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15-year-old teased by rival gang shoots at them, hits 2 women: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): A 32-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were both ordered held on bail after prosecutors said the boy shot two women early Friday as they left a Logan Square restaurant and were caught in a gang-related incident.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 19, 2015

A tale of 3 cities: LA and NYC outpace Chicago in curbing violence (Chicago, IL): As summer waned in recent weeks, bringing to an end what is often the most violent season of the year, New York City officials tallied 239 people killed in homicides. Los Angeles police counted 201 killed in about the same time period.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 18, 2015

Moms Bring Back Englewood Patrols In Response To Gang Threat (Chicago, IL): In Englewood, community leaders are on alert after learning of a gang threat on social media. Police have an ally, mothers who patrol the streets with a smile. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they have an impressive track record.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 16, 2015

Judge orders former ‘Fly Boyz’ den vacated (Alton, IL): A judge Tuesday ordered owners and residents to vacate an infamous Tremont Street house, the home of the fledgling street gang, “The Fly Boyz,” whose exploits across from a school resulted in a first-degree murder.
Source: The Alton Telegraph    Date: September 15, 2015

17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago (Chicago, IL): At least 17 people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The most recent attack happened Sunday afternoon in Uptown on the North Side. A 24-year-old man was outside about 12:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Ainslie when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck nine times in the torso and right leg, according to Chicago Police.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 13, 2015

Chicago Police are Seizing Guns to Try and Combat Gang-Related Murders (Chicago, IL): Two Cook County Sheriff's officers reached under trash bins in an alley just before midnight in Chicago's crime-heavy Austin neighborhood, looking for a hidden gun.
Source: Newsweek    Date: September 10, 2015

Peoria Council talks Crime Stats, Don’t Shoot In update (Peoria, IL): The City of Peoria plans to continue the anti-violence Don’t Shoot program. The issue was raised as City Council members got an update on crime statistics: Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell says overall crime in the city is down nine-percent compared to the same time last year, but both homicides and robberies are up. When asked if the City should continue the anti-gang violence program called Don’t Shoot, Mitchell says the initiative has benefits in a year that’s seen 13 homicides so far:
Source: Peoria Public Radio    Date: September 9, 2015

8 Dead, 46 Injured in Shootings Over Long Labor Day Weekend (Chicago, IL): Eight people are dead and 46 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago during a violent Labor Day Weekend.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: September 8, 2015

Chicago's back-to-school season comes with gang protections for kids (Chicago, IL): Teachers are being laid off as the Chicago Public Schools district deals with a massive financial crisis. But in one area the fourth-largest U.S. public school system is not cutting corners: the $17.8 million annual budget for safety patrols that watch over children walking to school through neighborhoods plagued by gang violence.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: September 8, 2015

Violence touching unlikely communities in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Diane Limas says the sound of gunfire has become so common outside her house in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood that she's frequently calling police to complain.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 6, 2015

The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2015

Gang leader indicted on gun charge a week after arrest in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader accused of using a whopping $25 million verdict for his wrongful murder conviction to pay bonuses to recruit new gang members has been hit with a federal gun charge a week after his arrest in a brazen daylight shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 27, 2015

Omar Hernandez charged with gang-related murder of Jeremy Salinas in Bridgeport (Cook County, IL): Jeremy Salinas was murdered by Satan Disciples the same day members of the gang stole his bicycle and sent pictures of it on social media, Cook County prosecutors said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 27, 2015

3 charged in fatal shooting on West Side (Chicago, IL): Two men have been charged with causing a security guard to fatally shoot a woman in Chicago's Austin neighborhood. Ronnie Henderson, 18, and Valentine Rodriguez, 24, were charged with murder, aggravated assault including discharging a firearm in a motor vehicle and aggravated discharge of a firearm in an occupied vehicle.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 23, 2015

4 Killed, 32 Wounded in Chicago Violence; Police Involved in Shooting of 16-Year-Old (Chicago, IL): The violence in Chicago rose to fever-pitch level again over the weekend, with 32 wounded and four killed. While most of these shootings are gang-on-gang warfare, on Friday, the Chicago Police were involved in a shooting that wounded a 16-year-old.
Source: Breitbart    Date: August 23, 2015

Reputed gang leader who won $25M court verdict charged in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader who won a whopping $25 million award just three years ago for a wrongful murder conviction from his youth was charged Tuesday in connection with a shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 19, 2015

Reputed Park Ridge Gang Leader Charged in Albany Park Shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed Park Ridge gang leader man has been charged in connection to a shooting in North Center that occurred Monday morning.
Source: Lake View Patch    Date: August 19, 2015

Police and Softball Used to Combat Gang Culture in Chicago Neighborhoods (Chicago, IL): Under the bright lights in Humboldt Park, a squad of Chicago Police officers dropped their uniforms to don a more casual logo last week, "five-0." For the first time in 40 years, the annual all-star event between the CPD team and youth from a gang peace league returned to Humboldt Park last week.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 19, 2015

2 Killed, 11 Hurt in Shootings Since Monday Morning, Police Say (Chicago, IL): Shootings left two men dead and 11 other people wounded since Monday morning, police said. Around 9:30 p.m. Monday, a man was killed and a woman was wounded in a shooting in Garfield Park, according to Officer Jose Estrada, a Chicago Police spokesman.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 18, 2015

Gangs increasingly challenge rivals online with postings, videos (Chicago, IL): The video call came in as he headed to school. The "opps" — rival gang members — let the teen know they had just seen his "boy" and that he had run away. "What you on?" challenged the caller, using street slang to ask if the teen would also flee. If they came for him, the teen promised, he wouldn't run.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 17, 2015

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