CHICAGO | The low point so far in Chicago's closely watched battle with street gangs may have been the day that Michelle Obama came home for the funeral of a teenage honor student.
East Chicago Police Chief Mark Becker said conflicts among gangs, and between gangs and police boil down to one thing: frustration.
I retired from the Gary Police Department after 23 years as the deputy chief of police.
It’s been nearly five years since Julius Solis killed Alonzo Cavazos.
By late 2008, Javier Solis Jr. was tired of living the gangster lifestyle.
Julius Solis and his older brother had been hanging out with Imperial Gangsters since before they could walk.
We need to quit looking at gangs as just some neighborhood nuisance. They are a terrorist organization looking to make your child a domestic terrorist.
PHOENIX | A gang member accused in a brutal shooting in Gary has been captured in Phoenix, federal authorities said.
Griffith Police Chief Greg Mance
HAMMOND | Two defendants of the sweeping federal racketeering case against the Imperial Gangsters street gang have accepted plea agreements, according to court records.
HAMMOND | An East Chicago man was sentenced to more than a decade in prison on Friday for engaging in racketeering activity with the Imperial Gangster street gang.
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.
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