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Dispute between gang members acquainted for decade leads to shooting (Chicago , IL): A Southeast Side man shot and seriously wounded a rival gang member who was on crutches during a quarrel about a block from the shooter's home last month, prosecutors said Saturday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 25, 2017

Increased police presence, decreased crime in Carpentersville: chief (Carpentersville, IL): Carpentersville has seen a drop in index crime in the last decade. According to a presentation by Police Chief Michael Kilbourne at Tuesday's Village Board meeting, the number of those crimes, defined as murder, rape, robbery, aggravated assault, burglary, larceny, theft, and arson, in 1998 totaled 1,391, according to the FBI's Uniform Crime Report (UCR) data.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: March 25, 2017

Chicago nabs dozens in 'Traveling Vice Lords' gang linked to coke, meth and heroin (Chicago, IL): Law enforcement authorities say they arrested more than three dozen suspects late Thursday and early Friday morning in raids targeting the heroin, cocaine and methamphetamine trade on Chicago’s West Side— an area hard hit by a level of violence that the city has not seen since the 1990s.
Source: USA Today    Date: March 24, 2017

Gang Members and Mexican Supplier Among Eleven Federal Defendants Charged with Selling Narcotics on Chicago’s West Side (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang and a Mexican supplier are among eleven individuals charged for their alleged roles in the distribution of heroin and cocaine on the city’s West Side. The joint federal and state investigation, dubbed “Operation Shut Travel Down,” spanned more than a year and resulted in the seizures of ten firearms, more than 3,500 grams of heroin, more than 550 grams of cocaine and crack cocaine, and more than 2,000 grams of methamphetamine
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: March 24, 2017

Aurora Man Charged with Murder, Kidnapping in Gang Related Killing (Aurora, IL): Aurora Police say murder, kidnapping and other charges have been filed against an Aurora man who is accused of beating to death 18 year-old Clarence King of Aurora last July.
Source: WSPYNews.com    Date: March 23, 2017

Dozens held in drug ring operating on block targeted in '90s fed probe (Chicago, IL): More than 50 people, most alleged to be members of the Traveling Vice Lords street gang, are charged in connection with a drug ring operating in the Lawndale neighborhood, including on a block that was the focus of a 1990s federal prosecution of the same gang, authorities said Thursday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 23, 2017

Number of shootings down, but gun violence more spread out in Aurora (Aurora, IL): Gun violence has spread to areas of Aurora unaccustomed to hearing shots fired, although the number of shootings within the city shrank last year, according to police department officials and statistics obtained by the Beacon-News.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 22, 2017

Chicago Funerals Face Threats Of Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): For many, a loved one’s funeral or wake is a somber time; but in some Chicago neighborhoods, the mourning happens under the threat of gang violence. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports that some community leaders are calling for state lawmakers to crack down on this.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: March 21, 2017

Former Alton gang leader sentenced to life in prison for second murder (Edwardsville, IL): Former Alton gang leader Jeffrey A. Ewing showed no remorse Tuesday, just before a judge sentenced him to life in prison.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: March 21, 2017

Judge slashes Chicago gang leader's sentence (Chicago, IL): A federal judge cut in half the prison sentence of a notorious Chicago street gang leader. Chicago gang leader Alex Somarriba has learned the valuable lesson that when dealing with federal prosecutors, it sometimes pays to play. When Somarriba was arrested in 2014, he offered up some information about some of the dozen murders that his gang was involved in.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 15, 2017

Hobo gang member tied to 5 deaths gets two life sentences (Chicago, IL): Eddie Moss Jr.’s father asked him not to leave the house on Dec. 14, 2007. But Moss stepped outside his family home near 57th and Shields anyway — and walked straight into the path of Byron “B-Rupt” Brown, a violent member of the notorious Hobos street gang bent on revenge.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: March 15, 2017

Police: Shooting Outside Bedford Park Walmart Was Gang-Related (Bedrord Park, IL): The Walmart in southwest suburban Bedford Park was the scene of a shooting and a car crash early this afternoon. Police in Bedford Park say it was gang-related, that the people in two cars on Cicero Avenue started flashing gang signs and the cars pulled into the parking lot at Walmart.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: March 13, 2017

Freed suspect Kamari Belmont's luck turned bad in hail of gunfire (Cook County, IL): With a gray hoodie clutched in his right hand, Kamari Belmont strode to the front of a group of detainees being released from Cook County Jail last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 13, 2017

1 shot, 1 run over in gang fight at Bedford Park Walmart, police say (Bedford Park, IL): A person was in custody Monday afternoon after a shooting at the Walmart parking lot in southwest suburban Bedford Park, police said.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 13, 2017

'Exhibit A for gun violence,' judge says in handing down prison for brazen Northwest Side shooting (Chicago, IL): A gang leader who blew a multimillion-dollar award from his wrongful conviction lawsuit by using the money to rejuvenate the Simon City Royals was sentenced Thursday to a little more than nine years in prison for a brazen daylight shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: March 10, 2017

VIDEO: Gang leader sentenced for dramatic shooting recorded on cellphone in Chicago (Chicago, IL): A judge sentenced a Chicago man, who won a $25 million award in 2012 for a wrongful murder conviction only to spend it on rebuilding his Simon City Royals street gang, to nine years and two months in prison.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 10, 2017

Teens talk about gangs, racism and more at Aurora event (Aurora, IL): Gangs, racism and domestic violence were among the issues Aurora area teens spoke out about during the fourth annual Mikva Aurora Soapbox Competition Thursday in Aurora.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: March 9, 2017

Dozens arrested in state, federal crackdown on drug dealing (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors in Chicago said dozens of alleged street gang members have been arrested on state and federal charges connected to the sale of drugs that resulted in fatal overdoses.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: March 9, 2017

Chicago Heights Girl's Murder Was Result of Gang Rivalry: Prosecutor (Chicago Heights, IL): A teen was charged in last week’s brutal stabbing and beating of a Chicago Heights girl, whose body was dragged from an alley and left for dead in a yard.
Source: Chicago Heights Patch    Date: March 1, 2017

Feds seek life sentence for former Hobos member linked to five killings (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors want a former member of the violent Hobos street gang to spend the rest of his life in prison, saying he agreed to cooperate with authorities then lied to try to implicate a co-defendant in one of the five slayings in which he participated.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: February 27, 2017

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