| Feb 15, 2015
| 3:28 PM
A Riverdale man has been charged in the January shooting death of a 14-year-old junior high school student.
According to Cook County prosecutors, Terry Johnson, 21, and another person shot and killed Rashad Oliver on Jan. 25 because Johnson wanted...
| Mar 6, 2015
| 7:12 AM
The day after a large crowd gathered for the 20th Anniversary Remembrance of Moshe Rogers' murder, gang violence claimed another Aurora teenager.
Both victims were only 17 years old. Both left behind families devastated by the violence that took their...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 12:38 PM
In an effort to suppress crime, Northlake police have adjusted their tactics dealing with gangs in the area.
The department has had a unit called the Neighborhood Enforcement Team for years that focuses on gangs and drugs. Now, the department aims to get...
| Mar 10, 2015
| 2:22 PM
Bail has been set at $2 million for a 16-year-old Aurora resident accused of killing an Aurora teen late last month.
Gabriel Barron, 300 block of Marion Avenue, is currently being held at the Juvenile Justice Detention Center, but he will be tried as an...
| Mar 9, 2015
| 11:49 AM
A 60-year sentence has been handed down to Jim McPherson, who was convicted last fall of killing 18-year-old Janay McFarlane in North Chicago on the same day her sister was sitting near President Barack Obama at an anti-violence rally in Chicago.
| Mar 5, 2015
| 2:58 PM
A 21-year-old gang member has been sentenced to life plus 50 years for killing a man on a Baltimore playground. In a separate case, another man was sentenced to 50 years in prison for what prosecutors described as a gang-initiation slaying.
In the first...
| Feb 9, 2015
| 5:09 PM
Tavon White, described by authorities as a calculating gang leader who essentially took over the Baltimore jail to smuggle drugs in cahoots with corrections officers, drew compliments from a federal judge and prosecutor at his sentencing Monday.
| Feb 22, 2015
| 5:00 AM
Rene Enriquez's eloquence on the subject of the Mexican Mafia prison gang has impressed many. He wrote two books on the topic, prosecutors used him as an expert witness in gang trials, and numerous law enforcement officials turned to him for training...
| Feb 19, 2015
| 2:45 PM
A teen picked up this week near Atlanta faces extradition to face charges in a gang-related shooting on Feb. 5 outside a south Orlando apartment that wounded two teenagers.
What led detectives to charge Artavius Thomas, 15, has not been released. But a...
| Feb 7, 2015
| 6:52 PM
The courtroom drama from the Black Guerrilla Family's lust- and drug-fueled reign at the Baltimore jail is all but over, now that the last of 40 convictions was secured last week.
But Maryland's new corrections secretary says the battle against crime and...
| Feb 20, 2015
| 4:01 PM
HARTFORD — A man who was sentenced earlier this month to 37 years in prison for a shooting that left a man paralyzed, was arraigned Friday on a charge of being an accessory to murder.
James Raynor, 31, was involved in the murder of Kenneth...