|Hispanic Gangs||Black Gangs|
|June 1968||Black P. Stones + GDs: 18 Stones and 10 Disciples facing trial.|
|April 1971||Black P. Stones: 23 indicted federally, with 9 already in county jail.|
|July_17, 1980||MLDs: 46 arrested. Largest drug bust in city history.|
|May 1985||Latin Kings: Humboldt Park, 17 arrested, 3 that are women. Operation Kingpin. A 9 year-old not arrested. [May 16]||Black P. Stones: 26 arrested by CPD, with 3 that are generals. [May 18]|
|March 1986||BPSN: Fort and 5 others hit by feds. Fort's brother arrested by CPD 1 month earlier.|
|June 19, 1986||BPSN: 18 Stones as security guards were arrested in a set up at the McCormick Place, at a non-existant jewelry show. 8 of them were carrying guns. The gangs security firm operated at 10843 S. Michigan. 13 of them were acquitted in April 1987.|
|Aug. 1986||BPSN: 2 of 5 raided by feds.|
|Oct. 1989||BPSN: 65 indicted altogether, including narcotics supplier, but 37 new ones. Of the 65 hit, 14 were generals, with 13 new ones hit.|
|April 1991||41 arrested Stateway Gardens, mostly 3651-3653 S. Federal. Operation Clean Sweep, 220 CPD sent.|
|Oct. 1991||Undertaker VLs: 58 arrested near Congress and Cicero by 300 police officers and federal (20 teams). 21 buildings, 24 cars seized. Hit the #1 leader who was the founder.|
|March 1993||Ambrose: 32 of 36 arrested, 26 posted bond the next day. 9 were juveniles charged as adults. Investigation started Sept. 1992.
SGDs: South Chicago neighborhood, 7 of 9 arrested. Operation Houston. Investigation started 18-months.
|Jan. 1994||Black Souls: 45 hit, for selling large amounts of white heroin. 4300 block of W. Hirsch, seized $118,000 cash and 1.66 lbs white heroin worth $192,055.|
|April 1994||Unknown VLs: 21 arrested by ~150 police officers. 100 g heroin, 150 g PCP, 3 lbs cocaine, $30,000 cash, 46 handguns, 8 assault rifles, and 4 shotguns. Roosevelt to Chicago, Kedzie to Pulaski. The chief of the Unknown VLs was hit by feds 1 month earlier.|
|April 1995||Traveling VLs: 29 indicted by feds. Crack and heroin market 2700 Flournoy, as well as guns. Hit the #1 leader and 8 of his relatives.|
|August 1995||GDs: 39 arrested, including female CPD who was the girlfriend of the #2 leader. Besides Hoover and the co-chairman, hit (at least) 4 board members and 7 governors.|
|March 1996||IGs: 70+ arrested, with 44 arrested March, 6 that are juveniles. Operation Diamond. Hit the #1 leader.|
|Jan. 31 1997||Traveling VLs: 14 hit by feds. Hit a Dixmoor Park District police officer who was a leader of the TVLs. Operation Fly Swat.|
|May 1997||GDs: 8 more hit, with 3 that are board members and 1 governor.|
|June 1997||GDs: Racine Courts (107th/Racine), 8 high-ranking arrest including a govenor, and 4 more sought.|
|July 24, 1997||Latin Kings: Lathrop Homes, 18 arrested. Investigation started August 1995.|
|Sept. 1997||Latin Kings: Humboldt Park. Hit the #1 guy and 13 others.|
|Jan. 1998||Spanish Cobras: Kosciuszko Park, 31 arrested for crack cocaine. Operation Mongoose.|
|August 1998||BDs: 17 of 20 arrested by feds in Englewood, centered around 2 corners: 64th/Normal and 64th/Sangamon.|
|June 1999||MLDs: Humboldt Park, 22 of 29 arrested.|
|July 1999||GDs: 16/21 arrested, for drugs that took place at Lakeside (Kingston to Lake Michigan, 75th to 95th). 10 GDs from Chicago, 6 from South suburbs. Seized ~$200,000 (or $140,000 initially), a kilo of cocaine, 50 lbs of marijuana, and 16 guns.|
|Sept. 23, 1999||Latin Kings: Little Village. 8 arrested federally, hit the previous #1 guy and his suppliers, current #1 guy and his suppliers, and previous #2 guy and his suppliers.|
|Dec. 1999||BDs: 21 charged by feds (8 newly arrested, 5 already in state or federal custody, and 8 fugitives).|
|Jan. 2001||Mickey Cobras: 19 charged by FBI (13 arrested, 5 fugitive, and 1 already in County). Hit the #2 guy and 2 of 4 of the #3 leader. Investigation started fall 1999. For the May 2001 federal raid, of 2 of 15 hit this month.|
|May 2001||Mickey Cobras: 13 of 15 hit, the other 2 were hit Jan. 2001.
