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Wanted Rockford man charged with weapons violations (Rockford, IL): A suspected street gang member was arrested early Wednesday morning on weapons charges when M3 Streets Team officers patrolling in the 1200 block of Seventh Street recognized him as a man wanted for a parole violation.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: June 15, 2016

Danville Police Fighting More Gang Violence (Danville, IL): Police in Danville say they're fighting a recent increase in gang violence, so they're now putting into place several changes: Police will now issue citations to minors breaking the city's curfew ordinances.
Source: FOX Illinois    Date: June 14, 2016

Two men accused of spray-painting gang graffiti on downtown buildings (Aurora, IL): Two Aurora men have been charged with criminal defacement and accused of spray-painting gang-related graffiti on eight downtown buildings and one bridge early Sunday morning.
Source: Aurora Beacon-News    Date: June 14, 2016

Round Lake Park, Lake Villa join Lake County gang task force (Lake County, IL): Round Lake Park and Lake Villa will become the newest members of the Lake County Gang Task Force, pending approvals of agreements with each expected Tuesday by the Lake County Board.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: June 13, 2016

6-year-old girl shot as result of gang war, prosecutors say (Chicago, IL): A 6-year-old girl was drawing with chalk on the front sidewalk outside her aunt's house with her two sisters and three cousins when she was shot by gang members "on a mission" to retaliate against rivals, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2016

12 shot in Chicago on day city announces special unit to respond to gun violence (Chicago, IL): The first shooting wounded a 16-year-old boy outside a South Side elementary school, a few blocks from where police brass were talking about a new patrol unit to crack down on summer gun violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2016

Hobos street gang linked to 9 killings, prosecutors allege (Chicago, IL): The Hobos street gang earned a reputation for ruthlessness, killing rivals and snitches to spread fear and maintain control of their lucrative cocaine, crack and heroin operations, federal prosecutors allege.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2016

New police unit to hit beaches, neighborhoods to stamp out crime, top cop says (Chicago, IL): Chicago police will roll out a summer patrol unit whose officers will be dispatched to anything from a fight on a crowded beach to a shooting at a city park, a move that aims to tamp down on the expected seasonal uptick in violence, officials announced Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 8, 2016

Professor studies Twitter threats of girl gang killer in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Gakirah Barnes, a reputed gang assassin gunned down at age 17, was an internet celebrity of sorts in her South Side neighborhood. Barnes, suspected by the police in a murder and at least three other shootings, posted an enormous 27,000 tweets — many of them containing threats of violence — from the time she created her Twitter account in 2011 until her death in 2014.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 5, 2016

ER Doctor Tired Of Seeing Black Men Treated For Gun-Related Violence Launches Initiative To Stop It (Chicago, IL): Gun violence in the city of Chicago reached a 21-year high in the month of May. The Windy City is just one many American cities being ravaged by this troubling trend of gang violence, lone-wolf shooters, and a rash of other violent crime – resulting in tragedy and Black bodies piling up on the streets of our urban centers.
Source: NewsOne    Date: June 5, 2016

Chicago's Violent May Rivals Bloody ’90s: ‘Our Community Is Under Siege’ (Chicago, IL): This May was the most violent in 21 years, leaving at least 64 people dead — the largest number since the bloody days of 1995. This year's spike in violence has similarities to the violent '90s, experts said, noting that feuds over drugs — crack cocaine in the '90s, heroin now — fed into the murders then as now. But there are also many differences.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 3, 2016

Chicago Gangbanger Sentenced in Shooting Death of Chicago Ridge Woman (Chicago, IL): A Chicago street gang member was sentenced to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the shooting death of a Chicago Ridge woman in 2012.
Source: Oak Lawn Patch    Date: June 2, 2016

Chicago man gets seven years for fatal gang-related stabbing of Benito Juarez in 2014 in Little Village (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member was sentenced to seven years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Benito Juarez of Cicero in Little Village in 2014.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 1, 2016

Memorial Day weekend closes with 69 shot in Chicago, many of them on West Side (Chicago, IL): Just after midnight, in one of the last shootings of the Memorial Day weekend, two people pulled out guns and started firing in East Garfield Park. The first call to police early Tuesday was for one person shot on Homan Avenue. Then a second victim. Then a third. Then someone walked into a hospital a few minutes later.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 31, 2016

Pleading for Peace in Chicago Amid Fears of a Bloody Summer (Chicago, IL): During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier, and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 28, 2016

Police React as Chicago Gun Violence Spills Onto Expressways (Chicago, IL): The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend amid a spike in expressway shootings.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: May 27, 2016

Chicago’s Murder Problem (Chicago, IL): There was a time when it looked as if Chicago would follow New York and Los Angeles into a kind of sustained peace. Then progress stalled in 2004, and the city has been through some harrowing years leading up to another alarming spike in homicides this year.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 27, 2016

Belleville leaders not alarmed about rash of new downtown graffiti (Belleville, IL): City leaders said they were a little annoyed but not worried about graffiti that appeared overnight in downtown Belleville. On Wednesday morning city workers removed spray-painted vandalism from both Belleville City Hall and the former Meredith Home on the Public Square.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: May 25, 2016

High-Ranking Gang Members Among Several Defendants Arrested for Dealing Narcotics and Guns on Chicago’s South Side (Chicago, IL): May 24, 2016. Several suspects, including high-ranking members of a Chicago street gang, are facing drug or gun charges for their alleged roles in dealing narcotics and firearms on the city’s South Side. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Cornerstone,” spanned more than two years and included seizures of distribution quantities of cocaine and heroin, as well as confiscations of firearms and cash proceeds from drug sales.
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: May 24, 2016

Chicago Police Try to Predict Who May Shoot or Be Shot (Chicago, IL): In this city’s urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 23, 2016

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