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Move to name ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance

by Bill Hayes

The Los Angeles Times reports that a Move to name an ATF building for Eliot Ness meets hometown resistance.

The proposal to dedicate the ATF building is being championed by the two Illinois senators, Republican Mark Steven Kirk and Democrat Richard J. Durbin, who issued statements heralding Ness as a tireless federal agent whom “no amount of money could buy.”

But Chicago Alderman Edward Burke, who has written several books about the city’s history, has drafted a city resolution in Ness’ hometown to oppose the honor. [more]