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Witness to killing aided police -- and was gunned down on eve of trial (Chicago, IL): Nearly three years ago, Lawndale "Lonnie" Nutall witnessed a gang slaying outside a convenience store at a corner in Chicago's crime-plagued West Englewood neighborhood. Tired of the pervasive violence, he cooperated with police, helping lead to murder charges against a member of a Gangster Disciples faction.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 14, 2014

Chicago's "Violence Interrupters" Look to Open Chapter in Freeport (Freeport, IL): Some people in Freeport say gang violence is worse than people in their city want to admit and they're not going to wait for police to help fix the problem. Now a Chicago based organization is joining the fight against crime.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: December 12, 2014

Man gets 45 years in prison in Wheeling shooting death (Cook County, IL): While his parents maintained his innocence, an Arlington Heights man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for the gang-related shooting of an innocent bystander who was out walking his dog in Wheeling last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune     Date: December 8, 2014

Reputed Waukegan gang member gets 45 years for 2013 shooting (Lake County, IL): A reputed Waukegan street gang member was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday after being convicted earlier this year of attempted murder for shooting a man in 2013.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: December 5, 2014

Teen gang members charged with Wheeling burglaries (Wheeling, IL): Two teenage gang members have been charged with a string of home burglaries in northwest suburban Wheeling last month.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: December 5, 2014

Two men charged after shooting involving off-duty Cook County deputy (Chicago, IL): Charges have been filed against two men after a weekend gunfight with an off-duty Cook County sheriff's deputy outside a West Town bar left one of the men in critical condition.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2014

2 gang members charged in shooting involving off-duty officer outside Funky Buddha Lounge (Chicago, IL): Fernando Lopez and Mario Orta, two known gang members, each face multiple felonies in a shooting involving an off-duty Cook County Sheriff's Deputy outside the Funky Buddha Lounge.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: December 2, 2014

West Pullman's 116th Street sees uptick in homicides (Chicago, IL): Jason Draper and his wife Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college roommate.
Source: RedEye    Date: November 30, 2014

Thanksgiving Shootings Leave Four Chicago Gang Members Injured (Chicago, IL): Thanksgiving turned deadly leaving four Chicago gang members injured in random shootings. Chicago police officers reported that the first shooting took place at approximately 11:10 am on Thanksgiving Day at the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street when a 36-year-old man was the victim of a drive by shooting as he walked down the street.
Source: Liberty Voice    Date: November 27, 2014

Alleged gang members arraigned under RICO Act, could face life sentences (Lake County, IL): Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 26, 2014

Man stabbed in head during gang-related fight in Pilsen (Chicago, IL): A 29-year-old man was in serious condition after being stabbed during a gang-related fight Friday night on the West Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 22, 2014

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other (Chicago, IL): Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence. There was Sammy, 16, who could describe the times he'd dodged gunfire, once ducking behind a tree.
Source: The Columbian    Date: November 22, 2014

‘If I get shot, I won't be caring’: Chicago youths numbed to cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): “Write this down: RIP — Revenge. Is. Promised.” The threat, issued by a young man in his mid-teens, illustrated a sentiment seemingly shared by the gaggle of youths gathered on a sidewalk in a quiet part of the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Aljazeera America    Date: November 21, 2014

Alleged Chicago Gang Member Hosts Reddit AMA (Chicago, IL): What books does a gang member read? What do gangbangers do for self-improvement when they aren’t pushing weight or pimping? Which teardrop tattoo on a gang member indicates he’s murdered someone and which one tells us he’s mourning a friend who was killed?
Source: Chicagoist    Date: November 20, 2014

Man guilty of killing woman whose sister was at Obama speech on violence (Chicago, IL): Jurors found a Lake County man guilty of murder late Wednesday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother in North Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 12, 2014

Elgin Continues to Prevent Ex-Latin Kings from Sharing Faith (Elgin, IL) : The city of Elgin continues a lawsuit against ex-Latin King members preventing them from telling current Latin-King gang members about Jesus. Elgin claims that Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act allows them to silence the evangelists.
Source: Earned Media    Date: November 12, 2014

Gangfree teachers aim to help steer Peoria youths in the right direction (Peoria, IL): Peoria added more than 20 Gangfree Life teachers Tuesday to its efforts to curb gang violence by preventing young people from joining gangs in the first place. The Gang Alternatives Program, based in San Pedro, Calif., held a three-day Gangfree Life Academy beginning Sunday in the Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel to certify teachers who will use what they learned to try to prevent young people from joining a gang.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 11, 2014

Teaching Gang Prevention to Community Leaders (Peoria, IL): Talking to second graders about gangs, some might say that's too early. But gangs are prevalent here in Peoria and Gangfree Life Academy, a national organization, says waiting any longer could be too late.
Source: WYZZ News    Date: November 10, 2014

4 Killed, 11 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed — including a 15-year-old boy — and at least 11 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Monday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: November 10, 2014

Prosecutor: Defendant seen in ‘kill zone’ during North Chicago murder (Chicago, IL): Assistant State’s Attorney Ari Fisz told jurors Wednesday morning that videotape puts Jim McPherson “in the kill zone” just before 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was murdered in a North Chicago alley.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 5, 2014

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