The Irish Legend

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Formerly a speakeasy, this 1915 building was a popular hangout for gang members, including Al Capone. The place has a very violent history, and is haunted by several spirits. These include a bartender who was allegedly pushed down a flight of stairs by a gangster who took a dislike to him, and a prostitute whom he had fallen in love with. Both were allegedly buried in the cellar, where a ghostly man in an overcoat has been seen ascending the basement staircase before vanishing. The prostitute, whose association with the building is unclear, has been seen in the downstairs bathroom, and once appeared to a former owner to commend him on the renovations.

On an interesting note, the ballroom across the road was owned by the builders who constructed the speakeasy, and is also haunted. A tunnel linking the two once crossed beneath the road, as an illegal casino was located in the basement.

(Submitted by Callum Swift)

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Geographic Information

8933 South Archer Avenue
Willow Springs, IL
United States

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41.7276893, -87.88135840000001
Cook County, Illinois
Nearest Towns:
Willow Springs, IL (1.4 mi.)
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Countryside, IL (3.8 mi.)
Palos Hills, IL (3.9 mi.)
Willowbrook, IL (4.0 mi.)
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