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Belleville leaders not alarmed about rash of new downtown graffiti (Belleville, IL): City leaders said they were a little annoyed but not worried about graffiti that appeared overnight in downtown Belleville. On Wednesday morning city workers removed spray-painted vandalism from both Belleville City Hall and the former Meredith Home on the Public Square.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: May 25, 2016

High-Ranking Gang Members Among Several Defendants Arrested for Dealing Narcotics and Guns on Chicago’s South Side (Chicago, IL): May 24, 2016. Several suspects, including high-ranking members of a Chicago street gang, are facing drug or gun charges for their alleged roles in dealing narcotics and firearms on the city’s South Side. The investigation, dubbed “Operation Cornerstone,” spanned more than two years and included seizures of distribution quantities of cocaine and heroin, as well as confiscations of firearms and cash proceeds from drug sales.
Source: eNews Park Forest    Date: May 24, 2016

Chicago Police Try to Predict Who May Shoot or Be Shot (Chicago, IL): In this city’s urgent push to rein in gun and gang violence, the Police Department is keeping a list. Derived from a computer algorithm that assigns scores based on arrests, shootings, affiliations with gang members and other variables, the list aims to predict who is most likely to be shot soon or to shoot someone.
Source: The New York Times    Date: May 23, 2016

Romeoville gang member facing gunrunning charges (Chicago, IL): A known gang member is facing several charges after he sold several guns, including some that had been stolen, to a witness who was cooperating with authorities.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: May 23, 2016

Gangbanger who tried to kill informant praises ‘heroic’ cops (Chicago, IL): Toby Jones is a convicted drug trafficker who tried to gun down a federal informant. He grew up on the West Side, in a world ruled by gangs. He was once arrested by a corrupt Chicago cop who was ultimately imprisoned. And last week, the 38-year-old was ordered to spend 40 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 22, 2016

5 killed, 40 wounded in Chicago weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): A city employee caught in gang crossfire was among five people killed and 40 more wounded in shootings across Chicago between Friday afternoon and Monday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 21, 2016

In crackdown on violence, Chicago police arrest more than 100 in gang raids (Chicago, IL): In a crackdown on the city's burgeoning violence, Chicago police have carried out an extensive gang takedown, arresting more than 115 people on the department's "strategic subject list" — those believed to be most prone to violence.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 20, 2016

Suspect in gang-related murder of nine-year-old Chicago boy arrested (Chicago, IL): A man wanted in connection with what authorities say was a gang-related retaliation killing of a 9-year-old Chicago boy was in jail in eastern Illinois on unrelated charges on Monday and authorities were discussing returning him to the city to face a murder charge, officials said.
Source: Reuters    Date: May 16, 2016

Gang leader given life in prison for ordering rival killed (Chicago, IL): The reputed "king" of the Imperial Insane Vice Lords street gang was sentenced to life in prison Thursday for racketeering conspiracy that included soliciting the murder of a rival gang member in a war for control of a lucrative open-air drug market on Chicago's West Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 13, 2016

Pilsen Mother Shares Her Tragic Story in Aim to Stop Gang Violence (Chicago, IL): On a hot August night in 2003, a single, stray 9 mm bullet changed Maria Mateo's life forever. A mother of five, Mateo was watching her children play with neighbors down the block when a loud popping noise filled the air.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 13, 2016

Purported head of Chicago street gang sentenced to life (Chicago, IL): A federal judge has sentenced the purported leader of a Chicago street gang to life in prison for murder and drug-trafficking conspiracies.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: May 12, 2016

Fatal Kenwood stabbing caps weekend of violence in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Violence across the city of Chicago did not slow over the weekend even after mothers called for peace on the day designated to honor them. There were at least 50 shootings and nine fatalities over Mother's Day weekend, and the trend continued as the work week began Monday.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: May 9, 2016

49 shootings, 7 fatal, during violent Mother's Day weekend (Chicago, IL): The violence plaguing Chicago did not stop this Mother's Day weekend. At least 49 people were shot and seven died over the last three days in locations all over the city.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: May 8, 2016

Third arrest in gang killing of 9-year-old (Chicago, IL): A third person has been arrested in the murder of Tyshawn Lee, 9, who was gunned down in Chicago last November in a gang retaliation killing. The boy was targeted because his father was a ranking member of a rival gang, authorities say.
Source: CNN    Date: May 6, 2016

Chicago police net 70 arrests in drug, gang busts (Chicago, IL): Chicago police shut down several businesses and arrested dozen of people in a sting to shut down drug operations in the city. CPD executed two vice and narcotics busts over the past five days, resulting in the arrest of more than 70 people and the closure of two businesses they say contribute to criminal activity.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: April 27, 2016

Gang Members Charged in 'Takedown Mission' (Chicago, IL): Chicago Police Department narcotics and vice units made 16 felony arrests recently as part of a “takedown mission” targeted at gang operations in the 20th District, which includes Lincoln Square, Uptown and parts of other neighborhoods on the North Side of the city.
Source: Lincoln Square Patch    Date: April 26, 2016

Aurora Gang Member Gets Prison for Gun Possession (Aurora, IL): A second Aurora street gang member is headed to prison for unlawfully possessing a handgun in a July 2015 incident.
Source: Aurora Patch    Date: April 19, 2016

Reputed Aurora gang member pleads guilty to gun charge (Aurora, IL): A reputed member of a suburban Chicago street gang has been sentenced to about 6 1/2 years in prison for his involvement in a police shooting.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: April 18, 2016

To police, a fatal gang shooting. To parents, the end of a life turning around (Chicago, IL): As they gathered at the crime tape, looking down at the body of their son under a white sheet, Raymond and Charisma Pryor were taken off to the side by police and told he was the target of a shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 16, 2016

Crocodile Bar Bans Neck And Eye Tattoos If They Look Gang-Related (Chicago, IL): Got a neck tattoo or a teardrop tattoo that's linked to a gang? Don't bother coming to the Crocodile bar in Chicago's Wicker Park neighborhood. The bar's owner said his security guards no longer let people with those tattoos in the Crocodile, in an effort to keep other customers safe.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: April 15, 2016

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