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Gang members face gun charges after Elgin traffic stop (Elgin, IL): Two gang members are facing weapons charges after they were caught with a gun during a traffic stop in Elgin on Thursday night.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 17, 2014

Chicago gang murdered 12 victims since 1985, feds say (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang that spread its tentacles to Miami are responsible for a dozen murders going back as far as 1985, according to a federal racketeering indictment unsealed Thursday in South Florida.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 16, 2014

Man gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy (Cook County, IL): A Cook County judge sentenced an admitted Aurora gang member to 78 years in prison Thursday for the shooting death of a 5-year-old Elgin boy and the attempted murder of his father.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 16, 2014

Local organization awards $2,500 to gang intervention program (Round Lake, IL): Round Lake Area B.E.S.T. presented Frontline Street Intervention with a $2,500 grant to help them launch their new Gang Intervention Program. Shirley Christian, B.E.S.T. Empowerment Grants Committee chair, said that the awarding of the full amount to launch the program was an exciting decision for the committee.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: October 14, 2014

Gun indictment alleges gang membership (Peoria, IL): A South Peoria man was indicted Tuesday by a Peoria County grand jury for allegedly having a loaded handgun last month.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: October 14, 2014

Several U of I students attacked by roving gang near Champaign campus, police say (Champaign, IL): The ABC7 I-Team is reporting a rash of random attacks near the University of Illinois flagship campus. A safety alert for students was posted after Champaign police say five students were jumped and beaten by a roving gang over the weekend.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: October 13, 2014

Lawmakers question anti-violence program (Springfield, IL): A central Illinois lawmaker Wednesday questioned why money for a now defunct anti-violence program went only to Chicago area programs when downstate communities also were grappling with shootings and gang activity in 2010.
Source: The Southern Illinoisan    Date: October 9, 2014

Q&A: Laurence Ralph on Injury and Resilience in Gangland Chicago (Chicago, IL): A few years ago, Laurence Ralph—now an assistant professor of African-American Studies and Anthropology at Harvard—was a young Ph.D. student in anthropology at the University of Chicago. He came into a city with gang-violence problems, and a program that had produced some of the most significant research on gangs for going on a century.
Source: Chicago Magazine    Date: October 8, 2014

Gang 'eradication' is goal of new East St. Louis-area police unit (East St. Louis, IL): The gangsters are now on Facebook, and it has nothing to do with "liking" anyone. Illinois State Police Lt. Timothy Tyler on Tuesday met with a group of local police chiefs and civic leaders to discuss how 13 troopers trained as juvenile officers are working to eradicate the gangs responsible for the area's nation-topping murder rate.
Source: Belleville News-Democrat    Date: October 7, 2014

Chicago Violence Leaves Two Dead, At Least 12 Wounded Since Late Friday (Chicago, IL): At least 12 people were injured and two were killed in separate shootings across the city since Friday night.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: October 4, 2014

Bid to keep jurors anonymous fails in EC gang member’s murder trial (Chicago, IL): Jurors selected to hear the case of an East Chicago man charged with murdering six people and conspiracy to racketeer will not remain anonymous, a federal judge has ruled.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: October 2, 2014

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other (Chicago, IL): Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence. There was Sammy, 16, who could describe the times he’d dodged gunfire, once ducking behind a tree. Anderson, 17, who’d been around gangs most of his life. By his teens, he was carrying knives and bricks for protection.
Source: Rocky Mount Telegram    Date: September 29, 2014

No bail for man charged with murdering 3 in early 2000s (Chicago, IL): A self-styled music producer and longtime member of the Gangster Disciples street gang was ordered held without bail Sunday after prosecutors alleged he murdered three members of his own gang in the early 2000s.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 28, 2014

War vets, kids scarred by gangs help each other (Chicago, IL): Jorge Maya sat in a circle at his neighborhood YMCA, a sturdy Afghanistan vet listening to a group of teenage boys scarred by gang violence. Like Maya, most had seen — or survived — horrible things.
Source: Seattle Post-Intelligencer    Date: September 27, 2014

Chicago schools getting more Safe Passage workers (Chicago, IL): Another 15,000 students at 27 more Chicago public schools will be seeing Safe Passage workers in their neon vests on their way to and from school.
Source: FOX Chicago News    Date: September 25, 2014

Aurora police investigator sheds light on gang tactics (Aurora, IL): If you know what you’re looking for, it’s a lot easier to find it. This statement holds true for both police officers and parents when it comes to identifying gang involvement.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 25, 2014

Investigators to discuss Aurora gang and drug activity (Aurora, IL): Two Aurora Police Department investigators are on a mission to involve residents in the city’s battle against gangs and drugs. On Thursday, they are asking community members to come out and support their cause.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: September 23, 2014

Gangsters shot dead boy because they thought he was working for rivals (Chicago, IL): A nine-year-old who stormed out of his house after being told by his mother that he could not have a cupcake was shot dead by a gang member who believed the young boy was warning rival gangsters of his whereabouts.
Source: The Hornet    Date: September 23, 2014

Peoria shooting victim no stranger to gang-related violence (Peoria, IL): A man who became the target of gunfire over the weekend has been connected to several previous instances of gang-related street violence, including at least two fatal shootings.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: September 22, 2014

Little Village shooting closes violent weekend: 3 killed, 30 wounded (Chicago, IL): The 33rd person shot in Chicago since Friday afternoon walked into Mount Sinai Hospital just after 1:20 a.m. Monday bleeding from wounds to his neck and back. He had been on his side of a gang border in Little Village when someone opened fire, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 22, 2014

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