Chicago Gang Stats
|Started||Colors||2011 population||Ambrose||Black and light blue||600+||Started by a big Polish guy named Don.|
|Ashland Vikings||Black and green||220+|
|Bishops||Black and copper||240+|
|Insane Deuces||1968||Black and green||310+ (+ Aurora)||Flipped to Folks 1991.|
|Cullerton Deuces||1973||Gray||60+||Flipped to Folks 1994, merged.|
|Familia Stones||Black and orange||300+|
|Imperial Gangsters||1971||Black and pink||1100+||Founded by Carlos Quintanilla "Lil Mexico" in 1971, resigned 1976.|
|Insane Unknowns||1960s||Black and white||120+||Founded by Sinbad, who was Puerto Rican, but was primarily White gang.|
|Krazy Get Down Boys||Black, purple, and white||90+|
|La Raza||Green, white, and red||830+|
|Latin Brothers||1972||Black and purple||140+|
|Latin Counts||1958||Black and red||590+||Started by Papa Joe (Joe Escamilla), next leader Frank Perez.|
|Latin Dragons||1990s||Black and white||330+||Founding members split off from Latin King's Kedzie/Cortez.|
|Latin Eagles||Black and gray/silver||215+||Founding members split off from Latin King's Montrose/Hazel.|
|Latino Jivers||1966/67 (Latino Stars)||Black and brown||150+||Turned gang in 1978, ran by Horse 1978-90, Louie B. 1990-95, Gordo 1995-2010/11.||Latin Kings||1965||Black and gold||9900+|
|North side (Imperials)||1954||Maroon||Founded by Ramon Santos at 18th/Wabash.|
|South side - Marshall Blvd||1964||Black and gold||3 sections: Seniors, Juniors, and Littles.|
|South side - Coulters||Renamed to Coulter Kings from Coulter Counts, 1968.|
|Latin Lovers||< 1975||Red and yellow||120+||Started by Fox L on 12/12/1977, then Godfather, then shortly ran by Babyface, then Cacu.|
|Latin Souls||< 1976||Black and maroon||105+|
|Latin Stylers||Gray and maroon||110+|
|Maniac Latin Disciples||1966 (Latin Disciples)||Black and light blue||2750+||Founded by someone that, after he died, known as Hitler, and 8 others.|
|Milwaukee Kings||Black and orange||170+||Founded by Shaky who was originally a King,|
|Orchestra Albany||< 1978||Brown and yellow||230+|
|Pachucos||Black and white||170+|
|Party People||Black and white||215+|
|Party Players||White and maroon||60+|
|Saints||1959||Black and light blue||570+|
|Satan Disciples||1959||Black and canary yellow||2700+||12 founding members.|
|Spanish Cobras||1961||Black and green||1570+|
|Spanish 4CH||Black and red||70+|
|Spanish GDs||Black and light blue||470+||(1,400 in USA)|
|Spanish Lords||Black and red||120+||Started by Cortez, then Curky (d. 1979 in prison), then Rico.|
|Spanish Vice Lords||Same as Vice Lords||150+|
|Two Six||1972||Black and tan||2370+|
|Two Two Boys||Black and blue||150+|
|YLO Cobras||Same as SCs||240+|
|YLO Ds||Same as MLDs||190+|
|BDs||1960 (Devil Disciples)||Black and blue||4200+|
|Black P. Stone||1959 (Blackstones)||Black, red and green||7,700+||Eugene Hairston (Bull), Charles Edwards-Bey, Wesley Brown, Ernest Vaughn, Charles Knox, Henry Cogwell (Mickey), and Jeff Fort.|
|Black Souls||Black and white||1100+||Started by King Wee who was a Vice Lord|
|4 Corner Hustlers||Black and gold, black and red||6500+|
|GDs||1964||Black and blue||10000+|
|Mickey Cobras||(Egyptian Cobras)||Black, red, and green||1300+||Every July 27 party near Fuller Park, 45th/Princeton.|
|New Breeds||1974||Black and blue||1740+|
|Conservative Vice Lords||1958 (14th street Clovers)||Black and gold, black and red||3700+||Founder Edward Perry, headquartered 16th/Pulaski.|
|Cicero Insane Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||470+|
|Imperial Insane Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||250+|
|Mafia Insane Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||1250+|
|Renegade Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||100+|
|Traveling Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||3540+|
|Undertaker Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||200+|
|Unknown Vice Lords||Black and gold, black and red||1230+|
|Gaylords||1952||Black and light blue||210+|
|Simon City Royals||1969||Black and blue, blue and green||360+|
|Harrison Gents||Black and purple||240+|
Started at Taylor/Western, then moved to Dvorak Park.
