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Three weekend murders bring year's total to 300 (Chicago, IL): Three murders over the weekend brought the city's homicide total to 300 for the year. Another 17 people were wounded in shootings since late Friday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 9, 2013

Police seek three gang members in witness intimidation report (Peoria, IL): Police say they are searching for three suspects accused of intimidating a witness in relation to Thursday's shooting in the 2300 block of Sheridan Road.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 8, 2013

In Little Village, artist fights graffiti with graffiti (Chicago, IL): Epifanio Monarrez does not want people to think of Little Village as "a rundown neighborhood with graffiti all over." Monarrez, 30, is combating graffiti in his South Lawndale community — with graffiti of his own.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 8, 2013

Judge: No gang evidence allowed at Kody Walsh's murder trial (Rockford, IL) : Prosecutors won't be able to submit evidence during an upcoming trial that accused killer Kody R. Walsh was involved in a gang, Judge John Truitt ruled Friday.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 7, 2013

Gang member sentenced to 11 years in prison for role in deadly drug dealing crew (Chicago, IL): A South Side gang member who boasted "guns are really easy to get in Indiana" was on Friday sentenced to 11 years behind bars for his role in a deadly drug dealing crew.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: September 7, 2013

Trial in double murder to dwell on gang war (Joliet, IL): Violence is escalating between two Joliet street gangs, the Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples, with a long history of fighting, according to police. Authorities believe the gang war led to a confrontation that ended with two teens shot to death in October after they decided to hang out in rival gang territory.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: September 4, 2013

Two Niles men charged in connection with beating of Skokie man (Chicago, IL): Charges have been filed against two Niles men, reputed gang members accused of attacking a Skokie man last year, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2013

Boy, 16, among three killed on Labor Day (Chicago, IL): Three people were killed, including a 16-year-old boy, and 10 other people were wounded across Chicago on Labor Day through early this morning.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 3, 2013

Niles men arrested for flashing gang signs (Niles, IL): Two Niles men were arrested after they allegedly flashed gang signs at diners and started a fight outside a Niles restaurant.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator    Date: September 2, 2013

Man, 20, charged in fatal Bridgeport shooting held on $2M bail (Chicago, IL): A Cicero man accused of fatally shooting one man and injuring two others during an argument at a weekend party in Chicago's Bridgeport neighborhood was ordered held on $2 million bail Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 2, 2013

Kirk, Rush touring violence-plagued neighborhood (Chicago, IL): U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk will join Illinois Congressman Bobby Rush in a tour of a Chicago neighborhood plagued by street gang violence.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: August 29, 2013

31 charged in alleged Chicago-area heroin ring (Wheaton, IL): DuPage County prosecutors and the Drug Enforcement Administration say 31 people have been charged with allegedly taking part in a heroin-selling ring in Cook and DuPage counties.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: August 29, 2013

Gang member, 19, pleads guilty on federal charges (Peoria, IL): Another member of the Bomb Squad street gang has pleaded guilty to federal charges brought in the midst of the Don't Shoot campaign against street violence.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: August 29, 2013

Three dead, one wounded overnight in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Three men were killed and a fourth was wounded in attacks across Chicago overnight, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2013

Call for renewed focus on reducing gun violence (Chicago, IL): U.S. Congressman Brad Schneider, State Rep. Scott Drury, eight local police chiefs and Lake County State's Attorney Michael Nerheim met for a round-table discussion of ways to stop gun violence, and a national background check system topped everyone’s list.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: August 28, 2013

Chicago kids crossing gang boundaries escorted to school (Chicago, IL): Busy, unfamiliar streets were made a bit friendlier Monday, the first day of school in Chicago, thanks to hundreds of newly hired safety guards. But some parents expressed doubt the effort would protect their children, who now must cross gang boundaries to get to their new classrooms after their old ones closed.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 26, 2013

Hispanic artist transforms gang graffitis into works of art (Chicago, IL) : A street artist is dedicated to repainting the graffiti daubed by street-gang members around his Chicago neighborhood, transforming the vandalized walls into naturalistic landscapes, comic-strip characters and historical figures of the United States and Mexico.
Source: FOX News Latino    Date: August 26, 2013

Uptown shooting along 'safe passage' route sparks community outrage (Chicago, IL): As the first day of school quickly approaches, parents are concerned about the safety of their children after yet another shooting in Chicago's Uptown neighborhood on Monday evening, injured 5 people, four of them identified by police as having gang ties.
Source: Examiner    Date: August 21, 2013

Chicago's 'Safe Passage' program aims to keep school kids safe (Chicago, IL): Many students heading back to class in Chicago next week will be greeted by adults who are working with the city's "Safe Passage" program, which places "watchers' along designated routes to help make sure the students get to class safely.
Source: CBC News    Date: August 20, 2013

At least two of five shot near Uptown bus stop have gang ties (Chicago, IL): At least two of the five people shot near an Uptown bus stop Monday evening have gang ties, a law enforcement source said. The most seriously wounded, a 21-year-old man, remained "very critical" and on a ventilator, after a gunshot wound to the head, the source said.
Source: KSAZ FOX 10 News    Date: August 19, 2013

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