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At least two of five shot near Uptown bus stop have gang ties (Chicago, IL): At least two of the five people shot near an Uptown bus stop Monday evening have gang ties, a law enforcement source said. The most seriously wounded, a 21-year-old man, remained "very critical" and on a ventilator, after a gunshot wound to the head, the source said.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: August 19, 2013

'No rules any more': Chicago violence hits hard at suburban hospital (Chicago, IL): When the doctors at Advocate Christ Medical Center in suburban Chicago hear that yet another shooting victim is on the way to the emergency room, they don't wait to find out their name.
Source: NBC News    Date: August 19, 2013

Sen. Kirk wants new ATF director to appoint Chicago anti-gang coordinator (Chicago, IL): While Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) has dropped his call for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples — just not practical, he realized — Kirk is pushing the new ATF director to appoint a Chicago based anti-gang coordinator as he continues to look for more federal money to combat major gangs.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 18, 2013

Alleged gang member charged with shooting witness in court case (Chicago, IL): A witness in a court case was shot multiple times a day after a 26-year-old Chicago man threatened him with violence if he testified in court, prosecutors said on Sunday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 18, 2013

US judge refuses to halt Chicago school closings (Chicago, IL): A federal judge ruled Thursday that he won't order a halt to public school closings in Chicago, a decision that followed days of sometimes emotional testimony on the issue last month.
Source: The Atlanta Journal-Constitution    Date: August 15, 2013

Rockford police looking into possible gang-related shootings (Rockford, IL): Two drive-by shootings overnight on Rockford’s west side has put the pressure on Rockford Police Department's gang unit.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: August 14, 2013

Police expand West Side Narcotics Initiative to reduce violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry F. McCarthy today announced the expansion of the West Side Narcotics Initiative, an anti-violence effort focused on narcotics markets on Chicago’s west side, to the 15th District.
Source: Las Vegas Guardian Express    Date: August 13, 2013

CPS releases maps of 'safe passage' routes (Chicago, IL): Chicago Public Schools officials today released maps of routes where security will be provided for the thousands of children going to new schools this year. Parents have voiced concern about children crossing rival gang territories and passing empty buildings and vacant lots. Some of them have complained that CPS has been late releasing the maps.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 9, 2013

Two members of regional gang get combined 45 years (Chicago, IL): Two members of Chicago's Latin Kings street gang were sentenced Thursday to a combined 45 years in federal prison for drug dealing and racketeering.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: August 8, 2013

Kifowit-sponsored cill to create gang crime witness protection program now law (Aurora, IL): Local towns will be safer under a new law sponsored by state Rep. Stephanie Kifowit, D-Aurora, that aims to reduce gang activity by protecting witnesses who testify against gangs members.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 7, 2013

Probation ordered for gang member (Woodstock, IL): A reputed gang member was given intensive probation on an armed violence charge, though a McHenry County judge admitted that the sentence was ordered with "great reservation."
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: August 7, 2013

Round Lake Park man sentenced to two years for death of friend (Round Lake Park, IL): A Round Lake Park man was sentenced to two years in prison for killing a friend in a high-speed crash that started when a rival gang member hurled a landscaping brick through his windshield.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 6, 2013

14 face state, federal drug and gun charges (Chicago, IL): Authorities say 14 suspects, including street gang members, face federal or state charges following an investigation by the FBI, Chicago police and other agencies.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: August 2, 2013

Bomb Squad gang suspects may plead guilty (Peoria, IL): Several alleged members of the Bomb Squad street gang could possibly plead guilty later this month as part of the ongoing Don't Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 1, 2013

Gang members invited to summit designed to end the violence (Chicago, IL): Hundreds of gang members will be invited to a summit in Chicago in an attempt to broker peace in the bloodiest neighborhoods — 20 years after “gang summits” here and in other states drew national attention, organizers said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 31, 2013

Senate committee approves Illinois Republican's anti-gang initiative (Chicago, IL): In an effort to combat gang violence, the Senate Appropriations Committee has approved a funding plan to reduce crime and gun access nationwide.
Source: The DePaulia    Date: July 30, 2013

Esteban Sotelo of Chicago charged with shooting man struck six times while shielding baby (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old Chicago man was denied bond Sunday after prosecutors say he and a 14-year-old accomplice shot a man who was shielding his toddler as many as six times as part of a gang initiation.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 29, 2013

New Illinois laws designed to help curb gang violence (Rockford, IL): Empowering witnesses of gang crimes to break the unwritten code of silence and help restore order to their community. That's the intent behind the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act, a bill signed earlier this month by Gov. Pat Quinn.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: July 27, 2013

Kane County judge will not dismiss Latin King civil case (Kane County, IL): A Kane County judge has ruled that the lawsuit filed by the city of Aurora against members of the Latin Kings street gang will trudge on, denying the defendants’ motion to have the case dismissed.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: July 26, 2013

Alleged confession key to Rockford murder trial (Rockford, IL): Savvy police detectives arrested the teenaged brother of a Latin King gang member and deceived him to get a confession to the May 2010 murder of 16-year-old East High School student DeMarkis Robinson, a rival gangster.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: July 24, 2013

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