Before his sentence was handed down, Alexander Vargas, 35, expressed remorse for his actions with the Latin Kings.
A 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.
Jose Escobar’s family said his recent decision to black-out his Latin King gang tattoos showed he was serious about making a change.
Police are warning Southwest Side residents of a recent increase in robberies by Latin Kings gang members.
With 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.
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.”
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.
Bond 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.
A former Chicago Police Officer has admitted that he helped a greet gang steal drugs, cash and weapons, prosecutors announced on Friday
A 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.
A federal prosecutor says 19 people, including Latin Kings gang members, a Chicago police officer and former officer, have been indicted on charges of conspiring to operate a violent criminal enterprise that stretched from northwest Indiana to Texas and into Mexico.
Police seized guns and $1,700 last month from a self-admitted Latin King gang member at his west suburban Brookfield home, police said.
When Antonio Bucio allegedly pointed a .45-caliber handgun into a Northwest Side park and squeezed the trigger last week, his gang’s biggest rival was the Latin Kings.
Prosecutors are hailing the conviction of the alleged top leader of the Chicago-based Latin Kings as a blow to one of the nation’s most powerful street gangs.
Two Latin Kings gang members will plead guilty to one count of racketeering, with one of them accepting responsibility for two 2007 shooting deaths in Griffith, Ind.
CHICAGO (STMW) – Three males were shot at a gas station early Saturday in the West Town neighborhood. About 12:25 a.m., three males were shot in the 1900 block of West Division Street, police News […]