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One shot in Aurora shootout between undercover officers and gang suspects (Aurora, IL): Details are still coming out about the Wednesday morning shootout on Aurora's East Side between undercover police officers and a group of alleged gang associates and burglary suspects they were watching.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: May 24, 2017

Study: Street gangs, crime serve as deviant leisure activities for youths (Champaign, IL): Although at-risk youths may have a variety of reasons for joining street gangs, a new study suggests that gang membership and criminal acts often serve as deviant leisure activities, fulfilling young people's needs for excitement, a sense of belonging and social support.
Source: EurekAlert!    Date: May 23, 2017

Three Kings hope to call truce between gangs (Danville, IL): Gang violence may be the reason a 22-year old is dead. The victim was home when shots were fired Saturday. One group says it's going to do something to stop any retaliation. The Three Kings of Peace are meeting Friday.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: May 15, 2017

Gang-related shooting wounds two teens in Palatine (Palatine, IL): A person of interest was being questioned in what Palatine police said was a gang-related shooting of two teens Friday morning outside a clubhouse at a condominium complex.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 13, 2017

Rival Gangs Involved in Stabbing, Shooting at State Fairgrounds (Springfield, IL): We’re learning new details about the shooting and stabbing at the Illinois State Fairgrounds. Detectives say it was rival gang members who opened fire.
Source: WRSP FOX Illinois    Date: May 11, 2017

Ald. Lopez Speaks Out On Gang Violence, Regardless Of Threats (Chicago, IL): Alderman Raymond Lopez is not backing away from comments that apparently provoked a street gang’s threats against him. Chicago Police started providing security for Raymond Lopez and his family after the 15th Ward Alderman remarked that he was glad that, in his words, “no innocent lives were lost” in a rash of shootings Sunday in the Brighton Park community.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: May 10, 2017

Reputed gang member pleads guilty to carrying gun linked to boy's slaying (Chicago, IL): A reputed Chicago gang member on the verge of trial has pleaded guilty to a charge of illegally carrying a handgun linked to the shootings of two children, including the high-profile slaying of 7-year-old Amari Brown on the Fourth of July 2015.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 9, 2017

Police: Members of street gang identified suspects in cop shooting (Chicago, IL): Members of a Hispanic street gang pointed to two of their own in last week's shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers, information that led to the arrest of one man involved in the attack and the identification of a second suspect who remains at large, police officials said Sunday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 8, 2017

Chicago police issue bulletin on gangs, high-powered weapons (Chicago, IL): Chicago police issued a bulletin Monday warning its officers about gangs armed with high-powered weapons, after three people were shot to death over the weekend — including two attending a memorial for the earlier victim.
Source: The Republic    Date: May 8, 2017

Police: 2 dead, 8 hurt in shooting at Brighton Park memorial for earlier rifle slaying (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and eight others were wounded in an attack at the site of a memorial for a man who was slain earlier Sunday in the Brighton Park neighborhood, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 7, 2017

Reputed gang member charged in shooting of 2 Chicago cops (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang member has been charged for his alleged role in the shooting of two plainclothes Chicago police officers earlier this week in the South Side's Back of the Yards neighborhood.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 6, 2017

Feds Target Undocumented On Police Gang List Despite Sanctuary City Status (Chicago, IL): As President Donald Trump has promised to crack down on cities that protect undocumented immigrants from deportation, Chicago has recommitted to its "sanctuary city" status and kept city police from cooperating with Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 4, 2017

2 Chicago cops shot with rifle in area where gangs increasingly use military-style guns (Chicago, IL): Two plainclothes officers wounded in the Back of the Yards neighborhood were shot with a high-powered rifle in an area where street gangs have been increasingly using military-style weapons, Chicago police said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 3, 2017

Karl Fort Jr., son of notorious Rockford gang leader, arrested on gun charges (Rockford, IL): The namesake son of a notorious Rockford gang leader was arrested Sunday on gun charges after a traffic stop. Authorities said Karl Fort Jr., 24, was charged with unlawful use of weapons by a felon, being a gang member in possession of a weapon and unlawful use of weapons.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: May 1, 2017

Raucous, 200-Person Gang Parties Ruining Park — Can Parking Ban Stop Them? (Chicago, IL): Loud, raucous and sometimes violent gang parties with up to 200 people in a Near West Side park are keeping neighbors awake, infuriating them. But now the neighborhood's alderman and Near West Side police have an idea to break up the parties — don't let the partiers park.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 1, 2017

Illinois House votes to limit busts for gang contact (Chicago, IL): The Illinois House passed a bill Thursday that would mean police could no longer arrest parolees just for having contact with a gang member. By a 67-to-48 bipartisan vote, the House moved to change the law so parolees would need to be involved in gang-related activity to face arrest. The measure now goes to the Senate.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 27, 2017

Chicago stepping up its game in war on graffiti (Chicago, IL): Chicago is stepping up its game in the never-ending battle against graffiti. The city is adding three graffiti removal crews and eight new chemical removal trucks to its existing fleet of 14 to keep response times to three to five days with no backlog.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 24, 2017

Kane County State’s attorney tackles child abuse, gang activity (St. Charles, IL): Lawsuits against Fox Valley gangs are helping curb their activities, Kane County State’s Attorney Joe McMahon said at his monthly press briefing, which also highlighted the work of local agencies during Child Abuse Prevention Month.
Source: Kane County Chronicle    Date: April 13, 2017

BUILD Chicago Offering Alternatives to Gang Life for Nearly 50 Years (Chicago, IL): Sixteen-year-old Latee Smith wants to do something positive with his life. He dreams of becoming a professional athlete or a lawyer. He wants a career. And in these desires he’s no different than countless other teens across the U.S. who anticipate a bright future.
Source: WTTW Chicago Tonight    Date: April 13, 2017

Police Arrest 57 In Targeted Drug, Gun Raids Overnight (Chicago, IL): Chicago police arrested 57 people and seized eight guns Tuesday night, in a series of raids targeting drug dealers and gang members. Organized Crime Bureau Chief Anthony Riccio said the department targeted more than 100 people with a history of gang ties, firearm arrests, and drug convictions.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: April 12, 2017

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