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U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Rush Meets With Kirk To Discuss Gangster Disciple Plan

Two prominent Illinois lawmakers met today about controversial comments one made about how to get rid of gangs in Chicago, reports WBBM’s Lisa Fielding.

06/04/2013

U.S. Rep. Bobby Rush (left) and U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk (right) [Photo credit: Scott Olson/Mark Wilson/Getty Images]

Emanuel Not Taking Sides In Kirk And Rush Dispute Over Gangs

Congressman Bobby Rush has called U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk’s idea of mass prosecutions of the 18,000-member Gangster Disciples an “upper-middle-class, elitist white boy solution to a problem he knows nothing about.”

CBS Chicago–05/30/2013

U.S. Sens. Mark Kirk and Dick Durbin (CBS file)

Durbin, Kirk Want Top Prosecutor Nominee To ‘Crush’ Street Gangs

U.S. Sens. Dick Durbin and Mark Kirk met today with Zachary Fardon, the nominee to be the next U.S. Attorney in Chicago, and told him they’d like to see him focus on street gangs and gun violence.

05/29/2013

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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.

07/29/2012

File Photo Of Chicago Police Car (Getty Images)

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