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Five kids hurt in drive-by on South Side (Chicago, IL): Five children were injured in a drive-by shooting Sunday night in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 21, 2014
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Chicago police face overwhelming gun crime as 45 people shot over weekend (Chicago, IL): A senior Chicago police officer said that parts of the city are being overwhelmed by gun violence, after a weekend in which nine people were shot dead and at least 36 – including six children – were wounded.
Source: The Guardian    Date: April 21, 2014
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Chicago gets new federal unit to help combat violence in the city (Chicago, IL): In the wake of an especially violent Easter weekend in Chicago, the United States Attorney's Office here said today it has set up a special unit to help combat the violence that plagues Chicago.
Source: Chicago Business Journal    Date: April 21, 2014
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Former gang members talk violence, breaking free (Chicago, IL): In the basement of a Washington Park church, former gang members talk with mentors about gang violence, after a weekend that saw five people die and more than 30 others get injured in shootings across Chicago.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: April 15, 2014
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Police blame gang conflicts for violent weekend (Chicago, IL): The warmest weekend of the year turned out to be one of the bloodiest, and Chicago Police say they intend to do something about it. At least 36 people were shot, four of them killed and one person was stabbed between Friday and Sunday, officials said.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: April 14, 2014
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FBI director in Chicago: 'Painfully aware' of city's gun violence (Chicago, IL): In his first visit to Chicago since becoming director of the FBI, James Comey said today he is "painfully aware" of the city's seemingly intractable gun violence and plans to direct more federal resources at the problem.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 14, 2014
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Four killed, 33 wounded in weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): During the bloodiest weekend of the year, four people were killed and 33 were wounded in shootings, including a 24-year-old-mother of two.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 13, 2014
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Chicago's $8 million push to protect students from gangs (Chicago, IL): Anxiety simmered in the days before Chicago's school year began. Everyone there knew about the city's intractable gang problems, the explosive violence that came with it -- and the dangerous, shifting territories schoolchildren might cross even more often just to get to school.
Source: CNN    Date: April 10, 2014
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Ex-Death Row inmate: Police 'street files' prove I was framed (Chicago, IL): For the fourth time in his 60-year life, Nathson Fields squared off in a trial court Thursday against the Chicago cops who put him on Death Row. This time, the former high-ranking member of the El Rukn street gang has already been cleared of the 1984 double murder for which he was sentenced to death.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 10, 2014
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Two shot during fight in Englewood (Chicago, IL): Two people were shot during a fight between rival gang factions Tuesday night in Englewood. A 24-year-old woman and a 20-year-old man were part of a group involved in a fight at Halsted and 66th streets when someone pulled out a gun and fired numerous shots about 7:10 p.m., police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 9, 2014
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Two face charges stemming from shooting incident in June (Decatur, IL): Two alleged members of a Decatur street gang face attempted murder charges after police claim they beat up and then shot a Decatur man in the leg.
Source: Herald & Review    Date: April 8, 2014
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Alvarez: More gang conspiracy cases coming, new division for domestic, sex assault cases (Chicago, IL): In what she called a "fresh approach" to targeting gun crimes, Cook County State's Attorney Anita Alvarez said Tuesday she plans to increasingly use the state's new anti-racketeering law to target gang leaders with sweeping indictments.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 8, 2014
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DeKalb's Gangs: Word of gang violence leaves Greek Row residents uneasy, but what truth is there to rumors? (DeKalb, IL): It's 5 a.m. on a school night in late March and members of Phi Kappa Psi fraternity are just heading to bed. The fraternity brothers were up all night protecting their house from the gang violence rumored to be going around Greek Row. But, that's exactly what police say DeKalb gang violence is: a rumor.
Source: Northern Star    Date: April 3, 2014
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Man gets 40 years in fatal shooting of 13-year-old at Uptown pizzeria (Chicago, IL): A purported Gangster Disciple was sentenced to 40 years in prison Thursday after admitting he shot and killed a 13-year-old boy at an Uptown pizzeria.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 3, 2014
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Man charged with gang-related murder of woman in 2010 (Chicago, IL): A 23-year-old man has been charged with killing a woman in what police believe was a gang-related shooting September 2010 in the West Side Little Village neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 3, 2014
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Gunfire near Bridgeport Police Station leaves neighbors worried (Bridgeport, IL): The sound of gunshots erupted in an all-too-familiar neighborhood intersection, this time badly damaging a car and once again leaving residents shaken up.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 1, 2014
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Feds add two to Don't Shoot (Peoria, IL): Federal prosecutors added two names to the growing list of people being prosecuted as part of the Don’t Shoot anti-gun violence campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: March 31, 2014
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Rapper Lil Marc killed in Washington Park shooting Friday (Chicago, IL): Police are investigating the fatal mid-day shooting of a man in Washington Park. A 20-year-old man was shot in his head at 1:27 p.m. in the 300 block of East 51st Street, said Officer Ana Pacheco, a police spokeswoman. Family members identified him as Marc Campbell, a local rapper who performed as Lil Marc.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: March 28, 2014
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Two guilty in murder of 9-year-old girl killed washing her dog (Chicago, IL): Shot in the back while washing her dogs outside her father's Englewood home in 2009, 9-year-old Chastity Turner's death became another gut-wrenching symbol of the violence plaguing the South Side neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 26, 2014
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Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy: "The number one driver of crime is gang violence" (Chicago, IL): Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy came on the Steve Cochran show this morning, talking about gang violence: "We have a plan, we put the plan together, we executed it and it's working," says McCarthy.
Source: WGN Radio 720    Date: March 26, 2014
http://wgnradio.com/...

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