This is a true story of young couple, Norma and Bernard, who owned a small tavern on the north side of Chicago. One day a hold up at their tavern began a series of events that changed their lives forever. Soon they found out that their part-time bartender, Charles Crimaldi, was a hitman for the notorious mobster Sam De Stefano. These two evil men caused the young couple great tragedy and heartache. However, the strength of their love and family helped them persevere through great adversity.