Schaumburg library hosts author of fascinating story on 1920s Chicago swindler
May 11, 2015 3:22 PM - Dean Jobb had never envisioned a story as juicy as the one he uncovered while doing research at the Nova Scotia archives. "I still remember going through the card catalog, and I came across a card about this Chicago swindler -- Leo Koretz -- and his Nova Scotia connection," Jobb said. "The more I read, the more I thought what a fantastic story this is," he added. "As notorious as he was, he's all but forgotten in Chicago." Not anymore. Jobb's new book, "Empire of Deception: the Master Swindler who Seduced a City and Captivated the Nation" comes out next week.