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Elgin Sues Maniac Latin Disciples Under State Anti-Gang Law

One suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court — not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide — but to civil court.


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Report: Police War On Maniac Latin Disciples Is Working

It has been about a year since Chicago police brass promised to wipe out the Maniac Latin Disciples street gang on the Northwest Side, and a published report says the campaign appears to be working.

CBS Chicago–08/13/2012

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West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our Towns

West suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.

CBS Chicago–02/27/2012

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Gang Member To Newspaper: Police Are Serious About Crackdown

A high-ranking member of a Northwest Side gang says a police crackdown has paralyzed the gang and sharply cut into its drug sales.

CBS Chicago–02/20/2012

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Boy Who Drew Controversial Sticker: ‘This Picture Is Clean’

City Clerk Susana Mendoza has decided to do away with a controversial design that won the contest to be the next city vehicle sticker, amid fears it could be seen as depicting gang signs, but the 15-year-old boy who drew it insists his drawing “is clean.”

CBS Chicago–02/07/2012

Chicago Police Supt. Garry McCarthy talks about the uptick in police-involved shootings. (CBS)

McCarthy: Chicago Safer Since I Took Over As Superintendent

Police Supt. Garry McCarthy believes Chicago is a safer place to be since he started on the job nearly 100 days ago.

CBS Chicago–08/22/2011

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Warrant Issued For Second Suspect In Small Girls’ Shooting

Police have issued a warrant for the arrest of a man wanted for his involvement in a shooting last week in Avondale Park, which wounded two small girls.

CBS Chicago–06/15/2011

Antonio Bucio, 22, is accusing of firing into an Avondale crowd and injuring two small girls. (Chicago Police Dept.)

No Bond For Alleged Gang Member Charged In Shooting Of 2 Girls

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.