AMC tonight launches its eight-part series The Making of the Mob: Chicago "chronicling the rise and fall of iconic gangster Al Capone, as well as the story of his successors, collectively known as 'The Chicago Outfit'" according to the docu-drama's website:
Spanning the better part of a century, the series begins with Capon's early days in New York and continues through his move to Chicago -- to work with his childhood mentor in the underworld. When Prohibition hits, battles break out as the city's gangs rush to set up bootlegging operations and Capone decides to go up against his rivals. As he consolidates power, he achieves legendary status for his ruthless tactics and over-the-top lifestyle that attracts the wrath of President Herbert Hoover.
Further reading that may be of interest: