Chicago Gang Stats
|Started||Colors||2011 population||Ambrose||Black and light blue||600+||Started by Italian, then by Armando (d. late '60s), then Louie (d. '79), then Tony (till '92)|
|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||Founder Ramon Santos at 18th/Wabash, now headquartered Beach/Spaulding.|
|South side - Marshall Blvd||1964||Founded by White Sal (Salvador Longoria) at Roosevelt/Newberry (before UIC as built).|
|South side - Coulters|
|Latin Lovers||< 1975||Red and yellow||120+||Started by 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+|
|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+|
|4 Corner Hustlers||Black and gold, black and red||6500+|
|GDs||Black and blue||10000+|
|Mickey Cobras||(Egyptian Cobras)||Black, red, and green||1300+||Every July 27 party near Fuller Park, 45th/Princeton.|
|New Breeds||(Black Gangsters)||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||Black and blue, blue and green||360+|
|Harrison Gents||Black and purple||240+|
Black P. Stones.
Oldest sects: 62nd/Kimbark "Crank Town," Ancient Tank City, and 39th/Lake Park "Pyramid City."
Headquarters sect: 39th/Drexel (1980s).
Headquarters sect, current: Armitage/St. Louis
Headquarters sect, former: Kimball/Cortland.
1st sect: Division/Grand "Cameron City."
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.
Headquarters sect: Beach/Spaulding.
1st sect: 18th/Wabash 1954-1959.
2nd sect: Laflin/Van Buren.
Started as a group of 3 people, then became 5.
Latin Kings - South side.
Headquarters sect: Marshall Blvd.
1st sect: Roosevelt/Newberry "Jew Town" (before UIC was built).
2nd sect: 27th/Normal.
3rd sect: Marshall Blvd.
Seniors was started by DJ and Genaro (both Puerto Rican), Juniors was started by twin brothers Dan and Don, and Littles was started by Boogalou and White Sal.
1st sect: Richmond/Dickens.
Headquarters sect: Rockwell/Potomac "Twilight."
1st sect: Rockwell/Potomac.
2nd sect: Haddon/Rockwell.
Headquarters sect: 65th/Spaulding.
Headquarters sect: 45th/Wood.
Headquarters sect: 23rd/Oakley.
1st sect: 15th/Talman, then moved to 18th/California.
Headquarters sect: Division/Maplewood (Maplewood/Potomac).
1st sect: North/Harding, then Thomas/Ridgeway, then Campbell/Potomac (1961).
2nd sect: Haddon/Washtenaw.
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 Linda, Carmello, Carmello's sister, Stretch, Fish, Josie, Chris Branch, and Miriam.
|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. Leader Bull (Jerry Melendez).|
|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||< 1971||Green and white||80-90% turned Cobras around 1980/81, some turned Warlords.|
|Kool Gang||Black and white||Didn't recruit, died off.|
|Laflin Lovers||~1977||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.|
|Party Gents||Black and maroon||Turned 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.|
|Spanish Chancellors||Black and light blue||Half of them turned 27th/Normal kings, have died out.|
|Spartans||West Pilsen, their founding members were split off from the Sons of Mexico City.|
|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|
|Villa Lobos||Late '60s||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.|
|Warlords||1976||Black and orange||Died off in 1985, younger ones turned kings, mostly Division/Wolcott kings.|
|La Familia Warlords||Started by Lord Chief.|
|Wicker Park Warlords|
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.