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Chicago police net 70 arrests in drug, gang busts (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shut down several businesses and arrested dozen of people in a sting to shut down drug operations in the city. CPD executed two vice and narcotics busts over the past five days, resulting in the arrest of more than 70 people and the closure of two businesses they say contribute to criminal activity.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: April 27, 2016

Gang Members Charged in 'Takedown Mission' (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Department narcotics and vice units made 16 felony arrests recently as part of a “takedown mission” targeted at gang operations in the 20th District, which includes Lincoln Square, Uptown and parts of other neighborhoods on the North Side of the city.
Source: Lincoln Square Patch    Date: April 26, 2016

Aurora Gang Member Gets Prison for Gun Possession (Aurora, IL): A second Aurora street gang member is headed to prison for unlawfully possessing a handgun in a July 2015 incident.
Source: Aurora Patch    Date: April 19, 2016

Reputed Aurora gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Aurora, IL): A reputed member of a suburban Chicago street gang has been sentenced to about 6 1/2 years in prison for his involvement in a police shooting.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 18, 2016

To police, a fatal gang shooting. To parents, the end of a life turning around (Chicago, IL): As they gathered at the crime tape, looking down at the body of their son under a white sheet, Raymond and Charisma Pryor were taken off to the side by police and told he was the target of a shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 16, 2016

Crocodile Bar Bans Neck And Eye Tattoos If They Look Gang-Related (Chicago, IL): Got a neck tattoo or a teardrop tattoo that's linked to a gang? Don't bother coming to the Crocodile bar in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The bar's owner said his security guards no longer let people with those tattoos in the Crocodile, in an effort to keep other customers safe.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 15, 2016

Does social media make gangs more violent? (Chicago, IL): For 19-year-old Gakirah Barnes, the so-called “teen queen” of Chicago’s gang world, social media was essential to crafting a reputation on the street. On Twitter, Barnes made threats against cops and rival gangs. On Instagram, she posted photos of herself holding a gun.
Source: Fusion    Date: April 13, 2016

CPD: Social media investigated in 16 year old's shooting (Chicago, IL): The social media accounts of a 16 year-old who was shot and killed by police show a young man appearing to celebrate gang culture. In one image, Pierre Loury is seen holding a handgun. The caption reads: "I really be wanting to kill n----- but I gotta maintain."
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: April 13, 2016

Man paralyzed in shooting sues ‘O Block’ apartments management (Chicago, IL): A man who was paralyzed from the neck down when he was shot on “O Block” in 2014 has filed a lawsuit against the Parkway Gardens apartment complex’s management company. Terrell Riley alleges the company’s negligence allowed a gang war between the Gangster Disciples and Black Disciples to fester, leaving innocent bystanders hurt in shootings.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 12, 2016

Palatine police say suspect threw gun while running from officer (Palatine, IL): Palatine police responding to reports of a fight at a village restaurant Saturday night arrested a reported gang member who tried to flee the scene armed with a handgun, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 11, 2016

Cops: Organized crime, drug raid nets 64 arrests (Chicago, IL): Sixty-four people were arrested during a drug and organized crime raid that concluded early Friday on the South Side. “The Chicago Police Department will continue to implement practices and missions aimed at reducing the crime and violence in our communities,’’ said interim police Superintendent Eddie Johnson in the statement.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 8, 2016

State: 'Hybrid' gang member took gun to YouthBuild school (Normal, IL): A member of a "hybrid gang" brought a loaded handgun to the YouthBuild school, but it was confiscated and the 18-year-old now faces weapons charges, officials said Thursday.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: April 7, 2016

Man held without bond for murder in gang war connected to Tyshawn (Chicago, IL): A purported gang member was ordered held without bail Thursday for a 2013 murder tied to the same gang rivalry that claimed the life of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 7, 2016

Man arrested in 2013 killing tied to gang war that left Tyshawn Lee dead (Chicago, IL): Chicago police have arrested a man in the 2013 shooting death of a mother of three that was part of the retaliatory violence that led to last year’s slaying of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee, the Tribune has learned.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 6, 2016

14 hurt in shootings across city (Chicago, IL): At least 14 people, including a 51-year-old bouncer, were wounded in shootings in Chicago between late Saturday morning and just before dawn Sunday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 3, 2016

Fears of a 'long, hot summer' as Chicago racks up a deadly record (Chicago, IL): Eighty-year-old Betty Johnson has lived in Chicago's Roseland neighborhood since 1968. She raised two children and several grandchildren on the city's far south side, where she has lived her entire life.
Source: CNN    Date: April 1, 2016

Q&A: A look at violent crime statistics in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Homicides and shootings were up in Chicago during the first three months of the year compared to the same period in 2015, a spike the city's police department blames primarily on gang violence and illegal guns on the city's south and west sides.
Source: KFDA NewsChannel 10    Date: April 1, 2016

Does a Video Glimpse Into Chicago’s Year of Violence? (Chicago, IL): As the video begins, a man in a baseball cap and sweatshirt is on a street, moving in a circle as he talks into a camera he seems to be holding. Suddenly the sounds of pops, one after the next, interrupt. The camera flips to different views, then lands face up, pointed to the sky, as a gunman steps into clear view, still shooting.
Source: The New York Times    Date: April 1, 2016

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

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