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Community outraged that children are being caught in gang cross fire

A Brighton Park neighborhood corner was filled with police activity after gunfire broke out late Friday night. The victim, Jason Ares, a toddler only three-years-old. Full News here – WFLD – News

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Cops: Gang member fired ‘without care,’ hit girl at sleepover

A teenage gang member fired into a crowd of rivals “without care” in retaliation for a fistfight he wasn’t even involved in — but wound up killing an 11-year-old girl who was at a nearby building for a sleepover, police said Thursday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Cops : Teen gang member fired “without care,” hit girl at sleepover

A teenage gang member fired into a crowd of rivals “without care” in retaliation for a fistfight he wasn’t even involved in — but wound up killing an 11-year-old girl who was at a nearby building for a sleepover, police said Thursday. Full News here – Chicago Sun-Times

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Famed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveils rippled S.F. tower

Famed Chicago architect Jeanne Gang unveils rippled S.F. tower San Francisco's newest tower proposal was unveiled Thursday evening – a rippled, 400-foot shaft that is Chicago architect Jeanne Gang's reinterpretation of the city's fabled bay windows. The residential tower would rise on the north side of Folsom … Full News here – Read more on […]

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10 years for 3rd person in 2013 Aurora gang shooting

A 20-year-old Aurora man became the third person sent to prison for his role in an April 13 gang shooting that injured one. Korleone L. Darby, of Aurora, pleaded guilty Thursday and was sentenced to 10 years in prison for the shooting, in which a 16-year-old was hit three times in the leg. Full News […]

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Prosecutor: Gang member fatally shot friend while waving gun around

An accused gang member who told police he keeps a gun to protect himself from rivals accidentally shot and killed a member of his own gang while waving that weapon around outside a Southwest Side Walgreens over the Fourth of July weekend. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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Teen stands up to gang and nearly loses his life

When Victor, 15, refused to join the Latin Kings in March, he was stabbed in neck and left for dead in a garbage can in Little Village. Full News here – Tribune News RSS Feed – News

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Girl believed to be gang assassin before she was gunned down

Long before Gakirah Barnes was murdered on the South Side, her mother had heard the unsettling, persistent rumors about her. Her teen daughter — the same 5-foot-3, 128 pound girl once seen as shy at school — was known for something almost unheard of on Chicago streets. She was believed to be a “hitta” — […]

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Girl ‘hitta’ killed for gang until she was gunned down

Long before Gakirah Barnes was murdered on the South Side, her mother had heard the unsettling, persistent rumors about her. Her teen daughter — the same 5-foot-3, 128 pound girl once seen as shy at school — was known for something almost unheard of on Chicago streets. She was believed to be a “hitta” — […]

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McCarthy: South Shore Laundromat Shooting Appears To Be Gang Related

CHICAGO (CBS) — Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy said the motive in a South Shore shooting that left six people wounded, including two teens, appears to be gang violence. The gunman approached the business on foot and opened fire and was caught on surveillance video according to McCarthy. “We do have a good description and […]

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Gang violence threatened at Uptown youth center

Twice in one evening, police were called to a youth center on Chicago’s North Side.  Around 6:39 p.m., someone dialed 911 after a group threatened to harm members of the Boys and Girls Club of America at 4835 North Sheridan Road, near the corner of Sheridan and Gunnison, said police.  Initially, the threat wasn’t specific. […]

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Nationwide ICE gang operation nets 22 Chicago-area arrests

Federal Immigration and Homeland Security officials have arrested 22 men in the Chicago area as part of a month-long operation targeting gang members, part of a nationwide effort that led to more than 750. Full News here – WFLD – Crime

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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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