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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

24-year prison term for gang member in robbery (Champaign, IL): A Champaign teen who admitted robbing a woman and her daughter at gunpoint in their home in March has been sentenced to 24 years in prison.
Source: The News-Gazette    Date: July 2, 2014

Gang 'enforcer' sentenced to prison for 35 years (Chicago, IL): Back in 2008, Juan Amaya was doling out punishments — including ordering the hands of a teenage thief be smashed with a hammer. As the "enforcer" of the Latin Kings' 1,000-member strong Little Village crew, the 38-year-old made sure the gang’s brutal code of street justice was upheld.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: July 1, 2014

Two charged with gang-related weekend shooting in Armour Square (Chicago, IL): A man and a teenage boy have been charged in connection with the shooting of a member of a rival gang early Saturday in the Armour Square neighborhood on the South Side.
Source: Voices    Date: July 1, 2014

Elgin man convicted of mob action in gang-related fight (Elgin, IL): An Elgin man faces up to six years in prison after being convicted last week for his role in a summer 2013 gang fight outside a Villa Street business.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: June 30, 2014

Nine arrested after investigation of Aurora street gang (Aurora, IL): A nearly two-year investigation staged by agents from the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and the Aurora police that targeted members and associates of an Aurora street gang culminated Thursday with the arrests of nine men.
Source: The Beacon-News    Date: June 27, 2014

Andrew Ruiz sentenced to 99 years after Halloween 2009 shooting (Chicago, IL): Andrew Ruiz, a reputed member of the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang, has been sentenced to 99 years in prison for a Halloween 2009 shooting, according to a statement from the Office of the Cook County State's Attorney.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: June 27, 2014

Teen gets 18 years for role in gang shooting (Kane County, IL): An Aurora youth who authorities say took part in a gang-related shooting as a 15-year-old was sentenced Thursday to 18 years in prison, Kane County prosecutors said.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 26, 2014

Ex-gang member hopes book will steer kids away from violence (Chicago, IL): A Cicero man said that the solution to Chicago's violence is as simple as reading a book he wrote, and he's giving it away for free. The author takes a creative approach to teach young people the tools for success.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: June 26, 2014

Chief Cobb vows to take back the streets (Champaign, IL): Vowing to take control of the city's streets one night after a man was shot and killed near where children play, Chief Anthony Cobb said Champaign police are dealing with a dangerous new breed of gangs.
Source: The News-Gazette    Date: June 25, 2014

Alleged gang member faces numerous gun charges in Brookfield (Brookfield, IL): A report of shots fired June 19 in the 4500 block of Park Avenue resulted in numerous weapons charges against a Brookfield man following a car chase that led to the known gang member's residence about 1 a.m. June 21.
Source: Suburban Life Media    Date: June 24, 2014

Police: Elmwood Park graffiti was expression of gang member's grief (Chicago, IL): Some homeowners in west-suburban Elmwood Park were upset to see graffiti spray-painted on their garages earlier this month — even if it was an expression of grief, police say.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 24, 2014

Former Latin King lieutenant sentenced to 17 years in prison (Chicago, IL): It's been nearly eight years since Latin Kings lieutenant Nedal Issa began secretly cooperating with federal authorities against the top echelon of the violent gang's West Side hierarchy. Issa, who at one time headed the gang's Cicero faction, has spent most of that time in the witness protection program.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: June 23, 2014

Latin King boss who oversaw videotaped beating breaks down in federal court (Chicago, IL): He was the ruling "Inca" of the Latin Kings' Cicero crew — a man so wedded to violence that he oversaw the brutal, videotaped punishment beating of a gang member who failed to commit a murder. But nearly eight years after his arrest, Nedal "Lucky" Issa on Monday thanked the feds for catching him.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: June 23, 2014

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