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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

Hobo leader’s attorney tries to chip away at police credibility (Chicago, IL): The leader of Chicago’s so-called Hobos “super gang” claims he’s been set up by lying cops. So on Monday, his defense attorney tried to attack the tactics of a Chicago Police officer who has been investigating Gregory “Bowlegs” Chester for nearly a decade.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 19, 2016

Hybrid gangs present new challenges to police (Bloomington, IL): Police have new challenges when dealing with modern street gangs according to one law enforcement official. Bloomington Police Chief Brendan Heffner said the so-called hybrid gangs are made up of younger people who use social media to antagonize each other, particularly through videos.
Source: WJBC     Date: September 18, 2016

Forestview grad studies tweets to predict gang violence (Chicago, IL): An Ivy League professor with Gastonia roots is hoping social media clues can help curb gang-related violence in the country's toughest cities. Desmond Patton was a part of Forestview High School's first graduating class in 2000. He took his academic pursuits to UNC Greensboro before pursuing graduate and doctoral opportunities at the University of Michigan and the University of Chicago.
Source: Gaston Gazette    Date: September 18, 2016

Police: 5 killed, 38 wounded in weekend shootings across Chicago (Chicago, IL): Five people were killed, including a pregnant woman, and at least 38 more were wounded in shootings across the city between Friday evening and Monday morning, police said. The pregnant woman, 19, was gunned down about 6:10 p.m. Sunday in the South Chicago neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 17, 2016

Rahm May Discuss How Absentee Fathers Contribute To Gang Violence In Upcoming Speech (Chicago, IL): Mayor Rahm Emanuel is apparently connecting the city's epidemic of violence with absentee fathers in African-American families, according to sources privy to a preview of an upcoming policy speech.
Source: Chicagoist    Date: September 16, 2016

Former inmate pairs gang members with veterans, helps stop violence (Chicago, IL): With Chicago's record breaking violence being front and center in the headlines, it's easy to forget that there are people who are doing good in our community, even those who started on the wrong side of the law. Last week, Windy City Live launched the new series "4-Star-Chicagoan" to do just that.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 16, 2016

Last fugitive arrested in connection with Aurora gang investigation (Aurora, IL): The last fugitive wanted in connection with a long-term investigation into drug dealing and gun sales involving an Aurora street gang has been taken into custody.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 16, 2016

Jury In Hobos “Super Gang” Trial Gets History Lesson About Street Gangs (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors gave jurors a lesson in the history of Chicago’s street gangs Thursday when they called their first witness in the trial of the Hobos “super gang.”
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 16, 2016

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