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Trial begins in gang stabbing death (Edwardsville, IL): A jury Wednesday heard and saw a video of a women, being tried for murder, calling her mother from the back of a squad car and say,” I did something stupid. I’m going to jail. I stabbed somebody.”
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 2, 2016

Chicago Police Arrest 74 For Drug, Gang Activity (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police have arrested 74 people for drug and gang activity and seized guns, vehicles, cigarettes and cash. Police, along with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the U.S. Drug Enforcement Agency, arrested 74 people – 32 of whom were documented gang members – in a Narcotics Unified Enforcement Mission, according to a statement from police.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: March 1, 2016

Judge will hear motion to dismiss RICO charges (Lake County, IL): A judge will listen to arguments on a motion to dismiss the charges against a man arrested after a gang-related RICO Act investigation.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 1, 2016

So far this year, Chicago has most homicides since late 1990s (Chicago, IL): Amid a spike in shootings, the city of Chicago has witnessed its deadliest start to the year in nearly two decades, according to crime statistics. With January and February complete, the Chicago Police Department counts 95 homicides, the same as in 1999. There hasn't been a deadlier start to the year since 1997, when the city had 101 homicides in the first two months and 761 for the full year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 29, 2016

Gang Violence in Winnebago, Regional Learning Academy tries to make a difference (Rockford, IL): Gang violence is a problem in Rockford and the Winnebago county jail is keeping track of it in its jail. Alvin Tidwell mentors young kids in Rockford. He wants to keep them from making the mistakes he made as a young man.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: February 26, 2016

Man convicted of killing girl in 2012 (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang member was found guilty Friday in connection with the 2012 slaying of a 17-year-old girl was she sat in a car in the McKinley Park neighborhood, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 26, 2016

Gang member on parole arrested on weapons charges by Rockford police (Rockford, IL): A 20-year-old Rockford parolee and street gang member was arrested on several weapons charges after Rockford Police Department found a black Glock 40 caliber handgun under the driver's seat of the car he was driving.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: February 24, 2016

Joliet probe of gang ends with 19 arrests (Joliet, IL): Joliet Police Wednesday called a two-year investigation, dubbed "Operation King Kong," as one of the department's "proudest moments" after the arrest of 19 alleged members of the Latin Kings, one of whom was charged with the 2010 murder of a Joliet woman.
Source: Daily Southtown    Date: February 24, 2016

Peoria police make arrests after East Bluff shooting (Peoria, IL): Police made gang and drug arrests early Tuesday, hours after a purported gang member was targeted but uninjured in an East Bluff shooting. Police initially responded to a call for shots fired about 7:50 p.m. Monday in the 700 block of East Kansas Street and discovered someone had ambushed a 20-year-old member of the Bombsquad street gang.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: February 23, 2016

3 Dead, 29 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago, IL): Three men were killed and at least 29 other people — including a 3-year-old boy — were wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: February 22, 2016

Improper phone taps alleged in Lake County RICO case (Lake County, IL): The lawyer representing a man accused of leading a group of gang members charged in Lake County's first RICO case filed a court motion Monday claiming the state's attorney's office improperly ordered telephone wiretaps.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: February 22, 2016

Kids Have Grown 'Used To' Violence, Neighbor Says After 3-Year-Old Shot (Chicago, IL): Just 24 hours after a 3-year-old boy was shot and hurt while playing outside on a West Englewood block, neighborhood kids did not seem deterred from enjoying the outdoors, as one neighbor said children have grown "hard" due to frequent shootings.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: February 21, 2016

12-year-old shot because he didn't flash gang sign (Chicago, IL): A 12-year-old boy was shot in the chest in Chicago's Gage Park neighborhood. A neighbor who did not want to be identified says the boy was shot because he didn't throw up a gang sign. Four boys were playing tag when a red SUV pulled up, the neighbor said. The men in the car threw up gang signs but the boys didn't respond, so the driver opened fire, the neighbor said.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: February 19, 2016

4th man charged in gang attacks in DeKalb (Sycamore, IL): Another suspect has been charged after a DeKalb Police investigation into a series of gang-related robberies on the city's northeast side earlier this month.
Source: Daily Chronicle    Date: February 18, 2016

Evanston cops to beef up street presence citing shootings, 'ongoing gang conflicts' (Evanston, IL): If you see more police on the streets, it's part of a new Evanston Police Department strategy seeking to increase visibility and saturate areas where there have been an uptick in reports of gunfire and shootings, police announced last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 16, 2016

ISP seek to combat expressway violence (Chicago, IL): Illinois State Police announced Monday the beginning of the Chicago Expressway Anti-violence Surge (CEASe) to stop expressway violence and ensure public safety. Beginning Monday, the ISP will use aircraft, video cameras, covert vehicles and undercover officers to help combat expressway shootings.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: February 15, 2016

3 charged in series of gang-related attacks in DeKalb (Sycamore, IL): Three men who police say sent another man to the hospital after beating and robbing him remained at the DeKalb County jail Thursday.
Source: Daily Chronicle    Date: February 11, 2016

Zion man accused of firing gun during gang fight (Zion, IL): A registered gang member from Zion has been charged with firing a weapon during a fight between rival gangs, authorities said Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: February 10, 2016

Zion man accused of opening fire during gang fight in Beach Park (Zion, IL): A Zion man accused of opening fire just before officers responded to a gang fight in Beach Park has been arrested and charged with several felonies, police said Wednesday.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: February 10, 2016

Man charged with shooting gun during Beach Park gang fight (Beach Park, IL): A north suburban man has been charged with firing a gun during a gang fight in Beach Park last month.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 10, 2016

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