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UPDATED 2/27/2008



12 Area Gang Members Arrested in Nationwide Sweep - January 27, 2010 

 Longtime Black Disciple Member Turns Himself In - April 9, 2008

Pilsen's History is rich in Gang Culture - April 9, 2008

3 of Lake County's Most Wanted Gang Leaders Captured - April 7, 2008 

Opeartion Day Shift - Crack Down on Gangs, will it work? - March 31, 2008 

18 Year Old Gang member charged with halloween shooting of pregnant mother - March 28, 2008

 Operation Safe Passage - Police to escort kids from ABLA Homes to School - March 18, 2008

Cops can't keep a lid on tension created by decades of gang rivalry - March 17, 2008

Charges Dropped for Shooting that Stemmed from Spanish Vice Lords vs. Latin Kings Rivalry - March 15, 2008

Shooter at Crane High School has Gang Affiliation  - MARCH 10, 2008

Oldschool Conservative Vice Lord Arrested for 7 Year Old Murder - February 8, 2008, Chicago Tribune

Posen Hit Hard by Gang Graffiti - January 28, 2008, Chicago Sun Times

 Satan Disciples Member Shoots and Burries Victim in a Basement - January 25, 2008

Satan Disciples and Latin Kings Gang War Claims Innocent Teen - January 16, 2008, Chicago Sun Times

Teen Kills Another Teen to Gain Love From the Latin Kings - January 10,12, 2008

Treat Gangbangers as Terrorists? January 8, 2008

Feds Bust Gangster Disciples Drug Ring in Cabrini Green - December 18 -19, 2007, Chicago Tribune

14 Year Old Locked up for Infamous Murder - December 17, 2007 

 The Saints Believed to be Responsible for the Death of A Girl and a Boy Being Shot in the Back of the Yards Neighborhood, Victims believed to be La Raza Members- December 17, 2007,

Operation Community Shield Targets Maniac Latin Disciples and Surenos 13 Street Gangs in the Chicagoland Suburbs, December 11, 2007

Ex Latin King Gang Member Sues Telemundo After TV Interview - December 7, 2007, Chicago Tribune

Latin Kings Charged in Canada to Chicago Marijuan and Ectasy Dring Trade - December 6, 2007, Chicago Sun Times

Operation Belladona Targets Black P. Stones Drug Ring - December 6, 2007

Latin King Gang Member Found Slain In Rogers Park - November 30, 2007, Chicago Tribune

Operation Smack That Targets Drug Ring in Waukegan - Novemver 30, 2007, Chicago Tribune

Chicago to Mississippi Delta Pipeline of Crime - Ocotber 25, 2007, USA Today

Black P. Stones Responsible for Death of 10 Year Old in Englewood, Ocrtober 24, 2007, Chicago Tribune

14 Year Old Boy Killed in Gang Crossifre, October 23, 2007, Chicago Tribune

Operation Blood Rot Targets Black Disciples Drug Ring - October 18, 2007, Chicago Tribune

Latin Dragon Killed be DEA was Highest Ranking Member in NW Indiana, NWTimes, October 2, 2007

"Operation Red Clover" Shuts Down Black P Stone Drug Ring on Chicago's West Side, September 29, 2007

Witness, A Latin King, Gunned Down Before he Could Testify Against Imperial Gangsters, NWTimes, September 28, 2007

Funeral for Latin Dragon Forces School to Close for the Day, NWTimes, September 28, 2007

Latin Dragon Killed by DEA Agent, NWTimes, September 26, 2007

Chicago Police Officer Accused of Trying to Hire a Gangster Two Six Member to Execute a Fellow Chicago Police Officer, Chicago Tribune, September 26 -27, 2007

Two Twin Brothers, One a Gangster Disciple, the Other a Traveling Vice Lord, Both Found Shot in the Head, Chicago Tribune, September 17, 2007

West Chicago Sues Surenos 13 Street Gang, Chicago Tribune, September 15, 2007

Latin Count in Chicago Heights Charged with Murder, The Star, September 6, 2007

Latin Kings War with Spanish Vice Lords Continues, NWTimes, September 5, 2007

Latin Kings Take War with SVL's to VL Controlled Housing Complex, September 4, 2007

More than a Dozen People Killed in Weekend Violence, September 3, 2007

55 Gang Members Face Deportation in the Northern Suburbs, Chicago Sun Times, August 29, 2007

Virginia Tourist Board Mistakenly Uses Gangster Disciples / Maniac Latin Disciples Hand Sign in New Add Campaign, August 20, 2007

Man Denies Gang Involvement...Shot in the Head Anyway, August 12, 2007

Traveling Vice Lords Responsible for NBA Star Robberies, Chicago Sun Times, August 11, 2007

