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Gang order to shooter: 'Wet that T-shirt up' (Chicago, IL): When 15-year-old Denzel Burke received an order from an older Conservative Vice Lord to shoot at a rival they spotted on a sidewalk in Rogers Park, he and his teenage pal dutifully got out of the car they were traveling in and chased their prey, Cook County prosecutors alleged Friday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 15, 2014

Two more charged in slaying of photographer caught in gang feud (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy fired at least 10 rounds at a gang rival but instead killed photographer Wil Lewis as he waited for a bus last month in Rogers Park, prosecutors alleged today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 15, 2014

Police: Round Lake Beach man charged in gang shooting (Round Lake Beach, IL): A Round Lake Beach man has been charged in what police said is a "confirmed" gang-related shooting in a Round Lake Park neighborhood.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: August 15, 2014

$1M bond for man charged with shooting three in North Chicago (Chicago, IL): Bond was set at $1 million Thursday for a felon accused of shooting three people last week in North Chicago.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: August 14, 2014

State's Attorney Nerheim honored for prosecuting gangs (Lake County, IL): Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim has received an award from the National Gang Crime Research Center for outstanding leadership in prosecution. The 2014 Frederic Milton Thrasher Award was established by the Journal of Gang Research in 1992 to honor and recognize outstanding scholarship, leadership, and service contributions by individuals and programs dealing with public safety issues posed by gangs.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: August 14, 2014

Sneed scoop: FBI agents to hit Chicago streets to combat gangs (Chicago, IL): Sneed has learned that the feds plan to dispatch 65 FBI agents to the streets in high-crime areas on the South and West Sides in an all-out battle against gang crime.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 13, 2014

Shots fired in Round Lake Park likely gang-related, police say (Round Lake, IL): Round Lake Park police have issued a community alert in response to multiple gunshots being fired as part of gang-related activity Tuesday night.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 13, 2014

Former gang member works to revitalize neighborhood (Chicago, IL): The once-vibrant West Side community of Austin is now plagued by crime, unemployment and street gangs. Many of the historic row homes are boarded up and nearby businesses abandoned. Politicians have lobbied for funding to resuscitate the ailing area, but with no luck.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: August 13, 2014

Head of Chicago gang faction, 34 others arrested for drugs: officials (Chicago, IL): The head of a Chicago street gang faction and 34 others were arrested and charged on Thursday with taking part in a high-volume drug business that sold heroin and crack cocaine near a major highway, prosecutors said.
Source: Reuters    Date: August 7, 2014

Chicagoans feel no safer even with 'Gangster Disciple' arrests (Chicago, IL): It might seem like a good thing to have gang members in jail, but sometimes when there's a power struggle on the streets, violence can actually escalate.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: August 7, 2014

Kirk seeks faith-based counseling for immigrant children (Chicago, IL): Sen. Mark Kirk said his office launched an effort to connect young immigrants in the Chicago area with religious organizations and community groups on Monday, about a month after the Republican drew fire for demanding that children who've recently crossed the southern U.S. border undergo criminal background checks.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 4, 2014

Weekend toll: Four killed, at least 25 wounded in city violence (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed and at least 25 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 4, 2014

I-Team: Alleged Imperial Gangsters leaders indicted (Chicago, IL): The ABC7 I-Team has learned that a federal grand jury in Miami has indicted alleged top members of a Chicago-based street gang. They are accused of committing multiple murders in Florida and metro Chicago.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: August 4, 2014

Convicted Aurora murderer on trial for second shooting (Kane County, IL): A 31-year-old Aurora gang member went on trial in Kane County Monday on charges he opened fire on two men in a case of mistaken identity. Enrique L. Torres is accused of firing at least seven shots into a car in April 2007, hitting one man in the leg.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 4, 2014

No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder (Chicago, IL): Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 3, 2014

Shootings across city leave one dead, 16 more wounded (Chicago, IL): A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night. The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 2, 2014

CPD working with young children in anti-gang effort (Chicago, IL): Faced with what seems like ever increasing violence, Chicago police are trying to get ahead of gang influences with a program that tries to plant positive seeds in young children before the gangs get to them.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: July 30, 2014

13 Rockford-area gang members arrested on gun and drug charges (Rockford, IL): Thirteen Rockford-area Latin Kings are facing federal gun and/or narcotics charges, federal law enforcement officials announced today. The indictments stem from a one-year investigation into firearms and cocaine trafficking in the Rockford area led by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Rockford Police Department.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: July 30, 2014

Round Lake Park man gets 38 years for gang-related murder (Round Lake Park, IL): Round Lake Park 26-year-old Jose Rebollar-Vergara was sentenced to 38 years in prison Wednesday for the March 10, 2013 murder of a Zion man outside of a Round Lake Beach convenience store.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 30, 2014

Gang member held without bail in South Chicago fatal shooting: Authorities (Cook County, IL): A member of the Conservative Vicelords street gang believed 25-year-old William Allen to be in a rival gang when he and an accomplice fatally shot him, prosecutors said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 30, 2014

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