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‘If I get shot, I won't be caring’: Chicago youths numbed to cycle of violence (Chicago, IL): “Write this down: RIP — Revenge. Is. Promised.” The threat, issued by a young man in his mid-teens, illustrated a sentiment seemingly shared by the gaggle of youths gathered on a sidewalk in a quiet part of the Roseland neighborhood in Chicago’s South Side.
Source: Aljazeera America    Date: November 21, 2014

Alleged Chicago Gang Member Hosts Reddit AMA (Chicago, IL): What books does a gang member read? What do gangbangers do for self-improvement when they aren’t pushing weight or pimping? Which teardrop tattoo on a gang member indicates he’s murdered someone and which one tells us he’s mourning a friend who was killed?
Source: Chicagoist    Date: November 20, 2014

Man guilty of killing woman whose sister was at Obama speech on violence (Chicago, IL): Jurors found a Lake County man guilty of murder late Wednesday in the shooting death of an 18-year-old mother in North Chicago.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: November 12, 2014

Elgin Continues to Prevent Ex-Latin Kings from Sharing Faith (Elgin, IL) : The city of Elgin continues a lawsuit against ex-Latin King members preventing them from telling current Latin-King gang members about Jesus. Elgin claims that Street Gang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act allows them to silence the evangelists.
Source: Earned Media    Date: November 12, 2014

Gangfree teachers aim to help steer Peoria youths in the right direction (Peoria, IL): Peoria added more than 20 Gangfree Life teachers Tuesday to its efforts to curb gang violence by preventing young people from joining gangs in the first place. The Gang Alternatives Program, based in San Pedro, Calif., held a three-day Gangfree Life Academy beginning Sunday in the Marriott Pere Marquette Hotel to certify teachers who will use what they learned to try to prevent young people from joining a gang.
Source: Peoria Journal Star    Date: November 11, 2014

Teaching Gang Prevention to Community Leaders (Peoria, IL): Talking to second graders about gangs, some might say that's too early. But gangs are prevalent here in Peoria and Gangfree Life Academy, a national organization, says waiting any longer could be too late.
Source: WYZZ News    Date: November 10, 2014

4 Killed, 11 Wounded In Weekend Shootings (Chicago, IL): Four people were killed — including a 15-year-old boy — and at least 11 others have been wounded in shootings across the city since Friday night. The most recent fatal shooting happened about 12:15 a.m. Monday in the Northwest Side Belmont Cragin neighborhood.
Source: CBS Chicago    Date: November 10, 2014

Chicago-area man on ATF most wanted list for gang activity (Chicago, IL): Miguel Martinez, formerly of the western suburbs, is on ATF's Most Wanted list in connection with alleged crimes involving the Insane Deuces street gang, officials said.
Source: ABC 7 Chicago    Date: November 5, 2014

Prosecutor: Defendant seen in ‘kill zone’ during North Chicago murder (Chicago, IL): Assistant State’s Attorney Ari Fisz told jurors Wednesday morning that videotape puts Jim McPherson “in the kill zone” just before 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was murdered in a North Chicago alley.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 5, 2014

Prosecutor: Defendant seen in ‘kill zone’ during North Chicago murder (Chicago, IL): Assistant State’s Attorney Ari Fisz told jurors Wednesday morning that videotape puts Jim McPherson “in the kill zone” just before 18-year-old Janay McFarlane was murdered in a North Chicago alley.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 5, 2014

Trial begins in gang-related shooting of Wheeling bystander (Arlington Heights, IL): Prosecutors say an Arlington Heights man, angry that a fellow gang member had switched allegiance, fired a gun at a group of people standing on Pleasant Run Drive in Wheeling's Winetree Apartment complex about 9 p.m. May 1, 2013.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: November 4, 2014

Man pleads guilty in alleged gang beating (Alton, IL): A member of a gang that calls itself the Flyboyz will be grounded for a while after he pleaded guilty Monday to a count of mob action and sentenced to two years in prison.
Source: The Telegraph    Date: November 3, 2014

Neighbors speak out about Monday shooting in North Chicago (Chicago, IL): North Chicago police have not released any information as of Monday afternoon related to the shooting of a young man found dead in the street at 18th and Lincoln Avenue about 10:30 a.m. Monday.
Source: Lake County News-Sun    Date: November 3, 2014

Arrests of 21 reputed street gang members accused in illegal drug, firearm sales announced in Lake County (Lake County, IL): Federal and local investigators have seized 21 reputed street gang members in what they say is an effort to stem illegal sales of drugs and weapons in Lake County.
Source: Daily Herald    Date: October 31, 2014

Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence (Chicago, IL): Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police.
Source: Chicago Tribune    Date: October 26, 2014

Gang members sentenced for 2010 Summit murder (Bridgeview, IL): Two reputed gang members were sentenced to lengthy prison terms last week for the 2010 murder of a Summit man caught in a retaliatory shooting spree.
Source: Desplaines Valley News    Date: October 22, 2014

Robberies Rise on Rockford's West Side (Rockford, IL): There’s a new street gang in Rockford and police believe they’re responsible for an uptick in crime. Officers say teenagers make up the gang and police think they’re behind a number of robberies.
Source: WIFR 23 News    Date: October 17, 2014

Gang member gets 78 years for shooting Elgin boy (Rolling Meadows, IL): An Elgin man has been sentenced to 78 years in prison for killing a 5-year-old boy in a botched gang-related assassination.
Source: Northwest Herald    Date: October 17, 2014

Gang members face gun charges after Elgin traffic stop (Elgin, IL): Two gang members are facing weapons charges after they were caught with a gun during a traffic stop in Elgin on Thursday night.
Source: The Courier-News    Date: October 17, 2014

Chicago gang murdered 12 victims since 1985, feds say (Chicago, IL): Members of a Chicago street gang that spread its tentacles to Miami are responsible for a dozen murders going back as far as 1985, according to a federal racketeering indictment unsealed Thursday in South Florida.
Source: Chicago Sun-Times    Date: October 16, 2014

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