Was Eliot Ness a hero or Hollywood-inspired myth?

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Eliot Ness Legend
This image released by Paramount Pictures show Kevin Costner as Eliot Ness in the 1987 film "The Untouchables." Illinois’ two U.S. senators have proposed naming the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives headquarters in Washington after prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness, once portrayed by Costner in the film "The Untouchables." Ed Burke, a prominent Chicago alderman, armed with a recent biography about Chicago mobster Al Capone that concludes Ness had about as much to do with bringing down Capone as Mrs. O'Leary's cow starting the Great Chicago Fire, wants the senators to drop the proposal. (AP Photo/Paramount Pictures)