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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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Drug charges filed after dozens of heroin overdose cases reported (Chicago, IL): Two reputed gang members were arrested on drug charges over the weekend after Chicago Fire Department crews responded to 74 heroin overdose cases in 72 hours last week.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 5, 2015

Ten Injured In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago (Chicago, IL): At least ten people have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, and Chicago Police fatally shot a man Sunday morning on the West Side.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: October 4, 2015

Back Of The Yards Shooting That Injured Baby Likely Gang Related: Police (Chicago, IL) : A dispute over "rival gang territory" could have been the motive for the shooting that killed a pregnant woman and a grandmother and wounded an 11-month-old in the Back of the Yards Monday, Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said Tuesday.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: September 29, 2015

Deadliest September in Chicago in 13 years (Chicago, IL): Patricia Chew held her 11-month-old baby on her hip as she stood outside her mother's South Side home on an unusually warm night for late September. She and her mother were preparing to visit relatives and had already tucked away Chew's young son and niece in the family's car.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 29, 2015

Man convicted in gang-related shooting sentenced to 80 years (Chicago, IL): One of two men convicted in an April 2009 gang-related shooting on the West Side was sentenced to 80 years in prison Monday.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: September 28, 2015

Gang member found guilty of attempted murder in 2011 shooting of 2 Chicago cops (Chicago, IL): A member of the Black Souls street gang has been found guilty of attempted murder in the shootings of two police officers four years ago.
Source: WGN TV News    Date: September 26, 2015

Man gets 52 years for shooting dad who was putting toddler in car seat (Chicago, IL): A man found guilty of shooting a father six times as he tried to put his toddler in a car seat in Little Village has been sentenced to 52 years in prison, according to prosecutors and court records.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 24, 2015

1 killed, 11 injured after shooting, rollover crash near Dan Ryan (Chicago, IL): At least one person is dead and 11 others injured after a SUV got caught in gang-related crossfire in the city's South Side, police said.
Source: WLS 7 News    Date: September 20, 2015

15-year-old teased by rival gang shoots at them, hits 2 women: prosecutors (Chicago, IL): A 32-year-old man and a 15-year-old boy were both ordered held on bail after prosecutors said the boy shot two women early Friday as they left a Logan Square restaurant and were caught in a gang-related incident.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 19, 2015

A tale of 3 cities: LA and NYC outpace Chicago in curbing violence (Chicago, IL): As summer waned in recent weeks, bringing to an end what is often the most violent season of the year, New York City officials tallied 239 people killed in homicides. Los Angeles police counted 201 killed in about the same time period.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 18, 2015

Moms Bring Back Englewood Patrols In Response To Gang Threat (Chicago, IL): In Englewood, community leaders are on alert after learning of a gang threat on social media. Police have an ally, mothers who patrol the streets with a smile. CBS 2’s Jim Williams reports they have an impressive track record.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 16, 2015

Judge orders former ‘Fly Boyz’ den vacated (Alton, IL): A judge Tuesday ordered owners and residents to vacate an infamous Tremont Street house, the home of the fledgling street gang, “The Fly Boyz,” whose exploits across from a school resulted in a first-degree murder.
Source: The Alton Telegraph    Date: September 15, 2015

17 Wounded In Weekend Shootings Across Chicago (Chicago, IL): At least 17 people have been wounded in shootings across Chicago since Friday night. The most recent attack happened Sunday afternoon in Uptown on the North Side. A 24-year-old man was outside about 12:45 p.m. in the 1200 block of West Ainslie when he heard shots and realized he’d been struck nine times in the torso and right leg, according to Chicago Police.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: September 13, 2015

Chicago Police are Seizing Guns to Try and Combat Gang-Related Murders (Chicago, IL): Two Cook County Sheriff's officers reached under trash bins in an alley just before midnight in Chicago's crime-heavy Austin neighborhood, looking for a hidden gun.
Source: Newsweek    Date: September 10, 2015

Peoria Council talks Crime Stats, Don’t Shoot In update (Peoria, IL): The City of Peoria plans to continue the anti-violence Don’t Shoot program. The issue was raised as City Council members got an update on crime statistics: Peoria Police Chief Jerry Mitchell says overall crime in the city is down nine-percent compared to the same time last year, but both homicides and robberies are up. When asked if the City should continue the anti-gang violence program called Don’t Shoot, Mitchell says the initiative has benefits in a year that’s seen 13 homicides so far:
Source: Peoria Public Radio    Date: September 9, 2015

8 Dead, 46 Injured in Shootings Over Long Labor Day Weekend (Chicago, IL): Eight people are dead and 46 others were wounded in shootings across Chicago during a violent Labor Day Weekend.
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: September 8, 2015

Chicago's back-to-school season comes with gang protections for kids (Chicago, IL): Teachers are being laid off as the Chicago Public Schools district deals with a massive financial crisis. But in one area the fourth-largest U.S. public school system is not cutting corners: the $17.8 million annual budget for safety patrols that watch over children walking to school through neighborhoods plagued by gang violence.
Source: Yahoo! News    Date: September 8, 2015

Violence touching unlikely communities in Chicago (Chicago, IL): Diane Limas says the sound of gunfire has become so common outside her house in Chicago's Albany Park neighborhood that she's frequently calling police to complain.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: September 6, 2015

The color of his shirt cost college student Alan Oliva his life (Chicago, IL): On the last day of his life, college freshman Alan Oliva mowed the yard at his parents' south suburban Oak Lawn home and kissed them goodbye before meeting his girlfriend at a Memorial Day weekend party.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 31, 2015

Gang leader indicted on gun charge a week after arrest in shooting (Chicago, IL): A reputed gang leader accused of using a whopping $25 million verdict for his wrongful murder conviction to pay bonuses to recruit new gang members has been hit with a federal gun charge a week after his arrest in a brazen daylight shooting on Chicago's Northwest Side.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: August 27, 2015

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