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City of Rockford seeing more gang graffiti (Rockford, IL): The City of Rockford says gangs are tagging more buildings with graffiti. The Public Works Department says year to date, it’s seen a more than 20% increase in graffiti cases and say most of that graffiti is done by gangs.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: May 16, 2014

Gunrunner is sentenced to nearly 17 years in prison (Chicago, IL): A gunrunner who supplied illegal weapons to gang members during the bloodiest summer in Chicago’s recent history has been sentenced to nearly 17 years in federal prison.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 15, 2014

Latin Kings gang member found guilty in 2009 triple slaying (Chicago, IL): A Cook County jury Thursday convicted a Latin Kings gang member of gunning down three teenage boys as he aimed for a rival gang member on the Southeast Side five years ago.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 15, 2014

Niles police: Gang slogans yelled, car window broken with golf club (Niles, IL): A woman stands accused of breaking a car window with a golf club while another yelled gang slogans in the middle of a busy Niles street recently.
Source: Niles Herald-Spectator    Date: May 13, 2014

Rogers Park Violence: Gang rap videos 'technological kerosene,' police say (Chicago, IL): Violent rap videos created by suspected gang members and spread on social media are a "technological kerosene" that inflames neighborhood violence among gang members, police said at a community meeting Monday night.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: May 13, 2014

Community prosecuting credited for turnaround at a corner in Uptown (Chicago, IL): The workers behind the thick, bulletproof window of the currency exchange at Weiss Plaza in Uptown were momentarily puzzled when asked about a shooting.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 12, 2014

One dead, several shot in separate incidents (Chicago, IL): A 25-year-old man who was shot in what police said was a gang-related incident on the West Side Saturday afternoon has died, authorities said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 11, 2014

Jesuit priest urges SAU graduates to find compassion, kinship (Moline, IL): Rev. Gregory Boyle offered the same challenge Saturday to St. Ambrose University graduates as he does to hard-core gang members in Los Angeles — go out and build kinship.
Source: The Quad-City Times    Date: May 10, 2014

Harvard man gets 16 years for drugs, weapons charges (Woodstock, IL): A judge on Friday sentenced a Harvard man and reputed gang member to 16 years in prison on drugs and weapons charges.
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: May 9, 2014

Police: Latest shooting near Evanston-Chicago border gang-related (Chicago, IL): Evanston police are calling a shooting early Saturday morning near the Howard Street CTA station the latest result of gang activity near the Chicago-Evanston border.
Source: The Daily Northwestern    Date: May 8, 2014

Four wounded in River North shooting early Sunday: police (Chicago, IL): Joggers and brunch-goers went about their day Sunday along a sleepy stretch of the River North neighborhood that hours earlier was the scene of an apparent gang shooting in which four men were injured.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: May 4, 2014

More Chicago police on streets to combat violence (Chicago, IL): With the number of shootings in Chicago already climbing with the temperatures, police are being dispatched by the hundreds on overtime to high-crime neighborhoods, parks, public housing buildings and other spots around the city to combat the spike in crime that comes every summer.
Source: The Associated Press - ABC News    Date: May 1, 2014

Area gang members arrested as part of nationwide crackdown (Chicago, IL): Federal authorities announced the arrests of 22 Chicago-area men on Thursday, as part of a national operation against street gangs affiliated with a transnational criminal organization.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: May 1, 2014

Informant's slaying doesn't stop gang members' conviction on drug charges (Chicago, IL): The "snitch" who set them up was murdered. But even that couldn’t save heroin-dealing members of the Hobos "supergang," Lance “Double" Dillard and Gregory "Bowlegs" Chester.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 29, 2014

Trial underway for man accused of Round Lake Beach murder (Lake County, IL): Alleged gang affiliation looks to be a major issue in the murder trial of Round Lake Park resident Jose Rebollar-Vergara, charged in the March 10, 2013, murder of 19-year-old Gabriel Gonzalez of Zion.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: April 29, 2014

Chicago's Gun-Toting Gang Girl: 'Lil Snoop' (Chicago, IL): She was just 17, a charter school graduate. But little Gakirah Barnes was also purported to have killed two in tit-for-tat gang violence now being celebrated by the recording industry.
Source: The Daily Beast    Date: April 29, 2014

Chicago woman who died after anti-violence fundraiser caught in gang crossfire (Chicago, IL): A woman who was shot to death after attending a fundraiser for an anti-violence group was apparently caught in rival gangs' crossfire and was not the intended target, Chicago Police Superintendent Garry McCarthy said Monday.
Source: The Republic    Date: April 28, 2014

Four dead, 35 injured in weekend shootings (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed and at least 35 have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night, Chicago Police said.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: April 27, 2014

Teen killed in gang-related shooting near Joliet (Joliet, IL): A shooting that killed a 16-year-old boy Monday near southwest suburban Joliet appears to be gang-related, sheriff's police said Wednesday.
Source: 89 WLS    Date: April 23, 2014

CTA's new weapon in graffiti battle: suits against vandals, parents (Chicago, IL): The CTA is hoping that a new deterrent will hit home with graffiti taggers who are thinking about leaving their mark on transit property.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: April 22, 2014

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