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2 Chicago cops shot with rifle in area where gangs increasingly use military-style guns (Chicago, IL): Two plainclothes officers wounded in the Back of the Yards neighborhood were shot with a high-powered rifle in an area where street gangs have been increasingly using military-style weapons, Chicago police said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 3, 2017

Karl Fort Jr., son of notorious Rockford gang leader, arrested on gun charges (Rockford, IL): The namesake son of a notorious Rockford gang leader was arrested Sunday on gun charges after a traffic stop. Authorities said Karl Fort Jr., 24, was charged with unlawful use of weapons by a felon, being a gang member in possession of a weapon and unlawful use of weapons.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: May 1, 2017

Raucous, 200-Person Gang Parties Ruining Park — Can Parking Ban Stop Them? (Chicago, IL): Loud, raucous and sometimes violent gang parties with up to 200 people in a Near West Side park are keeping neighbors awake, infuriating them. But now the neighborhood's alderman and Near West Side police have an idea to break up the parties — don't let the partiers park.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 1, 2017

Illinois House votes to limit busts for gang contact (Chicago, IL): The Illinois House passed a bill Thursday that would mean police could no longer arrest parolees just for having contact with a gang member. By a 67-to-48 bipartisan vote, the House moved to change the law so parolees would need to be involved in gang-related activity to face arrest. The measure now goes to the Senate.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 27, 2017

Chicago stepping up its game in war on graffiti (Chicago, IL): Chicago is stepping up its game in the never-ending battle against graffiti. The city is adding three graffiti removal crews and eight new chemical removal trucks to its existing fleet of 14 to keep response times to three to five days with no backlog.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 24, 2017

Kane County State’s attorney tackles child abuse, gang activity (St. Charles, IL): Lawsuits against Fox Valley gangs are helping curb their activities, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said at his monthly press briefing, which also highlighted the work of local agencies during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Source: Kane County Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2017

BUILD Chicago Offering Alternatives to Gang Life for Nearly 50 Years (Chicago, IL): Sixteen-year-old Latee Smith wants to do something positive with his life. He dreams of becoming a professional athlete or a lawyer. He wants a career. And in these desires he’s no different than countless other teens across the U.S. who anticipate a bright future.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight    Date: April 13, 2017

Police Arrest 57 In Targeted Drug, Gun Raids Overnight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested 57 people and seized eight guns Tuesday night, in a series of raids targeting drug dealers and gang members. Organized Crime Bureau Chief Anthony Riccio said the department targeted more than 100 people with a history of gang ties, firearm arrests, and drug convictions.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 12, 2017

Facing Life In Prison, The Hobos Ask For A New Trial (Chicago, IL): Keith Daniels’ girlfriend told jurors she saw only one shooter the night Daniels was executed in front of his family for snitching on Chicago’s so-called “super gang,” the Hobos.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 10, 2017

Kane state's attorney's office continues legal push to limit gangs (Kane County, IL): Since 2010, the Kane County state's attorney's office has secured 120 injunctions on specific gang members from Aurora and Elgin as part of a series of lawsuits aimed at limiting gang activity and recruitment.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: April 7, 2017

Man charged in fatal shootings of 4 at Chicago restaurant (Chicago, IL): A 19-year-old man charged with murder in the likely gang-related killings of four men on Chicago's South Side had lost his father in another shooting a day earlier in the same neighborhood, police said Wednesday.
Source: New York Daily News    Date: April 5, 2017

Chicago sees drop in violence so far in 2017, but numbers still high (Chicago, IL): Evelyn Coleman was just 7 when an errant bullet struck her in the leg as she walked to buy candy near her home in Chicago's West Englewood neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 30, 2017

Four gunned down at Chicago restaurant in gang retaliation hit (Chicago, IL): Authorities are investigating a quadruple homicide at a fast-food restaurant and the fatal shooting of a pregnant woman in separate incidents that occurred within hours of each other Thursday in one neighborhood in the nation’s third-largest city.
Source: USA Today    Date: March 30, 2017

Dispute between gang members acquainted for decade leads to shooting (Chicago , IL): A Southeast Side man shot and seriously wounded a rival gang member who was on crutches during a quarrel about a block from the shooter's home last month, prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 25, 2017

Increased police presence, decreased crime in Carpentersville: chief (Carpentersville, IL): Carpentersville has seen a drop in index crime in the last decade. According to a presentation by Police Chief Michael Kilbourne at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, the number of those crimes, defined as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, theft, and arson, in 1998 totaled 1,391, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: March 25, 2017

Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.
Source: USA Today    Date: March 24, 2017

Gang Members and Mexican Supplier Among Eleven Federal Defendants Charged with Selling Narcotics on Chicago’s West Side (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang and a Mexican supplier are among eleven individuals charged for their alleged roles in the distribution of heroin and cocaine on the city’s West Side. The joint federal and state investigation, dubbed “Operation Shut Travel Down,” spanned more than a year and resulted in the seizures of ten firearms, more than 3,500 grams of heroin, more than 550 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, and more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: March 24, 2017

Aurora Man Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in Gang Related Killing (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police say murder, kidnapping and other charges have been filed against an Aurora man who is accused of beating to death 18 year-old Clarence King of Aurora last July.
Source:    Date: March 23, 2017

Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s fed probe (Chicago, IL): More than 50 people, most alleged to be members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 23, 2017

Number of shootings down, but gun violence more spread out in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Gun violence has spread to areas of Aurora unaccustomed to hearing shots fired, although the number of shootings within the city shrank last year, according to police department officials and statistics obtained by the Beacon-News.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 22, 2017

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