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One dead, seven wounded in West Side shooting (Chicago, IL): A man was killed and seven others were wounded in a drive-by shooting Saturday on Chicago’s West Side that the police said was gang-related.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 7, 2013

West Chicago teen charged in gang-related shooting (Chicago, IL): A DuPage County judge set bail Wednesday at $500,000 for a West Chicago teen accused of shooting a man in the shoulder during a gang-related confrontation.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 3, 2013

Police say gang activity at heart of shootings (Champaign, IL): Police say money, drugs and disrespect are the motives behind a dozen gang-related shootings last month. Authorities are tracking down dozens of suspects they say are involved.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: July 2, 2013

DeLuca applauds use of his expanded anti-gang law in recent arrests (Chicago Heights, IL): State Rep. Anthony DeLuca, D-Chicago Heights, applauded the recent arrests of numerous high-ranking gang leaders as a result of an expanded anti-gang law sponsored by DeLuca.
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: June 26, 2013

State's attorney, city of Elgin attack another gang — in civil court (Elgin, IL): Following up a successful effort that began three years ago to weaken the Latin Kings street gang by using the civil courts rather than just criminal charges, the Kane County State's Attorney’s Office has sued 25 Elgin members of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: June 25, 2013

Watching the Web: Cops use social media to track gangs (Bloomington, IL): On Jan. 30, 2012, Bloomington police were called to the Lawrence Irvin Neighborhood Center for a fight that started when a juvenile punched another in the face in the gym. The fight spilled into the street and involved up to 75 people before the crowd dispersed when officers arrived.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: June 23, 2013

Chicago sees three killed in first weekend of the summer; police strategies focus on gang violence (Chicago, IL): Three people were shot and killed and several others wounded in Chicago during the first weekend of the summer — a relatively quiet start to a time of year when the number of homicides typically climbs as temperatures do the same.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: June 23, 2013

Two teens shot in Chatham (Chicago, IL): Two teens were hurt in a gang-related shooting Wednesday night in the South Side Chatham neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: June 20, 2013

Nine dead in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year (Chicago, IL): Nine people were killed, two by police officers, over the past three days in Chicago's most violent weekend of the year, amid a rise in gang violence in the city.
Source: Reuters    Date: June 17, 2013

Gang member killed fellow Vice Lord in dispute over friends (Chicago, IL): Jimmie Ollie and Scottie Cartledge were colleagues, both members of the Conservative Vice Lords street gang, but that didn't stop Ollie from gunning down Cartledge at a party last month, prosecutors said Sunday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 16, 2013

Man held in shooting of fellow gang member at party (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man was denied bail Sunday as he faces a first-degree murder charge in the fatal shooting of a fellow gang member last month.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 16, 2013

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

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