Dan Blanco’s Northern Lights Café

In 1924, Dan Blanco became the proprietor of a Chicago roadhouse called Northern Lights Café.  Its mob connections were well-known.

Within months, Northern Lights became a crime scene and Blanco witnessed a shootout that resulted in the death of gangster Johnny Phillips.

Learn more about the sensational story here: Shootout at the Northern Lights

You can read the full story in my newest book, The Blackest Sheep.


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The Blackest Sheep: Dan Blanco, Evelyn Nesbit, Gene Harris and Chicago’s Club Alabam is available at Amazon, Barnes & Noble, and many other online bookstores.