West side: mostly Vice Lords, 14 of 17 arrested. Heroin down at 1600 S. Harding. At least $111,000 cash, 8-month investigation started after the slaying of a CVL leader. Hit a BD.
|Dec. 2001||Ambrose: 17 arrested. Operation Bluewater. Shut down PCP lab.||Black P. Stones: 20 arrested, Englewood. Investigation started June 1999.|
|June 2002||Mafia VLs: 21 arrested in Austin. Operation Mayhem. 6 month investigation.|
|Sept. 2002||GDs: Rockwell Gardens (West side), 34 hit, mostly at 150-unit 10-story 340 S. Western. Investigation started March 2000.|
|Nov. 2002||Latin Kings: Albany Park, 8 arrested, CPD raid for Lawrence/Kedzie, including a plot to kill a drug dealer, and murder of 2 others kings.|
|Jan. 2003||Ambrose: 16 arrested. Operation Bluewater. 18 ounces cocaine, $13,784 cash.|
|Aug. 2003||Traveling Vice Lords: CPD arrested 7 dealers 1st Lexington and Francisco market, then posed as dealers and arrested 60 customers, with 43 from Chicago. Obtained warrants for 16 other sellers.|
|April 2004||New Breeds: 20 arrested from ABLA housing complex (1510 W. 13th).|
|May 2004||CPD raids 18 GDs centered 7000 Eggleston (May 7) and 12 Black P. Stones centered 5400 Halsted (May 11).
BDs federal raid, hit 34 of 47 initially (including the #1 guy, chairman, and board members) by over 400 officers, by May 13. Investigation started Sept. 2002.
Mafia VLs: 57 arrested (31 federal, 26 state) by over 200 officers (May 20). Hit the #1 leader who was also the founder, and #2 leader. $38,558, 2,100 g cocaine, 387 g crack, and 100 g cannabis. Investigation began September 2002 by DEA, CPD, and ATF.
|July 2004||4CH: 16 charged in Austin, Division/Parkside area. Investigation started in January. 1 leader was arrested in March before another leader was to come out of prison in October (but actually came out April 2006).|
|Oct. 2004||GDs: 11 of 15 arrested, centered 115th Pl. and Laflin. Operation Look Who's Laf'n. Investigation began June. CPD recovered $3,200 cash, $6,900 crack, $840 marijuana.|
|Nov. 2004||GDs: 7100 Rockwell, 12/18 arrested. Investigation started August.||Dec. 2004||MLDs: Humboldt Park, 21 arrested. Hit the current and previous #2 guy, Talman/Wabansia, and Cortez/Washtenaw, and the #3 guy, Talman/Wabansia.
Latin Kings: Pullman, 13 arrested by feds, hit the inca and enforcer.
Saints: 13 arrested, with arrest warrants for 12 more. Operation Broken Halo, seized $12,500 worth of cocaine 1st day.
|Unknown VLs: 15 of 30 arrested. 900 and 1000 N. LeClaire. $10,000 worth of heroin.|
|Feb. 2, 2005||GDs: Rogers Park (Morse/Glenwood) 12 of 14 arrested. 2 street bosses hit.|
|April 2005||Unknown VLs: 13 arrested near Douglas Park.|
|May 2005||4CH + New Breeds: 30/34 arrested West side by feds. Hit the #1 leader of 4CH. Operation Street Sweeper. Investigation began July 2004.|
|June 2005||Black P. Stones: West side Austin, 700 block N. Central, 8/14 arrested 1st week.|
|July 2005||4 Corner Hustlers: 19 of 22 arrested. Operation Head Start. Hit the 1 in charge of the entire South side. Investigation began Oct. 2003.
