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Three gang members charged with murdering rival, then returning to party (Chicago, IL): Three members of the Satan's Disciples street gang are charged with chasing a rival gang member from a house party, killing him in the front yard of a West Chicago home, then going back to the party.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 20, 2013

Officials: Man stabbed with his own knife after argument (Chicago, IL): Three reputed gang members have been charged with the weekend murder of a Wheaton man who authorities say was stabbed to death with his own knife following an altercation at a party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 20, 2013

Aurora man found guilty of attempting to kill rival gang member (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man was found guilty Monday of attempting to murder a rival gang member in 2009. Jesse Alvarez, 23, of the 400 block of Woodruff Avenue in Aurora, was convicted of five counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of armed violence, all felonies, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's office.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: November 18, 2013

Reputed Aurora Latin King gang member convicted (Chicago, IL): A purported member of the Latin King street gang in suburban Chicago has been convicted of attempted murder for shooting a rival gang member four years ago.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: November 18, 2013

Reputed gang member accused of fatal Uptown shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member with an AK-47 tattooed between his eyes was already locked up on an attempted murder charge when he picked up on other charges this week — the killing of one and injuring of four in an August shooting outside a church in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 15, 2013

Woman shot to death at Woodlawn gas station (Chicago, IL): A 24-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in a gang-related shooting at a gas station in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 14, 2013

Four Bomb Squad gang members enter guilty pleas (Peoria, IL) : Four men associated with the notorious Bomb Squad street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court as part of the ongoing Don't Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 12, 2013

Two teens indicted on street gang charges (Peoria, IL): Two teenagers who were warned by prosecutors as part of the Don't Shoot call-in to put down their guns or face the consequences were indicted Tuesday by a Peoria County grand jury on a rarely used charge aimed at gang members.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 12, 2013

Overtime cops patrol dangerous parks (Chicago, IL): In Chicago's most dangerous neighborhoods, parks once considered safe for children have become grounds for crime and gang activity.
Source: The Columbia Chronicle    Date: November 11, 2013

Winnebago County sheriff's police arrest three alleged gang members (Winnebago County, IL): Three alleged members of the Waco Street Gang have been arrested after police executed a search warrant on Sanford Street.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: November 7, 2013

Police nab three more suspected Waco gang members in drug raid (Rockford, IL) : The arrests of three gang members for drug possession Thursday morning isn't much of a surprise to anyone on Sanford Street. "That house, I don't know because the rent is low, what it offers that people feel that they can go in there and sell drugs," said Pastor William Turner of the Victory Outreach Church that sits just two doors down the block from the scene.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: November 7, 2013

While Chief Keef raps about Lamrons, cops make gang Public Enemy No. 1 (Chicago, IL): It started with a murder and snide Tweets. Then, as the conflict heated up, two Chicago gangs started trading even more bullets.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 7, 2013

Illinois House will consider anti-gun bill (Springfield, IL): Legislation to clear gang members off urban streets was derided Tuesday as too costly and problematic but got an Illinois House panel’s approval after more than two hours of debate.
Source: Beloit Daily News    Date: November 6, 2013

Street gang gun charge filed in Don't Shoot case (Peoria, IL): Less than a week after prosecutors and police made a plea for gang members to put down their weapons, another person has been charged with a rarely used charge and held on a high bond.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 4, 2013

Eight gang members charged with drug trafficking (Chicago, IL): Eight alleged members of a major Chicago street gang have been charged with trafficking heroin and cocaine in the city. The acting head of Chicago's FBI office, Robert Shields, Jr., and Chicago's new U.S. attorney, Zachary Fardon, announced the charges against the purported Black Disciples on Friday.
Source: WPSD 6 News    Date: November 1, 2013

Bond set at $150,000 for Don't Shoot participant (Peoria, IL): A participant in the latest Don't Shoot call-in who was allegedly caught hours later with a handgun was ordered held on $150,000 bond Friday.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 1, 2013

Gang member tries to take rap for senior member involved in hit-and-run accidents (Riverside, IL): Riverside police announced the arrest of two gang members on Friday, just a week after one of the men allegedly fled from a police officer in Riverside and caused multiple accidents as he drove away, before escaping on foot.
Source: Suburban Life Media    Date: November 1, 2013

Trial set for Aurora man charged in 2005 gang-related murder (Aurora, IL): A day after a Kane County jury found him mentally fit to face charges, a March trial date was set Thursday for an Aurora man accused of a gang-related murder.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 31, 2013

Loves Park tagged by gang grafitti (Loves Park, IL): Stan Moskalis had a little surprise waiting for him on his garage door Halloween morning. "It is a surprise," said Moskalis, a home owner on the 4700 block of Illinois for nearly two decades. "But not a pleasant surprise though."
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: October 31, 2013

Waco street gang member arrested on Conklin Drive after search of apartment finds heroin, pistol (Rockford, IL): The target of the search warrant was Charles Brown Jr., a.k.a. "Tweet," a known Waco street gang member.
Source: The Rock River Times    Date: October 31, 2013

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