Category: Chicago

Head Games, ChiTown Style: Operation Headache Crashed Larry Hoover’s Gangster Disciple Kingdom In 1990s

Larry Hoover’s Gangster Disciples street gang empire in Chicago crumbled 25 years ago when a top lieutenant flipped and the government got innovative. Hoover was already behind bars on a murder conviction when he and 40 GD leaders and enforcers were brought down in 1995’s sprawling Operation Headache bust. The most damning evidence against Hoover came
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Kanye’s Fake News: Rapper Shows Ignorance In Pleading For Chicago Gang Boss’ Prison Release To Prez

Hip hop superstar and the music world’s resident provocateur Kanye West spewed so-called “Fake News” in his much-publicized appearance at the White House last week, ranting vociferously, yet extremely inaccurately about the continued incarceration of Chicago crime lord Larry Hoover, imprisoned on a murder conviction from the 1970s and a racketeering conviction from the 1990s.
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21 Questions: Jeff Fort’s Black P Stone Rangers’ ‘Main 21’ Made Mark In Chicago Gangland Scene

Chicago’s Black P Stone Rangers were founded on the Windy City’s South Side in 1962 when Jeff Fort’s Black Stone Raiders gang and Eugene (Bull) Hairston’s Harper Boys gang merged. Fort went on to become one of the most notorious urban gang leaders in Chicago history. By the mid-1960s, Fort and Hairston would consolidate 21
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Chicago Vice: The Lloyd-Williams War For Control Of Vice Lords Empire Raged On Windy City’s West Side In ’93

The Vice Lords street gang erupted into war 25 years ago, as legendary Chicago crime lord Willie Lloyd squared off with his former acting boss Tyrone (Baby Ty) Williams for bragging rights in the drug game on the Windy City’s notoriously dangerous West Side after Lloyd was released from a prison stay in the early 1990s.
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