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Who whacked Mafia boss is still unsolved mystery

By Chuck Goudie

Mob boss Sam Giancana was killed 40 years ago in his west suburban home and who did it is far more of a puzzle than why.

Giancana was born on the West Side and died not far from where he was born, assassinated 40 years ago Friday night in Oak Park. During the years in between, Giancana became one of the world’s most powerful organized crime bosses; he allured Marilyn Monroe and some say got John F. Kennedy elected president. But on this night in 1975, he was cut down like the street thug that his enemies believed he was.

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