012 to the society.  All of the details are on the flyer in the above PDF.

You do not have to be a member of the society in order to participate.

Craig is a fantastic speaker so I would anticipate he will be providing outstanding historical background of the events while acting as a guide for the program.

Please visit the general website for the Chicago Genealogical Society at:

Chicago Genealogical Society

This sounds like a great outing to actually see the sites where many of Chicago’s “dark” events occurred.

Tony Kierna
Genealogy Coordinator
Schaumburg Township District Library

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