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Trial opens in 2014 slaying of teacher caught in South Side gang shooting (Chicago, IL): Clashing attorneys on the first day of a murder trial Monday both described Betty Howard, a special education teacher fatally shot four years ago in Chicago’s Chatham neighborhood, as “a pillar of the community.”
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 20, 2018

Shootings in Chicago kill 2, including 16-year-old boy, and wound 4 (Chicago, IL): A man and a 16-year-old boy were killed and four other people were wounded in shootings in Chicago on Thursday through early Friday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 9, 2018

Gang member charged with trying to kill CPD officer 2 weeks after parole (Chicago, IL): A member of the Black P-Stones street gang appeared in court Thursday to face a litany of charges, including attempted murder of a police officer, just 16 days after being released on parole.
Source: WFLD FOX 32 News     Date: March 8, 2018

Alleged gang leader faces further trouble (Kankakee, IL): While still in custody awaiting sentencing on federal charges, James Atwood, the alleged Kankakee area leader of the Latin Kings, has been arrested for a drive-by shooting that occurred in January 2015.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: March 5, 2018

‘No respect for the dead’: Chicago gang violence increasingly spilling into funerals (Chicago, IL): Gang violence in Chicago is so pervasive that it is now spilling into funeral services. The problem has escalated to the point that Cook County has established a task force to address it, CBS Chicago reports.
Source: The Blaze    Date: March 5, 2018

Officers' Suit for Release of Records to Felon Can Continue (Aurora, IL): A federal judge has given the green light to a lawsuit by seven police officers against the Chicago suburb of Aurora after an official sent their addresses, phone numbers and other personnel records to a purported street-gang leader they helped imprison to serve an 88-year sentence.
Source: US Newswire    Date: March 4, 2018

Immigration judge grants asylum to Honduran teen-activist who fled gang violence at 13 (Chicago, IL): She was robbed at gunpoint in her native Honduras, fled the country by herself at 13 to find her mother in the United States and spent several years in legal limbo, but on Wednesday, Maryori Urbina-Contreras seemed to finally find an oasis in a rough journey.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 1, 2018

Indictment links more alleged members of Latin Dragon Nation gang to Northwest Indiana murders (Chicago, IL): More alleged gang members join a Hammond man in a federal indictment linking them to two area murders, records show.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 27, 2018

Aurora man charged in DuPage County with buying gun for gang member (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man has been charged with illegally buying firearms, allegedly to sell to a street gang member, and then lying about it to police, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 27, 2018

Gunman kicked body after fatally shooting man in Palmer Park (Chicago, IL): A gunman kicked the body of a man after fatally shooting him in Palmer Park on Thursday afternoon in the Roseland neighborhood on the Far South Side, according to Cook County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 25, 2018

Mom: Years after gang boss’ murder, ‘my hurt is no less than another mother’s’ (Chicago, IL): It’s now nearly 15 years since her son Rudy Rangel Jr. was gunned down while getting a haircut on the West Side, but Mary Rangel says, “The longer I don’t see him, the more it hurts.”
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 23, 2018

Brother of imprisoned man claims he committed Aurora murder (Chicago, IL): Nearly half his life ago, Ivan Perez was charged with an Aurora shooting murder that he insists he didn't commit, and for which he remains in prison.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 23, 2018

Gang member gets 16 years after pleading guilty to weapon charges in DuPage County (DuPage County, IL): A street gang member who was charged twice in the last five years with illegally possessing a firearm was sentenced to 16 years in prison Thursday after entering a guilty plea in court, according to DuPage County prosecutors.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 16, 2018

Reputed Latin Kings member charged in 2007 slaying of Marine who survived Iraq but was gunned down in Indiana (Chicago, IL): Marine veteran Isaias Cintron survived two tours of duty in Iraq only to be gunned down outside a Northwest Indiana bar after he returned home to Chicago a decade ago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 9, 2018

Latin Kings charged with six murders in fresh federal indictment (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors in Chicago escalated their assault on the Almighty Latin King Nation on Thursday, revealing a new 20-count indictment that lays six murders dating back to 1999 at the feet of the violent street gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 8, 2018

Northwestern lawyers settle for release of immigrant incorrectly identified as gang member (Evanston, IL): Northwestern lawyers helped settle a case for the release of an undocumented immigrant who was detained for 10 months after U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement agents incorrectly identified him as a gang member.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: February 7, 2018

After more than 7 years, judge drops Elgin’s gang lawsuit against 4 men (Elgin, IL): Members of the Latin Kings street gang have a motto: “Once a King, Always a King.” But after almost eight years of litigation, four reputed members of the gang say they’ve proven to a Kane County judge that the motto doesn’t apply to them.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 31, 2018

Man on probation for domestic abuse charged with killing fellow gang member (Chicago, IL): A man beaten by fellow gang members in a videotaped punishment fatally shot one of them in December after complaining about being punished, prosecutors said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 31, 2018

CPD Gang Officers Under Federal Investigation: Report (Chicago, IL): Multiple members of a Chicago Police Department gang unit have been stripped of their powers after being accused of robbing drug dealers, the Chicago Tribune is reporting.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: January 31, 2018

Berwyn police believe shooting that injured man and woman was gang-related (Berwyn, IL): Two people from Chicago were shot Monday night while driving through Berwyn, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 30, 2018

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