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Belvidere gang unit increasing presence (Belvidere, IL): The Stateline's Integrity Task Force is investigating an officer involved shooting after police tell us a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy shot one of four murder suspects Saturday.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: December 2, 2013

Man killed in 'gang-related shooting' near Lickity Split Custard Shop (Chicago, IL): One man was killed and another wounded in a gang-related shooting Monday morning near Lickity Split, a custard shop on busy North Broadway in Edgewater, authorities said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: December 2, 2013

Feds promise cash to help combat Chicago gang violence (Chicago, IL): Local law enforcement is typically left to America’s states and cities, but as Chicago tackles its gang violence pandemic, the U.S. government has decided to step in. With cash.
Source: Medill Reports    Date: November 26, 2013

Chicago gang members charged 10 years after Indiana murder (Chicago, IL): Federal investigators continue their crackdown on Chicago-area gang members who slip across state lines to conduct their violent activities, including kidnapping and murder.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: November 22, 2013

Belvidere gang member sentenced for shooting (Boone County, IL) : Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier announced that 18-year-old Pedro Sanchez of Belvidere pled guilty has been sentenced to 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: November 21, 2013

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

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