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Kankakee house beset by frequent gang activity shut down, boarded up (Kankakee, IL): A two-story house well-known as a gathering spot for gang members in south suburban Kankakee was shut down Wednesday after a court order, the Kankakee County State's Attorney's Office said.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 20, 2017

Quadruple homicide among weekend shootings leaving 10 dead, 29 wounded (Chicago, IL): Ten people were killed, four of them in a single shooting, and 29 others were wounded in attacks across Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning, inching the city closer to 500 homicides this year.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 18, 2017

Freeport police investigating gang-related shooting that injured one (Freeport, IL): Freeport police say they are investigating a Sunday morning gang-related shooting that hospitalized a 28-year-old man with non-life-threatening injuries.
Source: Journal Standard    Date: September 18, 2017

Aurora police make 2nd arrest in June gang murder (Aurora, IL): A second man has been charged with gunning down a 34-year-old man in Aurora in a June gang-related killing.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: September 15, 2017

Prosecutors: 20-year-old gang member mistakenly wounds girl, 13 (Cook County, IL): A 20-year-old reputed gang member was firing shots at a vehicle last month on the Southwest Side when his shots mistakenly struck another vehicle and wounded a 13-year-old girl riding inside, Cook County prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2017

Arkansas man accused of trafficking hundreds of guns to Chicago gangs gets out of jail pending hearing (Chicago, IL): An Arkansas man arrested this week in Chicago on accusations that he illegally trafficked and sold guns in the city was released from federal custody Thursday.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 9, 2017

U.S. charges accuse Arkansan of selling guns to Chicago gangs (Chicago, IL): An Arkansas man is scheduled to appear in federal court today in Illinois after authorities accused him of taking hundreds of guns to Chicago and illegally selling them to street gangs over the past five years.
Source: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette    Date: September 7, 2017

Boy, 14, Slain After Being Hassled By Gangs: 'He Was Never Scared Of Dying' (Chicago, IL): Before leaving for work Tuesday, Jeannette Whitehead put out her grandson's lunch and gave him a stern warning: Make sure you go to school. "I'll see you when I get home," she said as she left their South Chicago home. That was the last time she saw her grandson Melvin James alive.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 6, 2017

Freeport Police looking for answer to hybrid gang issue (Freeport, IL): Freeport Police have responded to two shootings so far in August. Both victims survived, but one man was fighting for his life. Police say they weren't random acts, rather a continuation from an ongoing feud between hybrid gangs, and it's getting worse.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: September 1, 2017

After eight years on the run, FBI “most wanted fugitive” from Chicago is captured (Chicago, IL): Eight years of evading law enforcement came to an end this week for a Chicagoan on the FBI’s Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list. Luis Macedo, 29, was wanted in connection with the May 2009 murder of 15-year-old Alex Arellano, who was brutally beaten, shot, and then set on fire by several alleged Latin Kings street gang members according to the FBI.
Source: Rare Chicago    Date: August 29, 2017

Pilsen Shooting Leaves Man Dead After Shooters Yelled Gang Slogans (Chicago, IL): A 51-year-old man was shot to death in Pilsen on Sunday night, police said. At 8:55 p.m., the man was standing on the corner in the 2000 block of South Leavitt Street when two people in a Chevy shouted gang slogans at the man and then fired shots, police said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: August 28, 2017

Danville 15-year-old acquitted of weapons charge in shootout (Danville, IL): A 15-year-old Danville boy was acquitted of a weapons charge Wednesday in connection with a gang-related shootout at Garfield Park 13 months ago that left another teen dead.
Source: The News-Gazette    Date: August 24, 2017

Rauner signs bill to end arrests for being seen with gang members (Springfield, IL): Gov. Bruce Rauner on Tuesday signed legislation that protects parolees from being arrested merely for being seen with alleged gang members.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: August 24, 2017

Gang gathering spots targeted (Kankakee County, IL): It's not only gang members the Kankakee County State's Attorney's office is targeting as being nuisances in the city of Kankakee. While two civil lawsuits have been filed against 67 members of two local gangs, prosecutors have targeted two Kankakee houses the respective gangs allegedly are using as hangouts: 354 N. Rosewood Ave. and 456 S. Lincoln Ave.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: August 15, 2017

Sheriff David Beth: 3 killed at Great Lakes Dragaway were known gang members (Union Grove, IL): Three Illinois men who were shot to death at point-blank range during a drag racing event in southeastern Wisconsin may have been targeted by a rival gang member but a lack of cooperation has stymied the investigation, sheriff’s officials said Monday.
Source: FOX6 News    Date: August 14, 2017

16 men accused of gang ties, charged with 96 felonies in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Sixteen men have been charged with multiple felonies and accused of being members of the Latin Kings street gang after a long-term investigation into drug dealing and firearm sales in the Aurora area, authorities announced Friday.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: August 12, 2017

Police Make Arrest for August Gang Shooting in Freeport (Freeport, IL): Demario Williams, 25, is in police custody, charged in the shooting that seriously injured a rival gang member last week.
Source:    Date: August 11, 2017

Three members of violent Hobos gang sent to prison for life (Chicago, IL): Three members of the violent Hobos super gang were sentenced to life in prison on Friday for their role in multiple slayings that were part of a vast drug trafficking conspiracy.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 11, 2017

Hobos leader given 40 years in prison for running gang that ruled with violence (Chicago, IL): As the reputed boss of the Hobos super gang, Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester ran a narcotics empire that peddled massive quantities of cocaine, crack and heroin, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 10, 2017

Judge lays out options for accused gang members (Kankakee County, IL): The Kankakee County State's Attorney's office has taken a different approach toward curbing gang activity, and it became apparent on Tuesday those targeted are confused by it.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: August 9, 2017

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