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Slice: Ex-gang member Michael Jones leads the charge to help save Rockford's youths (Rockford, IL): Michael Jones can recall sitting in his vehicle with two other men drinking alcohol on a winter day in 1992 when three rival gang members approached their vehicle from behind, stood no more than 10 feet away and opened fire on them.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: February 25, 2015
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Teen charged with firing at car containing four children (Chicago, IL): A teen is facing attempted murder charges after he opened fire on a car containing four children in a gang-related shooting in the Back of the Yards neighborhood on the South Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 24, 2015
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2 injured in Little Village shooting (Chicago, IL): Chicago police say two men were injured in a gang-related shooting behind a restaurant in Little Village Saturday night.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 22, 2015
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1 dead, 2 hurt in separate shootings (Chicago, IL): One man was dead and two other men were injured in separate shootings Sunday morning and afternoon on the South and Southwest sides.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 22, 2015
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Gang leaders out of Supermax say they want to help, but cops worry (Chicago, IL): They were considered leaders of some of the biggest, deadliest gangs in Chicago. Willie “Minister Rico” Johnson, Francisco “Smokey” Sanchez and Melvin “Head” Haywood all did time in Tamms Correctional Center, a Supermax prison where gang leaders were held to keep them from communicating with their underlings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 21, 2015
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Jury convicts gang member in 2011 murder of pregnant teen (Chicago, IL): Eight months pregnant, Charinez Jefferson's stroll with a friend to a corner store in the Marquette Park neighborhood ended when a gang member shot her eight times at point-blank range in spite of her pleas for mercy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 19, 2015
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Man charged in gang-related shooting on Near West Side (Chicago, IL): Authorities charged a man in a gang-related shooting on the Near West Side that wounded a woman on Monday. Carlos Luna, 18, is accused of shooting a 22-year-old woman in the back around 8 p.m. in the 1800 block of South Leavitt Street in the Heart of Chicago, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 18, 2015
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Riverdale man charged in 14-year-old boy's killing (Cook County, IL): A Riverdale man has been charged in the January shooting death of a 14-year-old junior high school student.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 14, 2015
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Peoria gang leader gets 15 years in drug case (Peoria, IL): Allen Fitzpatrick took a deep breath and began to tell Chief U.S. District Judge James Shadid about his difficult childhood. A tear welled up, he sniffled and then composed himself.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: February 12, 2015
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Kifowit Backs Measure to Crack Down on Gang Recruitment (Aurora, IL): In an effort to protect young people from gang violence and improve public safety, state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Oswego, is supporting legislation to target the criminals who try to recruit students into street gangs.
Source: The Beacon News    Date: February 12, 2015
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Police: Feuding gangs behind spike in Rockford's shots-fired calls (Rockford, IL): Police believe feuding gangs are behind a spike in the number of shots fired calls throughout the city — from 40 in December to 50 in January.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: February 11, 2015
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La Grange police say two shootings connected (La Grange, IL): La Grange police consider two shootings since November to be connected and gang related, but no suspects have been identified. "We believe the two shootings are linked, but without cooperation from all the parties, we cannot emphatically state it is retaliation," said police investigator Rob Wardlaw. "There definitely are gang ties. We are looking at all aspects."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 10, 2015
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Garcia backed county deal with firm that gave son free legal defense (Chicago, IL): In July 2012, the Cook County Board approved a $100 million bond deal, handing the job of bond counsel on the deal to the law firm Mayer Brown LLP.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 8, 2015
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Gang warfare on streets of Chicago fueled by Sinaloa Cartel heroin (Chicago, IL): On Valentine’s Day 2013, the heads of the Chicago Crime Commission and the Chicago office of the U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration named infamous Mexican drug lord Joaquín “El Chapo” Guzmán as the city’s Public Enemy No. 1.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: February 5, 2015
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Trial begins for East Chicago man charged with murder, racketeering (Hammond, IL): When Juan Briseno joined the East Chicago Imperial Gangsters in 2007, he wanted to become a leader like his older brother, a federal attorney told a jury Tuesday during opening statements of Briseno's trial.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 3, 2015
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Social Media and the North Side Gang Life (Chicago, IL): This is an era where people put all aspects of their lives on display through social media, and those they choose to call our “friends” on Facebook and Twitter are not the only ones who are watching.
Source: The Juvenile Justice Information Exchange    Date: February 3, 2015
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Man sentenced to prison for Aurora murder (Aurora, IL): A 10-year-old Aurora murder case has come to a conclusion.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 30, 2015
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Recent gang arrests in Mt. Prospect not part of trend, cops say (Mt. Prospect, IL): Mount Prospect police on Thursday said that recent arrests of self-admitted gang members do not indicate that gang activity is on the rise in town.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: January 29, 2015
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Gunshots on Judd Street Were 'Gang-Related' (Woodstock, IL): The Woodstock Police Department is investigating what they described as a gang-related incident after two gunshot rounds were fired through the front window of a residence in the 400 block of West Judd Street.
Source: The Woodstock Independent    Date: January 27, 2015
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Trial Begins for Man Accused in Deadly Belvidere Shooting (Belvidere, IL): The trial for the second known gang member, accused in a shooting that left one man dead at a Belvidere gas station, began Wednesday. "The defendant was looking for a confrontation that day," said Victor Esgarcidia, prosecuting attorney.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: January 21, 2015
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