Before Torrio and before Capone, Big Jim Colosimo ran Chicago's Outﬁt. Big Jim controlled the South Side's hundreds of gambling saloons, opium dens and brothels from 1902 to 1920. Big Jim sealed his fate when he refused to expand the business into illegal liquor smuggling. Johnny Torrio, anxious to expand the business, ordered a hit on his boss. Colosimo was gunned down in his own establishment.