Daddano had Rockford connection

Illinois Attorney General Lisa Madigan’s March 2004 letter to the Illinois Gaming Board concerning reputed Mob associate Nick S. Boscarino also described associates of Boscarino and Joseph Salamone, which included “William Daddano Jr., William Daddano III, Lou Daddano and John Daddano” that Madigan alleged “have been involved in organized crime for multiple generations.”

William Daddano Jr., is listed on the Chicago Crime Commission’s 1997 organizational chart as a member of the Chicago Mafia’s North Side/Elmwood Park/Lake County crew.

According to a Nov. 24, 1964, Chicago Tribune article, Daddano Jr., had a Rockford connection through a business he partially owned called Northern Illinois Music Co. The business changed its name in 1961 to Mid-West Distributing Co., which was located at 212 N. Madison St.

Mid-West Distributing bought and sold wholesale and retail alcoholic beverages. The company also bought, sold, rented and installed musical instruments, devices and systems.

State records show three Rockford men William F. Morris, William V. Morris and Reno P. Sandona were shareholders and officers of Northern Illinois Music Co. The three men were also officers for Mid-West Distributing, and are now deceased.

The last Secretary of State records indicating Mid-West Distributing was in business were for 1981.

From the July 13-19, 2005, issue

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