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Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison (Chicago, IL): He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 19, 2014
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Anti-Violence Group Preparing Move Into Freeport To Lower Crime (Freeport, IL): Recently, the streets of Freeport have been plagued with violence and residents believe the shootings, stabbings, and shots-fired calls are connected to gang activity. “There is no accountability for the young people today,” says Scott Lewis of the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.
Source: WQRF FOX 39 News    Date: December 17, 2014
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New Initiative to Prevent Children from Gang Life Could be Coming to Schools (Peoria, IL): Learning about gang life and how to stay away from it could be a taught at your kids' school, just learning about math or reading. It's part of a new Peoria initiative, known as "Gang Free Life".
Source: WYZZ News    Date: December 16, 2014
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District 150 considers property tax increase, hears anti-gang strategy (Peoria, IL): Peoria School District 150’s board meeting Monday was a mixed bag of hope and gloom. Auditors followed up on the bleak financial picture District 150 administrators have painted recently. Board members approved a proposal that will raise property taxes about $8 in 2015 on a home valued at $120,000.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: December 15, 2014
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Witness to killing aided police -- and was gunned down on eve of trial (Chicago, IL): Nearly three years ago, Lawndale "Lonnie" Nutall witnessed a gang slaying outside a convenience store at a corner in Chicago's crime-plagued West Englewood neighborhood. Tired of the pervasive violence, he cooperated with police, helping lead to murder charges against a member of a Gangster Disciples faction.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 14, 2014
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Chicago's "Violence Interrupters" Look to Open Chapter in Freeport (Freeport, IL): Some people in Freeport say gang violence is worse than people in their city want to admit and they're not going to wait for police to help fix the problem. Now a Chicago based organization is joining the fight against crime.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: December 12, 2014
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Man gets 45 years in prison in Wheeling shooting death (Cook County, IL): While his parents maintained his innocence, an Arlington Heights man was sentenced Monday to 45 years in prison for the gang-related shooting of an innocent bystander who was out walking his dog in Wheeling last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune     Date: December 8, 2014
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Reputed Waukegan gang member gets 45 years for 2013 shooting (Lake County, IL): A reputed Waukegan street gang member was sentenced to 45 years in prison Friday after being convicted earlier this year of attempted murder for shooting a man in 2013.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: December 5, 2014
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Teen gang members charged with Wheeling burglaries (Wheeling, IL): Two teenage gang members have been charged with a string of home burglaries in northwest suburban Wheeling last month.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: December 5, 2014
http://www.myfoxchicago.com/...

Two men charged after shooting involving off-duty Cook County deputy (Chicago, IL): Charges have been filed against two men after a weekend gunfight with an off-duty Cook County sheriff's deputy outside a West Town bar left one of the men in critical condition.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2014
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

2 gang members charged in shooting involving off-duty officer outside Funky Buddha Lounge (Chicago, IL): Fernando Lopez and Mario Orta, two known gang members, each face multiple felonies in a shooting involving an off-duty Cook County Sheriff's Deputy outside the Funky Buddha Lounge.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: December 2, 2014
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West Pullman's 116th Street sees uptick in homicides (Chicago, IL): Jason Draper and his wife Leonore, an anti-violence activist, were at an April fundraiser to raise awareness about gun crime when he decided to duck out early to grab some food and head home to rest. Leonore stayed behind to chat with her college roommate.
Source: RedEye    Date: November 30, 2014
http://www.redeyechicago.com/...

Thanksgiving Shootings Leave Four Chicago Gang Members Injured (Chicago, IL): Thanksgiving turned deadly leaving four Chicago gang members injured in random shootings. Chicago police officers reported that the first shooting took place at approximately 11:10 am on Thanksgiving Day at the 5700 block of South Sangamon Street when a 36-year-old man was the victim of a drive by shooting as he walked down the street.
Source: Liberty Voice    Date: November 27, 2014
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Alleged gang members arraigned under RICO Act, could face life sentences (Lake County, IL): Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 26, 2014
http://newssun.chicagotribune.com/...

Man stabbed in head during gang-related fight in Pilsen (Chicago, IL): A 29-year-old man was in serious condition after being stabbed during a gang-related fight Friday night on the West Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 22, 2014
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War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other (Chicago, IL): Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence. There was Sammy, 16, who could describe the times he'd dodged gunfire, once ducking behind a tree.
Source: The Columbian    Date: November 22, 2014
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‘If I get shot, I won't be caring’: Chicago youths numbed to cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): “Write this down: RIP — Revenge. Is. Promised.” The threat, issued by a young man in his mid-teens, illustrated a sentiment seemingly shared by the gaggle of youths gathered on a sidewalk in a quiet part of the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Aljazeera America    Date: November 21, 2014
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Alleged Chicago Gang Member Hosts Reddit AMA (Chicago, IL): What books does a gang member read? What do gangbangers do for self-improvement when they aren’t pushing weight or pimping? Which teardrop tattoo on a gang member indicates he’s murdered someone and which one tells us he’s mourning a friend who was killed?
Source: Chicagoist    Date: November 20, 2014
http://chicagoist.com/...

Man guilty of killing woman whose sister was at Obama speech on violence (Chicago, IL): Jurors found a Lake County man guilty of murder late Wednesday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother in North Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 12, 2014
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

Elgin Continues to Prevent Ex-Latin Kings from Sharing Faith (Elgin, IL) : The city of Elgin continues a lawsuit against ex-Latin King members preventing them from telling current Latin-King gang members about Jesus. Elgin claims that Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act allows them to silence the evangelists.
Source: Earned Media    Date: November 12, 2014
http://www.earnedmedia.org/...

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