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Chicago's Gangster

Every July 22nd, a group of Chicagoans gather to memorialize the death of infamous and beloved bank robber John Dillinger, who spent a year evading the authorities and winning American hearts before he was shot dead in July, 1934.

2009 ShortDocs Challenge: Chicago Sound Drops

2009 / Heather Radke / TCF, USA

Every July 22nd, a group of Chicagoans gather to memorialize the death of infamous and beloved bank robber John Dillinger, who spent a year evading the authorities and winning American hearts before he was shot dead in July, 1934.

Commissioned by Third Coast for the Chicago Sound Drops collection - short audio works that conjure the city through sound, story, and imagination.

Hear all 13 Chicago Sound Drops.


produced by

Heather Radke

Heather Radke was a first-round judge for the 2012 TC/RHDF Competition: Best Documentary Award.


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