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Crime History: Chicago vice squad closes brothel to rich, famous

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On this day, Oct. 25, in 1911, Virginia-raised sisters Ada and Minna Everleigh closed the Everleigh Club in Chicago, perhaps the most storied bordello in the world. The sisters had been sent to the Windy City by Cleo Maitland, a madam in Washington, who suggested that Chicago had plenty of wealthy men but no high-society whorehouses. During its 11 years of existence, the opulent...