History in Greater Grand Crossing

7244 South Prairie Avenue

Al Capone Family Residence

Al Capone was one of the most notorious gangsters in U.S. history.  He and his henchmen made their money primarily by bootlegging and operating casinos and speakeasies in the "Roaring Twenties."  He was on Chicago's first "most wanted" list and became the face of American gangster violence. 

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8147 South Vincennes Avenue

Simeon Career Academy

Simeon Career Academy (officially known as Neal F. Simeon Career Academy) is a four-year public high school that was founded in 1949 at 8147 South Vincennes Avenue.  Its most notable alumnus is Derrick Rose of the Chicago Bulls, who led the school to back-to-back state basketball championships in 2006 and 2007. 

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