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'I tried my best to save my baby' — mom of baby killed in stroller by fleeing car on South Side (Chicago, IL): A baby boy being pushed in a stroller died Saturday afternoon when he was run down by a vehicle fleeing a deadly gang shooting in Woodlawn, the police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 11, 2015

Chicago mom is fighting violence one kid at a time (Chicago, IL): Chicago is notoriously known for its epidemic of gang violence and shootings that occur on a much too regular basis, but one mother, who has seen the ugly side of her community for far too long has stepped up and taken on the epidemic in the only way she knew how. Her solution to stop the gang violence and shootings has nothing to do with gun laws or anything of the sort, but rather reaching out to the kids in the community.
Source:    Date: July 10, 2015

How One Woman in Chicago is Combating Gun Violence (Chicago, IL): Diane Latiker's 13-year-old daughter and her friends had nothing to do and nowhere to hang out. It was 12 years ago in Chicago. They were running wild in the neighborhood, and that was a problem: The parks weren't safe. Vacant lots and boarded-up buildings were no place for kids to spend free time.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 8, 2015

Lawyer for father of slain 7-year-old downplays alleged gang ties (Chicago, IL): An attorney for the father of the 7-year-old boy who was fatally shot over the violent Fourth of July weekend downplayed the West Side man's alleged gang affiliation, asserting that police "make assumptions" on gang membership.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 8, 2015

Cops: Gang members arrested after Lincolnwood mall brawl (Lincolnwood, IL): Three men with gang affiliations were arrested Friday after a fight broke out in the parking lot of the Lincolnwood Town Center shopping mall, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 8, 2015

Mayor calls on father of slain boy to cooperate with police: 'You have a responsibility' (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel on Monday defended his policing strategy following a violent Independence Day weekend in Chicago, laying blame where he frequently does after shootings spike in the city: lax gun laws, amoral gang members and questionable values.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 7, 2015

Chicago Funeral Homes Face Challenges in Gang Territory (Chicago, IL): At A.A. Rayner & Sons funeral home in Chicago, Charles Childs is used to planning celebrations of long lives. His biggest concern traditionally has been timing the stop lights as he leads grieving families in a procession to the cemetery. These days, though, he has to worry about arranging a police presence to control the large, often emotional crowds that show up for the funerals of young people whose lives have been cut short by gun violence.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 7, 2015

Elgin mom: My slain son who was in a gang still deserves justice (Elgin, IL): For two weeks after her son's murder, Ramona Ramirez sat alone each night at Festival Park in Elgin. She felt at peace, she said, being there at 2:30 a.m. while sitting on steps facing the Fox River -- the same time and place where her son, 20-year-old Daniel Figueroa, was shot and killed April 18.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 7, 2015

Gunfire mars Fourth holiday (Chicago, IL): As fireworks erupted throughout Chicago, the loud pops and explosions often were indistinguishable from the gunfire that so often plagues what historically is a violent summer weekend in the city.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 6, 2015

Chicago Violence Rises With the Heat of the Summer (Chicago, IL): The figures can be numbing: There were more than 2,000 shootings in Chicago last year, and the city is on pace for more this year. The violence rises in the heat of summer. But beneath the sobering figures are personal stories, both of fear and resilience. NBC News' Tracy Jarrett spent time in Chicago to hear them.
Source: NBC News    Date: July 6, 2015

Violent weekend that left 7 dead in Chicago highlights frustrations in combating gangs, guns (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy who was one of seven people shot to death in Chicago over the holiday weekend was the son of a gang leader with a lengthy arrest record, and police say the man's refusal to cooperate with detectives highlights the city's ongoing challenge to curb gang-related violence.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: July 6, 2015

Gun, marijuana seized from Peoria gang member in park (Peoria, IL): Deputies seized a gun and a small amount of marijuana from a documented gang member early Sunday in Bradley Park while the suspect and a woman were on a date, according to a police report.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 6, 2015

Shot that killed 7-year-old boy in Humboldt Park meant for his dad, police say (Chicago, IL): A 7-year-old boy was shot and killed Saturday night while celebrating the Fourth of July with his family on the city's West Side, and Sunday evening Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said that the bullet that killed Amari Brown was meant for his father. McCarthy said Antonio Brown, who he referred to as a "ranking gang member," was the intended target of the attack and that he is not cooperating with investigators.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: July 5, 2015

2 teenagers hurt in gang-related crash in Logan Square (Chicago, IL): Two 17-year-old girls were hurt during a gang-related car crash early Saturday morning in the Logan Square neighborhood on the Northwest Side, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 4, 2015

Abel Ruiz gets 51 years for shooting Brandon Cage over gang affiliation in 2013 (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting Brandon Cage after demanding he renounce his own gang in the summer of 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

Man gets 51 years for fatal shooting over gang affiliation (Chicago, IL): A Latin Kings street gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for fatally shooting a rival after demanding the man renounce his own gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 2, 2015

Man found guilty in 2011 Joliet murder (Joliet, IL): When Anthony Fearn was fatally shot on June 9, 2011, outside the KO Zone Boxing Club it was dark and there was a large crowd on the street. Since that night, five witnesses have identified Jevon Lesley, 22, a member of the Vice Lords street gang known as "Guru" as the man who fired the shot that struck Fearn, who had no gang involvement.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 26, 2015

Joliet Murder Trial: Gang members contradict shooter’s identity (Joliet, IL): Gang members during testimony Thursday identified different men as the one who fired a fatal shot outside a downtown Joliet club three years ago.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 25, 2015

Witness testifies in Joliet murder trial that innocent bystander killed before shooter took aim (Joliet, IL): The shot that went off as a gang member cleared his “jammed” pistol likely is the one that killed an innocent bystander four years ago outside the KO Zone Boxing Club, a witness testified Wednesday.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: June 24, 2015

2 dead, 16 injured in city shootings (Chicago, IL): Two men were killed and at least 16 other people have been wounded during separate shootings across the city since Saturday afternoon, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 21, 2015

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