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Elgin man convicted of mob action in gang-related fight (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man faces up to six years in prison after being convicted last week for his role in a summer 2013 gang fight outside a Villa Street business.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: June 30, 2014

Nine arrested after investigation of Aurora street gang (Aurora, IL): A nearly two-year investigation staged by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Aurora police that targeted members and associates of an Aurora street gang culminated Thursday with the arrests of nine men.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: June 27, 2014

Andrew Ruiz sentenced to 99 years after Halloween 2009 shooting (Chicago, IL): Andrew Ruiz, a reputed member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for a Halloween 2009 shooting, according to a statement from the Office of the Cook County State's Attorney.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: June 27, 2014

Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting (Kane County, IL): An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 26, 2014

Ex-gang member hopes book will steer kids away from violence (Chicago, IL): A Cicero man said that the solution to Chicago's violence is as simple as reading a book he wrote, and he's giving it away for free. The author takes a creative approach to teach young people the tools for success.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: June 26, 2014

Chief Cobb vows to take back the streets (Champaign, IL): Vowing to take control of the city's streets one night after a man was shot and killed near where children play, Chief Anthony Cobb said Champaign police are dealing with a dangerous new breed of gangs.
Source: The News-Gazette    Date: June 25, 2014

Alleged gang member faces numerous gun charges in Brookfield (Brookfield, IL): A report of shots fired June 19 in the 4500 block of Park Avenue resulted in numerous weapons charges against a Brookfield man following a car chase that led to the known gang member's residence about 1 a.m. June 21.
Source: Suburban Life Media    Date: June 24, 2014

Police: Elmwood Park graffiti was expression of gang member's grief (Chicago, IL): Some homeowners in west-suburban Elmwood Park were upset to see graffiti spray-painted on their garages earlier this month — even if it was an expression of grief, police say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 24, 2014

Former Latin King lieutenant sentenced to 17 years in prison (Chicago, IL): It's been nearly eight years since Latin Kings lieutenant Nedal Issa began secretly cooperating with federal authorities against the top echelon of the violent gang's West Side hierarchy. Issa, who at one time headed the gang's Cicero faction, has spent most of that time in the witness protection program.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 23, 2014

Latin King boss who oversaw videotaped beating breaks down in federal court (Chicago, IL): He was the ruling "Inca" of the Latin Kings' Cicero crew — a man so wedded to violence that he oversaw the brutal, videotaped punishment beating of a gang member who failed to commit a murder. But nearly eight years after his arrest, Nedal "Lucky" Issa on Monday thanked the feds for catching him.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 23, 2014

Gangs' new threat: Coming back (East Chicago, IL): Thanks to two racketeering cases, dozens of local street gang members are locked up, many for decades to come. But four years after the first indictment, officials have mixed views on just how much these two cases ­— against the Latin Kings and the Imperial Gangsters — have actually changed crime on the streets of East Chicago and Hammond.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: June 22, 2014

Teen stands up to gang and nearly loses his life (Chicago, IL): With his throat slashed and his shirt covered in blood, the 15-year-old boy cowered in the garbage can where he had been tossed and left for dead. Occasionally, he could hear sounds — cars passing, people walking by — but he wouldn't look out or call for help for fear that his attackers would return.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 20, 2014

Man admits to shooting officer (Danville, IL): The man accused of shooting a Danville police officer allegedly mistook the squad car for one belonging to a Hispanic street gang, according to court testimony Thursday.
Source: The Commercial-News    Date: June 20, 2014

Police arrest two in Waukegan 'gang' shooting (Waukegan, IL): Two men described by Waukegan police as "documented gang members" were arrested and charged with armed violence over the weekend in connection with a shooting that left a man with a gunshot wound to the leg.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: June 16, 2014

Delinquent youth more likely to die violently as adults, study says (Chicago, IL): Delinquent youth are at risk of early violent death in adulthood, regardless of race, and females are especially vulnerable, a study released Monday suggested.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: June 16, 2014

Latin King gets life for gunning down three teens (Chicago, IL): A Latin King gang member was sentenced to life in prison Friday for gunning down three teenage boys as he aimed for a rival gang member outside Bowen High School on the Southeast Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 13, 2014

Chicago 'heroin highway' bust shows a 'new face of organized crime' (Chicago, IL): Chicago has seen spikes in shootings as gangs have splintered and rival factions battle. But authorities say they've also seen a recent trend of gangs aligning to form new drug-dealing factions.
Source: Capital Public Radio    Date: June 13, 2014

Reputed Chicago gang member charged in murder of Alpha Kappa Alpha member (Chicago, IL): A suspect has been charged in the shooting death of 58-year-old Betty Howard who lost her life Wednesday, May 28 after she was struck by a stray bullet during gang crossfire.
Source: Kollege Kidd    Date: June 13, 2014

Suspect charged in slaying of special ed teacher (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged in last month’s fatal shooting of a special education teacher at a South Side realty business.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 12, 2014

Sentencing delayed in Round Lake Beach shooting case (Round Lake Beach, IL): A sentencing hearing scheduled Thursday for Jose Rebollar-Vergara, convicted of murder last month in connection with a Round Lake Beach shooting, was delayed as his attorney continues to pursue evidence he says will absolve his client.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: June 12, 2014

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