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MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

MARC CHASE: Preventing urban terror begins in the home

Have you validated your children's feelings lately? Do you listen to them, speak with them about what they're doing at school, with friends or during hours when you're not around?

February 06, 2014 12:00 am Video

Three more admit guilt in Imperial Gansters gang violence case

HAMMOND | Three more East Chicago street gang members pleaded guilty Friday for their roles in a violent wave of murder, drug sales and street violence.

January 10, 2014 7:30 pm

Gang member: 'Learn from me, or you will end up dead or in jail'

HAMMOND | A ranking member of a region street gang offered a cautionary tale to other would-be gang members Thursday ahead of his afternoon federal sentencing hearing.

November 07, 2013 2:05 pm

Chicago man gets more than 17 years in Latin Kings case

HAMMOND | Another of several admitted Latin Kings street gang members has been sent to prison as part of a sweeping federal indictment, the Hammond-based U.S. attorney's office said Friday.

May 24, 2013 7:15 pm

Latin Kings drug, murder conspiracy defendant sentenced to 25 years

HAMMOND | An Illinois man was sentenced to 25 years in federal prison Friday for his role in a sweeping Latin Kings street gang, drug and murder conspiracy case involving more than 20 defendants.

May 10, 2013 7:45 pm

Hammond man sentenced in Latin Kings racketeering case

HAMMOND | A Hammond man has been sentenced to eight years in federal prison for his admitted role in a Latin Kings drug and gang case.

February 25, 2013 5:45 pm

Chicago women sentenced in Latin Kings gang slayings

HAMMOND | A federal judge sentenced two Chicago women to years in prison Monday after they admitted to being involved in a gang-related murder, court records show.

November 26, 2012 4:52 pm

Another E.C. city employee to face federal charges

EAST CHICAGO | The marina dockmaster of East Chicago is the latest municipal employee to be painted by federal prosecutors into a mosaic of alleged crimes and corruption dating back several decades.

November 23, 2012 12:00 am

Ranking member of Gangster Disciples sentenced in drug conspiracy case

CHICAGO | A high-ranking member of a Chicago street gang — who with a former East Chicago man controlled a street narcotics business — has been sentenced to about 28 years in prison, federal authorities said.

August 24, 2012 12:55 pm
Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

Author of federal act used to prosecute former E.C. mayor explains RICO's power

CROWN POINT | The public's first reaction to government corruption is usually a demand to throw some elected rascal behind bars.

August 21, 2011 12:00 am Photos


Crime-fighting panel opposes gambling expansion

CHICAGO | While legislators regroup on how to present a massive gambling expansion proposal in the House, the Chicago Crime Commission has come out against the bill, saying its passage will open the door to infiltration by organized crime.

January 06, 2011 12:00 am

Retired Chicago cop charged with working for drug dealers

CHICAGO | A retired Chicago police officer was arrested by Drug Enforcement Administration agents last week after he and nine other defendants were charged in a federal racketeering conspiracy indictment, alleging acts of murder, kidnapping, robbery, narcotics distribution and obstruction of…

November 22, 2010 2:22 pm
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