History in Belmont Cragin
Mobsters

2152 North Melvina Avenue

Anthony Spilotro

Anthony Spilotro (also known as “Tony the Ant”) was a particularly vicious member of Chicago’s famed criminal organization known as “The Outfit.”  He was raised with his six siblings in a home at 2152 North Melvina Avenue in Belmont Cragin.  Anthony dropped out of Steinmetz High School in the early 1950s and quickly established himself as a local criminal and street thug. 

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History in Belmont Cragin
Trivia

6515 West Grand Avenue

Radio Flyer

In 1917, a Chicago immigrant from Italy named Antonio Pasin began building wooden toy wagons.  By 1923, he had formed the Liberty Coaster Company and begun producing the “#4 Liberty Coaster” from wood and steel.  Before long, he had created perhaps the most famous (and certainly the longest-running) toy in American history – the “#18 Classic Red Wagon.”   Dubbed the “Radio Flyer” in 1933 (Mr.

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