EAST CHICAGO | A 23-year-old man was killed and his pregnant girlfriend wounded in an early morning shooting when someone leaned in through a window and shot them in their sleep, police said.
Seventh- and eighth-graders at Edison Junior/Senior High School hear Tom Branson, of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, talk about gangs at the school in Lake Station.
Tom Branson, of the Lake County Sheriff's Department, speaks to Edison Junior /Senior High School seventh- and eighth-graders Wednesday about gangs at the school in Lake Station.
HAMMOND | Federal prosecutors closed the book on the Texas leader of the Latin Kings street gang Thursday in U.S. District Court in Hammond.
CHICAGO | U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk said Monday he continues to push for congressional money and other potential solutions to combat street gang violence, and he even went on a ride-along with police through gang-plagued parts of Chicago.
CROWN POINT | Lake County Sheriff John Buncich on Friday showcased evidence seized in two drug raids in Gary in an effort to curb gang violence in the city.
GARY | “Everybody has to get involved. If we don’t, we’re going to lose our battle.”
The surge in gun violence in northern Lake County is the result of small, young, self-proclaimed gangs operating without structure, local officials said.
EAST CHICAGO | An alleged member of the Imperial Gangsters street gang pleaded guilty Tuesday to conspiring with other gang members to commit racketeering offenses, court records show.
HAMMOND | An admitted member of the Latin Kings street gang was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in federal prison as part of a sweeping racketeering case.
INDIANAPOLIS | School corporations can each seek up to $50,000 in matching state funds to hire local police as school resource officers under a new law signed Tuesday by Republican Gov. Mike Pence.
A Cook County Sheriff's Police Department sweep through the south suburbs this week ended in more than 22 arrests and the recovery of weapons and revoked FOID cards.
CHICAGO | The Rev. Robin Hood stands in front of an elementary school in what's known as "The Holy City" — the Chicago neighborhood where the notorious Vice Lords street gang got its start decades ago and still one of the city's most dangerous areas. Half a block away, a group of men hang ou…
Children leave Dvorak Technology Academy in Chicago at the end of classes on April 3. While the school serves as a safe haven for children during classroom hours, their journeys to and from home during the school year are subject to peril as they cross gang borders that divide Chicago's neig…
The Rev. Robin Hood devotes time to ensure the safety of students at schools on Chicago's South Side. Hood works with organizations such as Mothers Opposed to Violence Everywhere and the anti-violence group CeaseFire to ensure that students and staff get to and from North Lawndale’s schools …
HAMMOND | Robert Lockhart was sentenced Tuesday to 20 years in prison for his participation in the Imperial Gangsters, federal court records show.
Gary Mayor Karen Freeman-Wilson, like the other weasels from Chicago and New York, should clean up their gang problem and find out who sells guns to the gangs before they try to put restrictions on the whole country and try and control law-abiding citizens' rights or shut their big mouths!
This is a very bad situation with no end in sight until the parents of these gang members start doing their parental duties. It starts at home!
MERRILLVILLE | The FBI is seeking the public's help in locating a Latin Kings gang member under federal indictment on multiple drug conspiracy charges.
Curtis Toler watches his team participate in a basketball tournament for reputed gang members and associates on Dec. 17 at the St. Sabina Catholic Church in the Auburn-Gresham neighborhood on Chicago's South Side. Toler, 35, a former gang member and father of four, spent much of his life cau…
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