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Man Wrongfully Arrested In Gang Probe Sues Lake County Authorities (Chicago, IL): A man arrested in a sweeping street gang racketeering investigation says he had nothing to do with illegal activity and he’s now suing.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: December 2, 2016

Officers tackle rising violent crime with major drug seizures (Rockford, IL): Rockford saw 2,300 violent crimes last year. The most this century according to the Uniform Illinois Crime Report. And law enforcement says the problem can be traced back to two things, drugs and gangs. "All the violent crime that you see is all drug-related and gang related, and the more we work on it, the more we put a stop to all the burglaries, armed robberies, hold-ups, car-jackings, it's all interconnected," said Winnebago Co. Sheriff Gary Caruana.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: December 2, 2016

Prosecutors try to use 'beyond-the-grave' testimony at Hobos' gang trial (Chicago, IL): Chicago drug dealer Keith Daniels was secretly cooperating against leaders of the notoriously violent Hobos street gang in 2013 when he gave chilling testimony to a federal grand jury describing one gang member's disdain for police informants.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 2, 2016

Chicago tops 700 homicides — with a month to go in violent 2016 (Chicago, IL): In a year of relentless violence, Chicago has hit another grim milestone, exceeding 700 homicides for the first time in nearly two decades, according to official Police Department records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: December 1, 2016

Alderman On Gang Members: 'We Have To Rout Them Out And Remove Them' (Chicago, IL): After a pair of gang shootings in the 15th Ward erupted minutes apart Monday night and left two dead, Ald. Raymond Lopez (15th) called on the Chicago Police Department to be more aggressive in its crackdown on gang violence.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 30, 2016

Admitted gang member faces drug, weapons charges in Palatine (Cook County, IL): An admitted gang member arrested after gunshots were fired in Palatine faces drug and weapons charges. Samuel Cervantes, 22, of Palatine, was ordered held on $100,000 bail Wednesday on charges of possession of a controlled substance and unlawful possession of a firearm by a street gang member.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 30, 2016

Witness held in contempt for refusing to testify against violent Hobos gang (Chicago, IL): A former auto body shop employee was found in criminal contempt of court and sentenced to 60 days in custody Tuesday by a federal judge for refusing to testify at the trial of six reputed leaders of the violent Hobos street gang.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 29, 2016

Switch Lanes: Former gang member wants to help others go straight (Chicago, IL): Twenty-one years ago, Anthony McIntyre was a gang member convicted of murder and facing 37 years in prison for the shooting death of a 17-year-old North Chicago High School student.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 18, 2016

Aurora gang member gets 9 years for shooting (Aurora, IL): A 23-year-old Aurora gang member was sentenced to more than nine years in prison on Wednesday for shooting at someone he thought was in a rival gang in July.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 18, 2016

A Mother Tried to Escape Gangs. Bullets Found Her Daughter. (Chicago, IL): At Veronica Lopez’s Sweet 16 party, children played among the headstones. Aunts, uncles and cousins sat on lawn chairs and striped blankets on the grass. A few feet away from Veronica’s grave, her four older sisters pressed candles into a red velvet cake and carefully lit them.
Source: The New York Times    Date: November 17, 2016

Suspected gang member gets 37 years for Boone County killing (Belvidere, IL): A 23-year-old Belvidere man was sentenced this week to 37 years in prison for first-degree murder and mob action, Boone County State's Attorney Michelle Courier announced in a news release.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: November 15, 2016

Arlington Heights passes law banning gang loitering (Arlington Heights, IL): At the urging of the Arlington Heights Police Department, officials have passed a law targeting street gang members who are loitering on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front of retail stores in the village.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 14, 2016

Arlington Heights passes law banning gang loitering (Arlington Heights, IL): At the urging of the Arlington Heights Police Department, officials have passed a law targeting street gang members who are loitering on sidewalks, in parking lots, and in front of retail stores in the village.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 14, 2016

Police: Three Killed, 22 Wounded In Chicago Gun Violence (Chicago, IL): Three people have been killed and 22 others wounded in shootings since Friday night across the city, according to Chicago Police.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: November 13, 2016

Chicago Police, Feds Continue weekend Crime Crackdown (Chicago, IL): Chicago police are taking aim at gun violence across the city by beefing up patrols and working to break-up gangs in the neighborhoods.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: November 12, 2016

1 dead, 10 wounded in shootings on South, West sides (Chicago, IL): At least one man was killed and at least 10 other people were wounded in Chicago shootings from Sunday morning to just before midnight, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 7, 2016

BEHIND THE TAPE: Gangs continue to grip Rockford's violent crime (Rockford, IL): Every day once the final bell rings dozens of students wander from school to the Boys and Girls Club at Blackhawk Courts in Rockford. "It's just a fun environment. Keeps you out of trouble. Keeps you occupied," said Tyrese Burks. Burks has come for two years now. He plays a lot of basketball, gets help with classwork and always comes away with a lesson on life.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: November 2, 2016

DIGGING DEEPER: An in-depth look at Rockford's violent crime problem (Rockford, IL): "They came and rushed me, told me to get on the floor, had a gun," said Earnest Wingo. It happened at 11:00 on a Wednesday night in Rockford "I was right here on the ground just pleading for my life," Wingo said, motioning to a concrete slab in front of his work of North Church St.
Source: WREX 13 News    Date: October 31, 2016

Twin brothers, 17, among 17 killed in deadliest weekend of year (Chicago, IL): Twin 17-year-old brothers were killed in a drive-by shooting early Sunday in Old Town — among 17 people shot and killed in Chicago between Friday evening and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 30, 2016

Prosecutors: Gang member admitted shooting rivals, killing man, wounding 16-year-old (Chicago, IL): A member of the Black Disciples street gang is accused of opening fire on rivals on the South Side this past summer, killing a 19-year-old man and wounding two other people, including a 16-year-old boy, according to prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 27, 2016

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