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'Drug, gang activity' suspected in Lake Shore Drive shooting (Chicago, IL): The woman shot to death in a van on Lake Shore Drive early Friday was a convicted felon and a documented gang member, a police source told the Chicago Sun-Times.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 1, 2013

Gunfight occurred outside funeral home while wake going on (Joliet, IL): Police say a gunfight took place Monday outside the funeral home where a wake was being held for a gang-related shooting victim.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: January 31, 2013

Two double murder trials to open in Kane County (Kane County, IL): The trials of two men accused of double homicides are scheduled to begin Monday in adjacent Kane County courtrooms, a rare coincidence that has required officials to beef up the jury pool.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 27, 2013

Joliet gang confrontation ends with shooting; one dead (Joliet, IL): Two men were shot — one fatally — Tuesday night in a gang-related confrontation police said.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: January 23, 2013

One killed, one wounded in Joliet gang shooting (Joliet, IL): One man was killed and a second seriously wounded on Joliet's west side in what police say was a gang-related shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 23, 2013

High-ranking gang member held without bail in 2009 slaying (Chicago, IL): A Peoria man who prosecutors say is a high-ranking enforcer for a street gang was ordered held without bail today after being charged with murder in a 2009 slaying on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 21, 2013

Former Chicago cop gets 19 years in Latin Kings case (Chicago, IL): A former veteran Chicago police officer was sentenced to 19 years in prison Friday for stealing drugs, cash and guns for the Latin Kings street gang often while on-duty.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 11, 2013

Closing any CPS high schools would pose gang danger to students (Chicago, IL): The commission studying school closings in Chicago is recommending that no high schools be shut down because doing so would endanger students by forcing them to cross gang boundaries or move to schools where rival gangs hold sway.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 10, 2013

Two critically injured in drive-by shooting on Northwest Side (Chicago, IL): Two men are in critical condition after they were shot during an apparent gang-related shooting in the Northwest Side Irving Park neighborhood early Saturday.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: January 5, 2013

Party ends with gang violence, gunfire (Peoria, IL): A gang-related party ended with violence and gunfire early Saturday in Peoria. Police say members of the Bomb Squad gang were having a party in the 1600 block of N. Bigelow St. Members of the Zone Four gang showed up to apparently "crash the party."
Source: WMBD News    Date: January 5, 2013

Top cop McCarthy outlines the year ahead for Chicago police (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy spoke today about fighting violent crime in the new year. He says anti-gang strategies and getting guns off the streets are at the top of his list.
Source: CLTV    Date: January 2, 2013

Aurora reports no homicides for first time since 1946 (Aurora, IL): For the first time in more than six decades, Aurora finished the year without a single homicide, after years of efforts by police and community groups to end violence between rival gangs in Illinois' second-largest city. Aurora struggled with gang violence beginning in the 1990s. The city's homicides peaked at 26 in both 1995 and 1996. As recently as 2007, the city averaged more than one homicide per month.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: January 2, 2013

Rahm Emanuel's police deployment shuffle (Chicago, IL) : Despite promises of staffing increases, the Chicago Police Department has fewer beat officers in patrol districts across the city than before Mayor Rahm Emanuel took office, a Chicago Sun-Times analysis of city data has found.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 31, 2012

Feds want Chicago cop to serve 19 years for Latin Kings case (Chicago, IL): Federal guidelines call for a former Chicago police officer to serve life in prison after pleading guilty to racketeering conspiracy as an accomplice of the Latin Kings street gang but federal prosecutors recommend he serve 19 years.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 27, 2012

Gangs and politicians in Chicago: An unholy alliance (Chicago, IL): A few months before last February's citywide elections, Hal Baskin's phone started ringing. And ringing. Most of the callers were candidates for Chicago City Council, seeking the kind of help Baskin was uniquely qualified to provide.
Source: Chicago Magazine    Date: December 26, 2012

Elgin teen arrested with gun had revenge in mind (Chicago, IL): Arrested on Chicago's West Side with a loaded automatic handgun, one Elgin teenager told officers he was seeking revenge for a friend's shooting, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 23, 2012

22 years for gang member in Labor Day 2011 Aurora shootings (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man who shot at supposed gang rivals in two separate attacks during Labor Day weekend in 2011 recently was sentenced to 22 years in prison.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: December 23, 2012

Maine Township panel looks at changes in suburban gang activity (Park Ridge, IL): Park Ridge Police Chief Frank Kaminski’s first gang encounter didn't occur on the job. Growing up on Chicago's Southwest Side, he crossed paths with rowdy boys known as the 58th Street Jungle who declared a public park their stomping grounds.
Source: Park Ridge Herald-Advocate    Date: December 21, 2012

18 gang members arrested, narcotics seized in West Side takedown (Chicago, IL): 18 gang members were arrested and cannabis, heroin and crack cocaine seized following a three-month investigation of drug sales in the West Side Austin neighborhood, police News Affairs announced Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 21, 2012

Gang member faces attempted murder charge for shooting officer (Chicago, IL): A man who shot a Chicago police officer last week has been charged with attempted first degree murder and other crimes, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 15, 2012

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