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Shooter targeted passenger in car, hit 9-year-old, police source says (Chicago, IL): A known gang member riding in a car with a 9-year-old boy Wednesday evening was the intended target when the boy was shot in the chest on the South Side, according to a police source.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 6, 2013

Gage Park teen killed in gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A gang-related shooting left one teenage boy dead, and another seriously hurt in the Southwest Side Gage Park neighborhood.
Source: Homicide Watch Chicago    Date: June 6, 2013

Kirk, Rush plan to work together to fight gang problems (Chicago, IL): U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) and U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) pledged to work together on Tuesday after meeting in Washington to discuss gang violence, just days after Rush angrily slammed Kirk’s plan for mass arrests of the Gangster Disciples.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: June 5, 2013

Five Aurora gang members who ignored lawsuit banned from hanging out (Aurora, IL): In the year since the Kane County State's Attorney's office sued 35 Latin Kings in Aurora, injunctions have been issued against five gang members because they never responded to the lawsuit.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 4, 2013

Rockford police arrest suspected gang member (Rockford, IL): Police arrested a suspected Vice Lords street gang member as they investigated a shots fired incident Wednesday afternoon.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: May 30, 2013

Crime drops at apartment complex after police hire social worker (Chicago, IL): When social worker Natalia Mercado joined the Rolling Meadows Police Department earlier this year, crime rates were up 25 percent in the East Park Apartments. Now, they're down significantly, and although she said she can't take all of the credit, she admits she's been busy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 30, 2013

Bobby Rush rips Mark Kirk's mass gang arrests proposal as 'elitist white boy solution' (Chicago, IL): Rep. Bobby Rush (D-Ill.) is highly critical of a proposal by Sen. Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) for mass arrests of 18,000 Gangster Disciples, telling the Sun-Times on Wednesday that Kirk’s approach is “headline grabbing” and an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”
Source: The Herald-News    Date: May 29, 2013

Senators want US to target Chicago street gangs (Chicago, IL): Illinois' two U.S. senators on Wednesday urged the nominee for U.S. attorney in Chicago to not only fight public corruption but to also redouble the battle against street gangs.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: May 29, 2013

Chicago gang member followed man before fatally shooting his 6-month-old daughter (Chicago, IL): A gang member followed a man he suspected of burglarizing his mother's home after spotting him driving in Chicago. Then he waited for the man to pull over, prosecutors alleged Tuesday, before opening fire — killing the man's 6-month-old daughter.
Source: Daily Reporter    Date: May 28, 2013

CeaseFire complains police interfere with group's push to ease gang conflicts (Chicago, IL): CeaseFire Illinois workers say Chicago police officers are increasingly ordering them off street corners in Woodlawn along with gang members, interfering with their efforts to tamp down violence in the crime-plagued neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 25, 2013

Four men face charges after gang fight (East Moline, IL): Four people are in custody after an East Moline fight between rival gang members earlier this week.
Source: Quad-Cities Online    Date: May 22, 2013

Four teens wounded in Austin shooting (Chicago, IL): Four people were hurt in a gang-related shooting after large groups of teenagers started fighting in the street Monday night in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 21, 2013

Church vandalized: Organ destroyed, walls covered with gang slogans (Chicago, IL): Police are asking for the public's help in finding the people who vandalized a church in Chicago's East Side neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 20, 2013

Cops: Man hurt in gang-related Elgin shooting (Elgin, IL): A 23-year-old man shot in the leg early Sunday morning in a gang-related attack in northwest suburban Elgin, police said.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 19, 2013

Violence down from two decades ago (Joliet, IL): Joshua Hoehn was visiting Christopher Perry on Jan. 22 when they made a snack run to a nearby gas station. As they walked out of Perry's house in the 200 block of Hunter Avenue, according to police, a red sport utility vehicle with two men inside pulled up. The passenger opened fire, reports said.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: May 18, 2013

Boy, 16, held on $1M in shooting of woman outside H.S. (Chicago, IL): A 16-year-old Chicago high school student whose friend had been killed earlier, accidentally shot a female student on Wednesday as he was gunning for a rival gang member, prosecutors said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 17, 2013

Senator Tom Cullerton working to keep gangs out of schools (Springfield, IL): School officials would be required by state law to report any weapons or gang activity to police, under legislation sponsored by state Sen. Tom Cullerton that the Illinois Senate approved Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 16, 2013

By the numbers: Chicago-area gangs (Chicago, IL): Chicago is the gang capital of the United States. According to the Chicago Crime Commission, a 2012 Chicago Police Department gang audit found there are more than 600 gang factions in the city, with a minimum combined membership of 70,000.
Source: CBS News    Date: May 16, 2013

Former Chicago cop who helped gang faces 12 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A former Chicago cop who admitted he used his badge to rob for the Latin Kings street gang could serve just 12 years in prison if a judge accepts a recommendation by federal attorneys.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 15, 2013

McCarthy: Cops taking report of gang 'Hit Squad’ seriously (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy says his department is taking seriously a purported directive from a Chicago street gang to kill members of law enforcement.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 13, 2013

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