Chicago has a rich history of gang activity and the most well-known incident was the Saint Valentine’s Day Massacre in Lincoln Park. Even though it happened more than 80 years ago, Cubs superfan and notorious publicity hound Ronnie “Woo-Woo” Wickers found a way to work himself into photos of the aftermath.

Wickers was pacing outside Wrigley Field like he does every winter afternoon and saw a gaggle of news photographers heading south on Clark Street. Never one to miss out on a chance for free exposure, Woo-Woo followed the reporters and wound up forever associated with one of Chicago’s darkest days.

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From the February 2010 issue. Subscribe today!