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Man shot to death for not renouncing gang affiliation (Chicago, IL): Latin Kings street gang member Abel Ruiz shot and killed a rival gang member this week after demanding the man renounce his own gang and "throw down the fork," prosecutors said.
Source: Homicide Watch Chicago    Date: June 15, 2013

Police investigate possible new gang (Peoria, IL): A Friday night attack has Peoria police investigating alleged gang violence on the city's Central Bluff.
Source: WMBD News    Date: June 15, 2013

Black Souls gang leaders ordered held without bail (Chicago, IL): Amid heavy courthouse security, the alleged top leaders of one of Chicago's most violent street gangs were ordered held without bail today on sweeping racketeering charges that allege they controlled their West Side drug empire through intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back to the 1990s.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 14, 2013

Officials: Murder, intimidation kept $11 million-a-year gang going (Chicago, IL): The top leaders of one of Chicago’s most violent street gangs have been charged in a sweeping racketeering case that alleges they controlled their West Side drug empire through pattern of intimidation, kidnappings, shootings and murder dating back to the mid-1990s, according to an affidavit unsealed today in Cook County Criminal Court.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 13, 2013

City targets gang leaders (Chicago, IL): Local authorities, armed with a powerful new state RICO law, said they charged dozens of leaders and senior members of a notorious West Side street gang with operating a violent, $11 million-a-year heroin and cocaine operation responsible for seven murders and untold violence since the 1990s.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 13, 2013

Two dead, 10 injured in shootings (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and at least 10 others were wounded by gunfire across Chicago since Tuesday evening.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 12, 2013

Community voices support to end violence (Champaign, IL): Champaign Police say they're getting a lot of help as they follow leads and track down suspects in a rash of weekend shootings, many of which they say are connected and gang-related.
Source: FOX 55 Illinois    Date: June 12, 2013

Chicago tactics put major dent in killing trend (Chicago, IL): A year after this city drew new attention for soaring gun violence and gang bloodshed, creating a political test for Mayor Rahm Emanuel in President Obama's hometown, Chicago has witnessed a drop in shootings and crime. Killings this year have dipped to a level not seen since the early 1960s.
Source: The New York Times    Date: June 11, 2013

Three shootings are gang-related (Champaign, IL): People are terrified after three shootings happened in their neighborhoods, all in just 24-hours. There were two shootings Friday. The third happened just a few hours ago.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: June 10, 2013

Riverside gang member charged for pot operation (Riverside, IL): An admitted west suburban gang member was charged Friday with running a pot operation out of his Riverside home.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: June 8, 2013

Ground zero in Chicago's war on gangs (Chicago, IL): As paramedics lifted gunshot victim Deuntrell Murry into an ambulance, Chicago Police Cmdr. David McNaughton was already plotting a response to his shooting.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 8, 2013

Judge OKs injunctions against five men in Latin Kings case (Aurora, IL): The year-old lawsuit by the city of Aurora against nearly three dozen men associated with the Latin Kings street gang now has five fewer defendants.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: June 7, 2013

Immigration arrests reputed gang members (Chicago, IL): Authorities say they've arrested 18 reputed gang members and associates during a 3-day operation around Chicago. Most are slated for deportation to Mexico.
Source: WAND 17 News    Date: June 7, 2013

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

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