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The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2015

Gang leader indicted on gun charge a week after arrest in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader accused of using a whopping $25 million verdict for his wrongful murder conviction to pay bonuses to recruit new gang members has been hit with a federal gun charge a week after his arrest in a brazen daylight shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 27, 2015

Omar Hernandez charged with gang-related murder of Jeremy Salinas in Bridgeport (Cook County, IL): Jeremy Salinas was murdered by Satan Disciples the same day members of the gang stole his bicycle and sent pictures of it on social media, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 27, 2015

3 charged in fatal shooting on West Side (Chicago, IL): Two men have been charged with causing a security guard to fatally shoot a woman in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. Ronnie Henderson, 18, and Valentine Rodriguez, 24, were charged with murder, aggravated assault including discharging a firearm in a motor vehicle and aggravated discharge of a firearm in an occupied vehicle.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 23, 2015

4 Killed, 32 Wounded in Chicago Violence; Police Involved in Shooting of 16-Year-Old (Chicago, IL): The violence in Chicago rose to fever-pitch level again over the weekend, with 32 wounded and four killed. While most of these shootings are gang-on-gang warfare, on Friday, the Chicago Police were involved in a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old.
Source: Breitbart    Date: August 23, 2015

Reputed gang leader who won $25M court verdict charged in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader who won a whopping $25 million award just three years ago for a wrongful murder conviction from his youth was charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 19, 2015

Reputed Park Ridge Gang Leader Charged in Albany Park Shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed Park Ridge gang leader man has been charged in connection to a shooting in North Center that occurred Monday morning.
Source: Lake View Patch    Date: August 19, 2015

Police and Softball Used to Combat Gang Culture in Chicago Neighborhoods (Chicago, IL): Under the bright lights in Humboldt Park, a squad of Chicago Police officers dropped their uniforms to don a more casual logo last week, "five-0." For the first time in 40 years, the annual all-star event between the CPD team and youth from a gang peace league returned to Humboldt Park last week.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 19, 2015

2 Killed, 11 Hurt in Shootings Since Monday Morning, Police Say (Chicago, IL): Shootings left two men dead and 11 other people wounded since Monday morning, police said. Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in Garfield Park, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 18, 2015

Gangs increasingly challenge rivals online with postings, videos (Chicago, IL): The video call came in as he headed to school. The "opps" — rival gang members — let the teen know they had just seen his "boy" and that he had run away. "What you on?" challenged the caller, using street slang to ask if the teen would also flee. If they came for him, the teen promised, he wouldn't run.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 17, 2015

2 Killed, 7 Wounded In Thursday Shootings (Chicago, IL): Two men were killed and at least seven others wounded in shootings Thursday on the South and West sides of Chicago. The latest fatal shooting was a gang-related attack at a Brighton Park neighborhood gas station just before 3 p.m., police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: August 14, 2015

Cops: Elgin gang member charged after pointing gun at another man (Elgin, IL): A man Elgin who police said is a gang member has been charged with several weapons violations for allegedly pointing a gun at another man during an incident on Aug. 9.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 14, 2015

Man Shot Outside Rogers Park Community Center As 'Gang War' Rages (Chicago, IL): A man was shot and wounded around 2:30 p.m. Wednesday, police said, near the Howard Area Community Center where the director of youth services recently told DNAinfo Chicago that children are in danger because of an "active gang war."
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 12, 2015

Shooting incidents in Aurora already past level for all of 2014 (Aurora, IL): Last year, the number of shooting incidents in Aurora hit the triple digits for the first time in six years. With 103 reported shootings, 2014 was a difficult time for Aurora police, who increased their focus on gang activity and street violence, Aurora police Chief Gregory Thomas said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 12, 2015

Bridgeport's Valentine Boys and Girls Club Hit With Gang Graffiti (Bridgeport, IL): Over the weekend, someone tagged the Valentine Boys & Girls Club. When a club staffer showed up to unlock the doors at 3400 S. Emerald Ave. Sunday afternoon, she discovered graffiti on the building's side windows and free-standing book donation box. It was gang graffiti, according to Theresa Donnelly, the club's aquatics director.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 11, 2015

Gangs 'Want to Think They Have Territory' in Canaryville, Commander Says (Chicago, IL): Community leaders called a rally Friday night and encouraged dozens of neighborhood folks to be more vigilant and active in policing the area.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 10, 2015

Illinois State Police increase Chicago expressway patrols over gang-related shootings (Chicago, IL): An increase in the number of gang-related shootings on or near Chicago-area expressways has prompted Illinois State Police to launch periodic efforts to flood the city's highways with law enforcement officials. In the past two years, one person has died and nearly two dozen have been wounded in shootings on area expressways, according to State Police.
Source: The Republic    Date: August 10, 2015

8 Wounded, 2 Critically, in Shootings Since Saturday Morning: Police (Chicago, IL): Eight people were hurt in shootings since Saturday morning, including two men who were in critical condition, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 9, 2015

Neighbors, Police Celebrate 'Reclaiming' Uptown's Weiss Plaza from Gangs (Chicago, IL): When officers were choosing the neighborhood location for their "National Night Out" event Tuesday, they knew the perfect place to celebrate with the community — Weiss Plaza.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 5, 2015

15 wounded, including 2 children, in shootings citywide (Chicago, IL): At least 15 people were shot, including a 5-year-old girl and a 7-year-old boy, in shootings across Chicago since Sunday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 3, 2015

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