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Elgin Police: Crime down, focus on youth (Elgin, IL): As serious crime in Elgin continues to decrease, police say this year they will focus on positively engaging youth to prevent future crimes.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: January 30, 2014

Police object to very few concealed carry applications (Chicago, IL): The state police are conducting background checks and rejecting applicants with three or more gang-related arrests within seven years, five or more arrests of any type within seven years — or a history of mental illness.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 30, 2014

Teen gang members charged with gun possession after traffic stop (Rockford, IL): Two known Rockford gang members face weapons charges after police uncovered an illegal handgun during a traffic stop last week on the city's west side.
Source: The Rock River Times    Date: January 28, 2014

Basketball court killers convicted in 2011 slaying of 13-year-old (Cook County, IL): Two men charged in the 2011 basketball court slaying of a 13-year-old player in Bronzeville were convicted of murder this week in a case prosecutors argued was gang members firing at rivals and hitting and innocent boy instead.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 28, 2014

Fatal shooting of teen is latest in Little Village (Chicago, IL): A teenage boy was fatally shot over the weekend in the Little Village neighborhood, the latest in a rash of shootings there linked to gang violence, Chicago police said Monday.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 27, 2014

Latin King leader wants to conceal and carry (Cook County, IL): Cook County Sheriff's officials say they've filed an objection to a gang leader's state application to carry a concealed firearm — and they're opposing hundreds of other applications, too.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: January 26, 2014

Alleged gang member charged in shooting of two rivals (Cook County, IL): A Burbank man was ordered held on bond Thursday in connection with a 2013 shooting on Chicago's Southwest Side that left two men injured.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 23, 2014

Sen. Kirk announces $18.5M to combat gang violence (Chicago, IL): U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk says a new federal spending bill includes about $18.5 million in additional money to combat gang violence.
Source: WGEM News    Date: January 22, 2014

Teen shot after handing over cell phone to armed robber (Chicago, IL): Kevin Baker and his cousin had just handed over their cell phones to the robbers when one of them had a question for the 19-year-old: What gang was he rolling with?
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 17, 2014

ELITE kicks off new 'Don't Start' anti-gang initiative (Peoria, IL): A pilot program intended to prevent gang membership among the most at-risk grade schoolers kicks off next month with three hours of daily activities at two South Peoria schools.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: January 15, 2014

Case of two mistakenly killed in gang-related arson goes to jury (Cook County, IL): One of the question facing jurors in the case of an alleged revenge plot gone wrong is which gang members can be trusted to tell the truth. The Spanish Cobras and the Spanish Gangster Disciples — "SGDs" for short — were at war in Albany Park in 2009 when a pregnant woman and her 7-year-old daughter became the unintended targets of arson at the hands of a vengeful gang member, prosecutors have alleged.
Source: DNAinfo    Date: January 14, 2014

Ex-gang members help to prevent gang violence (Chicago, IL): Crime may not be as prominent during the winter months, but that doesn’t stop these former gang members from working to fight gang violence. "What's driving violence yesterday, today and tomorrow—it's going to be gangs," said peacemaker Juan Scott. "The majority of the stuff that starts happening in the summertime starts brewing in the wintertime."
Source: NBC Chicago    Date: January 13, 2014

One slashed, one run over in Lakeview gang-related fight (Chicago, IL): One man was slashed in the face and another male was run over by a vehicle early Sunday in what police believe was a gang-related fight in the Lakeview neighborhood on the North Side.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: January 12, 2014

Tweets and threats: Gangs find new home on the Net (Chicago, IL): The video is riddled with menace and swagger: Reputed gang members in Chicago point their guns directly at the camera. A bare-chested young man brandishes an assault weapon. They flash hand signals, dance and, led by a rapper, taunt their rivals as he chants: "Toe tag DOA. That's for being in my way ... Killing til my heart swell ... Guaranteed there's going to be all hell."
Source: Associated Press    Date: January 11, 2014

Rockford shooting suspect has previous weapons conviction (Rockford, IL): A man Rockford Police Department investigators accuse of involvement in the Waco street gang turned himself into authorities Thursday in connection with an October shooting.
Source: Rockford Register Star     Date: January 10, 2014

Man nets 47 years for gang shooting on Orchard Road (Bloomington, IL): A man convicted of attempted murder for his role in a shooting that occurred during a fight between two rival gangs was sentenced Friday to 47 years in prison.
Source: The Pantagraph    Date: January 10, 2014

'The Field' documentary examines Chicago's violence, gang problems (Chicago, IL): WorldStarHipHop usually debuts music videos and submitted street fights, but recently spent some time in Chicago to film a documentary, entitled The Field, which examines the violence and gang problems plaguing the city.
Source:    Date: January 9, 2014

Cops are trolling photos to stop-and-frisk gangs online (Chicago, IL): "Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side whose songs serve as anthems for their rival gangs," Wired wrote in September.
Source: PolicyMic    Date: January 9, 2014

Trial begins in 2009 gang arson that killed a mother and daughter (Chicago, IL): Alexis Burgos was 12 when her brother woke her as smoke filled their third-floor apartment in the Albany Park neighborhood. The two siblings and their dad tried to escape by running out the back of the three-flat, but a a wall of heat and flames appeared to block their path, Burgos recalled this week in a Cook County courtroom.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: January 7, 2014

Seven charged after shots fired in Waukegan gang feud (Waukegan, IL): Seven Waukegan men are charged with felony mob action after gunshots were fired during a gang feud Thursday in the northern suburb.
Source: FOX 32 News    Date: December 31, 2013

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