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Can math stop murder? (Chicago, IL): It was an unusual encounter from the start. On a cold evening in February, Chicago police officer Maria Peña knocked on the door of a house in one of the city's most crime-ridden neighborhoods. She wanted to talk to a leader of the Latin Kings, a gang on the city's South Side, as well as his mother.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 20, 2014

Members of 'P-K' Street Crew charged after racketeering investigation (Chicago, IL): Five people are facing Super Class X Felony charges following a nearly year-long racketeering investigation into the alleged misdeeds of a West Side organized crime street crew, reports WBBM's Mike Krauser.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: July 19, 2014

Facing attempted murder charges, reputed gang member goes on trial next week (Waukegan, IL): A reputed Waukegan street gang member is scheduled for trial next week on charges of attempted murder for a shooting last summer that left a victim with two gunshot wounds.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: July 18, 2014

Two men sentenced in Berwyn gang shooting (Maywood, IL): Two west suburban men were sentenced to prison Wednesday after pleading guilty to a gang-related attack in Berwyn in 2012 that left two men shot.
Source: Voices    Date: July 18, 2014

Two teens plead guilty in killing of third teen in Elgin (Elgin, IL): In what a Cook County prosecutor described as a case of "children shooting children," two teenagers were each sentenced today to 20 years in prison in connection with the what authorities said was the gang-related shooting death of an Elgin youth two years ago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: July 15, 2014

Grayslake man charged in drive-by shooting (Round Lake Beach, IL): A Grayslake gang member was charged with firing a gun Sunday night that sent a bullet flying through a van and into a vacant Round Lake Beach business, officials said.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 14, 2014

Rogers Park shooter fired 10 times, hit unintended victim (Rogers Park, IL): The life of a young photographer was cut short Saturday by a bullet meant for someone else, prosecutors said. Members of the Conservative Vice Lords, Eric Vaughn and an uncharged accomplice were gunning for a rival Saturday afternoon when one of them opened fire on a busy street in the 1300 block of West Devon Avenue, prosecutors said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 14, 2014

Two dead, 21 wounded in weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Two people were killed and at least 21 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday evening. The most recent fatal shooting happened early Saturday in a Chicago Lawn neighborhood apartment on the Southwest Side, where a 50-year-old woman was seriously injured and her son was killed in a domestic-related incident, police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 12, 2014

Aurora man gets 10 years for gang-related shooting (Aurora, IL): Korleone Darby received a 10-year prison sentence Thursday for his role in a 2013 Aurora shooting officials say was gang-related.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: July 11, 2014

Aurora gang member gets nine years for gun possession (Aurora, IL): An Aurora man -- whom authorities have identified as a gang member -- has been sent to prison for unlawfully possessing a handgun.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: July 11, 2014

Two men get 100-year prison sentence in girl's death (Cook County, IL): Ronald Henderson and Kevin Stanley dismissed 9-year-old Chastity Turner and other children as insignificant "insects" when they sprayed an Englewood street with bullets intended for the girl’s drug dealing father, Cook County Judge William Lacy said Wednesday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 9, 2014

Prosecutor: Gang member Richard Magnan fatally shot friend Joel Bentley while waving gun around (Chicago, IL): An accused gang member who told police he keeps a gun to protect himself from rivals accidentally shot and killed a member of his own gang while waving that weapon around outside a Southwest Side Walgreens over the Fourth of July weekend, Cook County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 9, 2014

Camp: Gang members to business leaders (Champaign, IL): An area pastor is trying to fight the city's gang problem by creating more businessmen. Reverend Eugene Barnes has started the EPIC Program. It stands for Entrepreneurial Pathways In Champaign.
Source: WCIA 3 News    Date: July 8, 2014

Chicago gun violence: The numbers shock, but the reasons are familiar (Chicago, IL): Gun violence erupted in Chicago over the holiday weekend, with 14 people killed and another 68 wounded from Thursday afternoon to early Monday. Two of the fatal shootings were by Chicago police.
Source: The Christian Science Monitor    Date: July 7, 2014

Grand jury will review case against Zone 4 street gang members (Peoria, IL): Federal prosecutors indicated new charges could be coming in the case against 12 alleged members of the Zone 4 street gang.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: July 7, 2014

Family of teen killed by cops: Kids 'need protection' from gangs, violence (Chicago, IL): The family of a 14-year-old boy who was shot dead by police on July 4 said the children of Chicago need refuge from gangs and street violence. "They need protection," said Pedro Rios Sr., 50, outside of his family's Rogers Park apartment Monday where he was grieving with his wife and two other sons, ages 11 and 12.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 7, 2014

Gang violence blamed for 2006 cold case murder (Peoria, IL): Investigators are blaming revenge for the 2006 murder of Robbin Underwood. However, the alleged act of retaliation had absolutely nothing to do with her. Thursday afternoon police released more details from the cold case investigation. Meanwhile, Michael Johnson and Allen Fitzpatrick were charged Thursday with first-degree murder for the reported role in the case.
Source: WYZZ News    Date: July 3, 2014

Two Latin Kings allegedly kill man who claimed to be in gang (Cook County, IL): A Humboldt Park teen riding his bike early Wednesday morning on West Division Street was shot by an alleged Latin King gang member even after claiming to be part of the same gang, prosecutors said.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: July 3, 2014

Prosecutors: Latin King membership didn't help murdered teen (Cook County, IL): Even after Jimero Starling told a group Latin Kings that he also was in their gang, they still killed him, Cook County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 3, 2014

Judge to hear motion for new trial in Round Lake Beach murder case (Mundelein, IL): The defense attorney for Jose Rebollar-Vergara, convicted of murder in May, said he will bring witnesses to a July 30 hearing to bolster his contention that his client should get a new trial based on "newly-discovered evidence."
Source: Mundelein Review    Date: July 2, 2014

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