Gang-Related News Articles

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Welcome to the Gang-Related News Articles page. This page provides a list of articles pertaining to gangs and gang-related activities from various U.S. and Canadian news sources. A link to the source of each article is provided. The list of articles can be refined and filtered by date and limited to a specific state or Canadian province or territory.

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Gang member gets 51 years for 2014 fatal revenge shooting (Chicago, IL): A gang member has been sentenced to 51 years in prison for a fatal retaliation shooting in the South Chicago neighborhood in 2014.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: February 8, 2016

Man shot in head in suspected gang altercation at Lake County bowling alley (Zion, IL) : A man was shot in the head early Sunday during what Lake County authorities are describing as a gang-related altercation at a bowling alley near Zion.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: February 7, 2016

Police Investigating Suspected Gang-Related Shooting In Beloit (Beloit, IL): Officers from the Beloit Police Department and the Rock County Sheriff’s Office spent Thursday afternoon investigating areas near exit 185 in Beloit, where a chase started Wednesday night.
Source: WTVO 17 News    Date: February 4, 2016

Bridgeport Neighbors React to Shooting of Teen: 'I Feel Sorry for That Kid' (Bridgeport, IL): After a shooting splattered blood on the garbage cans behind his apartment, Raul Cruz might pack up his family and move to safer part of the city.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: February 1, 2016

Chicago records 51 homicides in January, highest toll since 2000 (Chicago, IL): The nation's third largest city recorded 51 homicides in January, the highest toll for the month since at least 2000.
Source: USA Today    Date: February 1, 2016

A violent January in Chicago: 45 murders and counting (Chicago, IL): Chicago has begun the year with the most murders since 2002, according to data compiled by the Tribune and the Chicago Police Department.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 29, 2016

Gang member arrested on drugs, gun charges Saturday (Rockford, IL): An argument led to the arrest of a Rockford man in possession of a gun, drugs and cash early Saturday morning.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: January 23, 2016

Adult Mentors Play Vital Role in Keeping Teens Out of Gangs (Champaign, IL): Teens from high-risk neighborhoods who are able to resist street gang recruitment tend to have one thing in common: a caring teacher and/or adult in their lives. This is according to a new study led by Gabriel Merrin, a doctoral candidate in child development at the University of Illinois.
Source: Psych Central    Date: January 23, 2016

Personal history with street gangs sparks U. of I. graduate student's research (Champaign, IL): The allure of street gangs is something Gabriel "Joey" Merrin knows firsthand, having grown up in low-income neighborhoods in inner-city Chicago that are notorious for gang violence, crime and poverty.
Source: EurekAlert!    Date: January 21, 2016

A safe space in one of Chicago's most violent neighborhoods (Chicago, IL): Thirteen-year-old DaQuan Hargrove isn't allowed outside around his neighborhood, unless it's to walk to school or to play basketball at a community program called Kids Off The Block.
Source: CBS News    Date: January 21, 2016

Man shot in leg in alleged gang shooting (Kankakee, IL): A man watching TV in his home Tuesday night on Kankakee's east side is the latest victim of what has been described as another gang shooting.
Source: Daily Journal    Date: January 21, 2016

Chicago police, Cook County sheriff's office team up in gang fight (Chicago, IL): With the city off to a violent start in the first days of 2016, Chicago police and the Cook County Sheriff's Office announced plans Wednesday to team up on the West Side to combat gangs and remove illegal guns from the street.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 20, 2016

Chicago Top Cop Blames Facebook for Shootings Up Over 200% Since Last Year (Chicago, IL): Chicago’s interim police superintendent John Escalante is struggling to explain the wild jump in shootings in the Windy City, and he thinks he has at least part of the explanation: it’s social media’s fault.
Source: Breitbart    Date: January 15, 2016

Lake County task force makes progress on gang control (Lake County, IL): The six-month-old Lake County Sheriff’s Gang Task Force has been successful in combating, preventing and interdicting criminal gang activity, according to a news release.
Source: Lake County Journal    Date: January 14, 2016

Police blame gangs, lack of cooperation for uptick in violence (Chicago, IL): Amid frustration over an uptick in shootings and murders in Chicago, the city's acting police superintendent is blaming the city's gangs and victims who refuse to cooperate. There have been nearly two people shot and killed a day since Jan 1. Police say the majority of the violence is gang-related, driven by social media.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: January 13, 2016

Gang member gets 50 years for fatal Near North Side shooting (Chicago, IL): An alleged member of the Gangster Disciples was sentenced to 50 years in prison Monday for fatally shooting a 25-year-old man on the Near North Side in 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 12, 2016

100+ shot, 19 killed so far this year in Chicago (Chicago, IL): More than 100 people have been shot in Chicago since the start of 2016 as law enforcement blames the latest surge in violent crime on “chronic gang conflicts.”
Source: The Washington Times    Date: January 12, 2016

Lincoln Square Shooting Victim a 'Highly Uncooperative' Gang Member: Ald. (Chicago, IL): Gang members involved in a Lincoln Square shooting Wednesday have been "highly uncooperative" with police, Ald. Pat O'Connor (40th) said Thursday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 7, 2016

Police: Shooting of 3 teens latest burst of gang violence in Grand Crossing (Chicago, IL): Police say the fatal shooting of two teens and the wounding of another Tuesday afternoon may be related to an earlier shooting a half-mile away in the latest burst of gang violence in the Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 6, 2016

4 People Killed, 9 Wounded in Shootings Since Tuesday, Police Say (Chicago, IL): Four people have been killed and nine wounded in shootings since Tuesday, police said. Five teens were killed or wounded in the shootings, including two teenagers who were killed and a 16-year-old boy who was wounded in a shooting in South Shore on Tuesday afternoon.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 6, 2016

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