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Feds Hope Slain Informant’s Tapes Convict Gang Members In Drug Case

Gunned down last year in front of his terrified young son and girlfriend within days of being unmasked as a cooperating witness, Keith Daniels helped police solve one of Chicago’s highest-profile murders of 2011 — the botched drive-by shooting of an innocent bystander, 13-year-old Darius “Bay Bay” Brown.


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Five Gang Members Charged After Elgin Drug Bust

The charges were filed in a sealed complaint last week in U.S. District Court following an investigation that began in September 2012, according to the statement, which alleges that all the suspects are gang members.


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Elgin Sues Maniac Latin Disciples Under State Anti-Gang Law

One suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court — not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide — but to civil court.


Jonylah Watkins was shot and killed while with her father in a parked minivan on the South Side. Police believe the shooter was targeting her father. (Facebook)

Doctor: Damage To Jonylah Was ‘Overwhelming’

Newsradio spoke with one of the physicians who tried to save 6-month-old Jonylah Watkins in her final hours.

CBS Chicago–03/13/2013

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Chicago Police Arrest 300, Nab 100 Weapons In 3-Day Drug Crackdown

Police busted street drug sales operations in 10 district across the city over a three-day period ending Saturday, police superintendent Garry McCarthy announced Sunday.


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McCarthy: Denying Recognizance Bonds Prevents Gang Retaliation

In the latest effort to curb a murder rate that has propelled Chicago into the national spotlight this summer, police Supt. Garry McCarthy says gang members can no longer expect to be released on recognizance bonds.

CBS 2–08/14/2012


New Chicago Anti-Gang Strategy: No More No-Cash Bonds For Misdemeanors

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy has found a new way to keep gang members off their street corners.



Three Shot In South Side Drive-By

Three men reported to be street gang members were wounded in a drive-by shooting in the Greater Grand Crossing neighborhood on the South Side Sunday morning.


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Police Arrest 22 Gang Members In Drug Market Raids

The Chicago Police Department on Saturday announced that 22 alleged gang members were arrested and quantities of heroin, crack cocaine and cannabis were seized during two drug market raids on Friday on the city’s South and West sides.



Police Arrest 10 Gang Members, Seize Drugs, Weapons

Chicago police say they arrested ten gang members and seized drugs and weapons Friday night in a bust in the Englewood neighborhood.



Feds Nab 29 Gang Members In Chicago Area, As Part Of National Crackdown

Federal immigration agents and police have arrested 29 reputed street gang members in the Chicago area, all but one of them foreign nationals. It was part of a larger national crackdown.

WBBM Newsradio–04/25/2012

Bernard Hodges, 18, of Waukegan, was taken into custody on Wednesday. He was on parole for a 2011 shooting, police said. (Waukegan Police Photo)

Reputed Gang Members Arrested On Gun Charges

A police stop for loud music turned into a chase and the arrest of two reputed gang members and the recovery of a gun.


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Police: Gang Members Fought With Officers, Tried To Start Riot

Three alleged gang members in the south suburbs are in serious trouble, after police say they fought with officers and tried to start a riot during a traffic stop last week.

CBS Chicago–08/17/2011

Jeremy Martinez (left); Rolando Leon (Chicago Police Department)

2 Gang Members Charged With Threatening Off-Duty Cop

Police say two known gang members tried to ram the car of an off-duty officer after threatening him with a gun on the West Side over the weekend.


Jorge Magana (left), 17, of Wheeling; Luis Guzman (right), 17, of Arlington Heights. (Credit: Mount Prospect Police)

Gang Members Arrested After Attacking Suburban Boys

Three admitted gang members are facing felony charges for the beatings of two northwest suburban boys on Wednesday.



Elgin Sues Gang Members To Fight Crime

Law enforcement officials in far northwest suburban Elgin say they’re seeing a significant drop in gang activity, and they are crediting a unique crime-fighting tool.

CBS Chicago–01/18/2011

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Gang Members Will Plead To Racketeering

Two Latin Kings gang members will plead guilty to one count of racketeering, with one of them accepting responsibility for two 2007 shooting deaths in Griffith, Ind.