Mafia boss John DiFronzo died last May from Alzheimer's as reported by WLS:
DiFronzo was awarded the mob moniker "No Nose" early in his career when part of his schnoz was sliced off as he jumped through the plate glass window of a Michigan Ave. clothing store window to escape after a burglary. That incident in 1949 happened in the middle of a gun battle with police and left DiFronzo with a mangled snout. Eventually plastic surgery restored the mobster's nose, but the nickname stuck.
The Outfit these days largely is involved with the narcotics trade according to mob expert John Binder as reported by WLS:
"The outfit is a criminal enterprise, it's still functioning" said John Binder, author of "The Chicago Outfit" book. Binder maintains that the mob has a working relationship with Chicago street gangs. He says the Outfit is "involved in the wholesaling and to some extent importation" of cocaine and heroin that gangs sell on city streets. "Just because it's not the Outfit guys standing on the West Side or South Side selling it doesn't mean they aren't actively involved in making a lot of money off of narcotics themselves."
Just days after DiFronzo's passing, his junior colleague Anthony "Tough Tony" Calabrese died at 57 from throat cancer in a federal prison while serving time on several armed robbery convictions as reported by WLS.