Fire in East Chicago Ruled Arson as Latin Kings and Spanish Vice Lord War Continues, August 8, 2007

Maniac Latin Disciples and Latin Kings Shooting in Carpentersville, Elgin Courier News, August 4, 2007

Vice Lords and Gangster Disciples Drug Ring Shut Down by Police, Chicago Tribune, August 2, 2007

Imperial Gangster found Guilty of Murder in East Chicago, July 28, 2007

Gangster Disciples Involved in SW-side Race Riot?? Chicago Sun Times, July 24, 2007

Latin Jiver Shot by Harrison Gent in Wicker Park. July 20, 2007

La Raza Memorial for Fallen Member turns into Shootout amongst La Raza Members, Chicago Tribune, July 17, 2007

Internal Dispute in The Black P. Stones Gang leaves Two Men Dead, Chicago Tribune, July 8, 2007

31 Latin Kings Charged in Aurora for 22 Murders between 1989 and 2005, Daily Herald, July 4, 2007

Black Gangster Disciple Member Wanted for AK-47 Shooting was Arrested in Indiana, July 3, 2007

"Operation Angels Trumpet" Shuts Down Black P. Stone Drug Market on the West Side, Chicago Sun Times, July 3, 2007

Regulating Gangs in Chicago, Chicago Tribune, July 2, 2007

Imperial Gangsters Shooting Leaves 13yr old Girl Dead. June 27, 2007 - July 1, 2007

Police Camera Catches Latin Kings Members Wanted for Murder, June 25, 2007

Latin Kings and Satan Disciples War leads to the Death of Two Young Boys, Chicago Sun Times, June 21, 2007

Imperial Gangster Sentenced to 90 Years in Indiana, NWTimes, June 21, 2007

Insane Black Mafia, A Black P Stone Faction's Drug Market Shut Down, June 21, 2007

Alleged Gangster Disciple Killed After Shooting at Police, Chicago Sun Time, June 20, 2007

FBI Doubles Reward for Black Disciples Leader's Capture, June 10, 2007

Bloomington, IL Sees Large Surge of Gang Graffiti, Paragraph.com, June 10, 2007

"Operation Rock Bottom" Shuts Down Gangster Disciples Drug Market, June 10, 2007

Latin King Found Mutilated in Munster Indiana, NWI Times, June 7, 2007

La Raza Gang Member Slain in Back of the Yards Neighborhood, Chicago Tribune, June 5, 2007

South-side Bank Robbery Tied to Black Disciples Street Gang, June 4, 2007

East Chicago Man Charged in Gangster Disciples Drug Ring, June 3, 2007

Gang Graffiti Relays Message to Friends and Foes, June 3, 2007

"Operation 4th & Goal" Shutdown Boss Pimps Drug Market,9 Arrested, Chicago Sun Times May 31, 2007

20 Chicago Public School Kids Killed by Gang Violence since Sept. 2006, Chicago Sun Times, May 29, 2007

FBI Probe Leads to Drug Bust for the Latin Kings in Carpentersville, April 26, 2007

Teen's Slaying on the NW Side may be Gang Related, Chicago Sun Times, April 22, 2007

Police charge 17 Unknown Traveling Vice Lords after breaking up West Side drug market, April 20, 2007

Wanted Insane Deuces Gang Member Captured After 2 Years, Chicago Tribune, April 6, 2007

Insane Deuces Gang Members Charged in Stabbing of Off Duty Chicago Police Officer, Chicago Sun Times, March 7. 2007

19 Arrested in Illegal Gun Trafficking Ring to Gangs - Chicago Tribune - March 1, 2007

Black P Stone Member Arrested for 1998 Killing - February 27, 2007

'Latin Kings' Charged with Attempted Murder - February 27, 2007

Car Dealers Convicted in Drug Case with Ties to Many Chicago Gangs - February 26, 2007

FBI Seeking Help in Capturing Wanted New Breeds Gang Member - February 26, 2007

Insane Deuces Gang Member Charged in Slaying of US Marine, Chicago Sun Times, February 23, 2007

"Operation Grenshaw" Shuts Down New Breeds Heroin Drug Spot, Chicago Tribune, January 26, 2007

$5,000 Reward for Fugitive Ambrose Members, January 25, 2007

Higher Chicago Murder Rate Blamed on Gang Wars, January 19, 2007

"Operation Roads Closed" Shuts Down West Side Drug Ring Run by Conservative Vice Lords, January 12, 2007

Feds Arrest Alderman On Corruption Charges, Links to Black Disciples, January 8, 2007

Murder on the move? - Some say CHA Teardowns Causing Jump in Southeast Side Slayings - Chicago Sun Times, January 3, 2007

