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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Police: Gang member wanted for battery arrested in Round Lake Park (Lake County, IL): A gang member wanted on a battery charge was arrested Thursday at his home in north suburban Round Lake Park, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 6, 2017

Second gang member on ‘security’ duty charged with 2015 murder (Cook County, IL): The second alleged gang member behind the fatal shooting of a rival gang member in 2015 in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood has been charged.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 5, 2017

Two men who worked security for towing company charged with gang-related killing (Chicago, IL): Bail has been denied for two men accused of a gang-related fatal shooting on the Southwest Side in August 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 4, 2017

Tattoo artist helps gang members, those struggling turn their lives around (Chicago, IL): A suburban Chicago tattoo artist is using his talents to help people who are struggling to make dramatic changes in their lives. Some are former gang members and others are victims forced into a world they are trying to forget.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: October 4, 2017

Gang member found guilty of attempted murder (Kankakee, IL): A self-admitted member of a Kankakee gang was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon in Kankakee County court on Monday.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: October 3, 2017

Gang members on ‘security’ duty behind 2015 Garfield Ridge murder (Cook County, IL): Cook County prosecutors have charged one of two alleged shooters in a 2015 murder in Garfield Ridge, and the second gunman is in custody. The two men were working as “security” for a towing company that hired Satan’s Disciples gang members to protect its trucks from rival towing companies, which in turn were protected by rivals of the Satan’s Disciples, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said Tuesday during a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 3, 2017

Felon behind theft of 100 guns from cargo train given 10 years in prison (Chicago, IL): Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, prolific train burglar Andrew Shelton understood firsthand the carnage caused by illegal guns. When he was just 16, Shelton, a former Gangster Disciples gang member, shot three people and was sentenced to four years in prison, court records show.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 3, 2017

Six reputed gang leaders go on trial in first test of state racketeering law (Cook County, IL): The Black Souls was a violent street gang that controlled the drug trade on its West Side blocks with killings, beatings and threats — even against their fellow gang members — going back to the 1990s, prosecutors said as Cook County’s first racketeering trial opened Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 2, 2017

‘Gentrifying’ café to open on Little Village gang border (Chicago, IL): When a vertical sign advertising “COFFEE” was installed prominently on Cermak Road over the weekend, it confirmed many resident’s fears that a trendy café, not locally owned, would take over the dormant space that was once known as Latino Youth High School in the historical Marshall Boulevard in Little Village.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 2, 2017

22 charged in gun, drug investigation targeting Aurora gang (Aurora, IL): Authorities say 22 people have been charged with gun and drug crimes following an investigation that targeted a suburban Chicago gang.
Source: WICS Newschannel 20    Date: October 1, 2017

Black Souls gang members head to trial on RICO charges (Chicago, IL): A half dozen members of the Black Souls street gang head to trial Monday in a sprawling racketeering case that began seven years ago when an East Garfield Park man called police to report drug dealers on his corner.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 1, 2017

Berwyn gang member gets 14 years for trafficking illegal guns (Berwyn, IL): A Berwyn gang member was sentenced to 14 years in prison after pleading guilty to trafficking illegal guns. Between October 2015 and April 2016, 28-year-old Miguel Martinez sold firearms illegally to a cooperating witness who didn’t have a FOID card or concealed carry license, according to the Illinois Attorney General’s office.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 29, 2017

Aurora Wants Lawsuit Dismissed After Officers' Info Given To Gang Associate (Aurora, IL): The city of Aurora and its former records manager are requesting a federal judge dismiss a lawsuit from seven officers claiming their personal information was knowingly released to a gang-affiliated inmate.
Source: Aurora Patch    Date: September 28, 2017

Joliet Man In Thirties Caught Spraying Gang Graffiti: Police (Joliet, IL): Crimes involving gang graffiti are often committed by juveniles and teenagers but one Joliet man in his thirties was caught in the act, according to the Joliet Police Department.
Source: Joliet Patch    Date: September 27, 2017

Alleged Gang Boss Linked To 6 Murders Has Long Been A Notorious Figure (Chicago, IL): An alleged West Side gang leader, who is facing new murder and conspiracy charges, has been a notorious figure in the city for years.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 25, 2017

Alderman Calls On CPD To Clean Up Gang Database (Chicago, IL): A Southwest Side alderman has called on the Chicago Police Department to change the way it handles its broader street gang database system.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 21, 2017

Kankakee house beset by frequent gang activity shut down, boarded up (Kankakee, IL): A two-story house well-known as a gathering spot for gang members in south suburban Kankakee was shut down Wednesday after a court order, the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office said.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 20, 2017

Quadruple homicide among weekend shootings leaving 10 dead, 29 wounded (Chicago, IL): Ten people were killed, four of them in a single shooting, and 29 others were wounded in attacks across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, inching the city closer to 500 homicides this year.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 18, 2017

Freeport police investigating gang-related shooting that injured one (Freeport, IL): Freeport police say they are investigating a Sunday morning gang-related shooting that hospitalized a 28-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Source: Journal Standard    Date: September 18, 2017

Aurora police make 2nd arrest in June gang murder (Aurora, IL): A second man has been charged with gunning down a 34-year-old man in Aurora in a June gang-related killing.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 15, 2017

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