Illinois has a long and storied history that has been shaped by a wide variety of people, some of whom have left a lasting impact on the state and the nation. However, there are a few individuals who have become infamous for their actions, whether they be criminal, political, or otherwise.

This list will highlight some of the most notorious people in Illinois history, including notorious gangsters, corrupt politicians, and notorious criminals.

Illinois' 10 Most Infamous People

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Illinois has an interesting past when it comes to notorious figures. From bootlegging gangsters like Al Capone to serial killers like John Wayne Gacy, it's clear that the state has had its share of colorful characters.

Don't let that reflect our state, though. Remember that these individuals, although infamous, are just a small part of the state's history. In the end, Illinois is so much more than just the sum of its notorious figures, it is a state filled with a diverse and vibrant culture, stunning landscapes, and friendly people.

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