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West Sider gets 45 years in killing of girl over gang signal : An admitted gang member pleaded guilty Tuesday to shooting a 13-year-old girl to death and attempting to kill six others last March after tricking one of the victims into flashing a rival gang`s hand signal.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 11, 2014

7 charged in machete attack on CTA Brown Line platform (Chicago, IL): Seven people were arrested and charged in a machete attack that happened on the Kedzie Brown Line CTA platform in Albany Park early Monday, police said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

Wheeling man cleared of murder in gang shooting (Cook County, IL): Citing a lack of evidence, a Cook County judge today found a Wheeling man not guilty of murder in the death of a man who got caught in a gang-incited shooting last year.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 9, 2014

Murder trial begins in Wheeling gang shooting (Wheeling, IL): Collin Scheffler either knew about and willingly participated in a gang revenge shooting scheme last year, or was just along for the ride and looking for a good time.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 8, 2014

Seven Killed, Twenty-Two Wounded in Chicago Weekend Violence (Chicago, IL): Over the September 5 weekend, seven Chicagoans were killed and twenty-two wounded in what has become all too typical violence in the Windy City. Most fell victim to shooting incidents, but several people were stabbed, three on Sunday morning.
Source: Breitbart    Date: September 8, 2014

Shootings leave 3 dead, 5 wounded (Chicago, IL): Three men were shot to death and five others wounded across the city Friday afternoon and Saturday morning, according to police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 7, 2014

Gang member charged in killing of informant (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities continued their crackdown on the Hobos, a street gang they have called especially violent, by charging one gang leader with a second killing of a government informant and adding a 10th defendant to the pending indictment.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 5, 2014

Police change up tactics to combat counter-surveillance from gangs (Round Lake, IL): It’s no secret that police keep a close eye on street gang activity, but the surveillance in the Round Lake area appears to have become a two-way street.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 5, 2014

Carpentersville man sentenced to 18 years for gang-related shooting (St. Charles, IL): A Carpentersville man was sentenced to 18 years in prison Thursday for a gang-related shooting in 2011.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: September 5, 2014

Probationer says he was pressured to be FBI informant (Chicago, IL): The shooting of an elderly man in May was not unlike many other gang-related shootings across Chicago — except in this case, the suspected triggerman was on probation and working as a paid FBI informant.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2014

Three face charges after gang-related shooting in Waukegan (Waukegan, IL): Three people are facing charges after a person was injured in a gang-related shooting Monday in Waukegan.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: September 4, 2014

Carpentersville man gets 18 years in mistaken identity shooting (Kane County, IL): A Carpentersville man who shot and wounded someone he had mistaken for a gang rival was sentenced today to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 4, 2014

Rockford police to continue Operation Hydra, credited with 18 gang arrests (Rockford, IL): Credited with the arrest of 18 suspected gang members this summer, a specialized Rockford Police Department program dubbed “Operation Hydra” will continue into the fall.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: September 3, 2014

School Starts in Chicago With More Safety Guards (Chicago, IL): School opened in Chicago on Tuesday, with children and parents making their way past security guards whose bright neon vests served as a reminder of the city's efforts to protect students from the violence that plagues its streets.
Source: ABC News    Date: September 2, 2014

Fatal Rogers Park shooting may be tied to suburban gang fight: alderman (Chicago, IL): A fatal shooting in Rogers Park over Labor Day weekend was likely caused by tension between Evanston gangs, according to a Chicago alderman.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 2, 2014

Hobos street gang member admits to 3 murders (Chicago, IL): A member of one of Chicago's lower-profile but more vicious street gangs stood before a federal judge Wednesday and, one by one, admitted to a chilling litany of violent acts he committed to advance his role in the gang and to protect and grow its illicit profits.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014

Mechanic denies lying to Chicago police out of fear of gang retaliation (Chicago, IL): Federal prosecutors allege a West Side auto mechanic was so terrified of implicating gang kingpin Jason Austin in the 2008 murders of an off-duty Chicago police detective and his companion that he lied to investigators to help Austin’s alibi.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 28, 2014

Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: Medical Xpress    Date: August 27, 2014

Gang life brings deep health risks for girls (Chicago, IL): Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study.
Source: U Chicago News    Date: August 26, 2014

Ten arrested in West Side drug market bust (Chicago, IL): Ten people were arrested when police broke up what they called a gang-controlled drug market in the West Side Austin neighborhood.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: August 25, 2014

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