Not that he lacked for action he did fight long running wars with two other southwest side mobsters. First there was the long running battle with the Saltis-McErlane Gang. It was during this conflict that Spike became a footnote in history by being the first victim of an assassination attempt by Thompson machine gun. We present below a video that goes into more detail. Then he conducted another war with the Danny McGeoghegan Gang during the 1930's.
He managed to survive these battles as well as major legal problems until 1943 when the odds catch up with him as he is gunned down on 83rd street near Loomis.
At ChiTownView one of our areas of interest is organized crime history in Chicago which goes back to the 1860's and was not invented by Al Capone. He only took advantage of a political system that was in place for decades before he came in on the scene.The best way to get an over view of what we have to offer in this area is check out the Chicago Crime History playlist.
Thanks to the ChicagoCrimeSceneProject & MyAlCaponeMuseum for background info & inspiration.