Welcome

Thank you for visiting Paducahsun.com, online home of The Paducah Sun.

Calendar
June 2012
S M T W T F S
27 28 29 30 31 01 02

Click here to submit an event.

Senators want to honor crime fighter Ness

WASHINGTON - Illinois' two U.S. senators are part of an effort to honor Eliot Ness, the federal agent whose unit brought down Chicago mobster Al Capone.

Democrat Dick Durbin and Republican Mark Kirk joined Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Ohio in introducing a resolution Friday to remember Ness.

The measure would name the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives headquarters in Washington, D.C., the Eliot Ness ATF Building.

Ness was an agent with the federal Prohibition Bureau and headed a special unit dubbed "The Untouchables," whose members had a reputation for resisting bribes. He died in 1957.

Durbin said in a statement that "no amount of money could buy their loyalty or sway their dedication" to Chicago's safety.

Kirk said that in honoring Ness "we reaffirm our commitment to safe streets."

Comments made about this article - 0 Total

Comment on this article

Your comment has been submitted for approval
captcha 963b23e328b5491db1ad09cdf1d70986
Top Classifieds
  • WANTED - outfits for female Shih-Tzu ... Details
  • SEEING is believing! Don't buy p ... Details

Most Popular
  1. Nixing SNAP for sodas won't be health cure-all
  2. POINTLESS Keystone obstruction harmed environment
  3. Trump's reality is bent to his will
  1. High school teacher faces sex charges
  2. Coke plant's newest tenant
  3. McCracken students accepted for competitive dental program
  1. Nixing SNAP for sodas won't be health cure-all
  2. POINTLESS Keystone obstruction harmed environment
  3. Trump's reality is bent to his will
Discussion

Check out these recently discussed stories and voice your opinion...