The cartel boss used the Windy City to infiltrate the U.S.
Last year on Valentine’s Day, the drug lord Joaquin “El Chapo” Guzman was designated Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1. It was a telling day to bestow the measure of dishonor, a nod to the gangster Al Capone and The Valentine’s Day Massacre of 1929. Capone found himself Chicago’s Public Enemy No. 1 after seven mobsters were killed that day, and his role as a bogeyman blamed for increasing crime in the city was unmatched for decades—until El Chapo.