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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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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
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Gang members charged with gun, drug trafficking (Chicago, IL): More than a dozen men affiliated with a street gang have been charged in federal court with gun and drug trafficking near the Altgeld Gardens public housing complex on the South Side, Department of Justice officials said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 5, 2013
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Police address recent violence at Elgin meeting (Elgin, IL): Recent incidents of violence in Elgin — a murder and two reports of shots fired in the last nine days — are not necessarily related and don't represent a significant increase in gang activity, Elgin police said during a community meeting Wednesday night.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 3, 2013
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

Murders fall 42 percent in America's deadliest city: Chicago (Chicago, IL): Three months after Chicago notched the most murders in the nation, officials are touting a dramatic downturn in crime. In the first quarter of the year, murders dropped 42 percent over the same period last year and shootings were down 27 percent -- reductions that authorities say were fueled by anti-gang initiatives.
Source: NBC News    Date: April 1, 2013
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Cartels dispatch agents deep inside US (Chicago, IL): After one of his assistant prosecutors was gunned down in January, Kaufman County District Attorney Mike McLelland carried a gun everywhere, even when walking the dog.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: April 1, 2013
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One killed, one injured Friday in Logan Square shooting (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member was shot and killed and another man was injured Friday evening during a gang-related shooting in the Logan Square neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: March 30, 2013
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Gang member jailed after enemies shoot up his house (Elgin, IL): A 19-year-old parolee arrested Wednesday for allegedly possessing four rounds of pistol ammunition is a gang member, and his arrest followed a gunfire attack on his home, police revealed Friday.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: March 29, 2013
http://couriernews.suntimes.com/...

Teen shot friend who wouldn’t join gang, prosecutors say (Chicago, IL): A South Side teenager allegedly shot and seriously wounded a video game buddy because he expressed no interest in joining a gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 29, 2013
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Pendleton killing suspects arraigned, plead not guilty (Chicago, IL): Two suspected street gang members charged with killing a 15-year-old Chicago honor student in January pleaded not guilty Thursday to murder charges.
Source: United Press International    Date: March 28, 2013
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19-year-old killed in Elgin Tuesday night (Elgin, IL): Elgin police are investigating a homicide on the 200 block of Silver Court, authorities announced early Wednesday morning. Elgin Police Gang Unit detectives are conducting the investigation, officials said. Police said the death is believed to be gang related.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 27, 2013
http://www.dailyherald.com/...

Drug probe nets 18 indictments (Waukegan, IL): A months long drug trafficking investigation drug led to the indictments of 18 people for the manufacture and distribution of narcotics from Mexico, police said Wednesday. Police allege the trafficking organization involved Waukegan street gang members.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: March 27, 2013
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Cops on foot patrol join 'strategic saturation' crime-fighting plan (Chicago, IL): It's an old idea: The cop walking the beat. But that classic policing strategy is the latest tactic Chicago Police are adding in their ongoing battle against the city's spiraling violence.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 25, 2013
http://www.suntimes.com/...

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