2nd sect 18th/Throop, 3rd Hoyne, 4th Wood, 5th Jefferson.
The 2nd sect 18th/Throop started because their only sect was having around 60-70 members.
Headquarters sect, current: Armitage/St. Louis
Headquarters sect, former: Kimball/Cortland.
1st sect: Division/Grand "Cameron City."
Note: IGs are a merge of 2 gangs: Imperial Spanish Gangsters (Division/Grand) and Imperial Gangsters (Armitage-Palmer/Drake), and then when they merged, ISG dropped the S.
Started at McLean and Hoyne (As Unknown Souls).
1st sect: 19th/Carpenter.
Headquarters sect: 17th/Laflin.
Started as 6 White guys and 12-15 Mexicans. Founding members include Papa Joe, Knotch, Yo-yo (Frank Montoya), Rich Cervantes, Tony Lopez.
Originall called Sons of Mexico City, and it was Ed Anton's idea to be renamed Latin Counts. Some of the Sons of Mexico City split off to start the Spartans.
Latin Kings - North side.
1st sect: Laflin/Van Buren.
Started as a group of 3 people, then became 5.
Latin Kings - South side.
Seniors was started by DJ and Genaro (both Puerto Rican), Juniors was started by twin Mexican brothers Dan and Don, and Littles was started by Boogalou (Puerto Rican, d. 1971) and White Sal (Mexican).
1st sect: Richmond/Dickens.
Headquarters sect: Rockwell/Potomac "Twilight."
1st sect: Haddon/Rockwell.
2nd sect: Rockwell/Potomac.
9 founding members were "Hitler" b. 1954, Freckles b. 1955, Savage, Karate Freak, Cly, Shank, Tarzan, Tony Dons, and Deadeye.
Headquarters sect: Lyndale/Sacramento,
1st sect: 15th/Talman, then moved to 18th/California.
Headquarters sect: Division/Maplewood (Maplewood/Potomac).
1st sect: North/Harding (1961), then Thomas/Ridgeway, then Campbell/Potomac.
2nd sect: Haddon/Washtenaw.
1st South side sect: 88th/Houston.
1st North side sect: Rosemont/Broadway, then Broadway/Cuyler, then St. Louis/Ainslie (shared with GDs), then Sunnyside/Kimball.
Started in 1971 as a baseball and basketball team by a lady Ambrose at McCormick School, then transformed into a gang by Armando Espinoza, after him came Alfonso, then David.
Some of the founding members of the baseball team were founder Linda, Carmello, Carmello's sister, Stretch, Fish, Josie, Chris Branch, and Miriam.
Some of the founding members of the gang were founder Armando Espinoza, Junior, Chief, Carmelo, Fish, and Rabbit.
Some of their senior members were David Avalos who joined in their 2nd or 3rd year.
Black P. Stones.
Oldest sects: 62nd/Kimbark "Crank Town," Ancient Tank City, and 39th/Lake Park "Pyramid City."
Headquarters sect: 39th/Drexel (1980s).
1st sect: 68th/Green.
1st White to join: David Dawley.
1st Hispanic to join, came from the Spanish Counts that merged into the Vice Lords.
Simon City Royals.
Started at Irving Park and Ashland, a 1969 merge of Simon City (Drake/Wabansia, black and white, started 1952) and Ashland Royals (started 1968 as 7 members, black and columbia blue).
In 1969, 1 of their prime members, Arab, came back from Vietnam and moved his operation to Lakeview area where he tried to call it Simon City North, but the Ashland Royals he had just merged with didn't want, hence SCR. However, not all of Drake/Wabansia wanted to merge, so that section was still around as a standalone. After Arab died in 1974, Mike Brewer changed the colors to black and royal blue.
