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U.S. DEA partners with west suburban group to fight gang activity (Chicago, IL): The U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration has joined a group of local police departments to help fight gangs in the west suburbs. The DEA will partner as a liaison to the West Suburban Enhanced Drug/Gang Enforcement group task force, according to a statement issued Oct. 7.
Source: Forest Leaves    Date: October 9, 2013

Suit against second Elgin gang draws response (Geneva, IL): It was an unusual crowd for the "old Kane County courthouse" in downtown Geneva, whose criminal-law cases were moved out years ago to the new courthouse along Route 38 and where now only civil lawsuits are heard.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 8, 2013

Accused killer's confession was coerced by police (Lake County, IL): The defense attorney for Mundelein resident Jose Garcia, who is charged with the shooting death of 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez of Zion outside a Round Lake Beach convenience store, claims Garcia was coerced into confessing by officers who said his family was in danger of gang violence.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: October 8, 2013

Alleged Waco street gang member arrested at Concord Commons, also suspect in June 23 shooting at Concord Commons (Rockford, IL): On the afternoon of Thursday, Oct. 3, Augustus E. Young, 31, was arrested in an apartment in the 200 block of Cameron Avenue in the Concord Commons Housing Development.
Source: The Rock River Times    Date: October 4, 2013

1 killed, 1 hurt in Kenwood shooting (Chicago, IL): A 26-year-old Calumet City man was killed and two men were wounded Wednesday afternoon in a gang-related shooting in the Kenwood neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 3, 2013

Southwest Side alderman says gang funeral processions have become dangerous (Chicago, IL): Chicago police could soon have the authority to impound vehicles driven recklessly in funeral processions under a proposal a Southwest Side alderman said is targeted at dangerous and sometimes fatal behavior that can occur when slain gang members are laid to rest.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 3, 2013

Chicago police organize take-back events at parks after shootings (Chicago, IL): The night after three teenagers were shot and wounded in Merrill Playground Park on the Far South Side, about 75 residents gathered nearby in the dark, sharing ideas with police and city officials on how to reclaim the park from gangbangers.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 3, 2013

Injunction aims to weaken Addison gang presence (Wheaton, IL): DuPage County officials said Wednesday they have won a court victory that will make life more difficult for suspected members of an Addison street gang. After a one-day civil trial, Judge Terence Sheen issued a permanent injunction this week prohibiting members of the Latin Counts gang from consorting with each other, State's Attorney Robert Berlin said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 2, 2013

Austin reacts to 'CeaseFire' defunding (Chicago, IL): As the city still reels from a recent South Side shooting spree that left three dead and 23 people wounded, anti-gang violence group Cure Violence — formerly known as CeaseFire — has announced that it's closing two of its community locations, including one on the West Side.
Source: Austin Weekly News    Date: October 1, 2013

5th man charged in Cornell Pk. shooting (Chicago, IL): A fifth man has been charged in connection with a shooting last week in Back of the Yards that left 13 people wounded, including a 3-year-old boy, police and prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 28, 2013

Gang summit fizzles, organizer says it's 'the beginning' (Chicago, IL): The theme of a national gang summit on the Far South Side — organized by a California pastor with Chicago roots — was "the village is here." But the village wasn't there Saturday at the sparsely attended National United Summit Review.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 28, 2013

Victims of gang violence hope summit helps heal Chicago (Chicago, IL): Twenty-years-ago, Chicago hosted the first ever national gang summit. The name has changed but the problems are still the same - gang violence impacting children and family citywide.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: September 27, 2013

Gang members invited to join weekend peace summit (Chicago, IL): Gang members from the Chicago area have been invited to attend a weekend panel discussion with community leaders and survivors of violence in an effort to end the bloodshed in some of the city's most impoverished neighborhoods.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: September 27, 2013

Cicero gang member faces weapons, drug charges (Cicero, IL): A 28-year-old known gang member from Cicero faces several charges, according to police, including felony assault and felony weapons possession near an elementary school following a disturbance at 24th Street and 61st Avenue at 11:23 p.m. Sept. 20.
Source: Suburban Life    Date: September 26, 2013

Nine Chicago gang members face murder, drug charges (Chicago, IL): Nine members of a Chicago street gang called the "Hobos" face federal racketeering conspiracy charges stemming from drug sales, robberies and five murders, officials said on Thursday in announcing indictments after a six-year investigation.
Source: Reuters    Date: September 26, 2013

Nine alleged members of Hobos Street gang indicted in RICO conspiracy for murders and other violent, drug-related crimes (Chicago, IL): Nine defendants who allegedly directed or participated in a violent, drug trafficking street gang known as the Hobos were charged today in a federal racketeering conspiracy (RICO) indictment with engaging in murders, attempted murders, robberies, and narcotics distribution.
Source: Federal Bureau of Investigation Press Release    Date: September 26, 2013

Gang summit attracts few gang members (Chicago, IL): When ex-gang member Robert White addressed about 20 people Saturday at a Far South Side church, he spoke animatedly about his days as a Black P Stone and how he turned his life around after spending a chunk of it in prison.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 26, 2013

Team arrests alleged street gang member, seize drugs in Rockford (Rockford, IL): An alleged member of the Waco street gang was taken into custody Tuesday morning after police found him hiding in a closet at a home on Chateau Lane.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 25, 2013

Member of street gang pleads guilty (Peoria, IL): Another member of the Bomb Squad street gang has pleaded guilty to sweeping federal charges that could send him to prison for decades.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 24, 2013

Four charged in mass Chicago shooting (Chicago, IL): Four people have been charged in the gang-related Chicago shooting involving an assault-style rifle that injured 13 people in a city park, including a 3-year old boy, police announced today.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 24, 2013

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