Drug Feud Fuels Increase in Slayings for '06, Chicago Tribune, January 1, 2007

"Operation Ashland Connection" Busts Gangster Disciple Drug Market - December 22, 2006

"The Chicago Take Down" - Gangs Being Targeted in Raids and Stings, December 11, 2006

Franklin Park Man, Imperial Gangster, Wanted For Murder Of Leyden Teen, December 6, 2006

Informant aides arrest of Latin Kings in "Operation Broken Crown" - Daily Southtown - December 6, 2006

3 Satan Disciples Charged in Fatal Shooting of a Mother of 3 - Chicago Sun Times, November 27, 2006

"Operation Rock Me Amadeus" Shuts Down Gangster Disciple Drug Market - November 19, 2006

Gangster Disciple Member Charged in "Operation Unreliable Rehab" Mortgage and Home Loan Fraud Scheme - Chicago Sun Times, November 15, 2006

"Opeation Humboldt Pie" Targets Maniac Latin Disciples and Insane Latin Jivers - November 10, 2006

17 Satan Disciples Members Arrested in Police Raid - Chicago Tribune, November 9th, 2006

New Breeds Member Attempts Suicide as Police Close In - Chicago Sun Times, November 4, 2006

New Breeds and Traveling Vice Lords War - Chicago Sun Times, November 3, 2006

Prosecutor Files Civil Lawsuit Against Street Gang, October 23, 2006

Operation Buttercup Targets Cicero Insane Vice Lords - Ocotber 16, 2006

Gang Leader Could Get Life for Running Drug Conspiracy, October 13, 2006

Noble Knights Member Shoots Pregnant Woman in Cicero, Chicago Sun Times, September 25, 2006

Latin Dragons Member Charged in Shooting of an Ambrose Member, Chicago Sun Times, August 22, 2006

Satan Disciples and Latin Kings may be Responsible in Shooting of a Teenager, Chicago Sun Times, July 14, 2006

29 Mickey Cobra Gang Member Arrested in Drug Raid - June 21, 2006

Latin Jokers Gang Busted by Myspace Comments, May 26, 2006

“Operation Impunity” 43 New Breed Arrested in West Side Drug Sweep, Chicago Sun Times, May 10, 2006

Chicago Police Shut Down New Breeds Drug Zone, May 9, 2006

Off Duty Cop Shoots 2 Members of the Almighty Latin Eagles, Chicago Sun Times, April 8, 2006

Undercover cops nab 38 linked to 2 gangs - Chicago Tribune / Sun-Times - March 31, 2006

15 year old - Self professed Gangster Disciple charged in Dekalb Murder - Dekalb Daily Chronicle - March 30, 2006

Gangs Are Now Making Funny Money, Chicago Sun Times, March 20, 2006

Alleged Black P-Stone member held for killing young girl - Chicago Tribune - March 15, 2006

King of the Vice Lords as for Violence to Stop, February 7, 2006

15 Dirty Unknown Vice Lords Arrested After 6 Month Investigation - Chicago Tribune, December 9th, 2004

18 members of the Maniac Latin Disciples arrested in cocaine bust - ABC7Chicago.com - December 1, 2004

“Operation This Old House” Targets Mortgage Fraud against the Vice Lords, Chicago Sun Times, October 1, 2004

Two men, Maniac Latin Disciples, charged in the fatal shooting of a teenager, September 13, 2004

“Operation Corner Pocket” - 12 Gangster Disciples Arrested in Crack Raid, Chicago Sun Times, August 19, 2004

38 Undertaker Vice Lords Arrested in Drug Sweep - Chicago Tribune, July 24th, 2004

20 Spanish Cobras Arrested in Milwaukee, Wisconsin , June 16, 2004

“Operation Day Trader” Mafia Insane Vice Lords Leader held as Police Raid Drug Ring, Chicago Sun Times, May 21, 2004

"Operation Marvel-Less" nets huge bust against the Gangster Disciples - Chicago Sun Times - May 14, 2004

Black Disciples Shake Down, May 13, 2004

Orchestra Albany Gang Member to Spend 5 years in Jail, May 27, 2004

Latin Counts Charged in Killing of a 7 Year Old Girl, Chicago Sun Times, March 14, 2004

Kidnapped Man’s Remains Found, Spanish Cobras Believed to be Responsible, Chicago Sun Times, March 11, 2004

Thriving area still harbors deadliest police beat of city, Chicago Tribune, February 2, 2004

Two Six Member Caught in Hired Truck Scandal, Chicago Sun Times, January 27, 2004

Judge Sentences Ambrose Gang Member To Life For Murder of Cop, December 8 - 9, 2003

“Operation Border Patrol” - Black P Stone Crack Dealing Drug Ring Broke Open, Chicago Sun Times, December 6, 2003

