History in Lakeview

3512 North Halsted Street

Apartment John Dillinger Used as a Hideout

Notorious bankrobber John Dillinger had a brief romance with Evelyn "Billie" Frechette."  Billie's sister had an apartment at 3512 North Halsted Street where Dillinger would often come to hide from the authorities.

3925 North Sheridan Road

John Dillinger - Sheridan Billiard House

John Dillinger, notorious bankrobber and Public Enemy No. 1, frequented the Sheridan Billiard House that once operated at 3925 North Sheridan Road.

3201 North Halsted Street

The Helmand Restaurant

Top secret State Department cables published by Wikileaks revealed that Afghan President Hamid Karzai and his brother, Ahmed Wali Karzai, owned the Helmand Restaurant at 3201 North Halsted Street during the 1990's. (The restaurant, which specialized in Afghani cuisine, has since closed.) During meetings with American officials in September 2009 and February 2010, Ahmed Karzai gabbed about the years he spent running his restaurant near Wrigley Field. 

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