Justice Department on Friday, April 1, 2022 announces superseding indictment charging 12 in gun-running conspiracy to supply firearms to gang members in Chicago (SOURCE: Department of Justice)
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DOJ: Superseding Indictment Charges 9 Gangster Disciples Plus 3 US Army Soldiers with Gun-Running to Chicago

Over 90 Firearms Illegally Sent from Kentucky and Tennessee to Streets of Chicago Nine members of the Pocket Town faction of the Gangster Disciples street gang now face federal conspiracy charges along with three U.S. […]

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Chicago Resident Sentenced to 7+ Years in Federal Prison for Illegally Possessing Loaded Gun on Chicago Street

CHICAGO — A Chicago resident has been sentenced to more than seven years in federal prison for illegally possessing a loaded handgun on a Chicago street. Terrance Weathersby was caught illegally possessing the gun on […]

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U.S. Attorney’s Office Provides Update on Federal Prosecution, Ongoing Strategies To Combat Violent Crime in Chicago

CHICAGO — John R. Lausch, Jr., United States Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today, Monday, November 29, 2021, provided an update on federal prosecutions and strategies to combat violent crime in Chicago and […]

Labar Spann Garfield Park, convicted murderer Garfield Park and Humboldt Park neighborhoods of Chicago (SOURCE: Chicago Police Department/Map data ©2021)
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Federal Jury Convicts Chicago Street Gang Leader of Participating in Racketeering Conspiracy Involving Multiple Murders, Other Acts of Violence

CHICAGO — A federal jury has convicted a leader of the Four Corner Hustlers street gang of participating in a criminal organization that committed murders and other acts of violence while brutally protecting a drug-dealing […]

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Chicago Male Convicted, Sentenced to More Than Six Years in Federal Prison for Unlawfully Dealing Shotguns and Other Firearms in Chicago

CHICAGO — A federal judge has sentenced a man to more than six years in prison for unlawfully dealing shotguns and other firearms in Chicago. Paris Steele illegally sold five firearms in Chicago in 2016 […]

Gun, money bill counter, and scale (SOURCE: Lake County Sheriff's Office)
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Four Defendants Charged With Federal Drug or Firearm Violations in Probe of Street Gang Activity in Lake County

CHICAGO — A joint federal and local criminal investigation in the far north suburbs of Chicago has resulted in federal drug or firearm charges against four individuals. Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG) […]

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Lake County Sheriff’s SIG, ATF Successfully Dismantle Lake County Street Gang Operation, 10 Charged

Lake County Sheriff John D. Idleburg announced on Thursday, August 4, 2021, the Lake County Sheriff’s Office Special Investigations Group (SIG), a High Intensity Drug Trafficking Area (HIDTA) funded task force, in conjunction with the […]

Glendale Heights condominium fire with two homicide Monday, August 24, 2020
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Two Victims Found Dead at Water’s Edge Condominium Complex Extra Alarm Fire in Glendale Heights Died from Gunshot Wounds 📌

Two found dead, one found injured in fierce extra-alarm condominium fire on Waters Edge Drive in Glendale Heights. A few residents of the Water’s Edge Condominium Complex in Glendale Heights thought they heard gunshot as […]

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Two People Found Dead, Child Found Injured at Extra Alarm Fire at Water’s Edge Condominium Complex in Glendale Heights

Two found dead, one child found injured in fierce extra-alarm condominium fire involving a 3-story building in Glendale Heights. Police and firefighter/paramedics from Bloomingdale Fire Protection District responded about 10:02 a.m. Monday, August 24, 2020 […]

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First Federal Prosecutions Under ‘Operation Legend’ in Chicago: Three Suspects Charged in Federal Court With Illegally Possessing Guns or Ammunition

One Suspect Accused of Possessing a Machine Gun Federal authorities said the three face gun crimes charges under ‘Operation Legend’. All three suspects are in federal custody. CHICAGO — Three individuals have been charged with […]

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President Donald Trump Announces Immediate Federal Intervention in Chicago and Albuquerque to Confront Violence in American Cities

President Trump announced Wednesday that he is expanding the Justice Department’s “Operation Legend” program to Chicago and Albuquerque, days after threatening federal intervention to confront violence in American cities. President Donald Trump and Attorney General […]

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Twenty-Four Suspects Charged in Joint Federal And State Investigation of 2 Violent Street Gangs on the West Side of Chicago

CHICAGO — Twenty-four individuals are facing federal charges following an investigation targeting two street gangs responsible for firearms offenses, narcotics trafficking, and violence on the West Side of Chicago. During the investigation, dubbed “Operation Full […]