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  • Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'

    Dan Ryan victim mourned slain friend weeks earlier: 'Put the guns down'
    Jasmine Curry was in a reflective mood as she talked to a reporter at the scene of a memorial in honor of her murdered friend Keke. A few weeks earlier, Curry and other friends of Keith “Keke” Bonds had marked what would have been his 28th...
  • Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre

    Summer weekend 2014 worse than St. Valentine's Day Massacre
    In 1929, when rivals killed seven members of Bugs Moran's gang, the world was shocked. Chicago's image as a corrupt, violent city was emblazoned in memory around the world. More than eight decades later, if you stroll around Europe and tell people you...
  • US export: Central America's gang problem began in Los Angeles

    SAN SALVADOR, El Salvador Andy Romero remembers when a tattooed man showed up in his neighborhood with baggy pants, T-shirts with rock band logos and sneakers like none he'd seen before. "His clothes were totally different," Romero recalled of that time,...
  • Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak

    Gang code of silence compounds a family's heartbreak
    I spent Sunday night at a candlelight vigil, held to mark the anniversary of a young man's shooting death and nudge anyone who knows anything to come forward. I heard a grieving mother beg the crowd for tips that might help police and watched burly high...
  • No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder

    No bail for teens charged with Little Village murder
    Three teens charged in the Friday night killing of a 16-year-old boy in the Little Village neighborhood targeted the victim because they were looking for rival gang members, Cook County prosecutors said Sunday. Andrew Anania, 18, and 15-year-olds...
  • Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded

    Shootings across city leave 1 dead, 16 more wounded
    A shooting between rival gangs in Little Village left a 16-year-old boy dead and two other teens wounded Friday night. The three were among at least 17 people shot overnight, according to police. The Little Village shooting happened about 11:30 p.m....
  • Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage

    Chicago Democrats a protected species on the national stage
    Prominent Chicago Democrats have had an easy time with the national media for decades — as easy as shaking a ring of keys to distract an anxious child in church. Former Mayor Richard M. Daley rode a bicycle in photo ops and put a few plants on the...
  • Man found guilty in shooting death outside Hollywood nightclub

    A 23-year-old man was found guilty Wednesday of fatally shooting a man twice in the head outside a Hollywood night club last year, authorities said.  A jury took less than a day to find Robert Earl Thomas III guilty of first-degree murder. They also...
  • Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations

    Rollin' 30s gang members arrested on drug distribution allegations
    More than 20 gang members and associates of the Rollin' 30s Harlem Crips are facing federal charges on allegations of drug distribution, officials said Thursday.  Hundreds of FBI and L.A. Police Department officers were part of a coordinated effort...
  • 2 gang members, 1 hostage die in Stockton bank holdup, shootout

    Even in a city long plagued by violent crime, the bank robbery Wednesday left veteran police officers stunned. The robbers led police on a wild hourlong chase, holding hostages from the bank as human shields. Periodically, police say, the robbers...
  • Emanuel hounded by crime issue

    Emanuel hounded by crime issue
    Violent crime in Chicago has been on the decline for two decades, yet as Mayor Rahm Emanuel looks to re-election next year, the scourge of shootings and gang murders still defines the conversation in many neighborhoods across the South and West sides....