|Campbell Boys, Insane||Maroon and gold||Turned Cobras mid-2000s.|
|Campbell Boys, Maniac||Maroon and gold||Turned MLDs 2004.|
|Coulters||Started by Brownsboy and Fatz. 24th/Hoyne/Coulter.|
|Devious Ones||Purple and gold||~30, turned mostly Homan and Albany kings mid-1990s, their leader turned 52nd/Talman king.|
|Emerald Knights||< 1970||Predominantly Puerto Rican, fought the Devil Disciples 55th/Halsted area.|
|Fairfield Boys||Gage Park, kicked out, turned extinct around 2005.|
|Fillmore Boys||Turned Coulters.|
|Guess Boys||Blue and gold||Gage Park, leader was Freaky (Lupe). Majority got heavy into drugs.|
|Haddon Boys||1963/64||Green and white||80-90% turned Cobras around 1980/81, some turned Warlords. By 1969, had 25.|
|Kool Gang||Black and white||Didn't recruit, died off.|
|Laflin Lovers||~1975||Black and orange||Started by Gato (Felix) who now works as a CTA bus driver. Old ones died off, 1992, young ones turned Counts. 1990 had around 35-40 members, most ever had was 50.|
|Latin Scorpions||Late '60s||Purple and white||Started by Big Louie, were a party crew, turned MLDs around 1974.|
|Los Chingones||Early '80s||27th/Sawyer, party crew.|
|Mighty Projects||Black and red||Late '70s Bridgeport from 31st/Halsted to 35th/Morgan, mostly White and PR, only a few were Mexican. Leader was Birdman.|
|Morgan Deuces||< 1958||Black and purple||Founding members came from Brownsville, Texas. Started at Van Buren and Morgan. 1978 leader was Popo.|
|Night Crew||1976||Gray and white||45th/McDowell. Died 1990s.|
|Party Gents||Black and maroon||Turned Kings. ~80% turned 28th/Christiana Kings. Leader was Shaggy.|
|Racine Boys||Navy and light blue|
|Rampants||< 1969||Black and gray||Were at 18th/Halsted area, turned Kings. ~50.|
|Ridgeway Lords||< 1966||Black and dark blue||Started by Huddi, 1st sect 27th and Ridgeway.|
|Royal Knights||Black and mustard yellow||A majority Puerto Rican gang. They had a younger branch Midget Knights, that mosly turned SGDs in South Chicago.|
|Sin City Boys||Late '60s.||Black and navy blue||Started at 27th and Springfield.|
|Spanish Chancellors||Black and light blue||Half of them turned 27th/Normal Kings, half died out.|
|Spanish Kings||Black and maroon||84th street, turned Latin Kings.|
|Spartans||Gray and blue||West Pilsen, their founding members were split off from the Sons of Mexico City. Their '70s chief was a Mexican called Carleton Johnson.|
|Stone Kents||Black and gray||Formerly Artistic Kents, turned Kings, were half Mexican half Puerto Rican.|
|TAP Boys||Red and white||Chicago Lawn, primarily Arabic.|
|TNT Boys||Turned Cullerton Deuces, were a party crew.|
|Taylor Sharks||< 1965|
|21 Boys||Black and green||21st/Western.|
|VMP||Late '70s||Black and gray||Started by Ambrose from 18th that moved to 86th/Baltimore. Then they turned Ambrose.|
|Villa Lobos||< 1967||Black and green||Started by Papo, Cullerton and Blue Island, mostly turned Kings by 1979. 1 sect left on 23rd/Trumbull.|
|Village Sharks||Black and maroon||Turned Latin Souls, 55th/Halsted area.|
|Bucktown Warlords||1976||Black and orange||Died off in 1985, younger ones turned Kings, mostly Division/Wolcott Kings.|
|La Familia Warlords||1974||Started by Lord Chief.|
|Wicker Park Warlords||1964.|
Haddon Boys founding members: Founder, founder's younger brother, Baby, Lefty, Cano, Papo, Papajoe, Raymon, Brillo, Buzzy, and Tacobender. Started from Chopin School.
|Double 6 Kings||1960s, 69th and Normal.||Turned BPSN in 1969.|
|Roman Saints||1960s||Started by Eugene Brown from the Vice Lords.|
|Satan Lovers||1960s, 63rd/Laflin, Ogden Park.||Turned BPSN.|
Chicago's 1983 newspaper stated the city had 4,000+ gang members, at 110+ gangs.
However, earlier newspaper August 1978 stated city had 5,000 gang members age 9-40, at 150+ gangs.
Note: Loyola University (maroon and gold) has the same colors as the Campbell Boys, Northeastern Illinois University (gold and blue) has the same colors as the Guess Boys (blue and gold), Roosevelt University (green and white) has the same colors as Haddon Boys, and Northwestern University (purple and white) has the same colors as Latin Scorpions.