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Aurora police investigator sheds light on gang tactics (Aurora, IL): If you know what you’re looking for, it’s a lot easier to find it. This statement holds true for both police officers and parents when it comes to identifying gang involvement.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 25, 2014

Chicago schools getting more Safe Passage workers (Chicago, IL): Another 15,000 students at 27 more Chicago public schools will be seeing Safe Passage workers in their neon vests on their way to and from school.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: September 25, 2014

Gangsters shot dead boy because they thought he was working for rivals (Chicago, IL): A nine-year-old who stormed out of his house after being told by his mother that he could not have a cupcake was shot dead by a gang member who believed the young boy was warning rival gangsters of his whereabouts.
Source: The Hornet    Date: September 23, 2014

Investigators to discuss Aurora gang and drug activity (Aurora, IL): Two Aurora Police Department investigators are on a mission to involve residents in the city’s battle against gangs and drugs. On Thursday, they are asking community members to come out and support their cause.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 23, 2014

Pastor Gets Rival Gang Members To Put Down Guns And Pick Up Basketballs, And The NBA Notices (Chicago, IL): A midday basketball game on Chicago's South Side brought together an unlikely group of people Saturday. Churchgoers, NBA stars, community leaders and gang members all gathered for the third annual Chicago Peace League Basketball Tournament.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: September 22, 2014

Peoria shooting victim no stranger to gang-related violence (Peoria, IL): A man who became the target of gunfire over the weekend has been connected to several previous instances of gang-related street violence, including at least two fatal shootings.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 22, 2014

Little Village shooting closes violent weekend: 3 killed, 30 wounded (Chicago, IL): The 33rd person shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon walked into Mount Sinai Hospital just after 1:20 a.m. Monday bleeding from wounds to his neck and back. He had been on his side of a gang border in Little Village when someone opened fire, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 22, 2014

Police: Gang members thought boy, 9, was warning rivals and killed him (Chicago, IL): Chicago’s youngest victim lost to gun violence this year may have been targeted by four reputed gang members who thought the boy shouted a warning to rival gangbangers, Chicago police said Friday in announcing charges in the month-old slaying.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 20, 2014

Peoria man gets 25 1/2 years for gang-related shooting (Peoria, IL): A 19-year-old Peoria man was sentenced Friday to 25 1/2 years in prison for shooting a teenager and shooting at his friend on the grounds of Manual Academy last September.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 19, 2014

Alleged gang member sentenced; judge cites murder (Chicago, IL): A purported leader of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang was sentenced Thursday to 35 years in prison for drug trafficking, with a federal judge also factoring into her sentence that the defendant likely murdered a Chicago police officer and a woman in 2008.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: September 18, 2014

Two Peorians Change Plea in Don't Shoot Case (Peoria, IL): The final two men, allegedly part of the Zone Four street gang, arrested last year as part of the Don't Shoot program, pleaded guilty Thursday in Peoria federal court.
Source: WMBD News    Date: September 18, 2014

Gang leader held responsible in '08 slayings of officer, companion (Chicago, IL): For more than six years, the families of slain Chicago police detective Robert Soto and his companion, Kathryn Romberg, waited for a West Side gang member to be held responsible for gunning them down.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 18, 2014

Signs of hope as Uptown struggles with violence (Chicago, IL): After more than 20 years living on North Magnolia Avenue in Uptown, Victoria McGhee had had enough. "I felt like, every time I hear gunfire, I have to run outside and check where my kids are," she said. "I can't get comfortable sitting on the porch."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 17, 2014

Alleged Gang Member Sentenced for Murder in Belvidere (Belvidere, IL): A purported gang member involved in a deadly shooting at a Belvidere gas station is sentenced to 60 years in prison. During testimony, the family of the victim, 33-year-old Richard Herman, crying as his mother told the court how much pain the murder of her son has caused her and her family.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: September 17, 2014

Police: Reputed gang member arrested on drug, gun charges (Zion, IL): A reputed gang member was arrested last week for allegedly having heroin and a gun with filed off serial numbers in his car after he was pulled over on Galilee Avenue in Zion, police said.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 17, 2014

Alderman calls for more patrols after Uptown fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): A fatal shooting in Uptown this week is fueling concerns about gang violence in the North Side neighborhood, with the alderman calling on police to step up patrols.
Source: RedEye    Date: September 16, 2014

1 Dead, 10 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago (Chicago, IL): A 17-year-old boy was killed and 10 other people were wounded — including two people on the Kennedy and Dan Ryan expressways — in shootings across the city since Friday night.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 14, 2014

West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal : An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 11, 2014

7 charged in machete attack on CTA Brown Line platform (Chicago, IL): Seven people were arrested and charged in a machete attack that happened on the Kedzie Brown Line CTA platform in Albany Park early Monday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

Wheeling man cleared of murder in gang shooting (Cook County, IL): Citing a lack of evidence, a Cook County judge today found a Wheeling man not guilty of murder in the death of a man who got caught in a gang-incited shooting last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

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