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Reputed gang boss pleads guilty to sharing gun range trip on Instagram (Chicago, IL): A former reputed West Side gang leader pleaded guilty on Thursday to federal weapons charges after shooting a gun at a west suburban firing range and then bragging about it on Instagram.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 9, 2017

Man charged with murder in back porch gang killing in Englewood (Chicago, IL): A self-admitted Chicago gang member approached a rival on a South Side porch last month and shot 11 times, killing the 19-year-old man, prosecutors said in Cook County court Friday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2017

Reputed gang leader pleads guilty to gun charge (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang leader is facing up to 6 ½ years in federal prison after pleading guilty Thursday to taking target practice at a suburban gun range and then persuading a friend to lie about the incident to a grand jury.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 9, 2017

Aurora gang member pleads guilty to gun charges (Aurora, IL): An Aurora street gang member has pleaded guilty to unlawfully firing and selling a handgun.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: June 9, 2017

City proposes jobs initiative to combat gang violence (Springfield, IL): Local businesses and a union have committed $35,000 to fund summer jobs and other programs for youth in an effort to address a spike in violence in Springfield this year, including three shooting deaths in the last two weeks.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: June 2, 2017

Springfield Police Chief speaks out on rash of gang related shooting deaths (Springfield, IL): The Springfield Chief of Police is speaking out after a rash of gun violence in the Capitol City. Chief Kenny Winslow released a statement saying, "Incidents over the last month involving some of youth and young adults who are affiliated with two rival gangs have deeply concerned and outraged not only local law enforcement but the citizens of Springfield. "
Source: WAND 17 News    Date: June 1, 2017

Nearly 50 tied to Two-Six street gang charged with dealing guns, drugs (Chicago, IL): Federal and local authorities have charged nearly 50 members or associates of the Gangster Two-Six Nation street gang accused of dealing guns and drugs on Chicago's South Side and surrounding suburbs.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 26, 2017

CeaseFire ‘violence interrupter’ among dozens charged after gang probe (Chicago, IL): A man who works for the anti-violence group CeaseFire is among a group of alleged gang members rounded up Thursday as part of a two-year investigation by Chicago Police and federal authorities.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 26, 2017

One shot in Aurora shootout between undercover officers and gang suspects (Aurora, IL): Details are still coming out about the Wednesday morning shootout on Aurora's East Side between undercover police officers and a group of alleged gang associates and burglary suspects they were watching.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: May 24, 2017

Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths (Champaign, IL): Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Source: EurekAlert!    Date: May 23, 2017

Three Kings hope to call truce between gangs (Danville, IL): Gang violence may be the reason a 22-year old is dead. The victim was home when shots were fired Saturday. One group says it's going to do something to stop any retaliation. The Three Kings of Peace are meeting Friday.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: May 15, 2017

Gang-related shooting wounds two teens in Palatine (Palatine, IL): A person of interest was being questioned in what Palatine police said was a gang-related shooting of two teens Friday morning outside a clubhouse at a condominium complex.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 13, 2017

Reputed gang member charged in 2016 Wrightwood slaying (Chicago, IL): An 18-year-old Ashburn man said by police to be a gang member is held without bail this week, charged with the first-degree murder of a Wrightwood college student last August.
Source: Southwest News-Herald    Date: May 12, 2017

Rival Gangs Involved in Stabbing, Shooting at State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL): We’re learning new details about the shooting and stabbing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Detectives say it was rival gang members who opened fire.
Source: WRSP FOX Illinois    Date: May 11, 2017

Ald. Lopez Speaks Out On Gang Violence, Regardless Of Threats (Chicago, IL): Alderman Raymond Lopez is not backing away from comments that apparently provoked a street gang’s threats against him. Chicago Police started providing security for Raymond Lopez and his family after the 15th Ward Alderman remarked that he was glad that, in his words, “no innocent lives were lost” in a rash of shootings Sunday in the Brighton Park community.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 10, 2017

Reputed gang member pleads guilty to carrying gun linked to boy's slaying (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang member on the verge of trial has pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally carrying a handgun linked to the shootings of two children, including the high-profile slaying of 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 9, 2017

Police: Members of street gang identified suspects in cop shooting (Chicago, IL): Members of a Hispanic street gang pointed to two of their own in last week's shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers, information that led to the arrest of one man involved in the attack and the identification of a second suspect who remains at large, police officials said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 8, 2017

Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons (Chicago, IL): Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend — including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim.
Source: The Republic    Date: May 8, 2017

Police: 2 dead, 8 hurt in shooting at Brighton Park memorial for earlier rifle slaying (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and eight others were wounded in an attack at the site of a memorial for a man who was slain earlier Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 7, 2017

Reputed gang member charged in shooting of 2 Chicago cops (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged for his alleged role in the shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers earlier this week in the South Side's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 6, 2017

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