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Chicago's Violent May Rivals Bloody ’90s: ‘Our Community Is Under Siege’ (Chicago, IL): This May was the most violent in 21 years, leaving at least 64 people dead — the largest number since the bloody days of 1995. This year's spike in violence has similarities to the violent '90s, experts said, noting that feuds over drugs — crack cocaine in the '90s, heroin now — fed into the murders then as now. But there are also many differences.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 3, 2016

Chicago Gangbanger Sentenced in Shooting Death of Chicago Ridge Woman (Chicago, IL): A Chicago street gang member was sentenced to 14 years in the Illinois Department of Corrections for the shooting death of a Chicago Ridge woman in 2012.
Source: Oak Lawn Patch    Date: June 2, 2016

Chicago man gets seven years for fatal gang-related stabbing of Benito Juarez in 2014 in Little Village (Chicago, IL): An alleged gang member was sentenced to seven years in prison last week after he pleaded guilty to fatally stabbing Benito Juarez of Cicero in Little Village in 2014.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 1, 2016

Memorial Day weekend closes with 69 shot in Chicago, many of them on West Side (Chicago, IL): Just after midnight, in one of the last shootings of the Memorial Day weekend, two people pulled out guns and started firing in East Garfield Park. The first call to police early Tuesday was for one person shot on Homan Avenue. Then a second victim. Then a third. Then someone walked into a hospital a few minutes later.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 31, 2016

Pleading for Peace in Chicago Amid Fears of a Bloody Summer (Chicago, IL): During Memorial Day weekend, this city reopens its Lake Michigan beaches, regular fireworks displays start at Navy Pier, and the downtown streets and spruced-up Riverwalk are crowded with tourists.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 28, 2016

Police React as Chicago Gun Violence Spills Onto Expressways (Chicago, IL): The violence gripping many Chicago neighborhoods is apparently spilling onto its roads, and police will be out in force over Memorial Day weekend amid a spike in expressway shootings.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: May 27, 2016

Chicago’s Murder Problem (Chicago, IL): There was a time when it looked as if Chicago would follow New York and Los Angeles into a kind of sustained peace. Then progress stalled in 2004, and the city has been through some harrowing years leading up to another alarming spike in homicides this year.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 27, 2016

Belleville leaders not alarmed about rash of new downtown graffiti (Belleville, IL): City leaders said they were a little annoyed but not worried about graffiti that appeared overnight in downtown Belleville. On Wednesday morning city workers removed spray-painted vandalism from both Belleville City Hall and the former Meredith Home on the Public Square.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: May 25, 2016

High-Ranking Gang Members Among Several Defendants Arrested for Dealing Narcotics and Guns on Chicago’s South Side (Chicago, IL): May 24, 2016. Several suspects, including high-ranking members of a Chicago street gang, are facing drug or gun charges for their alleged roles in dealing narcotics and firearms on the city’s South Side. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Cornerstone,” spanned more than two years and included seizures of distribution quantities of cocaine and heroin, as well as confiscations of firearms and cash proceeds from drug sales.
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: May 24, 2016

Chicago Police Try to Predict Who May Shoot or Be Shot (Chicago, IL): In this city’s urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 23, 2016

Romeoville gang member facing gunrunning charges (Chicago, IL): A known gang member is facing several charges after he sold several guns, including some that had been stolen, to a witness who was cooperating with authorities.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: May 23, 2016

Gangbanger who tried to kill informant praises ‘heroic’ cops (Chicago, IL): Toby Jones is a convicted drug trafficker who tried to gun down a federal informant. He grew up on the West Side, in a world ruled by gangs. He was once arrested by a corrupt Chicago cop who was ultimately imprisoned. And last week, the 38-year-old was ordered to spend 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 22, 2016

5 killed, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 21, 2016

In crackdown on violence, Chicago police arrest more than 100 in gang raids (Chicago, IL): In a crackdown on the city's burgeoning violence, Chicago police have carried out an extensive gang takedown, arresting more than 115 people on the department's "strategic subject list" — those believed to be most prone to violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 20, 2016

Suspect in gang-related murder of nine-year-old Chicago boy arrested (Chicago, IL): A man wanted in connection with what authorities say was a gang-related retaliation killing of a 9-year-old Chicago boy was in jail in eastern Illinois on unrelated charges on Monday and authorities were discussing returning him to the city to face a murder charge, officials said.
Source: Reuters    Date: May 16, 2016

Gang leader given life in prison for ordering rival killed (Chicago, IL): The reputed "king" of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for racketeering conspiracy that included soliciting the murder of a rival gang member in a war for control of a lucrative open-air drug market on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 13, 2016

Pilsen Mother Shares Her Tragic Story in Aim to Stop Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): On a hot August night in 2003, a single, stray 9 mm bullet changed Maria Mateo's life forever. A mother of five, Mateo was watching her children play with neighbors down the block when a loud popping noise filled the air.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 13, 2016

Purported head of Chicago street gang sentenced to life (Chicago, IL): A federal judge has sentenced the purported leader of a Chicago street gang to life in prison for murder and drug-trafficking conspiracies.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 12, 2016

Fatal Kenwood stabbing caps weekend of violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Violence across the city of Chicago did not slow over the weekend even after mothers called for peace on the day designated to honor them. There were at least 50 shootings and nine fatalities over Mother's Day weekend, and the trend continued as the work week began Monday.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: May 9, 2016

49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend (Chicago, IL): The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: May 8, 2016

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