Arch Dukes
Arch Dukes

Arch Dukes

Founded Founded in 1966 by Danny C
Affiliations Give details
Colors Black and Grey
Primary ethnicities White
Symbols knight helmet and Shield
Status Extinct

The Arch Dukes were a mostly Italian gang born out of the Chicago land suburb of Cicero, Illinois in the Grant Works section of Cicero which was the oldest greaser neighborhood in Cicero.  The Arch Dukes started in about the year 1966 in order to combat roaming gangs like the Ridgeway Lords from nearby Little Village in Chicago.  The Arch Dukes were founded by Danny C.

The Dukes worked with the Esquires from Roosevelt and Austin to keep city gangs out of Cicero.  The Dukes also worked with the Berwyn Greasers from the neighboring suburb of Berwyn, Illinois.

By the late 1970s the Arch Dukes began to fade out.  In the year 1981 the Dukes joined the People alliance alongside the Noble Knight, Twelfth Street Players and Latin Kings but it did not keep the organization going much longer. In the mid-1980s the Dukes went extinct while the younger members absorbed into the Noble Knights street gang, before they went extinct the Dukes fought viciously with the Two Two Boys from Cicero and the Ridgeway Lords from Little Village.