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Recent Albany Park Shootings Result Of Internal Gang Strife: Commander (Chicago, IL): During a first-ever "Hispanic Beat Meeting" on Wednesday night, Albany Park Police District Cmdr. Elias Voulgaris blamed gangs for a recent spate of shootings.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: March 31, 2016

Man trying to sell pot 'to anyone' on street is chased, charged: Riverside cops (Chicago, IL): A Chicago man whose recent gunshot leg wounds hampered an attempt to run away from police was arrested last week by Riverside police, who said was he trying "to sell cannabis to anyone he encountered on the street."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 31, 2016

Chicago off to deadliest start in nearly two decades (Chicago, IL): As the first quarter of 2016 nears an end, violence in Chicago has reached levels unseen in years, putting the city on course to top 500 homicides for only the second time since 2008.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 31, 2016

Back of the Yards alderman begs sheriff to help with policing (Chicago, IL): Rookie Ald. Ray Lopez (15th) isn’t waiting for newly appointed interim Police Supt. Eddie Johnson to get a handle on the outbreak of gang violence, the Chicago Sun-Times is reporting.
Source: WLS 890AM    Date: March 30, 2016

27 Chicago-area gang members arrested in nationwide ICE sweep (Chicago, IL): A five-week nationwide operation by U.S. Immigrations and Customs Enforcement led to the arrests of 27 Chicago-area gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 28, 2016

13-Year-Old Boy Who Protested Gang Violence Among Dead in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Seventeen are wounded and two dead as a result of Chicago’s incessant gang warfare. The death toll included a 13-year-old boy who had spoken out against gang violence only last year.
Source: Breitbart    Date: March 28, 2016

West Chicago man charged with discharge of a firearm in Elgin (Elgin, IL): A West Chicago man was charged after Elgin police heard gunshots and saw him running from the area, according to a release from the Elgin Police Department.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 28, 2016

Kane State's Attorney sues Elgin street gang, its members (Kane County, IL): Kane County State's Attorney Joe McMahon is suing an Elgin street gang's members in an effort to reduce their criminal activities and impede members' ability to freely operate within the public, according to authorities. The civil lawsuit seeks unspecified damages from 16 members of the Spanish Vice Lords street gang for past damage and financial losses incurred as a result of gang activities and to offset the cost of fighting the street gang, according to a State's Attorney's press release.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 22, 2016

Gang member to serve 9 years for pointing gun at Aurora officer (Aurora, IL): A 20-year-old gang member was sentenced to nine years in prison Friday for pointing a gun at an Aurora police officer in July.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 21, 2016

Chicago police say a man fatally wounded during a shootout with officers was a gang member and convicted felon with more than 40 arrests (Chicago, IL): A man fatally wounded during a shootout with Chicago police was identified Tuesday as a gang member and convicted felon with more than 40 arrests.
Source: U.S. News & World Report     Date: March 15, 2016

32 Shot, Five Fatally in Weekend Violence (Chicago, IL): As Americans tallied up their primary choices for president of the United States, Chicago was counting a tally of its own in the number of citizens shot and killed by other citizens waging incessant gang violence, plaguing the city. This weekend some citizens of the Windy City were pulling out guns instead of ballots with a toll of 32 shootings that resulted in five deaths.
Source: Breitbart    Date: March 14, 2016

​Urban Warriors: Stemming the tide of street violence (Chicago, IL): Eddie Bocanegra is determined to help Chicago teenagers build a bright future by using lessons from his own dark past. "I shot and killed somebody," said Bocanegra, who served 14 years and three months in prison for that gang-related murder, getting out early for good behavior and earning a social work degree.
Source: CBS News    Date: March 13, 2016

Former gang member seeks help to keep youth away from crime (Joliet, IL): A life sentence isn’t enough to repay his debt to society, the Stateville Correctional Center inmate professed. Once a gang member from Carbondale, Labron Neal-Bey has sought to do more beyond his sentence to pay back that debt, and he’s asking for help.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan    Date: March 12, 2016

Man charged in execution killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee in Chicago (Chicago, IL): A 22-year-old man was charged on Monday with the execution-style killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, a Chicago boy who in November was lured into an alley and shot in a grisly gang-retaliation murder, police say.
Source: USA Today    Date: March 8, 2016

1 dead, 8 wounded in Chicago shootings Monday, early Tuesday (Chicago, IL): A man was killed and at least eight people were wounded in shootings in Chicago Monday and early Tuesday, a burst of violence after a relatively quiet weekend.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 8, 2016

Wauconda is latest town to join gang task force (Wauconda, IL): Wauconda has become the latest community to join a regional police task force targeting gangs and drug dealers. The Lake County Gang Task Force formed in July 2015. It consists of representatives from more than 30 law enforcement agencies, including local police departments, the FBI and the DEA.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: March 7, 2016

Granite City woman convicted of murder in gang-related stabbing (Granite City, IL): A Granite City woman faces up to 60 years in prison after a jury convicted her of murder Friday. Breanna Maldonado, 20, of Granite City, was convicted of first-degree murder after a jury heard closing arguments Friday morning and deliberated for nearly four hours.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: March 4, 2016

Gang Tattoo Removal Gives Ex-Members Chance To Leave Ugly Past Behind Them (Chicago, IL): AJ was a bit nervous as he waited in line to get a gang tattoo removed. The massive neck tattoo — a five-point star that signifies allegiance to the Spanish Vice Lords — didn't hurt when he got it at age 16 ... because he was high on PCP.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: March 3, 2016

Belvidere man guilty of murder in gang-related fatal shooting (Belvidere, IL): Ricardo Figueroa was found guilty today of first-degree murder for his role in the 2013 shooting of a Belvidere teen. Figueroa, 25, was charged along with Ricardo Garcia and Anthony Perez in the Nov. 30, 2013, fatal shooting of 18-year-old Giovanni Galicia. During opening statements, First Assistant State's Attorney Victor Escarcida said Figueroa, Garcia and Perez were Latin King gang members targeting members of rival gang Surenos 13 the night of Galicia's death.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: March 2, 2016

Trial begins in gang stabbing death (Edwardsville, IL): A jury Wednesday heard and saw a video of a women, being tried for murder, calling her mother from the back of a squad car and say,” I did something stupid. I’m going to jail. I stabbed somebody.”
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 2, 2016

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