Michael “Jaws” Giorango allegedly was a member of the old Chicago Heights mob crew. He was once convicted twice for bookmaking. One of the bookmaking operations he worked for, according to the Chicago Tribune, used “threats of bombings, beatings, and robbery to collect unpaid debts.”
Samuel Sammuzzo "Samoots" Amatuna. 1899 – November 13, 1925. Born in Pozzallo (Sicily) in 1899, Amatuna immigrated to the United States in the early 20th century, eventually arriving in Chicago's Little Italy. As a teenager, Amatuna worked as a messenger for the Genna Brothers, a group of ruthless Sicilian gangsters. On February 21, 1916, at age 17, Amatuna earned a full membership in the Genna gang by murdering Frank Lombardi outside a saloon.