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Police change up tactics to combat counter-surveillance from gangs (Round Lake, IL): It’s no secret that police keep a close eye on street gang activity, but the surveillance in the Round Lake area appears to have become a two-way street.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 5, 2014
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Carpentersville man sentenced to 18 years for gang-related shooting (St. Charles, IL): A Carpentersville man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for a gang-related shooting in 2011.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: September 5, 2014
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Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant (Chicago, IL): The shooting of an elderly man in May was not unlike many other gang-related shootings across Chicago — except in this case, the suspected triggerman was on probation and working as a paid FBI informant.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2014
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Three face charges after gang-related shooting in Waukegan (Waukegan, IL): Three people are facing charges after a person was injured in a gang-related shooting Monday in Waukegan.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 4, 2014
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Carpentersville man gets 18 years in mistaken identity shooting (Kane County, IL): A Carpentersville man who shot and wounded someone he had mistaken for a gang rival was sentenced today to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2014
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Rockford police to continue Operation Hydra, credited with 18 gang arrests (Rockford, IL): Credited with the arrest of 18 suspected gang members this summer, a specialized Rockford Police Department program dubbed “Operation Hydra” will continue into the fall.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 3, 2014
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School Starts in Chicago With More Safety Guards (Chicago, IL): School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 2, 2014
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Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman (Chicago, IL): A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 2, 2014
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Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders (Chicago, IL): A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit profits.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014
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Mechanic denies lying to Chicago police out of fear of gang retaliation (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors allege a West Side auto mechanic was so terrified of implicating gang kingpin Jason Austin in the 2008 murders of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion that he lied to investigators to help Austin’s alibi.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014
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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: Medical Xpress    Date: August 27, 2014
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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: U Chicago News    Date: August 26, 2014
http://news.uchicago.edu/...

Ten arrested in West Side drug market bust (Chicago, IL): Ten people were arrested when police broke up what they called a gang-controlled drug market in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: August 25, 2014
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Two dead after two police-involved shootings on West, South Sides; one victim identified (Chicago, IL): A man fatally shot by police Sunday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood has been identified. Roshad McIntosh, 19, of the 1000 block of North Central, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 p.m., authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 24, 2014
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11 shot, including 3-year-old boy, as Chicago gun violence worsens (Chicago, IL): Chicago is grappling with a crime paradox this summer: Even as overall crime including homicide drops, the rate of shooting incidents isn't slowing down and threatens to surpass previous years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 23, 2014
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Gang member Rice guilty of murder try (Decatur, IL): The jurors who convicted Rajiv Rice of attempted first-degree murder Friday afternoon did not know that he has another felony gun violence case pending for allegedly firing a handgun at a car occupied by a 19-year-old man.
Source: Herald-Review    Date: August 23, 2014
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Gang members hit with racketeering, murder charges (Chicago, IL): Eight purported street gang members have been indicted on racketeering and drug trafficking charges in federal court in northwest Indiana.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: August 22, 2014
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Underling told cops gang leader killed 'to show off' (Chicago, IL): A much-feared gang leader who federal prosecutors allege murdered an off-duty Chicago police detective and his female companion in 2008 shot the pair for no other reason than to show how coldblooded he could be, an underling told police days after the slayings.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 22, 2014
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Attempted murder trial testimony turns to gangs (Decatur, IL): The focus of the trial of Rajiv Rice shifted Thursday from his role in the shooting of 21-year-old Katari Smith to his alleged membership in a gang that has been responsible for numerous violent incidents in the city.
Source: Herald-Review    Date: August 22, 2014
http://herald-review.com/...

Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force targets gang-related crimes (Rockford, IL): The number of shots-fired incidents has dropped 21 percent thus far in 2014, from 281 at this time last year to 223 for the same period this year.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: August 21, 2014
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