Was Eliot Ness a hero or Hollywood-inspired myth?

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Eliot Ness Legend
FILE - In this May, 4, 2011, file photo, Chicago Ald. Ed Burke speaks at a City Council meeting in Chicago. Illinois’ two U.S. senators have proposed naming the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in Washington after Prohibition-era crime fighter Eliot Ness, but Burke 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 had to do with starting the Great Chicago Fire, is trying to convince the senators to drop the whole thing. (AP Photo/M. Spencer Green, File)