Amari Brown, 7, was fatally shot in the Humboldt Park neighborhood after watching fireworks with family members.
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.
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.
Grim statistics were at the heart of multi-state summit held Friday in Oak Brook. CBS 2’s Mai Martinez reports.
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.
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.
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.
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.
A gang member was charged with attempted murder Friday after allegedly shooting an off-duty Chicago Police officer three times early Monday.
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.
Roosevelt J. Yarber, 17, was arrested and charged after a witness allegedly told officers that Yarber had a handgun during a funeral service.
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.
A man was shot and killed in a gang-related attack late Friday in Englewood.
Manning’s jersey has been banned from a Colorado school district because the number 18 is often related to certain local gangs.
A police officer in Cicero shot a suspected gang member fleeing from police Thursday evening in the western suburb.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.