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Alderman: Keep murder flick out The Devil factor

November 11, 2010 BY MICHAEL SNEED Sun-Times Columnist

Killer thriller chill: Ald. JoAnn Thompson (16th) tells Sneed she is opposed to a film being shot in Chicago detailing the crimes of legendary serial killer H.H. Holmes, who owned and operated a hotel in her ward — where he slaughtered his victims during the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition.

The backshot:  “They need to let sleeping dogs alone,” said first-term Ald. Thompson, who was unaware the film based on the best-seller Devil in the White City, starring actor Leonardo DiCaprio as the killer Holmes, was going to be shot in the city until we told her.

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