Vice Lord Pleads Guilty In Mississippi Gun Plot, November 5, 2003

Imperial Gangster maybe be realeased from prison for Shooting of Cop, Chicago Sun Times, October 27, 2003

Gangster Disciple Held Without Bond in Northside Store Killing, Chicago Sun Times, October 14, 2003

Gang leader is shot on the West Side Police doubt that Vice Lord retired, Chicago Tribune, August 21, 2003

Cops Turn up the Heat on Mickey Cobras after Gang Violence Increases, Chicago Sun Times, July 30, 2003

Insane Latin Jivers Member held in shooting of Insane Spanish Cobra, February 19, 2003

34 members of the Gangster Disciples accused of running cocaine / heroine drug market - The Associated Press - September 19, 2002

West Chicago Sues Insane Gangster Satan Disciples - May 30th, 2002

Maniac Latin Disciple Arrested in Terrorist Plot, May 8, 2002

Department on lookout for cops in gangs, Chicago Sun Times, April 8, 2002

Gang's Dope Sales Build Secret Empire, Chicago Sun Times, April 7, 2002

Latin Souls Member Charged in Gang Killing, Chicago Sun Times, April 2, 2002

“Operation Blue Water” Targets Almighty Ambrose, Chicago Sun Times, December 19, 2001

2 Mickey Cobras Refuse to Testify Against Gang Leader in Fear for their Lives, Chicago Sun Times, August 4, 2001

3 Gangster Disciples Charged in Cabrini Green Sniper Attacks, Chicago Sun Times, July 21, 2001


Operation Hill Street Blues II - Conservative Vice Lords Drug Ring Broken Up, Chicago Sun Times, May 10, 2001

Mickey Cobras King Charged in Drug Bust, Chicago Sun Times, May 4, 2001

Maniac Latin Disciple Leader and 9 Members Convicted to Crack-Cocaine Drug Ring, Chicago Sun Times, April 14, 2001

Four Corner Hustler and Traveling Vice Lord War leads to House Being Bombed, Chicago Sun Times, March 17, 2001

Eddie Mahone, CVL Drug Kingpin and Leader, or Community Hero?, Chicago Sun Times, October 6, 2000

Pilsen Residents Approve of New Anti-Loitering Ordinance, Chicago Sun Times, August 23, 2000

Slaying of two students stuns gang-weary Cicero , Chicago Sun Times, July 2, 2000

Clothing Colors may have Led to Shooting Deaths in Cicero , Chicago Sun Times, July 2, 2000

Cicero Files Lawsuits against Latin Kings and Noble Knights, Chicago Sun Times, June 28, 2000

Imperial Gangsters target Latin Kings in drive by shooting, June 28, 2000

Top Gangster Disciple convicted on 17 counts - Chicago Tribune - May 24, 2000

Man seeks help from Apache Rangers to protect himself against the Spanish Gangster Disciples, Chicago Reader, December 3, 1999

A Traveling Vice Lords Leader Gets Life in Prison, Chicago Sun Times, September 23, 1999

22 members of the Maniac Latin Disciples arrested in drug probe - Chicago Sun Times - July 1, 1999

Second Cop Linked in Drug Ring Conspiracy, Chicago Tribune, April 20, 1999

Four Co-Defendants say Cop was Major Drug King Pin, Chicago Tribune, April 16, 1999

Traveling Vice Lords Members Busted in Cocaine and Heroin Operation - Chicago Tribune, April 4th & 12th, 1998

The Saints have grown more violent and more diverse since forming in the 1960s - Chicago Tribune - Feb. 11 1998

Community Assist Police in busting Spanish Cobras, February 4, 1998

Chicago Police Officers Arrested Some with Ties to Conservative Vice Lords, Chicago Sun Times , December 24th, 1996

Angelo Roberts Declares War Against Chicago Police, October 22, 1994

19 Gangster Black Souls Caught in Drug Bust - Chicago Sun Times, January 7th, 1994

Awards Given to Gang Leaders in an Effort to Stop Gang Violence, National Review, November 29, 1993


Rockford Looks for Ways to Cut Down on Gang Graffiti, March 29, 2004

Vice Lord charged with Double Homicide, Chicago Tribune, December 15, 2003

7 Year Old Girl Gunned down in Party People - Satan Disciples Shooting, Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2003

Three Guards Charged in Imprisoned Gang Members, Chicago Tribune, August 22, 2003

Gunman Kills Latin Kings Gang Leader, Chicago Tribune, June 6, 2003

Drive-shooting kills one, injures two, Chicago Tribune, May 4, 2003

Peoria man, Alleged Black P Stone, killed in city's first 2003 homicide, March 24, 2003