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Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders (Chicago, IL): A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit profits.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014
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Mechanic denies lying to Chicago police out of fear of gang retaliation (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors allege a West Side auto mechanic was so terrified of implicating gang kingpin Jason Austin in the 2008 murders of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion that he lied to investigators to help Austin’s alibi.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014
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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: Medical Xpress    Date: August 27, 2014
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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: U Chicago News    Date: August 26, 2014
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Ten arrested in West Side drug market bust (Chicago, IL): Ten people were arrested when police broke up what they called a gang-controlled drug market in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: August 25, 2014
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Two dead after two police-involved shootings on West, South Sides; one victim identified (Chicago, IL): A man fatally shot by police Sunday night in the East Garfield Park neighborhood has been identified. Roshad McIntosh, 19, of the 1000 block of North Central, was pronounced dead at the scene at 7:43 p.m., authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 24, 2014
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11 shot, including 3-year-old boy, as Chicago gun violence worsens (Chicago, IL): Chicago is grappling with a crime paradox this summer: Even as overall crime including homicide drops, the rate of shooting incidents isn't slowing down and threatens to surpass previous years.
Source: Los Angeles Times    Date: August 23, 2014
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Gang member Rice guilty of murder try (Decatur, IL): The jurors who convicted Rajiv Rice of attempted first-degree murder Friday afternoon did not know that he has another felony gun violence case pending for allegedly firing a handgun at a car occupied by a 19-year-old man.
Source: Herald-Review    Date: August 23, 2014
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Gang members hit with racketeering, murder charges (Chicago, IL): Eight purported street gang members have been indicted on racketeering and drug trafficking charges in federal court in northwest Indiana.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: August 22, 2014
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Underling told cops gang leader killed 'to show off' (Chicago, IL): A much-feared gang leader who federal prosecutors allege murdered an off-duty Chicago police detective and his female companion in 2008 shot the pair for no other reason than to show how coldblooded he could be, an underling told police days after the slayings.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 22, 2014
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Attempted murder trial testimony turns to gangs (Decatur, IL): The focus of the trial of Rajiv Rice shifted Thursday from his role in the shooting of 21-year-old Katari Smith to his alleged membership in a gang that has been responsible for numerous violent incidents in the city.
Source: Herald-Review    Date: August 22, 2014
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Winnebago County Violent Crime Task Force targets gang-related crimes (Rockford, IL): The number of shots-fired incidents has dropped 21 percent thus far in 2014, from 281 at this time last year to 223 for the same period this year.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: August 21, 2014
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Man charged with attempted murder of boy, 15, in gang recruitment stabbing (Chicago, IL): A third person has been charged in the brutal gang-recruitment beating that left a 15-year-old boy critically injured in March.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 21, 2014
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Drug dealer killed Chicago cop, companion: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): In the days leading up to the August 2008 slayings of off-duty Chicago police Detective Robert Soto and a companion on the West Side, a fight was brewing nearby between gang rivals selling heroin.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014
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Gang-related homicides on rise in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Aurora police are continuing their investigation into a weekend slaying, hoping to make arrests and perhaps gain insight into a recent eruption of violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014
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Parents visit block where boy, 9, was slain: 'Where he took his last breath' (Chicago, IL): Nine-year-old Antonio Smith was gunned down on a concrete slab a few feet away from the railroad tracks that have long served as the dividing line between rival gangs in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood known as Pocket Town.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 21, 2014
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Police chief says recent shootings in Aurora are 'frustrating' (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police Chief Greg Thomas is "frustrated" with what’s going on in his city. Gang-related shootings have been on the rise in recent weeks, and police are working diligently to stop the violence, he said.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: August 20, 2014
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Kirk meets with imprisoned gang members to find solutions to Chicago's gang epidemic (Chicago, IL): U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) today visited the Cook County Jail and met with senior members of the Cook County Intelligence Department and other jail officials regarding their work with those imprisoned at the facility.
Source: The Bugle     Date: August 20, 2014
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Alleged Zone 4 member pleads guilty on drug charges (Peoria, IL): Another alleged member of the Zone 4 street gang has pleaded guilty to federal conspiracy charges brought last year as part of the Don't Shoot program.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 19, 2014
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Police: Gang-related shooting investigation led to drug bust (Round Lake Park, IL): The investigation into a Round Lake Park shooting last week and help from a resident resulted in a drug bust in the same block, police said.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: August 18, 2014
http://newssun.suntimes.com/...

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