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Gang member charged with killing Logan Square man, 68, in 2013 (Rolling Meadows, IL): A reputed gang member was ordered held without bail Saturday, charged with robbing and killing a 68-year-old Logan Square man returning home from work in late 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 16, 2015

Cop uses former gang members to try to sway young people (Chicago, IL): A collaboration of social service, medical and law enforcement officials spent their day Friday trying to reach out to troubled teenagers. By his own admission, one of the teens said he is a member of a street gang.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: May 15, 2015

Feds say felon documented gun range visit on Instagram (Chicago, IL): An alleged West Side gang member and felon is facing federal weapons charges after authorities claimed he shot a gun at a suburban firing range and then bragged about it on Instagram.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 14, 2015

Winnebago Sheriff Tabs Tactical Team For Drug, Gang Crime (Rockford, IL): The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department has formed a 13-member tactical unit to battle street crime. The Rockford Register-Star reports Sheriff Gary Caruana introduced a team Monday to concentrate on illegal gang activity, drugs and high-crime areas.Also making debuts were Chico and Cliff, two K-9 officers.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Rockford cops say gang rivalry is fueling increase in gun violence (Rockford, IL): Authorities are confronting a significant increase in the number of gun crimes so far in 2015, as police say gang members divided by geography retaliate for perceived slights.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: May 13, 2015

9 shot across Chicago since Monday afternoon (Chicago, IL): At least nine people have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Monday afternoon, including a 62-year-old man shot during an attempted robbery at a Roseland bus stop Tuesday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 12, 2015

14-Year-Old Shooting Victim, Son of CeaseFire Worker, Forgives Shooter (Chicago, IL): Willie Dixon said the incident Sunday that left his son with a bullet wound in his hand was one of the reasons violence has spread "like wildfire" on the North Side.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang Infighting Causing Spike in Shootings in Uptown and Beyond, Police Say (Chicago, IL): A "relatively unprecedented" bout of infighting among North Side gang members combined with taunting on social media has led to a spike in gun violence in Uptown and beyond, police said this week.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 7, 2015

2 children hurt after gang rivalry turns violent (Chicago, IL): An exchange between rival gang members that started at a McDonald’s drive-thru and later turned violent left two young children with cuts all over their faces, prosecutors said at a court hearing Thursday.
Source: RedEye    Date: May 7, 2015

Gang leader sentenced to life in prison for 2010 fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang leader of the Maniac Latin Disciples was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a 2010 fatal shooting.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 7, 2015

String of Rogers Park Shootings Fueled by Social Media, Alderman Says (Chicago, IL): A string of shootings in the neighborhood is related to an ongoing gang conflict and fueled by "taunts and insults" on social media, Ald. Joe Moore said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 6, 2015

2 men injured in shooting outside Albany Park funeral home (Chicago, IL): A wake for a street gang member erupted in gunfire, and two men were shot and wounded. The service inside was for Ismael Lopez, who was gunned down last week in a gang turf dispute in the Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Source: CLTV    Date: May 5, 2015

Gang members convicted in Little Village girl's murder (Chicago, IL): Two Latin King gang members were convicted Tuesday of murdering a 6-year-old girl as she sat on her porch with relatives in the Little Village neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 5, 2015

In Prison Since Age 14, Convict Again Sentenced To Life (Cook County, IL): A Cook County judge said courts got it right the first time when they sentenced a 14-year-old to life in prison for a double murder in 1990, and again sentenced the now-38-year-old convict to life at a re-sentencing mandated by a 2012 U.S. Supreme Court decision.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 4, 2015

Aurora police give neighborhood group lowdown on gangs (Aurora, IL): A group of crime-conscious citizens on Aurora's West Side left their regular monthly meeting armed with knowledge about Aurora's gangs.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: May 1, 2015

Convicted Hobo gang member turns to ex-FBI agent to administer lie-detector test (Chicago, IL): According to the FBI, Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester was the leader of a hyper-violent Chicago street gang — the Hobos — whose members are suspected of killing a police informant and others to protect Chester.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 1, 2015

Black Disciples gang leader from Gary sentenced in drug trafficking (Chicago, IL): A Gary man who held a high leadership role with the Black Disciples was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in federal prison for his role in dealing drugs for the Chicago street gang, officials said.
Source: The Times    Date: April 29, 2015

Bill expands protected places in gang recruitment law (Illinois): It's illegal to recruit gang members on school property. Violators can be charged with a felony. Soon, there could be more places which are off-limits to gang recruiters. The goal is to keep kids safe. There are already some measures in place to stop gang recruitment in the state, but this proposal creates a broader scope of where recruitment won't be tolerated.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: April 28, 2015

Police: 'Generational cycle of gangs' caused uptick in Aurora violence (Aurora, IL): Several hundred people filled the West Aurora High School auditorium in search of information about violence, gangs and crime in Aurora, the largest crowd yet in the police department's series of community meetings to discuss a rise in shootings this year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 28, 2015

4 Killed, 17 Wounded in 21 Shootings in Latest Weekend of Chicago Violence (Chicago, IL): As Baltimore fills the media with its tales of rioting and protests, Chicago remains a shooting gallery with another 21 shootings and four deaths over the weekend.
Source: Breitbart    Date: April 27, 2015

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