Chicago Gang Stats

Latin Mobs

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+
Deuces 1994 370+
   Insane Deuces 1968 Black and green 310+ (+ Aurora) Flipped to Folks 1991. Their chief is Munchkin, who sets on the Cobra prison board.
      Barons 1959
      Blackhawks 1959
   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, Carmelo Pedroza 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+

Black Mobs

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+

White Mobs

Gaylords 1952 Black and light blue 210+
Simon City Royals 1969 Black and blue, blue and green 360+

Mixed Mobs

Harrison Gents Black and purple 240+

Set informations

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).

La Razas.
1st sect: 19th/Carpenter.

Latin Counts.
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).

Latin Lovers.
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.

Spanish Cobras.
Headquarters sect: Division/Maplewood (Maplewood/Potomac).
1st sect: Springfield/Hirsch (1961), then migrated to Harding, then Thomas/Ridgeway, then Artesian/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.

Vice Lords.
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.

Former Gangs

Started Colors
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.
Crusaders Dark blue ~25
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.

Started Colors
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. Leader was James Anderson (Satan), turned BPSN around 1968.

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.