GDs: 44 of 63 arrested end of month, from 5 building complexes at Browning and Vincennes. Operation Sin City. Investigation began Jan. 2005.
|March 2006||Little Village: Latin Kings and some 2 6, 38 arrested. Operation 26th street.|
|April 2006||19 of 25 arrested by CPD for 2 markets: 61st/King Drive and 59th/Morgan. Heroin and crack.|
|June 2006||Mickey Cobras: 47 and associates arrested by over 400 officers, Dearborn homes. Operation Snakebite. Hit a female CPD who's boyfriend was a leader, and the #3 leader for Dearborn homes.|
|Oct. 2006||Conservative Vice Lords: 5 arrested Sept. 27, 9 arrested October 11. 4500 block of W. Maypole, CPD. Operation Heat Wave.
GDs: 26 arrested October 18 (3 that were juveniles), Ickes housing complex. Most of the heroin was fentanyl-laced. Operation Fallout.
|Nov. 2006||MLDs + Jivers: 19 arrested, hit the #2 Jiver.
SDs: 17 arrested, half from Douglas Park, half from 42nd/Campbell.
|Dec. 2006||Latin Kings: South side. 30 or 36 arrested. Operation Broken Crown. Investigation started June 2003, hit the #2 guy.|
|May 2007||GDs: Pullman 8 hit by feds. 116th/Stewart area. Hit a board member GD.|
|Sept. 2007||BDs: 6100 block S. Union. 12 arrested, CPD recovered $4,930, 77.4 g heroin, 3.8 g cocaine.|
|May 2008||GDs: 54th/Hoyne, 20/28 hit by ATF.
4CH: 55 arrested, including the prince, who came out of prison April 2006, and more homicides went up in Austin. 18-month investigation.
|Sept. 2008||Latin Kings: Little Village. 38 arrested. Operation Pesadilla. Operation started April 2007, hit the new #2 guy.|
|Oct. 2008||Spanish Cobras: 25 hit federal, 6 hit CPD, including 2 CeaseFire employees. Operation Snake Charmer.|
|June 2010||Latin Kings: Southeast region. 6 arrested federal.||West side: 19 arrested, including a CVL leader. Chicago/Monticello area. 412 g crack, 201 g heroin, and ecstasy pills altogether worth $83,000, and $11,703 seized, and 4 cars.|
|July 21, 2010||2 6. 25 charged (13 federal, 12 CPD), investigation started January 2009. Mostly guns.|
|Aug. 2010||New Breeds: 20/29 arrested, federal and state. $350,000 cash, 18 guns, and heroin worth $1.2 million seized, including 2 weeks ago, almost 17 lbs heroin seized from a Jeep. Investigation started October.|
|Sept. 2010||2 6: ~24 arrested. Marijuana. Operation Shady Business. Investigation started June 2009.||Black Souls: 60+ arrested by CPD throughout the month.|
|Nov. 2010||Traveling VLs: near Kedzie/Ohio. 83/96 initially arrested by CPD, 31 charged by FBI. Investigation began Aug. 2008 after a CPD was killed. Operation Blue Knight.|
|Feb. 2011||MLDs: 17 plus 3 neutrons. 9 of 10 arrested on state charges. Operation Bruised Forks.|
|Nov. 2011||Latin Kings: Southeast region. 15 arrested, 2 of which are CPD.|
|April 2012||SDs: 11 of 12 arrested, 4 of 5 federal and 7 state. Mostly 59th/Richmond area. Operation Devil's Playground. Recovered 11 guns and more than $15,000. Investigation started 2009.|
|May 2012||GDs and Stones: Southeast side, 12 of 14 arrested, CPD seized $722,000 marijuana and $10,000 crack. Centered around 79th/Bennett and 79th/Yates.|
|June 2012||IGs: 19 hit (13 federal, 6 state). Seized over a kilo of crack cocaine, >250 g powder, ~125 g heroin, 31 firearms, ~$4,000 cash, and 3 vehicles.|
|July 2012||Uptown: 23 arrested from 2 gangs.|
