A Look At The Gang Sign Controversy That Preceded The End Of The Student Design Contest For Chicago City Stickers Going back generations, Chicago city vehicle tax stickers had colorful designs with artworks showcasing the city – but since 2013, the designs have featured only boldface numerals denoting the month and year of expiration.
Elgin Sues Maniac Latin Disciples Under State Anti-Gang LawOne suburban Chicago community is taking a street gang to court -- not to criminal court, as is the standard practice nationwide -- but to civil court.
Report: Police War On Maniac Latin Disciples Is WorkingIt 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.
West Suburban Police: Gangs Are Being Pushed Into Our TownsWest suburban police are complaining about what they call the toothpaste effect – gang members being squeezed out of Chicago and into their communities.
Gang Member To Newspaper: Police Are Serious About CrackdownA high-ranking member of a Northwest Side gang says a police crackdown has paralyzed the gang and sharply cut into its drug sales.
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."
McCarthy: Chicago Safer Since I Took Over As SuperintendentPolice Supt. Garry McCarthy believes Chicago is a safer place to be since he started on the job nearly 100 days ago.
Warrant Issued For Second Suspect In Small Girls' ShootingPolice 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.
No Bond For Alleged Gang Member Charged In Shooting Of 2 GirlsWhen 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.