Charles Dean O'Banion (July 8, 1892 – November 10, 1924) was an American mobster who was the main rival of Johnny Torrio and Al Capone during the brutal Chicago bootlegging wars of the 1920s. The newspapers of his day made him better known as Dion O'Banion , although he never went by that first name.
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Dean O’Banion, 1924. Place:Scholfields Flower Shop, Chicago Date:10th November 1924 Means:Shot twice in the chest, twice in the throat, and one final shot to the back of the head.
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Charles Dean O’Banion founded the North Side Gang. His main nemisis was Johnny Torrio and Al Capone. Before Prohibition, the Outfit had focused on gambling and prostitution. Now that bootlegging had joined the repertoire, frequent bouts of murder followed.
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The Gusenberg brothers and Bugs Moran then joined Dean O'Banion's North Side Gang. They became two of the gang's chief hitmen. After O'Banion was murdered in November 1924, most likely by rival members of the Johnny Torrio - Al Capone organization, the Gusenberg brothers joined Hymie Weiss in getting revenge on the Capone-Torrio Gang.