Three Dozen Latin Kings Swept Up In Array Of Federal ChargesNearly three dozen alleged members of the Latin King street gang are now accused of murder, arson, assault and extortion, among other crimes, federal officials announced Tuesday
State, Federal Authorities Arrest 19 Latin Kings In JolietState and federal authorities arrested 19 Latin Kings gang members Wednesday in southwest suburban Joliet, including a man accused of a 2010 murder.
Prosecutors: Gang Members Kill Man Who Claimed To Be Latin KingEven after Jimero Starling told a group Latin Kings that he also was in their gang, they still killed him, Cook County prosecutors said.
East Chicago Man Wants Murder Conviction TossedAn East Chicago Imperial Gangsters member says his racketeering and murder conviction should be tossed partly because he thinks one of his jurors has ties to a rival gang.
Latin Kings Leader Sentenced To 23 Years In PrisonBefore his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.
Gang Member Gets 25 Years For Double Homicide In GriffithA Latin Kings street gang member will serve 25 years in prison in connection with his part in the double homicide outside a Griffith restaurant in February 2007.
Family: Man Killed At Hot Dog Stand Was Leaving Gang LifeJose Escobar’s family said his recent decision to black-out his Latin King gang tattoos showed he was serious about making a change.
Latin Kings Behind SW Side Robberies, Police SayPolice are warning Southwest Side residents of a recent increase in robberies by Latin Kings gang members.
More Police Departments Using Lawsuits To Target GangsWith the street gang problem out of control in the Chicago area, more police departments are turning to the use of street gang lawsuits that allow them to prevent gang members from hanging out with each other.
Mom Of Girl Killed On Front Porch: 'They're Not People, They're Animals'The mother of a 6-year-old girl who was gunned down in front of her Little Village home over the weekend said the two purported gang members charged with murder are "not people, they're animals."
Chicago Gang Leader Sentenced To 60 Years In PrisonA 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.
Man Accused Of Supplying Assault Weapon Used In Triple MurderBond has been set at $2.5 million for a 22-year-old man charged with supplying the assault weapon used to kill three teenagers on the Southeast Side two years ago.