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Aurora gang member guilty of attempted murder in 2011 shooting (Aurora, IL): A Montgomery man faces a minimum sentence of 26 years in prison after being convicted of attempted murder in a 2011 gang-motivated shooting in Aurora.
Source: GenevaPatch    Date: December 15, 2013

Victims' son: Use social media against violence (Chicago, IL): Garrard McClendon was a local television talk-show host in 2009 when he was told his elderly parents had been shot to death during a burglary of their home.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: December 14, 2013

Man sentenced to life in prison for Iraq War vet slaying (Maywood, IL): A Cook County judge today sentenced a Maywood man to life in prison for the fatal gang related shooting of an innocent bystander who was an Iraq War veteran in Maywood, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 10, 2013

Two dozen arrests not a problem for Illinois prison official (Chicago, IL): Xadrian R. McCraven has a criminal history that includes "at least" 24 arrests on charges including arson, illegal gun possession, attempted robbery, drug possession and aggravated assault, according to federal court records.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 8, 2013

Chicago man sentenced to 70 years in gang shooting (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man is facing 70 years in prison for the murder of a man shot in his car on the city's South Side.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: December 6, 2013

Alleged gang member arrests increase in Rockford (Rockford, IL): Rockford police are ramping up their efforts to put gang members behind bars. It seems like just about every week for the past few months we've told you about cops arresting another alleged gang member.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: December 6, 2013

Man stabbed during McKinley Park fight (Chicago, IL): A man was stabbed Monday afternoon during a fight that police believe was gang-related in the McKinley Park neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 3, 2013

Belvidere gang unit increasing presence (Belvidere, IL): The Stateline's Integrity Task Force is investigating an officer involved shooting after police tell us a Boone County Sheriff's Deputy shot one of four murder suspects Saturday.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: December 2, 2013

Man killed in 'gang-related shooting' near Lickity Split Custard Shop (Chicago, IL): One man was killed and another wounded in a gang-related shooting Monday morning near Lickity Split, a custard shop on busy North Broadway in Edgewater, authorities said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: December 2, 2013

Feds promise cash to help combat Chicago gang violence (Chicago, IL): Local law enforcement is typically left to America’s states and cities, but as Chicago tackles its gang violence pandemic, the U.S. government has decided to step in. With cash.
Source: Medill Reports    Date: November 26, 2013

Chicago gang members charged 10 years after Indiana murder (Chicago, IL): Federal investigators continue their crackdown on Chicago-area gang members who slip across state lines to conduct their violent activities, including kidnapping and murder.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: November 22, 2013

Belvidere gang member sentenced for shooting (Boone County, IL) : Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier announced that 18-year-old Pedro Sanchez of Belvidere pled guilty has been sentenced to 16 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for Aggravated Battery with a Firearm.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: November 21, 2013

Three gang members charged with murdering rival, then returning to party (Chicago, IL): Three members of the Satan's Disciples street gang are charged with chasing a rival gang member from a house party, killing him in the front yard of a West Chicago home, then going back to the party.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 20, 2013

Officials: Man stabbed with his own knife after argument (Chicago, IL): Three reputed gang members have been charged with the weekend murder of a Wheaton man who authorities say was stabbed to death with his own knife following an altercation at a party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 20, 2013

Aurora man found guilty of attempting to kill rival gang member (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man was found guilty Monday of attempting to murder a rival gang member in 2009. Jesse Alvarez, 23, of the 400 block of Woodruff Avenue in Aurora, was convicted of five counts of attempted first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated battery with a firearm, and one count of armed violence, all felonies, according to the Kane County State's Attorney's office.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: November 18, 2013

Reputed Aurora Latin King gang member convicted (Chicago, IL): A purported member of the Latin King street gang in suburban Chicago has been convicted of attempted murder for shooting a rival gang member four years ago.
Source: KWQC Channel 6 News    Date: November 18, 2013

Reputed gang member accused of fatal Uptown shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member with an AK-47 tattooed between his eyes was already locked up on an attempted murder charge when he picked up on other charges this week — the killing of one and injuring of four in an August shooting outside a church in the Uptown neighborhood, officials said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 15, 2013

Woman shot to death at Woodlawn gas station (Chicago, IL): A 24-year-old woman was killed Thursday night in a gang-related shooting at a gas station in the Woodlawn neighborhood on the South Side, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 14, 2013

Four Bomb Squad gang members enter guilty pleas (Peoria, IL) : Four men associated with the notorious Bomb Squad street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday in U.S. District Court as part of the ongoing Don't Shoot campaign.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 12, 2013

Two teens indicted on street gang charges (Peoria, IL): Two teenagers who were warned by prosecutors as part of the Don't Shoot call-in to put down their guns or face the consequences were indicted Tuesday by a Peoria County grand jury on a rarely used charge aimed at gang members.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 12, 2013

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