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Imprisoned father of 5-year-old murder victim testifies at alleged killer's trial (Rolling Meadows, IL): Two Elgin street gang members who authorities said were locked in a deadly feud met in a Cook County courtroom today as one of them stood trial on charges he murdered the other’s 5-year-old son in 2011.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2014

Three dead, 20 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Three people were killed and at least 20 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting happened Saturday night on the city's West Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 8, 2014

Two Chicago gang enforcement officers among dozens of people shot across city overnight (Chicago, IL): A gunman firing from inside a vehicle has shot and wounded two Chicago gang enforcement officers during a traffic stop. Friday night's shooting set off an exchange of gunfire that also wounded the two people inside the vehicle.
Source: The Republic    Date: June 7, 2014

Prosecutor: Elgin Five-year-old killed because his father informed on gang (Rolling Meadows, IL): Five-year-old Eric Galarza Jr. was shot to death on Elgin's northeast side in 2011 because his gang-banging father had been spying on the Latin Kings street gang on behalf of federal investigators and another Latin King wanted to punish him, prosecutors told a jury Thursday.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: June 5, 2014

Laundromat patrons ponder violence that left six shot (Chicago, IL): A discarded strip of blood-smeared police tape fluttered in the breeze early Tuesday as a man hauled a tub of clothes into Sudz Coin Laundry, where six people were shot the night before.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 3, 2014

South Shore shooting appears to be gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the motive in a South Shore shooting that left six people injured, including two teens, appears to be gang violence.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: June 3, 2014

Police: Chicago teacher killed in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): A Chicago public school teacher was fatally shot at her second job at a real estate office in what police say was an exchange of gunfire between two groups of alleged gang members.
Source: ABC News    Date: May 31, 2014

South Side rapper Nuski shot dead in Chatham (Chatham, IL): A Chicago rapper related to prominent rapper Lil Durk was shot and killed Saturday afternoon in Chatham.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 31, 2014

Mayor of Chicago seeks to further tighten gun laws (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel outlined a plan on Wednesday to make Chicago's gun laws, already some of the strictest in the country, even tougher. Calling gun violence Chicago's "most urgent problem," Mr. Emanuel, who has said the issue is one of his administration's top priorities, introduced a proposal to the City Council that would impose tighter restrictions on gun retailers and buyers.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 28, 2014

Ceasefire holds anti-violence event (Springfield, IL): With kids out of school and families gathering on the Memorial Day holiday, One violence prevention program took the opportunity to reach out to at-risk neighborhoods.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20    Date: May 26, 2014

Teen Summit combats gang violence from all angles (Waukegan, IL): "It hurts me daily and that's why I came," Joe McFarlane said to the participants at Saturday's Teen Summit in Waukegan. McFarlane lost his 18-year-old daughter, Janay, a year and a half ago, when she was shot in the head as she walked out of a store in North Chicago. A gang member missed his intended target and Janay was hit.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: May 26, 2014

Police: Boy, 14, fatally shot in Marquette Park was gang-related (Chicago, IL) : Chicago police say a shooting that killed a 14 year-old boy in the Marquette Park neighborhood was gang-related, but people who knew Kevin Diaz are disputing that.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: May 23, 2014

U.S. Attorney announces new outreach for juvenile gun offenders (Chicago, IL): One by one, the faces of 13 Chicago youths slain in gun violence this year beamed from a projection screen to the group of civic leaders gathered at a downtown luncheon to hear U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon speak.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 21, 2014

Gang activity and 'raves' disrupt quiet North Park neighborhood, police say (Chicago, IL): North Park may be a relatively sleepy corner of the city, but it's not immune to criminal activity, as residents made clear during a community meeting held Tuesday night.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 21, 2014

Fardon to business leaders: Anti-gang effort is your fight, too (Chicago, IL): U.S. Attorney Zach Fardon called on Chicago's business leaders to join the fight against gang violence Wednesday as he unveiled a program to intervene in troubled youths' lives.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 21, 2014

Man charged in fatal stabbing (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was held on $750,000 bail Sunday after prosecutors say he fatally slashed the throat of a rival gang member outside a Little Village restaurant last April.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 18, 2014

Drugs, guns, found at home with daycare center (Chicago, IL): A man was ordered held in lieu of $200,000 bail today after police found drugs, guns, and cash at his West Side home, which has a daycare center in its basement.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 17, 2014

Is South Bend's new anti-violence strategy working in Chicago? (Chicago, IL): The new group violence intervention strategy just implemented in South Bend has been in place in Chicago since the summer of 2010. We traveled to Chicago to find out, is it working?
Source: WSJV-TV FOX 28     Date: May 16, 2014

City of Rockford seeing more gang graffiti (Rockford, IL): The City of Rockford says gangs are tagging more buildings with graffiti. The Public Works Department says year to date, it’s seen a more than 20% increase in graffiti cases and say most of that graffiti is done by gangs.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 16, 2014

Gunrunner is sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A gunrunner who supplied illegal weapons to gang members during the bloodiest summer in Chicago’s recent history has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 15, 2014

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