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Police: Gang members behind theft of guns from Springfield dealer (Springfield, IL): Springfield police say they believe the theft of more than 50 guns from a local firearms dealer last weekend is gang-related.
Source: The State Journal-Register    Date: October 13, 2016

EPD: Gang Member Threatens Club, Leads Police in Chase (Evansville, IL): A man that Evansville Police say is a violent member of a Chicago street gang is arrested after a pursuit. 29-year-old Kory Johnson is in the Vanderburgh County Jail on several charges including intimidation with a weapon and battery of a police officer. Police say he's a member of Chicago's Blackstone P's Street Gang.
Source:     Date: October 12, 2016

Teens in Aurora charged with gun, gang offenses (Aurora, IL): Four teenagers have been charged after running away from police at a public housing apartment complex on the city's East Side.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: October 12, 2016

US judge denies media access to Chicago gang trial evidence (Chicago, IL): A U.S. judge in the racketeering trial of six purported Hobos street-gang leaders has refused media access to photographs and other evidence even after it's shown in open court to jurors.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 9, 2016

One gun's journey — 42 bullets fired, 2 killed, 5 wounded (Chicago, IL): The Tribune traces the journey of a .40-caliber Glock handgun used in at least five gang-related shootings in less than a year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 7, 2016

Judge to rule on media access to gang trial evidence (Chicago, IL): A federal judge is considering the Chicago Tribune’s request to grant media access to photographs and other exhibits once they’re entered into evidence at the trial of six purported Hobos street-gang leaders.
Source: FOX 2 News    Date: October 4, 2016

Dramatic testimony in Hobos gang trial as eyewitness recounts killing (Chicago, IL): Antonina Pellegrino and her boyfriend were walking to her car on the South Side one night a decade ago when two men in hoodies ran at them from an alley and pushed him up against a wrought iron fence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 3, 2016

Lake Co. Cops Arrest Gang Member Wanted for Armed Robbery (Lake County, IL): A 23-year-old North Chicago man who had warrants out for his arrest for armed robbery and other crimes was arrested Friday, authorities said.
Source: Libertyville Patch    Date: October 3, 2016

Tribune: Release Chicago street-gang trial exhibits (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Tribune has asked a U.S. judge to order the release of photos and other exhibits once they’re entered into evidence at the racketeering trial of six purported Hobos street-gang leaders.
Source: The Washington Times    Date: September 30, 2016

Why is Chicago a murder capital? Clues from a bloody month (Chicago, IL): Fourteen-year-old Malik Causey loved the way gangs took what they wanted from people on the street, the way members fought for each other, the way they could turn drugs into cash and cash into $400 jeans.
Source: The Denver Post    Date: September 29, 2016

Murder charge in gang slaying that led to killing of Tyshawn Lee, 9 (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged in the 2015 shooting death of a rival, a killing that Chicago police say was part of the retaliatory violence that led to the slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 29, 2016

Lake County judge tosses wiretap evidence in 2014 gang-crackdown case (Lake County, IL): The Lake County State's Attorney announced Wednesday he plans to appeal a judge's decision this week to throw out evidence investigators gathered through wiretaps as part of a 2014 crackdown that led to the arrests of more than 20 alleged street gang members.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 28, 2016

Joliet police: Gang member had gun, ecstasy in car (Joliet, IL): Two men, including a known gang member on parole, were charged Sunday after police found a loaded gun in their car.
Source: The Herald-News    Date: September 28, 2016

Chicago Heights agrees to $15 million settlement for man in prison for 20 years (Chicago Heights, IL): Six months after Chicago Heights police arrested Rodell Sanders for a 1993 slaying, his girlfriend received a letter that was purportedly a confession from the real killer.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 28, 2016

Aurora man going to prison for gang-motivated shooting (Aurora, IL): A second Aurora man has admitted to his role in a 2014 gang-motivated shooting on North Fourth Street in the city which wounded a woman.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 28, 2016

Belvidere man found guilty in gang-related murder (Belvidere, IL): A 23-year-old Belvidere man faces 35 to 60 years in prison after a Boone County Jury found him guilty today of first-degree murder and mob action.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 27, 2016

Chicago cops are using data to fight gang violence (Chicago, IL): Chicago is suffering through a murderous year, more than 500 people gunned down so far. The police have drawn up a list of people likely to be shot -- in hope of saving them.
Source: CBS News    Date: September 23, 2016

Violence-plagued Chicago plans to hire nearly 1,000 more cops (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department will announce plans Wednesday to hire 970 new officers as the city faces a soaring homicide rate amid its most violent year in more than a decade. The new posts will be filled over the next two years, Anthony Guglielmi, the department’s chief spokesman, told USA TODAY.
Source: USA Today    Date: September 21, 2016

Removing Gang Tattoos ‘A Life And Death Thing’ (Chicago, IL): Invisible gang boundaries criss-cross Chicago, creating potentially deadly no-go zones for those with specific gang tattoos. “If you’re on the North Side, for example at Western and North Avenue or something, and you have a pitchfork going up? You might be okay,” Adrian Torres said.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: September 20, 2016

Chicago Is Responsible for Almost Half of the Increase in U.S. Homicides (Chicago, IL): The murder rate in the U.S. is projected to rise by about 13% this year, but almost half of that increase is due to violence in just one city—Chicago. A new study released Monday by New York University’s Brennan Center projects that while crime overall in 2016 has remained virtually unchanged from last year, the murder rate is expected to rise 13.1% thanks to unprecedented violence in Chicago, which has seen more than 500 murders this year alone.
Source: Time    Date: September 19, 2016

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