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Danville man gets 20 years for murder in gang-related shootout (Danville, IL): A Danville man is headed to prison for 20 years in connection with a June 2016 gang-related shootout at Garfield Park that claimed the life of a 16-year-old boy caught in the crossfire.
Source: The News-Gazette    Date: November 8, 2017

DeKalb officials update Annie Glidden North residents on gunfire incidents (DeKalb, IL): Police Chief Gene Lowery had good news for the 50-plus community members attending Monday evening’s public safety forum inside the DeKalb Police Department.
Source: Daily Chronicle    Date: November 7, 2017

Feds: ‘Hundreds of hours’ of wiretaps in Four Corner Hustlers case (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors have “hundreds” of hours of wiretap recordings collected during the investigation of 11 men identified as members of the brutal Four Corner Hustlers street gang who were indicted in a sweeping racketeering and murder conspiracy in September.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 4, 2017

Gang member faces sentencing in Chicago for Spokane-bound train gun theft (Chicago, IL): A judge sentenced a Chicago street-gang member to 11 years in prison for helping to steal around 100 new guns from a Spokane-bound freight train and then illegally selling them.
Source: The Spokesman-Review    Date: November 2, 2017

Teen Refugee Fled To Chicago, Got Shot Here For Not Joining Gang: Alderman (Chicago, IL): A 15-year-old boy was shot when he refused to join a gang in Rogers Park, Ald. Joe Moore said. The teen — who was shot Oct. 13 and is recovering — is a refugee who recently arrived in Chicago and was targeted for recruitment to a gang, Moore said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 1, 2017

Man, teen charged with shooting 12-year-old boy on bicycle in Zion (Chicago, IL): A man and a teenager have been charged with shooting a 12-year-old boy riding his bicycle more than a week ago in north suburban Zion.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 24, 2017

Latin King Gang Member Accused of Possessing Property Stolen From Cars: COPS (Oak Lawn, IL): A documented Latin King gang member was arrested after Oak Lawn police found him walking around with property that had been stolen from unlocked cars, reports said. David Vasquez, 36, was charged with misdemeanor possession of stolen property. Felony charges may be forthcoming.
Source: Oak Lawn Patch    Date: October 23, 2017

Gang informant built case against Black Souls, did crimes on the side (Chicago, IL): Alex Williams picked up his first drug conviction at age 13. Wednesday, he finished up with the only honest job he’s had in the nearly 30 years since.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 18, 2017

Rockford Police Say Gunfire Between Cars Puts Innocent Bystanders at Risk (Rockford, IL): Car to car shootings are among the most dangerous crimes to innocent bystanders. A recent incident took place on South Alpine Road which involved dozens of shots fired over a few miles. Police say this is part of an ongoing war between street gangs.
Source:    Date: October 17, 2017

Son charged in father's death after fight over gang signs (Chicago, IL): Prosecutors say a 33-year-old man killed his father after they argued over gang signs the son had drawn inside their Chicago apartment.
Source: Dispatch Argus    Date: October 15, 2017

Reputed gang boss Labar Spann’s Cook County Jail reign of terror (Cook County, IL): While locked up at the Cook County Jail, reputed West Side gang leader Labar “Bro Man” Spann wanted everyone — jail guards, other inmates, the medical staff, even janitors — to know just how much power he wielded.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 14, 2017

Bridgeport Shootings Sparked By Gang Feud, Police Say (Chicago, IL): Feuding gangs are behind a series of shootings in the neighborhood, but local police officials said resources are being shifted to address the issue.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 11, 2017

Body Cam Shows Reputed Gang Member Shooting At Chicago Police (Chicago, IL): Police body cameras show a man firing at officers at a home in the 7600 block of South Lowe Avenue. Police said the shooting happened after officers tried to question the reputed Chicago gang member Friday afternoon.
Source: South Side Patch    Date: October 9, 2017

Police: Gang member wanted for battery arrested in Round Lake Park (Lake County, IL): A gang member wanted on a battery charge was arrested Thursday at his home in north suburban Round Lake Park, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 6, 2017

Second gang member on ‘security’ duty charged with 2015 murder (Cook County, IL): The second alleged gang member behind the fatal shooting of a rival gang member in 2015 in the Southwest Side Garfield Ridge neighborhood has been charged.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 5, 2017

Two men who worked security for towing company charged with gang-related killing (Chicago, IL): Bail has been denied for two men accused of a gang-related fatal shooting on the Southwest Side in August 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 4, 2017

Tattoo artist helps gang members, those struggling turn their lives around (Chicago, IL): A suburban Chicago tattoo artist is using his talents to help people who are struggling to make dramatic changes in their lives. Some are former gang members and others are victims forced into a world they are trying to forget.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: October 4, 2017

Gang member found guilty of attempted murder (Kankakee, IL): A self-admitted member of a Kankakee gang was found guilty of attempted first-degree murder and unlawful possession of a weapon by a felon in Kankakee County court on Monday.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: October 3, 2017

Gang members on ‘security’ duty behind 2015 Garfield Ridge murder (Cook County, IL): Cook County prosecutors have charged one of two alleged shooters in a 2015 murder in Garfield Ridge, and the second gunman is in custody. The two men were working as “security” for a towing company that hired Satan’s Disciples gang members to protect its trucks from rival towing companies, which in turn were protected by rivals of the Satan’s Disciples, Assistant State’s Attorney Jamie Santini said Tuesday during a bond hearing at the Leighton Criminal Courthouse.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 3, 2017

Felon behind theft of 100 guns from cargo train given 10 years in prison (Chicago, IL): Growing up on Chicago’s South Side, prolific train burglar Andrew Shelton understood firsthand the carnage caused by illegal guns. When he was just 16, Shelton, a former Gangster Disciples gang member, shot three people and was sentenced to four years in prison, court records show.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 3, 2017

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