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Burke signs on as co-sponsor of gang registry bill (Oak Lawn, IL) : State Rep. Kelly Burke (D-36th District) signed on as a co-sponsor to HB 3082, a bill that would open the Illinois State Police's gang member database to the public.
Source: OakLawnPatch    Date: April 22, 2013
http://oaklawn.patch.com/...

Three suspects charged in Operation Street Sweep (Round Lake Park, IL): Round Lake Park police and federal authorities have made three arrests in a neighboring village in what they say is a continuing investigation of local drug dealers and street gang members.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 19, 2013
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

Chicago schools consult gang lines in closure plan (Chicago, IL): The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what's known as "The Holy City" — the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city's most dangerous areas.
Source: ABC News    Date: April 15, 2013
http://abcnews.go.com/...

Gangs suspected in weekend shootings in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Rival gang members are believed to be behind more than one of the weekend’s five shooting incidents. Two people suffered non-life-threatening injuries, and several vehicles and residences were struck.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: April 15, 2013
http://www.rrstar.com/...

Fund to combat gang violence low on cash (Chicago, IL): A street gang fund that could have potentially collected millions of dollars to combat gang violence in Illinois has only a few hundred dollars in it after several years on the books, an investigation has found.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: April 15, 2013
http://www.nbcchicago.com/...

Rockford police arrest suspected street gang member (Rockford, IL): A man suspected of ties to the Vice Lords street gang and to be responsible for series of area shots-fired incidents in late February was arrested Tuesday.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: April 12, 2013
http://www.rrstar.com/...

Facebook rumor of Chicago gang retaliation a hoax, Peoria police say (Peoria, IL): The Peoria Police Department debunked claims made on Facebook that members of a Chicago gang are traveling to Peoria to retaliate for the city’s recent string of homicides.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: April 11, 2013
http://www.pjstar.com/...

Lakeview shooting victim suffers graze wound from alleged gang-related shot (Chicago, IL): A man who suffered a graze wound after being shot in Lakeview Wednesday night told police he was a gang member and that he thought the shooting was gang-related.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 11, 2013
http://www.dnainfo.com/...

Suspect in Chicago murder arrested in LA (Chicago, IL): An alleged fugitive street-gang member suspected of killing a 15-year-old Chicago teen has been arrested in Los Angeles and is awaiting extradition to Illinois.
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: April 11, 2013
http://www.nwherald.com/...

New bill targets gang recruiters (Rockford, IL): The goal is to send a message to gangs who recruit, by saying if you're caught soliciting you could face up to 15 years in prison under a new bill that's gaining support in Springfield.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: April 10, 2013
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Peoria mayor Jim Ardis says 'game on' against city's street gangs (Peoria, IL): Mayor Jim Ardis declared Wednesday it was "game on" in the ongoing struggle against street gangs in Peoria.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: April 10, 2013
http://www.pjstar.com/...

Quincy man dies in gang-related incident in Peoria (Peoria, IL): A 25-year Quincy man was killed early Tuesday morning in what Peoria police are saying was a gang-related incident.
Source: Quincy Herald-Whig    Date: April 10, 2013
http://www.whig.com/...

Suspect's mom disputes motive in slaying of boy, 14 (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member was out to avenge the killing of his father when he opened fire on a group of teenagers walking in rival territory, fatally wounding a 14-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, Cook County prosecutors alleged.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 10, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

Anti-violence initiative targets narcotics strategies to reduce crime (Chicago, IL) : Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy and Mayor Rahm Emanuel today announced an additional anti-violence initiative – the Westside Narcotics Initiative – focused on narcotics markets on Chicago’s Westside, where the drug trade is a leading driver of violence.
Source: The Guardian Express    Date: April 9, 2013
http://guardianlv.com/...

Prosecutors: Teen who killed boy, 14, wanted revenge for father's slaying (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member was out to avenge the murder of his father when he opened fire at a group of teenagers walking in rival territory, fatally wounding a 14-year-old boy Sunday afternoon in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood, Cook County prosecutors said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 9, 2013
http://www.chicagotribune.com/...

Peoria police chief targets two gangs in wake of killings (Peoria, IL): Peoria police are targeting two South Peoria gangs in the Don’t Shoot campaign after a rash of violence left three men dead and at least one wounded since Friday.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: April 9, 2013
http://www.pjstar.com/...

Two teens injured in gang-related shooting on near West Side (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old boys were injured when gunfire rang out during a gang-related dispute in the McKinley Park neighborhood early Monday, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 8, 2013
http://chicago.cbslocal.com/...

Two teens hurt in gang-related shooting in McKinley Park (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old boys were injured when gunfire rang out during a gang-related dispute in the McKinley Park neighborhood early Monday, police said.
Source: KDFW Fox 4 News    Date: April 8, 2013
http://www.myfoxdfw.com/...

Chicago Police program protects kids targeted with gang violence (Chicago, IL): It's like an early warning system for an oncoming storm of violence heading straight for a Chicago Public School student. And the forecaster is the Chicago Police Department. Sometimes, the students have witnessed gang murders.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 6, 2013
http://www.suntimes.com/...

What to do about gang violence? (Elgin, IL): When fighting gang activity, "the No. 1 problem we have is parents who are essentially clueless" that their children are involved in a gang, police Lt. Jeff Adam told a roomful of people last week.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: April 6, 2013
http://couriernews.suntimes.com/...

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