|April 2013||BDs: 17 of 18 hit by feds, Altgeld Gardens.|
|July 2013||Saints: 13 Saints + 1 La Raza, 4 of 5 federal and 8 of 9 state.|
|Oct. 2013||Imperial VLs: 24 hit federal, 9 hit state. Hit the #1 leader, who was arrested at O'hare airport.|
|May 2014||BDs: 32 of 47 arrested.|
|June 2014||Conservative VLs: 27 hit (14 federal, 13 state), heroin highway north of Douglas Park. Hit the #1 leader of the Vice Lords. $140,000, nearly half a kilo of heroin, 8 hangduns. Investigation took about a year.|
|Aug. 2014||GDs: West side. 35 arrested (20 federal 15 state). Centered around 4400 Congress and 300 Kilbourn. $10,000 cash, more than half a kilo of heroin, 3 firearms. Hit the GD in charge of all cocaine in the entire West side, also hit a Black Soul.|
|Feb. 2015||Black P. Stones: Uptown, 21 arrested. $2.5 million, with $58,000 seized in cash, and 377 g crack. Operation Tangled Web.|
|July 2015||Black P. Stones: South and West sids, 15 hit (12 federal, 3 state). Drug raid.|
|July 2016||Latin Kings: 33 of 36 hit by feds, Southeast region and west suburbs.|
|Sept. 2016||West side: 33 arrested, seeking 12 more. 3 of the 33 were hit federal, 28 were gangs. Fentanyl and heroin-laced fentanyl, by the Eisenhower.|
|Feb. 2017||Traveling VLs: (mostly) 51 hit (40 state, 11 federal), Califoria/Lexington area. 8 lbs heroin, 4.5 lbs methamphetamine, and ~1.2 lbs cocaine and crack cocaine. Operation Shut Down Travel. Investigation began in 2015 after the death of a CPD.|
|March 2017||Unknown VLs: 65+ hit (18 federal). ~$400,000, ~7 kilos of cocaine and heroin. Operation Sweet Dreams. Investigation started 2015. Following week, Traveling Vice Lords: 8 hit + 3 suppliers.|
|May 2017||2 6: ~48 arrested (21 federal, 27 state). Hit the #2 leader. 118 firearms, 25 rounds of ammunition, 800 g cocaine, >250 g fentanyl, >280 g crystal meth. Operation Bunny Trap. Started November 2014.|
|Sept. 2017||4 Corner Hustlers: 9 hit.|
|Nov. 2017||Uptown: 8/13 arrested from 5 different gangs along Argyle.|
|March 2018||Woodlawn: 10 hit by feds from Chicago. The chief person hit was a GD who also operated on 43rd, and the raid also hit BDs. Operation Box Car Willie. 10-month investigation.|
|April 2018||West Garfield Park. 14 hit: hit the chief of Monroe Millionaires (GDs), and a Little Village car shop. Operation Broken Roe. Seized $60,000 in narcotics proceeeds. Investigation started Feb. 2017.|
|June 2018||57 hit for trafficking drugs into Chicago's West side, with 48 hit by state. Operation Full Circle. >2 kilos heroin, kilo of fentanyl, 300 lbs marijuana, 17 firearms, $8,000 narcotics proceeds.
North Lawndale and East Garfield Park: 57 hit (42 state). Operation: Fat Chance. 3 kilos heroin, > 1 kilo cocaine, 230+ grams fentanyl, > $100,000. Leader was New Breeds. Started Dec. 2017.
|Sept. 2018||Latin Kings: Little Village, 20 arrested (10/10 federal/state), guns and drugs. 445 grams heroin, 230 grams cocaine, $97,770, 20 firearms. Started Nov. 2016.|
|March 2019||Primarily West Garfield Park, primarily Undertaker VL's: 35 hit (22 federal): Operation Road Rage. $100,000 cash, a kilogram of mostly fentanyl-heroin. Started June 2017 CPD + DEA.|
Note: does not include Operation Double Play in fall 2003 because those were misdemeanor arrests.