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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

Joliet murder trial sparks brawl outside courthouse (Joliet, IL): In the hours after her brother and cousin were shot to death, Addie Lanier looked at a photo lineup from Joliet police, and stabbed one mug shot with a pen, she said.
Source: The Herald News    Date: September 24, 2013

As 4 are arrested, Chicago mayor seeks tougher gun law (Chicago, IL): Chicago Mayor Rahm Emanuel called Tuesday for a three-year minimum prison sentence for illegally carrying a gun as authorities brought attempted-murder charges against four men in one of the latest gang-related shootings that have plagued parts of the city.
Source: Detroit Free Press    Date: September 24, 2013

Joliet native part of summit seeking solutions to new gang violence (Chicago, IL): Last week’s shooting of 13 people in a Chicago park was another sample of the new levels of gang violence.
Source: The Herald News    Date: September 23, 2013

Police stepping up with more patrols (Peoria, IL): High-crime areas will see additional uniformed patrols in the coming days as police undertake what they claim is a long-planned, long-term recalibration of the Don’t Shoot anti-gun violence initiative.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 23, 2013

Tournament aims to end gang violence (Chicago, IL): Rival gangs came together on the basketball court Saturday after a particularly violent week on the South Side.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: September 21, 2013

Toddler among 13 wounded in Chicago gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Thirteen people, including a toddler, were wounded in an overnight gang shooting in Chicago, President Barack Obama's adopted hometown that has been struggling to stem violent crime, police said.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: September 19, 2013

Gang member sentenced to 70 years in Maywood murder (Chicago, IL): Dennis "Tony" Mahone sentenced to 70 years for 2010 shooting.
Source: Forest Park Patch    Date: September 18, 2013

Heroin pushed on Chicago by cartel fueling gang murders (Chicago, IL): The two Mexican couriers were hauling a tractor-trailer full of cash: $3 million collected for drugs sold on the streets of Chicago.
Source: Bloomberg    Date: September 17, 2013

Social media is fueling gang wars in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side neighborhood of Englewood whose songs serve as anthems for their rival gangs.
Source: Wired    Date: September 17, 2013

Gang turf battle brewing at Lincoln Square Park (Chicago, IL): Residents of the neighborhood surrounding Gross Park, 2700 W. Lawrence Ave., received an unwelcome notice taped to their front doors Tuesday afternoon: a gang activity alert.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 17, 2013

Gang bought drugs then robbed Mexican suppliers of $3 million (Chicago, IL): A truck found with $3 million in cash in Indiana in 2011 was the bounty of illegal drug sales in Chicago intercepted by three members of the Gangster Disciples street gang, a new report says.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 17, 2013

Ex-Metra board member has ties to former gang leader's family (Chicago, IL): In the mid-1990s, Winndye Jenkins ran a concert-promotion business that federal authorities alleged was used by the Gangster Disciples to launder drug money. Also around that time, Jenkins was serving as a "conduit" between the street gang's imprisoned leader — Larry Hoover Sr., her longtime boyfriend and her son's father — and his underlings on the outside, relaying messages and orders, court records say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 16, 2013

Elginite shot in gang gunfire (Elgin, IL): An 18-year-old Elgin man was treated for a gunshot wound following an early morning shooting Sunday that is believed to be gang-related, police said.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: September 15, 2013

Logan Square man accused of fatal shooting in Wicker Park (Chicago, IL): A Logan Square man was ordered held in lieu of $1 million bail Sunday after being charged with shooting a man in the head during a quarrel early Saturday in Wicker Park.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 15, 2013

Reputed street gang member sentenced (Chicago, IL): A Chicago judge has sentenced a reputed street-gang member to 70 years in prison for killing a rival in 2010.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: September 14, 2013

Same crime strategy, different outcomes in two neighborhoods (Chicago, IL): The green graffiti scrawled on a sidewalk at 19th and Troy says "Goons." It marks the place where 28-year-old Johnny Henderson was shot to death Feb. 1, 2012. The graffiti is a reminder to residents of a time when their block was overrun with gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 14, 2013

Gang war rages in Safe Passage zone (Chicago, IL): There is fear in a South Side school community as students and teachers are told to go home immediately after class. The warning comes as a gang war rages in the neighborhood.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 13, 2013

Chicago school tweaks dismissals for extra safety (Chicago, IL): Shootings near a Chicago elementary school and worries that a gang member's funeral might mean more violence prompted officials last week to take the unusual step of rushing students and staff off the property as soon as classes ended for five straight days.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 13, 2013

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