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Police: Predicting moves of hybrid gangs isn't easy (Bloomington, IL): So far this year, there have been at least 17 reports of shots fired in Bloomington and about five more in Normal. Three people have been injured, and even though the cases may not be directly connected, all are most likely a result of the presence of hybrid gangs in the Twin Cities.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: July 17, 2016

Sheriffs target gangs, guns in new initiative (Chicago, IL): Two counties' top cops say gangs and guns do not see borders on a map and it will take a combined effort by law enforcement to prevent the further spread of both.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: July 15, 2016

Elgin man gets 5 years' prison in gang fight (Kane County, IL): A man with a long criminal history was sentenced to five years in prison Friday for his role in a gang fight in Elgin in 2014.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 15, 2016

Man gets 25 years for fatally shooting rival gang member in 2013 (Chicago, IL): A man has been sentenced to 25 years in prison for fatally shooting a rival gang member in the South Side Back of the Yards neighborhood in 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 12, 2016

Man sentenced in killing of Belvidere teen (Rockford, IL): A man convicted in the November 2013 killing of a Belvidere teen was sentenced on Monday to 76 years in prison, Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier said in a news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: July 11, 2016

Six with suspected ties to Rockford street gangs captured (Rockford, IL): Authorities today identified six suspected Rockford street gang members or associates who were captured Wednesday night and charged following a lengthy police pursuit.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: July 7, 2016

Winnebago County Sheriff's Department combating gangs in the Stateline (Winnebago County, IL): The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department says several gangs filter through Rockford in some way, shape, or form, increasing the gang related crimes in the area. Deputy Chief Mike Schultz with the Winnebago County Sheriff's Office says gangs are menaces to the Rockford public along with the county and this isn't the first time they've encounter these types of groups of people.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: July 7, 2016

Alleged Gang Member Jailed After Pursuit (Rockford, IL): An alleged gang member was arrested by a Winnebago County Sheriff's Deputy after a police pursuit early Wednesday morning. The Sheriff's Department reports that after a short foot pursuit and struggle with the deputy, he took into custody 28-year-old Derick D. Patterson, a convicted felon who they say is also a documented member of the Gangster Disciples Street Gang.
Source:    Date: July 6, 2016

Gang Related Crime Rate Slashed By This Chicago-Based Program (Chicago, IL): A Chicago-based program is reducing crime rates by encouraging conversations between youth groups. "Becoming A Man" is a program that allows gang members to sit together and calmly talk about their issues.
Source: Parent Herald    Date: July 4, 2016

A Bloody Fourth Around Chicago with 37 Shot and 6 Dead in Gang Warfare (Chicago, IL): As the nation took to backyard BBQs and paused to celebrate the birth of our nation, the incessant gang warfare in and around the Chicago area continued without a hitch with 37 shootings and six deaths over the three-day weekend. The tragic toll included the death of a 39-year-father and his two young girls in a nearby Chicago suburb.
Source: Breitbart    Date: July 4, 2016

Chicago Police arrest 88 ahead of Fourth of July weekend (Chicago, IL): Raids targeting street gang members ahead of the Fourth of July weekend resulted in 88 arrests, the Chicago Police Department said Saturday. The raids targeted gang members in the 11th and 15th districts on the city’s West Side on Friday, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2016

10 shootings a day: Complex causes of Chicago's spiking violence (Chicago, IL): To understand Chicago's violence, start at Kostner Avenue and Monroe Street and walk west up a one-way stretch of graystones and brick two-flats. There on a boarded-up front door you'll see the red stain of gang graffiti. On the cracked sidewalk below lies an empty heroin baggie. Hardened young men sit on a porch.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 1, 2016

3 dead, 21 wounded within 24 hours in city shootings (Chicago, IL): Ariel Geralds could tell something was wrong as soon as her cousin answered her phone call Thursday night. "I said, 'Why are you crying?' So I FaceTimed her," Geralds said. "I FaceTimed her, and she was crying." She ended the call and sent a text instead. Her cousin texted back: "My sister's dead." Police believe the shooting was gang-related. A set of Black P. Stones is active in the area, and there are rival Gangster Disciples to the east.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 1, 2016

Man Was Shooting At Rival Gang Members When He Paralyzed 3-Year-Old (Cook County, IL): The man accused of shooting a 3-year-old boy on Father's Day was shooting at a group of rival gang members standing near the car the boy was sitting in, prosecutors said Friday. The boy and his dad were getting ready to leave after visiting relatives on the block, which is the territory of the Crank Town gang, according to prosecutors.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 24, 2016

Men charged after Aurora home invasion (Aurora, IL): One Aurora man is charged with residential burglary and another with ammunition and drug offenses after a gang-related home invasion earlier this week, according to Aurora police
Source: Aurora Beacon-News    Date: June 24, 2016

Juvenile charged in fatal shooting just two blocks from CPD HQ (Chicago, IL): The crime was brazen, occurring just two blocks from Chicago Police Department’s Bronzeville headquarters. And on Friday, police arrested the person who, they say, was aiming at a rival gang member but killed city 311 operator Yvonne Nelson.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 24, 2016

Pastor Brokers Truce Between Woodlawn Gangs (Chicago, IL): Pastor Corey Brooks, who famously camped out on the roof of an abandoned motel to protest gun violence in his neighborhood, tweeted Wednesday morning that Woodlawn gang members had declared a truce.
Source: Beverly-MtGreenwood Patch    Date: June 23, 2016

Mob crook gets 18 years; convicted wife on leave from county job (Cook County, IL): An Outfit-connected career criminal has been sentenced to 18 years in prison in a high-profile racketeering case brought by Cook County prosecutors. He is connected to the Outfit and the C-Notes street gang in “The Patch” along Grand Avenue just west of the Loop — home to some of the city’s most infamous mobsters, prosecutors say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 23, 2016

Gang Factions Declare Truce In Response To Innocents Caught In Crossfire (Chicago, IL): 2016 has been one the most violent years in recent memory, but one South Side community thinks they have a solution. CBS 2’s Suzanne Le Mignot reports that Woodlawn neighborhood gangs have brokered a truce. Lavondale Glass is the member of a gang. His son and brother were shot, within the span of two weeks.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: June 23, 2016

Feds say video shows multimillionaire gang leader shooting man (Chicago, IL): Thaddeus “TJ” Jimenez, once awarded $25 million by a jury for an overturned murder conviction, was driving around in his Mercedes convertible with a fellow gang member on Aug. 17, 2015 — and both of them were packing heat.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 22, 2016

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