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Accused Killer Claims Cousin Shot Rival Gang Member: Prosecutor (La Grange, IL): An alleged gang member was charged in the murder of a 21-year-old Dakota Smith who was found shot to death in alley last May.
Source: La Grange Patch    Date: December 2, 2015

Saulsberry found guilty of second murder (Chicago, IL): Prosecutors called the murder of Michael Moore a "heinous" act by Chavez Saulsberry, but his attorney told jurors the case amounted to nothing more than fiction concocted by a self-interested criminal.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: December 2, 2015

Four charged following Aurora gang altercation (Aurora, IL): Four people are facing felony mob action charges stemming from a Tuesday evening altercation at an Aurora gas station.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: December 2, 2015

Chicago gun violence remains at 'unacceptable levels,' CPD says (Chicago, IL): The Chicago Police Department said for the month of November, overall crime in the city is down 7 percent compared to the same time last year, but gun violence remains at "unacceptable levels."
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: December 1, 2015

Two gang members sentenced for 2010 mistaken identity killing (Chicago, IL): Two men have been sentenced to prison for their roles in the murder of a man, killed more than five years ago on the South Side because he was mistaken for a member of a rival gang.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: December 1, 2015

Man charged with murder in 'assassination' of Tyshawn Lee, 9 (Chicago, IL): Four weeks after alleged gang members lured 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee into an alley and killed him -- a slaying that some in violence-riddled Chicago called a new low -- the city's police superintendent announced the arrest of one man and vowed to "obliterate" the "criminal" group to which he belonged.
Source: CNN    Date: November 27, 2015

Tyshawn on swing when gangbangers out for revenge targeted him: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): On the way to his grandmother's South Side home, 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee stopped at a nearby park to play on a swing set, setting his beloved basketball down nearby. But Cook County prosecutors say three members of a Black P Stones faction had targeted the 83-pound boy to avenge a shooting by rivals three weeks earlier in which a mother was wounded and her 25-year-old son killed.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 27, 2015

Protesters taunt police on Chicago streets amid anger over teen killing (Chicago, IL): Angry protesters hit the streets and taunted police for a second night Wednesday following the release of a dramatic video showing a white Chicago police officer fatally shooting a black teenager in a hail of 16 bullets.
Source: USA Today    Date: November 26, 2015

Two charged with fatal shooting of rival gang member in Englewood (Chicago, IL): Two men charged with the fatal shooting of a rival gang member Sunday afternoon in Englewood have been ordered held on a $1 million bond. Antonio Doss 31, and Kwan Ward, 20, are each charged with one count of first-degree murder, according to Chicago Police.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 25, 2015

Two teens involved in Elgin stabbing (Elgin, IL): Elgin Police said they are investigating a stabbing in broad daylight Tuesday in downtown.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 24, 2015

Street gang leader pleads guilty to murder, racketeering (Chicago, IL): The man federal attorneys say brought the Two Six street gang to Northwest Indiana is admitting he's responsible for the murder of four people dating back as far as 24 years ago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 24, 2015

Rumored 79th Street gang war hurts local businesses (Chatham, IL): Gang activity in Chicago is not only threatening the safety of residents in affected neighborhoods, but is also making it difficult to keep nearby establishments running, business owners say.
Source: The Columbia Chronicle    Date: November 23, 2015

Two Gang Members Sentenced in 2010 Alan Oliva Murder (Chicago, IL): Gary Sams and Pablo Colon were sentenced Friday, Nov. 20, in the 2010 murder of 19-year-old Alan Oliva.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: November 23, 2015

West Chicago shooting victim had gang ties (Chicago, IL): A 27-year-old man shot to death late Friday night near West Chicago was a documented gang member, authorities said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 23, 2015

Second man convicted of 2009 gang-related murder gets 80 years (Chicago, IL): The second of two men convicted of the 2009 fatal shooting on a reputed gang leader on the West Side was sentenced to 80 years in prison Friday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 20, 2015

Slaying suspect got ticket minutes after shooting (Aurora, IL): Marquitte West received a ticket from Aurora police minutes after he allegedly shot and killed a 23-year-old Plainfield man in September, according to court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 20, 2015

Man guilty of selling guns to Chicago gang members gets 16 years (Chicago, IL): A west suburban man was sentenced to 16 years in prison Wednesday for selling at least 80 guns to people he knew were Chicago gang members, officials said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: November 18, 2015

Gang Truces: Then vs. Now (Chicago, IL): Police questioned a person of interest Tuesday in connection to the murder of 9-year-old Tyshawn Lee. But the boy's killing remains unsolved, and that has led to calls for a ceasefire among the gangs.
Source: WBEZ 91.5     Date: November 18, 2015

'Raging' Gang War on 79th St. is Destroying Business, Owners Say (Chatham, IL): Chatham business owners along 79th Street say a gang war that's plaguing their community is damaging their businesses since the fatal shooting of Tyshawn Lee last week.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: November 13, 2015

Demonstrators urge government to allow former gang leaders to speak on violence (Chicago, IL): An effort is underway to recruit gang leaders - some of whom have been in prison for decades - to stop the violence in Chicago. The demonstrators outside the Dirksen Federal Building - most of them admitted former Disciples and P-Stone nation members - want the federal government to give imprisoned gang founders Larry Hoover and Jeff Fort a speaking chance to reduce violence in Chicago.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: November 13, 2015

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