From Chicago: Zack Fardon, the US Attorney for the Northern District of Illinois, today announced a major “gang take-down” in combination with various law enforcement agencies at the federal and municipal level.
The alleged criminal activities also include acts that cross state lines from Illinois, into Indiana, including a murder in Hammond, Indiana.
A spokesman from the FBI, Mike Anderson, said the FBI asked the community to participate in sharing what they know with law enforcement, and continue to investigate others who are engaged in widespread violent activity.
Gov Rauner released a statement following the press conference by the law enforcement task force, “I applaud U.S. Attorney Fardon for his work to bring charges against 34 alleged gang members in Chicago today. Through diligent, cooperative efforts like this, law enforcement at the city, state, and federal levels can make great strides in reducing the crime that is devastating our neighborhoods. We must work together to ensure that all residents feel safe and have the opportunity to thrive.”