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On the streets of Austin: A mother's cries signal another fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): Joseph Campbell's body lay in a pool of blood on a West Side sidewalk as the sun began to rise early Saturday morning, hours after he had been fatally shot in the abdomen and right shoulder.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 25, 2015

Lake County Sheriff forms task force to target gang activity (Waukegan, IL): Officials in a northern Illinois county are forming a task force to deal with increased activity by gangs they say are migrating to the area from Chicago.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: July 23, 2015

Suspect arrested in fatal shooting of 7-year-old Amari Brown (Chicago, IL): Wisconsin authorities say a suspect in the shooting death of a 7-year-old Chicago boy has been arrested. The Douglas County sheriff’s office said Rasheed Martin, 20, was arrested Wednesday by deputies and U.S. Marshals at a home in Superior, Wisconsin.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 22, 2015

Rapper accused of murdering rival in front of his kids (Chicago, IL): When Vallan Francis saw a rival gang member riding a bicycle down his West Ridge block Friday afternoon, he and his fiancee rushed to grab their little children who were playing on the front lawn.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 21, 2015

Police Cmdr. Blames One Gang for Spike in Kenwood Robberies and Shootings (Chicago, IL): Wentworth District Cmdr. Terence Williams decided against sending a subordinate to an aldermanic meeting Monday and came himself to talk to Kenwood residents rattled by recent shootings.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 21, 2015

Willie Lloyd: Former Gang Leader of the Vice Lord Nation Dead at 64 (Chicago, IL): Former leader of Vice Lord Nation and reformed advocate of anti-violence, Willie Lloyd died Monday at the age of 64. He relocated with his family to Minnesota a few years ago and retreated to a quiet and solemn life. No further information was offered at press time.
Source: Chicago Defender    Date: July 21, 2015

How cameras are helping stop crime in Prospect Heights (Prospect Heights, IL): Not too long ago, it wasn't uncommon for Jose Antonio Ortiz to spot five or six gang members hanging out in Prospect Heights' Willow Trails Park as he walked past on his way from his school bus stop to his home. The park sits within a hub of more than 80 apartment buildings commonly known as the Piper Lane neighborhood. The area south of Chicago Executive Airport had a bad reputation for crime and gang activity, and in the 1980s even earned the nickname "Sniper Lane."
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 20, 2015

Chicago Gun Lawsuit Launched To Combat Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): A Chicago suburbs gun lawsuit was launched in a frustrated effort to combat raging gang violence in the metropolitan area. Gangs from the South and West sides of the city are reportedly embroiled in ongoing vendettas. The bodies keep piling up each weekend and innocent residents are reportedly getting caught in the crossfire.
Source: The Inquisitr    Date: July 20, 2015

For troubled youths, veterans offer shoulders to lean on (Chicago, IL): Two dozen boys wore cobalt polos and matching grins listening to the keynote speakers of their graduation ceremony. Absent from the event was a Little Village graduate who was recovering after being shot last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 18, 2015

Federal attorneys say to expect more gang indictments (Chicago, IL): Federal attorneys extended their work against local violent gang members Thursday with two more indictments, and U.S. Attorney David Capp said his office isn't done with them.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2015

Four charged with mob action after shooting incident in Mount Prospect (Mount Prospect, IL): Three men and a teen are charged following a gang-related shooting incident Wednesday afternoon in northwest suburban Mount Prospect.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 17, 2015

New Near West Side Commander Tells Residents: 'We Can Solve Gang Problems' (Chicago, IL): The new commander of the police district that covers parts of West Town, the West Loop, Pilsen, Ukrainian Village and Humboldt Park wants residents to know: He doesn't want teenaged gang members to run their lives.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 15, 2015

28 Shot, 6 Killed: Baby, 12-Yr-Old, Latest Victims of Chicago Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): By 5 PM on Sunday this weekend, 28 had been shot and 6 killed in Chicago’s gang violence. Victims included a 12-year-old boy and a baby. One-year-old Dillon Harris was being pushed in a stroller by his mother in the Woodlawn neighborhood when a car fleeing a gang shooting ran him over on Saturday.
Source: Breitbart    Date: July 13, 2015

Logan Square homicides spike (Chicago, IL): The Chicago neighborhood that has exploded with breweries, art galleries, coffee shops and condos is on track to nearly double its homicides this year.
Source: RedEye    Date: July 13, 2015

Chicago rapper Capo, baby killed in gang-related incident: report (Chicago, IL): Chicago rapper Capo, a member of Chief Keef's "Glo Gang," has died in a gang-related shooting over the weekend that also resulted in the death of a baby boy who was struck by a vehicle fleeing the scene, the Chicago Sun-Times reported on Sunday.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 12, 2015

Man charged with murder of 13-month-old after fatal shooting in Woodlawn (Chicago, IL): A man has been charged with murder after a 13-month-old boy was run down by a vehicle fleeing a deadly gang shooting Saturday afternoon in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: July 11, 2015

Chicago mom is fighting violence one kid at a time (Chicago, IL): Chicago is notoriously known for its epidemic of gang violence and shootings that occur on a much too regular basis, but one mother, who has seen the ugly side of her community for far too long has stepped up and taken on the epidemic in the only way she knew how. Her solution to stop the gang violence and shootings has nothing to do with gun laws or anything of the sort, but rather reaching out to the kids in the community.
Source:    Date: July 10, 2015

Lawyer for father of slain 7-year-old downplays alleged gang ties (Chicago, IL): An attorney for the father of the 7-year-old boy who was fatally shot over the violent Fourth of July weekend downplayed the West Side man's alleged gang affiliation, asserting that police "make assumptions" on gang membership.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 8, 2015

Cops: Gang members arrested after Lincolnwood mall brawl (Lincolnwood, IL): Three men with gang affiliations were arrested Friday after a fight broke out in the parking lot of the Lincolnwood Town Center shopping mall, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 8, 2015

How One Woman in Chicago is Combating Gun Violence (Chicago, IL): Diane Latiker's 13-year-old daughter and her friends had nothing to do and nowhere to hang out. It was 12 years ago in Chicago. They were running wild in the neighborhood, and that was a problem: The parks weren't safe. Vacant lots and boarded-up buildings were no place for kids to spend free time.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 8, 2015

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