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Authorities: Indiana man used friend's truck to kill fellow gang member (Chicago, IL): A Hobart, Ind., man used a friend's truck to kill a 20-year-old Chicago man, in the process seriously injuring his friend, during a Gage Park neighborhood fight between groups of young men who all belonged to the same gang, authorities said today.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 23, 2013

Indiana man charged with murder in gang fight that left one dead (Chicago, IL): A Hobart, Ind., man has been charged with murder in connection with the death of one man and the injury of as he tried to drive away from a gang fight in the Gage Park neighborhood early Sunday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 22, 2013

Gang member advises parents: 'Show you're concerned' (Chicago, IL): With crime so prevalent in Chicago, CBS 2's Dorothy Tucker takes a look at what's being done to break the cycle of violence. She talks with a father figure who has a history of gang membership.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 22, 2013

One dead, two injured in Gage Park gang fight (Chicago, IL): One man was killed and two others injured in the Gage Park neighborhood early Sunday morning during a gang fight between people at a party and a group that had been in a passing vehicle, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 21, 2013

Sen. Mark Kirk retreats on mass gang arrest plan, concedes idea is 'not all that practical' (Chicago, IL): Illinois U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is taking a step back from his proposal to make sweeping arrests of the 18,000 members of the Gangster Disciples, one of Chicago's most notorious and violent street gangs.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 20, 2013

West Side police commander to pay visit to possible gang criminals (Chicago, IL): In their efforts to curb street violence, Chicago police are trying something new. It's an experiment that is being rolled out today in the Austin neighborhood on the West Side.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 19, 2013

Gang member resentenced for fatal Mundelein attack (Lake County, IL): The prison sentence for an accused gang member who pleaded guilty to killing a 12-year-old Mundelein boy was cut by more than 20 years in Lake County court on Thursday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 18, 2013

Joliet teen charged in shooting (Joliet, IL): An 18-year-old Joliet man faces aggravated battery and other charges after he allegedly shot a 16-year-old boy in the hand Monday during an alleged gang confrontation.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: July 17, 2013

Gang expert testifies school closings will put kids 'in line of fire' (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang expert testified in federal court Wednesday that the Safe Passage program used by Chicago Public Schools to provide community escorts for students affected by school closings won't be enough to protect children from gang violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2013

Local state rep. supports new anti-gang legislation (Rockford, IL): It's been a deadly summer in Rockford. 67th district state representative Chuck Jefferson is fed up with the violence. "I think it's terrible," he said. So Jefferson took action supporting two anti-gang house bills that are now law.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: July 17, 2013

Judge rejects trying juvenile as adult in murder case (Chicago, IL): A Cook County judge on Wednesday denied a bid by prosecutors to try a juvenile as an adult for an allegedly gang-related shooting that killed an innocent teen last September on Chicago's South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 17, 2013

Chicago toughens ban on assault weapons amid violence (Chicago, IL): The Chicago city council voted unanimously on Wednesday to toughen its existing ban on assault weapons by adding more types of guns to the banned list and imposing stiffer fines for violations of the law.
Source: Reuters    Date: July 17, 2013

Chicago summer camp takes kids out of the line of fire (Chicago, IL): Every weekday, when a rattletrap van heads deep into a violent, crime-ridden Chicago neighborhood, Yolanda Morris is at the wheel.
Source: CBS News    Date: July 16, 2013

Three men arrested after homicide in Peoria (Peoria, IL): Three purported members of a street gang that was targeted by an anti-gun violence initiative last fall were arrested early Monday on weapons charges related to the city's eighth homicide of the year.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 15, 2013

Darrell Chambers, suspect in Chicago shooting of 5-year-old Jaden Donald, brags about his gang ties (Chicago, IL): One of the victims of Chicago’s holiday violence was 5-year-old Jaden Donald, who was shot and wounded in a South Side park. Police say the child was a mistaken victim of a gang attack.
Source: The Global Dispatch    Date: July 14, 2013

Chicago gun violence: Five killed, 16 wounded over weekend as marchers plead for peace (Chicago, IL): At least 21 people were wounded, five of them fatally, in weekend shootings in Chicago through Monday morning, just a week after communities citywide were recovering from a long holiday weekend left 12 dead and injured dozens more.
Source: The Huffington Post    Date: July 13, 2013

Cops make arrest in connection with gang injunction (Aurora, IL): A 23-year-old from Aurora has been the first person arrested by Aurora police in connection with a 2012 civil suit filed by the Kane County state's attorney against an Aurora street gang.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: July 9, 2013

Law to help relocate gang crime witnesses could help Peoria (Peoria, IL): A new bill was signed into law Monday to protect witnesses of gang crime in Illinois. It's called the Gang Crime Witness Protection Act. The program will reimburse counties that pay to move witnesses who give valuable information.
Source: WMBD News    Date: July 9, 2013

Chicago sees stunning 72 shootings over Fourth of July weekend (Chicago, IL): The Fourth of July weekend was an especially bloody time in Chicago this year, where 72 people were shot over the course of just four days according to local media.
Source: Raw Story    Date: July 8, 2013

Quinn signs laws aimed at fighting gang crime (Springfield, IL): Gov. Pat Quinn has signed two laws aimed at combating gang-related crime. One requires school officials, such as principals, to report illegal weapons and gang activity to police. It also requires authorities to let principals know when a student is held for gang activity. The law takes effect next year.
Source: Journal Gazette & Times-Courier    Date: July 8, 2013

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