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Member Of Violent Hobos “Supergang” Cooperating With Feds

They made their name robbing NBA stars and slaying federal informants, authorities say. But the Hobos, an ultra violent Chicago “supergang,” suffered a heavy blow Wednesday when a middle-ranking member confessed to his role in five murders — and vowed to help the government convict his former bosses.

08/28/2014

A Lake County, Ind. police car patrols a Gary, Ind. neighborhood. (CBS)

WATCH: Patrolling The Streets Of Gary, Ind.

At the end of a solemn day in Gary, Ind., CBS 2’s Brad Edwards hits the streets in a city titling with violence, with the head of the county’s gang unit.

07/14/2014

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Gang Problem Growing, Seeping Into Suburbs, Authorities Say

Grim statistics were at the heart of multi-state summit held Friday in Oak Brook. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

02/14/2014

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McCarthy: Cops Taking Report Of Gang ‘Hit Squad’ Seriously

Being a police officer just got more dangerous in Chicago. According to information gathered by the Cook County Sheriff’s office, a street gang wants to ambush and kill police officers near 19th and Oakley west of the Loop. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.

05/13/2013

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Shooting Victim Drives Himself To Firehouse For Help

Chicago Police said a 19-year-old man was shot in the arm early this morning – and drove himself to a firehouse to get help.

03/03/2013

Rony Monzon, right, receives the Medal of Heroism this week. (Phoenix Military Academy)

Teen Who Saved Girl From Gunfire Receives Military Honor

Rony Monzon has scars near his heart. He was seriously wounded in July when he protected his friend from what he said was gunfire meant for a gangbanger.

02/28/2013

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Two Elgin Men Arrested With Gun Planned To Avenge Death Of Friend

Two Elgin men were arrested in the West Side Austin neighborhood Saturday with a loaded automatic weapon that they planned to use to avenge the shooting death of a friend.

12/23/2012

Mario Froylan, 27, of Summit, was charged with first-degree attempted murder, attempted armed robbery and aggravated battery with a firearm. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$500K Bond For Man Charged With Shooting, Robbing Off-Duty Cop

A gang member was charged with attempted murder Friday after allegedly shooting an off-duty Chicago Police officer three times early Monday.

12/15/2012

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Man Found Shot Dead Near Evanston High School

A 23-year-old Evanston man was fatally shot in the head, his body left in a rear alley just north of Evanston High School.

12/12/2012

Roosevelt J. Yarber was arrested and charged with class 4 felony UUW – Weapon Possess / Carry / Conceal Weapon. (Credit: Chicago Police)

$25K Bond For Teen Caught With Handgun At Gang Funeral

Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service.

12/08/2012

The funeral program for Porshe Foster, 15, who was killed by gang gunfire. (CBS)

Friends, Family Say Goodbye To Innocent Teen Killed By Gang Gunfire

Porshe Foster, 15, was a sophomore in high school, a straight-A student, an aspiring architect, and an athlete. CBS 2’s Brad Edwards reports.

12/06/2012

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Man Killed In Englewood Drive-By

A man was shot and killed in a gang-related attack late Friday in Englewood.

12/01/2012

Peyton Manning. (Photo by Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images)

Peyton Manning Jerseys Banned From Colorado School District

Manning’s jersey has been banned from a Colorado school district because the number 18 is often related to certain local gangs.

670 The Score–09/06/2012

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Cicero Police Shoot Suspected Gang Member

A police officer in Cicero shot a suspected gang member fleeing from police Thursday evening in the western suburb.

07/05/2012

Mayor Rahm Emanuel and Police Supt. Garry McCarthy. (Credit: CBS/File)

Police Unveil Plan To Stop Gang Shootings Before They Start

Following another bloody weekend of gang mayhem in Chicago, Mayor Emanuel and his top police commanders on Tuesday announced a new plan to help stop the bloodshed.

05/29/2012

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy

Chicago Police Supt. Promises To Curb Gang Violence

Garry McCarthy says the intelligence is there. It’s just a matter of getting the information to beat officers so they can anticipate a retaliatory gang shooting.

03/19/2012

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Report: High-Ranking Circuit Court Clerk’s Employee Tied To Gang

Just a couple of weeks before Election Day, Cook County Circuit Court Clerk Dorothy Brown is trying to figure out what to do about a long-time employee of the clerk’s office who is an alleged gang leader.

CBS Chicago–03/02/2012

Scales Of Justice

Chicago Gang Leader Sentenced To 60 Years In Prison

A Chicago gang leader who prosecutors say oversaw a sophisticated and brutal organization with at least 10,000 “soldiers” in Illinois — even while he was in prison — that beat, shot and extorted money from rivals was sentenced Wednesday to 60 years in federal prison.

01/11/2012

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Police Bust Gang-Controlled Drug Market In Rogers Park

Police have busted up a gang-controlled drug market in the Rogers Park neighborhood, in an undercover operation that has resulted in charges against 20 people.

CBS Chicago–12/08/2011

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14-Year-Old Boy Charged With Murder In Washington Park

A grammar school student has been charged with murder in Monday night’s gang-related shooting death of a 17-year-old in the Washington Park neighborhood on the South Side.

09/21/2011

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