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Arrest Made In Rolling Meadows Gang Shooting (Rolling Meadows, IL): An Elgin man faces several charges after Sunday's alleged gang-related shooting on Golf Road in Rolling Meadows. Police on Tuesday reported the arrest of Jose Acosta, 21, of Elgin. His charges include unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member, defacing a firearm, aggravated and unlawful use of a weapon and for being in possession of a firearm and ammunition without possessing a Firearm Owners Identification (FOID).
Source: Journal & Topics    Date: December 17, 2015

Kankakee shootings — including another on Wednesday — are gang-related, police say (Kankakee, IL): There was another shooting on Wednesday, this time not far from Kankakee Junior High School — and police suspect it was part of a recent string of gang-related shootings across three wards in Kankakee.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: December 16, 2015

Waukegan man convicted of street gang, drug conspiracy (Waukegan, IL): A man described as the main target of a large, multi-agency operation against cartel-fueled street gang drug dealing in the Waukegan area has been convicted on several felony conspiracy and drug charges.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: December 14, 2015

Palatine shooting that injured 2 was gang-related, police say (Palatine, IL): Two people, including a 17-year-old boy, were wounded in a gang-related shooting in northwest suburban Palatine on Thursday evening, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 11, 2015

Amid Violence, Chicago Parents Try To Inoculate Their Sons Against Fear (Chicago, IL): The protests in Chicago have been mostly peaceful. But it's not just about police. This is all happening against a backdrop of gang violence, including the recent killing of a 9-year-old boy who police say was apparently targeted because of his father's alleged gang ties.
Source: NPR News    Date: December 10, 2015

Chicago Gang Violence 2015: Activists Say City Won't Fund Prevention Programs That Worked In Los Angeles (Chicago, IL): The killing of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee by street gang members in Chicago last month because the boy’s father had alleged gang ties brought national attention to the alarming level of violence in America's third-largest city had become. But even as U.S. Attorney General Loretta Lynch announced an investigation into Chicago's police department Monday that could explore how police brutality in the city has contributed to increased street violence, the city's underfunding of social programs that could curb gang wars has largely been ignored, community activists said.
Source: International Business Times    Date: December 7, 2015

Man arrested for battery at shuttered ‘Flyboyz’ house (Alton, IL): A man police say is a member of Alton’s infamous “Flyboyz” gang has been arrested and charged with aggravated domestic battery and criminal trespass to a residence after he was allegedly found in the driveway of 1022 Tremont St. — the former den authorities shuttered with a civil suit.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: December 5, 2015

Feds announce new round of gang indictments (Chicago, IL): U.S. Attorney David Capp announced two gang racketeering indictments on Thursday, including a new one against members of the Latin Kings and one with additional charges against Two Six members. The indictment against the Latin Kings is the second racketeering indictment against that gang in five years.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: December 4, 2015

13 hurt in shootings across city (Chicago, IL): Thirteen people have been wounded in separate shootings since Tuesday afternoon, Chicago police said. Most recently, a 24-year-old man was seriously hurt after he was shot around 1 a.m. in the University Village neighborhood, said Officer Ron Gaines, a police spokesman.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2015

Accused Killer Claims Cousin Shot Rival Gang Member: Prosecutor (La Grange, IL): An alleged gang member was charged in the murder of a 21-year-old Dakota Smith who was found shot to death in alley last May.
Source: La Grange Patch    Date: December 2, 2015

Saulsberry found guilty of second murder (Chicago, IL): Prosecutors called the murder of Michael Moore a "heinous" act by Chavez Saulsberry, but his attorney told jurors the case amounted to nothing more than fiction concocted by a self-interested criminal.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: December 2, 2015

Four charged following Aurora gang altercation (Aurora, IL): Four people are facing felony mob action charges stemming from a Tuesday evening altercation at an Aurora gas station.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: December 2, 2015

Chicago gun violence remains at 'unacceptable levels,' CPD says (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department said for the month of November, overall crime in the city is down 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but gun violence remains at "unacceptable levels."
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: December 1, 2015

Two gang members sentenced for 2010 mistaken identity killing (Chicago, IL): Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the murder of a man, killed more than five years ago on the South Side because he was mistaken for a member of a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 1, 2015

Man charged with murder in 'assassination' of Tyshawn Lee, 9 (Chicago, IL): Four weeks after alleged gang members lured 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee into an alley and killed him -- a slaying that some in violence-riddled Chicago called a new low -- the city's police superintendent announced the arrest of one man and vowed to "obliterate" the "criminal" group to which he belonged.
Source: CNN    Date: November 27, 2015

Tyshawn on swing when gangbangers out for revenge targeted him: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): On the way to his grandmother's South Side home, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee stopped at a nearby park to play on a swing set, setting his beloved basketball down nearby. But Cook County prosecutors say three members of a Black P Stones faction had targeted the 83-pound boy to avenge a shooting by rivals three weeks earlier in which a mother was wounded and her 25-year-old son killed.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 27, 2015

Protesters taunt police on Chicago streets amid anger over teen killing (Chicago, IL): Angry protesters hit the streets and taunted police for a second night Wednesday following the release of a dramatic video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager in a hail of 16 bullets.
Source: USA Today    Date: November 26, 2015

Two charged with fatal shooting of rival gang member in Englewood (Chicago, IL): Two men charged with the fatal shooting of a rival gang member Sunday afternoon in Englewood have been ordered held on a $1 million bond. Antonio Doss 31, and Kwan Ward, 20, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 25, 2015

Two teens involved in Elgin stabbing (Elgin, IL): Elgin Police said they are investigating a stabbing in broad daylight Tuesday in downtown.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 24, 2015

Street gang leader pleads guilty to murder, racketeering (Chicago, IL): The man federal attorneys say brought the Two Six street gang to Northwest Indiana is admitting he's responsible for the murder of four people dating back as far as 24 years ago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 24, 2015

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