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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
http://newssun.suntimes.com/...

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
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Reputed Zone 4 gang member indicted in July holdup (Peoria, IL): A reputed member of the Zone 4 street gang was indicted by a Peoria County grand jury on charges he allegedly held up another person earlier this month.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 28, 2014
http://www.pjstar.com/...

Two charged with attempted murder in shooting of 3-year-old (Chicago, IL): Two Southwest Side men have been charged in a shooting that left a 3-year-old boy with bullet wounds in his stomach and hip Friday night.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 27, 2014
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Reputed Waukegan gang member found guilty of attempted murder (Waukegan, IL) : A reputed Waukegan street gang member faces up to 57 years in prison after he was convicted Friday of attempted murder and other felony gun charges.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 25, 2014
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Prosecutors: Teen charged with killing 11-year-old was aiming for gang rivals (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors said the 18-year-old man accused of killing 11-year-old Shamiya Adams was aiming for a group rival gang members who had attacked a friend in the West Garfield Park neighborhood, even though that friend told him the boys who had beaten him were not there.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 25, 2014
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/...

Admitted gang member gets 25 years for attempted murder while on parole (East Chicago, IL): An admitted member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang has been sentenced to more than 25 years in prison after pleading guilty to conspiracy to participate in racketeering activity and attempted murder in aid of racketeering activity, the U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Indiana said.
Source: Chesterton Tribune    Date: July 25, 2014
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Alleged Zone 4 street gang chief pleads guilty (Peoria, IL): The alleged leader of the notorious Zone 4 street gang pleaded guilty in U.S. District Court to charges that he conspired with others to distribute drugs over an eight-year time period.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 24, 2014
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Chicago authorities charge man in child's death (Chicago, IL): A Chicago teenager accused of shooting dead an 11-year-old girl was aiming his gun at members of a rival gang when a stray bullet struck the girl as she was making s'mores during a sleepover, police said Thursday.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: July 24, 2014
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Suit: Gang activity at Tremont St. home (Alton, IL): Authorities Wednesday filed suit seeking to shut down an alleged gang gathering place and nuisance home near Lovejoy School where a man was shot and killed and another man was severely beaten, among 27 other alleged offenses.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.thetelegraph.com/...

'Positive Loitering' fights gang, drug activity with police Wednesday night (Chicago, IL) : Police and Chicago Alternative Policing Strategy beat leaders will hold a "positive loitering" night Wednesday at the Algonquin Park Playlot in Avondale.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 23, 2014
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Gang members plead guilty to conspiracy (Peoria, IL): Two members of the notorious Zone 4 street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in Peoria’s federal court to charges they conspired with others to distribute drugs.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 22, 2014
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Gang violence then & now: Retired officer recount their days at Cabrini (Chicago, IL): Guns and gang activity seem to plague pockets of Chicago and tarnish the city's name. But what are we doing differently in the year 2014 and what can be learned from history? Billy Mokstad and his partner Greg Zito, were the first gang crimes specialists assigned to Cabrini Green in 1978.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: July 22, 2014
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At least 40 shot in weekend Chicago violence (Chicago, IL): Violence continued to strike the Chicago area this weekend with at least 18 people shot in a little more than 12 hours overnight, bringing the number of people shot since Friday to 40.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: July 21, 2014
http://www.nbcchicago.com/...

Can math stop murder? (Chicago, IL): It was an unusual encounter from the start. On a cold evening in February, Chicago police officer Maria Peña knocked on the door of a house in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods. She wanted to talk to a leader of the Latin Kings, a gang on the city's South Side, as well as his mother.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 20, 2014
http://www.csmonitor.com/...

Attempted-murder trial to begin for alleged Waukegan gang member (Waukegan, IL): A reputed Waukegan street-gang member is scheduled for trial this week on charges of attempted murder for a June 2013 shooting that left a victim with two gunshot wounds.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 20, 2014
http://newssun.suntimes.com/...

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