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Heights Native Looks Back on Tuskegee, Al Capone and Bloom High School

Louis Melvin Irons has quite a story, and it starts right here in Chicago Heights.

Check out the second half of Louis Melvin Irons story to find out what he did after his disappointment at Tuskegee.

 

Ryan Fitzpatrick (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 12:44 PM
This video is incredible! Great job, Mary and Chris.
Bruce Meyer February 01, 2012 at 01:54 PM
Great video about a wonderful man! Lou was an outstanding high jumper as well, and was one of the pioneers who helped put Bloom Track on the map.
Christopher Paicely (Editor) February 01, 2012 at 02:06 PM
Hey Bruce, Glad you enjoyed the video! We plan to publish the written component to this story tomorrow, going into more of the details of Louis' amazing life. Stay tuned!
Dennis L Bartolomei February 01, 2012 at 03:13 PM
Thanks for the video. Looking forward to hearing more. Dennis Bartolomei
Nancy Bawolek February 01, 2012 at 03:41 PM
Great video, looking forward to tomorrow's stroy.
Arthur W. Wiggins Jr. February 01, 2012 at 11:01 PM
Chicago Heights is loaded with colorful history ( no pun intended). Our good out-weigh our bad.
Mary Compton February 02, 2012 at 03:24 AM
I agree with you Arthur. Chicago Heights area has some of the greatest people you will ever meet. It was an honor to listen to Dr. Irons story. No matter what happens in Chicago Heights, most of the residents are proud to be here and work hard to keep it a great city. There are so many heroes stories that need to be told from Chicago Heights, so please contact Chris and keep them coming on Patch.com!

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