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Joliet man shot in gang-related attack; possible suspect ID'd (Joliet, IL): A Joliet man is hospitalized in intensive care after being shot five times Tuesday night in what police are calling a gang-related attack.
Source: JolietPatch    Date: March 20, 2013

Tom Cross, GOP reps introduce gang, school violence legislation (Springfield, IL): House Minority Leader Tom Cross of Oswego joined with fellow Republican legislators Tuesday in introducing legislation aimed at keeping children and communities safe from violence.
Source: GenevaPatch    Date: March 13, 2013

Police: Slain Chicago infant's dad belongs to gang (Chicago, IL): Authorities said Tuesday that an attack in which a 6-month-old girl was fatally shot and her father was wounded was apparently gang-related, and that they are searching for the gunman and the driver of the getaway van.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: March 12, 2013

Six-month-old shot in Chicago dies of wounds (Chicago, IL): An attack in which a six-month-old girl was fatally shot and her father was wounded was apparently gang-related, and authorities said Tuesday that they are searching for the gunman and the driver of the getaway van.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: March 12, 2013

Sacia and Cabello help introduce gang violence legislation (Chicago, IL): State Representatives Jim Sacia (R-Freeport) and John Cabello (R-Rockford) teamed up with other House Republicans to introduce legislation to fight gang activity.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: March 12, 2013

Jurors told gang dispute sparked shooting (Bloomington, IL): A disagreement between two rival gangs was behind a shooting that wounded two teenagers in November, a prosecutor on Monday told a jury that is considering attempted murder charges against one of the alleged shooters.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: March 11, 2013

Man killed in gang-related shooting in Humboldt Park: cops (Chicago, IL): A 24-year-old man was killed Wednesday night in a gang-related shooting in the Humboldt Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 7, 2013

Despite mixed results, CeaseFire says 'We're making progress' (Chicago, IL): Gang members were battling last year outside a liquor store on the Southeast Side, and CeaseFire — the anti-violence group with a new $1 million contract from the city — stepped into the fray.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 7, 2013

Evanston Police report increase in gang-related graffiti (Evanston, IL): Vandals have caused a dramatic increase in Evanston graffiti during the last three weeks, almost all of it gang-related. Daily crime reports from the Evanston Police Department show 12 incidents of gang-related graffiti since Feb. 18. Police have also arrested one Evanston man in connection with criminal defacement.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: March 7, 2013

Charged in six slayings, feds to seek death penalty against EC man (Chicago, IL): Federal attorneys will seek the death penalty against an East Chicago man they say killed six people in a wave of gang violence during the past decade.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: March 6, 2013

Mayor defends Ald. Brookins' right to criticize cops but defend gang member (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Tuesday defended Ald. Howard Brookins' simultaneous right to be a defense attorney representing gang members and an alderman turning up the heat on Police Supt. Garry McCarthy to reduce gang violence.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 5, 2013

Gang activity in spotlight at Naperville event (Naperville, IL): There isn't a community in DuPage County that doesn’t have some connection to gangs in one way or another. That what Dr. Charla Waxman of Linden Oaks at Edward told a group who gathered at their facilities on Mill Street to discuss gang activity in DuPage County Monday night.
Source: Naperville Sun    Date: March 5, 2013

Bill involves families of gang offenders (Peoria, IL): A new bill would require parents or guardians of minors who are first-time gang related offenders to attend anti-gang violence parenting classes.
Source: WMBD News    Date: March 5, 2013

Expert: Gangs not just an urban problem (Naperville, IL): Gangs can be found anywhere in the country, expert Charla Waxman said this week at a gang awareness seminar in Naperville sponsored by DuPage County officials. Even the suburbs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 5, 2013

When these gangs met Monday, the shots were jump shots and layups (Chicago, IL): There may not have been any NBA scouts at St. Sabina's Peace Basketball Championship, but there was a mayor.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 4, 2013

Chicago police arrest 38 suspected gang members (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have arrested 38 suspected gang members for selling drugs on the city's South Side.
Source: San Francisco Chronicle    Date: March 3, 2013

Cops on overtime help drive down murder rate in city's 'hot zones' (Chicago, IL) : Chicago recorded a historically low number of murders in February — coinciding with the introduction of Police Supt. Garry McCarthy’s latest crime-fighting tactic: hiring officers on overtime to work in 10 “hot zones” across the city.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 3, 2013

Cover-up artist removes tattoos of ex-gang members for free (Oswego, IL): Second chances can be hard to come by, but Chris Baker, 42, a tattoo artist in Oswego, Ill., gives them away for free. Since 2011, Baker, who’s also a youth pastor, has created more than 500 free tattoos for former gang members and victims of human trafficking eager to remove or cover up the visible evidence of their past.
Source: ABC News    Date: March 2, 2013

Man wounded Friday in gang-related shooting dies (Chicago, IL): A man who was shot early Friday during a gang-related shooting in the Southwest Side Scottsdale neighborhood has died.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 2, 2013

U.S. District Court orders another two Bomb Squad defendants into custody (Peoria, IL): Two more Peoria men linked to the Bomb Squad street gang appeared in U.S. District Court on Friday on drug and weapons charges.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: March 1, 2013

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