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A Hip-Hop-Fueled Deadly Gang War Is Still Raging In Chicago

A Hip-Hop-Fueled Deadly Gang War Is Still Raging In Chicago Chicago's yearly homicide total has in recent years been about half the 40-year high of 943 that was reached in 1992, thanks largely to a sharp drop in domestic murders. Yet the number of killings linked to gangs has consistently been higher than back … […]

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Seven charged after shots fired in Waukegan gang feud

Seven Waukegan men are charged with felony mob action after gunshots were fired during a gang feud Thursday in the northern suburb. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Reputed gang member accused of fatal Uptown shooting

Suspect ordered held on $ 1M bailA reputed gang member with an AK-47 tattooed between his eyes was already locked up on an attempted murder charge when he picked up on other charges this week — the killing of one and injuring of four in an August shooting outside a church in the Uptown neighborhood, […]

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Writers Theatre plans to build Studio Gang – designed theater

Private donations make ambitious project in Glencoe possible At an event scheduled for Wednesday evening at the Art Institute of Chicago, Writers Theatre of Glencoe is to announce that it has raised $ 22 million, enough to begin construction on a new, $ 28 million two-theater complex for downtown Glencoe, built from the ground up […]

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Thodos collaborates with Studio Gang

 An upcoming work by Thodos Dance Chicago will be a collaboration between a leading artist of the dance world and a leading artist of the architecture world. Troupe founder and artistic director Melissa Thodos will work with Jeanne Gang, she of Studio Gang Architects and the Aqua tower in Chicago. According to the announcement Wednesday, […]

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Victims Of Gang Violence Hope Summit Helps Heal Chicago

Twenty-years-ago, Chicago hosted the first ever national gang summit. The name has changed but the problems are still the same – gang violence impacting children and family citywide. Full News here – Chicago – The Huffington Post

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Gang summit attracts few gang members

National Unity Summit attended mostly by relatives of victims, anti-violence activistsWhen ex-gang member Robert White addressed about 20 people Saturday at a Far South Side church, he spoke animatedly about his days as a Black P Stone and how he turned his life around after spending a chunk of it in prison. Full News here […]

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Victims of gang violence hope summit helps heal Chicago

Twenty-years-ago, Chicago hosted the first ever national gang summit. The name has changed but the problems are still the same – gang violence impacting children and family citywide. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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9 alleged gang members face murder, racketeering charges

Nine alleged Hobos street gang members have been charged with murder and other violent crimes, the U.S. Attorney's office announced Thursday. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Gang members take rivalry from the street to the basketball court

The battle was on the basketball court, not the street this Saturday afternoon. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Lincoln Square takes active role to prevent gang activity

Gang violence in Chicago is at the tipping point. The Lincoln Square neighborhood has taken an active role to prevent crime from escalating in their community. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Social media is fueling gang wars in Chicago.

Social media is fueling gang wars in Chicago. Just about any teenager in Chicago today can tell you the story of Chief Keef and Lil JoJo, two rappers from the South Side neighborhood of Englewood whose songs serve as anthems for their rival gangs. Keef, an 18-year-old whose real name is Keith … Full News here […]

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Tipping Point: Gang members speak out about the cycle of violence

The lure of the gangs often stems from the money, clothes and cars that seem to come easy with a life tied to selling drugs. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Hundreds of guards help escort Chicago kids across gang boundaries to new

Hundreds of guards help escort Chicago kids across gang boundaries to new … CHICAGO — Thousands of Chicago children whose schools were shuttered last spring walked to new ones on the first day of school Monday under the watchful eye of police officers and newly hired safety guards there to provide protection as the kids … […]

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Kirk attempts to move beyond gang member arrest flap

Republican U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk on Monday sought to move past a controversy that flared over his call for mass arrests of gang members by pushing for new federal gang-apprehension initiatives to assist local law enforcement.     Full News here – Clout Street – chicagotribune.com

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