Latin Kings

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.
Ex-Chicago Cop Pleads Guilty To Aiding Latin Kings GangA former Chicago Police Officer has admitted that he helped a greet gang steal drugs, cash and weapons, prosecutors announced on Friday
Chicago Cops Ordered Held Without Bond In Drug ShakedownsA federal judge in Hammond, Ind., has denied bond for two Chicago Police officers accused of using their badges and uniforms to help drug dealers steal money, drugs and guns.