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2 men injured in shooting outside Albany Park funeral home (Chicago, IL): A wake for a street gang member erupted in gunfire, and two men were shot and wounded. The service inside was for Ismael Lopez, who was gunned down last week in a gang turf dispute in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Source: CLTV    Date: May 5, 2015

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life (Cook County, IL): A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 4, 2015

Aurora police give neighborhood group lowdown on gangs (Aurora, IL): A group of crime-conscious citizens on Aurora's West Side left their regular monthly meeting armed with knowledge about Aurora's gangs.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: May 1, 2015

Convicted Hobo gang member turns to ex-FBI agent to administer lie-detector test (Chicago, IL): According to the FBI, Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester was the leader of a hyper-violent Chicago street gang — the Hobos — whose members are suspected of killing a police informant and others to protect Chester.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 1, 2015

Black Disciples gang leader from Gary sentenced in drug trafficking (Chicago, IL): A Gary man who held a high leadership role with the Black Disciples was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in dealing drugs for the Chicago street gang, officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: April 29, 2015

Bill expands protected places in gang recruitment law (Illinois): It's illegal to recruit gang members on school property. Violators can be charged with a felony. Soon, there could be more places which are off-limits to gang recruiters. The goal is to keep kids safe. There are already some measures in place to stop gang recruitment in the state, but this proposal creates a broader scope of where recruitment won't be tolerated.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: April 28, 2015

Police: 'Generational cycle of gangs' caused uptick in Aurora violence (Aurora, IL): Several hundred people filled the West Aurora High School auditorium in search of information about violence, gangs and crime in Aurora, the largest crowd yet in the police department's series of community meetings to discuss a rise in shootings this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 28, 2015

4 Killed, 17 Wounded in 21 Shootings in Latest Weekend of Chicago Violence (Chicago, IL): As Baltimore fills the media with its tales of rioting and protests, Chicago remains a shooting gallery with another 21 shootings and four deaths over the weekend.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 27, 2015

Woman Dies After Gang-Related Shooting (Rockford, IL): A bullet intended for a gang member has proven to be fatal, 10 days later. Dezarae Sewell, 19, was pronounced dead of a gunshot wound at Rockford Memorial Hospital Sunday afternoon. She was shot in the head April 16th on Oakley Avenue. Police are still searching for a suspect.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: April 27, 2015

Prosecutors: Gang member killed man who pursued charges against his cohort (Chicago, IL): A man who had been threatened by a rival gang member’s family outside Cook County court for pressing charges was fatally shot several months later by a member of the rival gang, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 22, 2015

The Gem City Gang Route (Quincy, IL): Gang Violence plagues major cities like St. Louis and Chicago, but is this organized chaos leaving traces throughout the Tri-State area? Community members, city officials, and law enforcement say this activity is on the rise.
Source: KHQA 7 News     Date: April 22, 2015

Gang members charged with 2013 attempted murders (Chicago, IL): Federal charges against local members of the Two Six gang continue to come as two more members are accused of attempting to murder two people in 2013.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 20, 2015

No bail for 3rd man charged in slaying behind Belmont Cragin Dunkin' Donuts (Chicago, IL): A judge denied bail for a third man accused of a gang-related shooting in March that left a man dead behind a Northwest Side Dunkin' Donuts.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 19, 2015

Operation Violence Reduction: Police strike back against criminals (East St. Louis, IL): The U.S. Marshal Service and state and local police officers are striking back against criminals. For the last six weeks, officers have scoured the streets snatching up criminals and seizing guns, illegal weapons and drugs.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: April 17, 2015

Zone 4 gang member Robert Nathan sentenced, scolded by judge (Peoria, IL): Calling him a “simple street thug,” a federal judge on Thursday sentenced Robert Nathan to a year and a day in federal prison. Chief U.S. District Judge James Shadid had harsh words for Nathan, 27, who he said chose to be cool and hang out with his friends rather than to participate in a program that could turn his life around.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: April 16, 2015

Facing 20 felonies, men plead not guilty in armed home invasion case (Lake County, IL): Two of five men charged in connection with an alleged drug-related home invasion earlier this year in unincorporated Waukegan near Gurnee pleaded not guilty Wednesday in Lake County Circuit Court.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: April 15, 2015

Two more Zone 4 gang members get prison time (Peoria, IL): A federal judge on Friday sentenced the last two members of the Zone 4 street gang to prison, ending the second phase of the Don’t Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: April 13, 2015

Aurora launches community meetings on gang violence (Aurora, IL): About 70 residents showed up Monday night in search of knowledge in an effort to take back their communities in the wake of recent gang violence in Aurora.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 13, 2015

Prosecutors team up against gang members (Decatur, IL): Macon County authorities say they've been cracking down on gang crimes over the last couple of years. That includes shootings and violent crimes. They say their efforts have been working. Their latest plan is a gang and weapons prosecution unit at the state's attorney's office. They just put this together last week.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: April 13, 2015

Safe Passage worker attacked by gang member outside N. Side school (Chicago, IL): Cook County prosecutors say a gang member repeatedly stabbed a Safe Passage worker with a box cutter while he was on-duty outside a North Side school.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 11, 2015

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