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Reputed street gang members accused of illegal drug, firearm sales

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. At a news conference at Mundelein police headquarters today, Lake County State’s Attorney Mike Nerheim said the 4 Corner Hustlers who were nabbed in the nearly […]

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Gang life brings deep health risks for girls

Being involved in a gang poses considerable health-related risks for adolescent African American girls, including more casual sex partners and substance abuse combined with less testing for HIV and less knowledge about preventing sexually transmitted diseases, according to a new study. The findings come from a questionnaire survey with 188 African American females, ages 13 […]

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Judge denies Round Lake gang member’s request for less prison in fatal shooting

A Lake County judge denied a request to reduce the prison time for a gang member convicted in May of being responsible for the 2012 murder of a Zion teen outside a minimart. Judge Daniel Shanes said Monday the 38-year prison sentence given to Jose Rebollar was appropriate. Full News here – DailyHerald.com > Local […]

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Round Lake Park gang unit charges teen with marijuana possession

A Round Lake Beach teen was arrested on charges of marijuana possession Friday by Round Lake Park and federal law enforcement authorities conducting operations in the area of a recent shooting. Arturo “TWIGZ” Lopez, 18, of the 1100 Block of Fairfield Road, Round Lake Beach was charged with unlawful possession of cannabis and unlawful possession […]

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Elgin man sentenced 12 years for gang stabbing

An Elgin man was sentenced to 12 years in prison Thursday for stabbing two people during a 2012 fight at a liquor that police say was gang-related. Andres Quinones, 20, of the 0-99 block of Aldine Street, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and two counts of aggravated battery, according to a news release from the […]

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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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