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'We Will Hunt You Down,' North Side Top Police Tell Violent Gang Members (Chicago, IL): Two Far North Side top cops said threats on social media led to the shooting death of prominent rapper Young Pappy, and they vowed to "hunt down" gang members who perpetuate violence in the neighborhood.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: June 3, 2015

Chicago’s County Commissioner Considering Charging Gang Members As Domestic Terrorists (Chicago, IL): Chicago is turning into a war zone, over the last two weekends a total of 83 people have been wounded and 13 people have been killed due to gun violence. A drastic plan needs to be put in place to gain control over the shootings and gang violence.
Source: The Source    Date: May 29, 2015

Rapper killed a week after posting video making fun of rival gang (Chicago, IL): A week ago, rapper Shaquon Thomas posted a video making fun of a rival gang while pretending to hold a gun in his hands. "You don't even know how to shoot," Thomas rapped in the video, titled "Shooters."
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 29, 2015

Despite Added Police Near Lawrence and Kedzie, Gangs 'Found Way Around Us' (Chicago, IL): After a recent outbreak of gang violence that included two shootings in two days on the same block, Albany Park residents packed a CAPS meeting Wednesday night, with some accusing police of having a "completely ineffective" strategy in combating homicides.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 28, 2015

Dramatic Chicago gang shooting captured on dashcam video (Chicago, IL): A wild shootout occurred over the weekend in broad daylight on the Northwest Side, and it was captured on dashcam video.
Source: FOX 34 News    Date: May 26, 2015

Surviving the street life (Chicago, IL): Rodney Wilson was out of prison and planning to never return after getting out in 2005. Incarcerated off-and-on since age 16, Wilson, by then an adult, vowed never to go back. But that wouldn’t happen for the West Side native.
Source: AustinTalks    Date: May 25, 2015

No bail for man accused of shooting food truck worker (Chicago, IL): While aiming for rival gang members, an 18-year old shot a man who was working a food truck this week, prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 23, 2015

Hobos gang member sentenced to 12 years in federal racketeering case (Chicago, IL): Six years ago, Gary Chester helped his fellow Hobos tie up two South Side brothers and torture them with a clothes iron while demanding money and drugs, federal prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 19, 2015

Don't Shoot Call-In warns gang affiliates about gun violence in Peoria (Peoria, IL): Nine people, all with ties to gangs, were told to put the guns down and take that message back to their "group." That message was given at Monday night's Don't Shoot Call-In. Police say the message is simple: follow the "rule" or go to jail.
Source: WEEK TV News    Date: May 18, 2015

Gang member charged with killing Logan Square man, 68, in 2013 (Rolling Meadows, IL): A reputed gang member was ordered held without bail Saturday, charged with robbing and killing a 68-year-old Logan Square man returning home from work in late 2013.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 16, 2015

Cop uses former gang members to try to sway young people (Chicago, IL): A collaboration of social service, medical and law enforcement officials spent their day Friday trying to reach out to troubled teenagers. By his own admission, one of the teens said he is a member of a street gang.
Source: Post-Tribune    Date: May 15, 2015

Feds say felon documented gun range visit on Instagram (Chicago, IL): An alleged West Side gang member and felon is facing federal weapons charges after authorities claimed he shot a gun at a suburban firing range and then bragged about it on Instagram.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 14, 2015

Winnebago Sheriff Tabs Tactical Team For Drug, Gang Crime (Rockford, IL): The Winnebago County Sheriff's Department has formed a 13-member tactical unit to battle street crime. The Rockford Register-Star reports Sheriff Gary Caruana introduced a team Monday to concentrate on illegal gang activity, drugs and high-crime areas.Also making debuts were Chico and Cliff, two K-9 officers.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 13, 2015

Rockford cops say gang rivalry is fueling increase in gun violence (Rockford, IL): Authorities are confronting a significant increase in the number of gun crimes so far in 2015, as police say gang members divided by geography retaliate for perceived slights.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: May 13, 2015

9 shot across Chicago since Monday afternoon (Chicago, IL): At least nine people have been wounded in shootings on the South and West sides of Chicago since Monday afternoon, including a 62-year-old man shot during an attempted robbery at a Roseland bus stop Tuesday morning.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 12, 2015

14-Year-Old Shooting Victim, Son of CeaseFire Worker, Forgives Shooter (Chicago, IL): Willie Dixon said the incident Sunday that left his son with a bullet wound in his hand was one of the reasons violence has spread "like wildfire" on the North Side.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 8, 2015

Gang Infighting Causing Spike in Shootings in Uptown and Beyond, Police Say (Chicago, IL): A "relatively unprecedented" bout of infighting among North Side gang members combined with taunting on social media has led to a spike in gun violence in Uptown and beyond, police said this week.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 7, 2015

2 children hurt after gang rivalry turns violent (Chicago, IL): An exchange between rival gang members that started at a McDonald’s drive-thru and later turned violent left two young children with cuts all over their faces, prosecutors said at a court hearing Thursday.
Source: RedEye    Date: May 7, 2015

Gang leader sentenced to life in prison for 2010 fatal shooting (Chicago, IL): A Chicago gang leader of the Maniac Latin Disciples was sentenced to life in prison in connection with a 2010 fatal shooting.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 7, 2015

String of Rogers Park Shootings Fueled by Social Media, Alderman Says (Chicago, IL): A string of shootings in the neighborhood is related to an ongoing gang conflict and fueled by "taunts and insults" on social media, Ald. Joe Moore said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 6, 2015

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