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Dozens arrested in state, federal crackdown on drug dealing (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors in Chicago said dozens of alleged street gang members have been arrested on state and federal charges connected to the sale of drugs that resulted in fatal overdoses.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 9, 2017

Chicago Heights Girl's Murder Was Result of Gang Rivalry: Prosecutor (Chicago Heights, IL): A teen was charged in last week’s brutal stabbing and beating of a Chicago Heights girl, whose body was dragged from an alley and left for dead in a yard.
Source: Chicago Heights Patch    Date: March 1, 2017

Feds seek life sentence for former Hobos member linked to five killings (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want a former member of the violent Hobos street gang to spend the rest of his life in prison, saying he agreed to cooperate with authorities then lied to try to implicate a co-defendant in one of the five slayings in which he participated.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 27, 2017

Some Chicago gangs turning to rifles for added firepower, police say (Chicago, IL): The first time 14-year-old Brisa Ramirez remembers hearing rifle fire was when a man was shot dead on a Sunday afternoon outside a Catholic church around the corner from her home in Back of the Yards.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 24, 2017

Additional penalties for gang members in Georgia and South Carolina (Rockford, IL) : Rockford police want to make it clear they are not pointing fingers at the courts or lawyers. They do say however that rearresting gang members who are out on bond is more common than you might think and austin rice is just one example. 19-year-old Austin Rice who police say is a known Latin Counts street gang member with a history of violence.
Source:    Date: February 22, 2017

Rockford gang member accused of shooting at car (Rockford, IL): A 19-year-old street gang member was arrested for allegedly shooting at a vehicle with a child inside this morning, according to a city news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: February 21, 2017

Chicago Police charge man for gang hit that killed 2-year-old boy (Chicago, IL): Police announced Saturday that they have charged a man with a long criminal history with the murders of a 2- year-old boy and his 26-year-old uncle who were brutally gunned down in what authorities say was a gang-related retribution killing.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 18, 2017

Boy, 2, killed in Chicago gang hit (Chicago, IL): A two-year-old boy and 25-year-old man were killed — and a pregnant woman was wounded — on Tuesday in what authorities suspect was a gang-related shooting, according to Chicago Police.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 14, 2017

11-Year-Old Girl Shot in the Head in Gang Incident (Chicago, IL): Chicago’s gang violence claimed another victim when 11-year-old, Takilya Holmes, was struck in the head by a bullet in a gunfight Saturday night.
Source: Newsline    Date: February 12, 2017

Seminar sheds light on gangs, gang lifestyle (Maywood, IL): Gangs are here in Maywood. That’s a fact. Maywood Police Lt. Dennis Diaz, whom Police Chief Val Talley says is the department’s gang expert, estimates that there are 13 known gangs in the village. The majority of shootings that occur in Maywood are gang-related.
Source: West Suburban Journal    Date: February 9, 2017

4 arrested by sheriff's Gang Task Force (Lake County, IL): Four men are in custody, and police confiscated heroin and weapons — including an AK-47 rifle and AK-47 pistol — in an arrest at the Lake Forest Oasis after a long-term investigation aimed at heroin dealers by the Lake County sheriff's Gang Task Force.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: February 9, 2017

Small hike in serious crimes in Kane County (Kane County, IL): Kane County prosecutors saw a slight increase in the number of filings for serious crimes during 2016, the first uptick in that category in nearly a decade.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: February 8, 2017

Former gang member gets 50 years in prison for Aurora murder (Aurora, IL): A former Aurora street gang member has been resentenced to 50 years in prison for his role in a 1990 murder.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: February 8, 2017

Chicago police seek help to solve possible gang killing of innocent woman (Chicago, IL): It's been almost exactly a year since Aaren O'Connor was killed by a stray bullet as she sat in her car in the Heart of Chicago neighborhood on her phone, talking to her family back in her native Southern California.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 7, 2017

Alleged gang member ‘D.Rose’ gets 40 years for teen’s murder (Chicago, IL): A South Side man whose street name appeared in the lyrics of several Chicago rappers was sentenced to 40 years in prison Tuesday after being found guilty last year of the 2014 fatal shooting of a 14-year-old boy in Woodlawn.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 7, 2017

On Patrol With Chicago’s Last Violence Interrupters (Chicago, IL): Cure Violence has shown promise in reducing violent crime. But with its funding slashed in its home city, a few remaining foot soldiers are struggling to make a difference in neighborhoods gripped by fear.
Source: The Trace    Date: February 6, 2017

Chicago Gang Member Who Was Sent To Sell Drugs In Chattanooga Gets 90-Month Federal Prison Sentence (Chicago, IL): A Chicago member who was sent to Chattanooga to sell drugs has been sentenced to 90 months in prison by Federal Judge Travis R. McDonough.
Source: The Chattanoogan    Date: January 30, 2017

Man charged with fatally beating 17-year-old rival gang member (Chicago, IL): A man is the third suspect charged with the fatal beating of a 17-year-old boy on New Year’s Day 2013 in the Brighton Park neighborhood on the Southwest Side.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 29, 2017

Man accused of fatally beating gang rival in 2013 (Chicago, IL): Bail was denied Saturday for a reputed street gang member accused of beating a teenaged gang rival to death during a New Year's Day attack back in 2013.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 28, 2017

Rival gang opens fire on South Side vigil, sources say; 7 shot, including girl, 12 (Chicago, IL): A mass shooting at a memorial Wednesday night on Chicago's South Side left seven people wounded, including the mother and niece of the woman being remembered.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: January 27, 2017

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