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  • Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence

     Gentrification fails to curb Bronzeville violence
    Kajaunce Morton placed his regular order for a cheeseburger, collected his change and waited for his food inside a South Side takeout restaurant popular with locals and police. Suddenly, two males with hoodies pulled up about their faces charged in. One...
  • San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings

    San Diego region has become hub of gang-controlled prostitution rings
    It began with teachers and counselors becoming suspicious. The same teenage girls were often absent from their classes on Fridays and Mondays. When they came to school, they wore flashy jewelry and provocative clothing and often carried more than one...
  • Alleged gang members arraigned under RICO Act, could face life sentences

    Alleged gang members arraigned under RICO Act, could face life sentences
    Several of the 21 defendants arrested across Lake County last month in “Operation Shut Down the Hustle” were arraigned in Lake County Circuit Court on Friday, pleading not guilty to charges that could land them in prison for life. The...
  • 19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation

    19 charged in yearlong Aurora drug investigation
    The Chicago Tribune Media Group's Aurora Beacon-News reports: A yearlong investigation into local drug activity ended this week with the arrests of 14 people. Aurora police said five additional suspects remain at large, following the sweep that took...
  • Against the odds, Honduran sisters win their asylum case

    Against the odds, Honduran sisters win their asylum case
    In October 2013, Silvia Padilla and her husband wired $8,000 to a coyote to smuggle their two daughters from Honduras to the United States. Gang violence in their hometown of Tegucigalpa was on the rise. In recent years, both girls had witnessed murders....
  • 22 indicted on charges of sex-trafficking girls in San Diego County

    22 indicted on charges of sex-trafficking girls in San Diego County
    Twenty-two suspected gang members and associates were indicted Thursday on sex-trafficking charges that include allegations of forcing underage girls from schools in eastern San Diego County into prostitution. The defendants recruited about 100 girls...
  • Dispute may have led to shooting that injured 4 at Portland school

    Dispute may have led to shooting that injured 4 at Portland school
    A dispute involving a gang member may have led to a shooting outside a Portland, Ore., high school that left four people injured, police said. Taylor Zimmers, 16, remained in critical condition Friday night after gunfire erupted outside Rosemary...
  • 33 Crips, Bloods arrested in San Bernardino, Highland crackdown

    33 Crips, Bloods arrested in San Bernardino, Highland crackdown
    Authorities in San Bernardino and Highland arrested 33 known gang members this month in an attempt to halt growing violence in those communities. Those arrested are members of the Crips and Bloods, whose intense rivalry turned even more violent in...
  • The uncertain future of undocumented children

    On a warm day last spring, 16-year-old Hugo Pascual Tomás and his older brother Francisco left their home in Guatemala and set off on a 2,700-mile quest to find their mother. The boys had been left in the care of their elderly grandparents in 2001,...
  • Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison

    Notorious El Rukn killer wins surprise release from prison
    He's one of the most legendary informants in Chicago history, a former El Rukn general once described by prosecutors as a "trained killer" who bribed a Cook County judge to fix the infamous double murder case that landed him on death row. Even though...
  • 'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions

    'Gang-related': a controversial term with varying definitions
    In a recent training session for gang officers, LAPD Deputy Chief Kirk Albanese told a class from across the county that more than half of all killings in the city are gang-related. But that term — "gang-related" — can have varying meanings....