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Jury In Hobos “Super Gang” Trial Gets History Lesson About Street Gangs (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors gave jurors a lesson in the history of Chicago’s street gangs Thursday when they called their first witness in the trial of the Hobos “super gang.”
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 16, 2016

Police investigate how gang member got concealed carry permit (Chicago, IL): A joint investigation was announced Friday between city and state police to learn how a convicted felon and documented gang member involved in a Humboldt Park shooting got a permit to carry a concealed firearm.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: September 16, 2016

One man’s mission to stop gang violence using social media (Chicago, IL): Too many of Desmond Patton’s students on Chicago’s South side were struggling to keep their focus when they came to school.
Source: The Grio    Date: September 15, 2016

Major Gang Trial Starts in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Six purported leaders of the Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that is expected to provide a rare look inside the criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Source: US News and World Report    Date: September 14, 2016

Biggest street-gang trial in recent Chicago history begins (Chicago, IL): Six purported leaders of Chicago's powerful Hobos street gang went on trial Wednesday in a case that could provide a rare look inside the kind of criminal activity fueling gun violence in the nation's third-largest city.
Source: WPXI 11 News    Date: September 14, 2016

Murderers Without Codes Turn Murder Vigils Into Murder Scenes in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Just 28 hours after ‘Nemo’ was shot dead, his stepbrother and two others were shot, one fatally, at a makeshift memorial for him.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: September 13, 2016

Gun violence a daily struggle for residents on city’s South and West sides, an afterthought for students on Lincoln Park, Loop campuses (Chicago, IL): Gun violence in Chicago has become a national topic of discussion during the past few weeks following the fatal shooting of 32-year-old Nykea Aldridge, a mother of four and the cousin of NBA star Dwyane Wade, and the city’s 500th homicide occurring over Labor Day weekend.
Source: The DePaulia    Date: September 11, 2016

South Side gang members stole dozens of luxury cars from suburbs (Chicago, IL): Wealthy suburbanites, you may want to put your car keys away. South Side thieves have targeted luxury cars in 40 wealthy towns across the Chicago area from Lake Forest to Barrington to Hinsdale, officials say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 11, 2016

Gang member charged with killing father of 5 on Labor Day (Chicago, IL): Albertano Medrano was double-parked on Hermitage Avenue in the Back of the Yards on Labor Day, waiting for his wife and a friend, when a white van pulled up and at least 10 shots were fired, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 7, 2016

Alleged Hobos gang leaders to go on trial in 9 Chicago-area killings (Chicago, IL): The Hobos gang came calling for Keith Daniels on an April evening three years ago. Daniels, a key witness in a drug trafficking case against the gang's feared leader, had been relocated by authorities to south suburban Dolton for his safety. But when the 27-year-old father pulled into his driveway with his wife and her two young kids, a gunman walked up and opened fire through the windshield, according to court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 6, 2016

Chicago Police Labor Day Enforcement Missions Take Down 77 Gangbangers (Chicago, IL): Chicago police seized weapons and narcotics in enforcement missions on the West Side to stem the tide of gun violence in the city’s most dangerous neighborhoods. The narcotics and vice missions also resulted in the arrests of 77 individuals.
Source: West Side Patch    Date: September 4, 2016

Federal judge rules against shackling Hobos in street gang trial (Chicago, IL): Following concerns about the security of a street-gang trial set for next week, a federal judge on Friday denied requests to have several alleged gang members shackled during the proceedings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 2, 2016

Changing Gang Violence Taxes Police and Citizens (Peoria, IL): A recent uptick in violence in Peoria has police saying gang violence is to blame. "There were 4 people shot in 3 different incidents in the city of Peoria" explains, Lieutenant Scott Cook of Peoria Police Department. Cook says it’s a lot of smaller groups causing problems, as opposed to the traditional gangs Peoria has seen in the past.
Source:    Date: September 1, 2016

Chicago in the midst of most violent month since 1996 (Chicago, IL): The nation’s third-largest city has recorded 81 murders so far in August, making it the most violent month that Chicago has seen in nearly 20 years, according to Chicago Police Department data. Chicago, which has already recorded 462 murders this year, according to police department data, hasn’t experienced this level of violence since the late 1990s and early 2000s when the city recorded 600 or more murders annually.
Source: USA Today    Date: August 31, 2016

Bring Back Violence 'Interrupters,' Workers Say After Nykea Aldridge Murder (Woodlawn, IL): Former violence interrupters are calling for programs like Operation CeaseFire to again get state funding to help reduce the rising violence in Chicago.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 31, 2016

New ‘Bizarre’ Gang Surfaces in Cook County Jail (Cook County, IL): A new gang has surfaced at the Cook County Jail that even the sheriff refers to as “bizarre.” Tom Dart credits members of the gang, called Savage Life, with a hostage incident that occurred at the jail late last month.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight    Date: August 31, 2016

Threats loom over gang trial; U.S. marshals want Hobos shackled (Chicago, IL): Security threats looming over an impending street-gang trial at the Dirksen Federal Courthouse have prompted U.S. marshals to ask a judge to take the rare step of shackling alleged gang members during their trial.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: August 31, 2016

Brothers deny implicating teen in gang murders of Palatine father, son (Chicago, IL): Two brothers, who prosecutors say gave statements implicating fellow gang member Marco Lopez in the murders of a Palatine man and his son, backed off those statements when they testified in court Wednesday.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 31, 2016

Witness testifies gang member killed Palatine father, son (Cook County, IL): A prosecution witness testified he came face to face with the man authorities say shot to death a Palatine father and his 15-year-old son as testimony began Tuesday in the trial of Marco Lopez.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: August 30, 2016

How Violence in Chicago Compares to Other Cities (Chicago, IL): The killing of NBA star Dwyane Wade's cousin Nykea Aldridge, who was caught in crossfire as she walked her newborn on Chicago's South Side, has brought more attention to the widespread violence in the Midwest's largest city.
Source: ABC News    Date: August 29, 2016

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