Prince of the City: The mysterious mob hit on 1920s Tribune reporter Jake Lingle
He spent lavishly and hung out with the city’s elite, including Al Capone. His murder in a passageway under Michigan Avenue outraged the city, until the truth emerged—that he was corrupt to his core.
By Richard Babcock
Published Nov. 5, 2009
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Though Jake Lingle, in the words of one colleague, “never mastered the art of writing,” he was a star of the Tribune newsroom thanks to his well-placed connections—including both Al Capone and Chicago’s chief of police.