Chicago Gang History

Chicago Gang History

Chicago Gang History

Dedicated to 20th Century Gang History.

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Notorious Street Gangs

From Organized Crime to Folk and People Street Gangs, reveal the criminal origins of more than 90 of Chicago's baddest street gangs.


Discover gang colors, symbols, territories and more…

Explore All Gangs"Explore All Gangs"

Gangster Hoods

Revisit the dark past of Chicago's Most Gangster Hoods. Explore the unique histories of over 50 gang hotbeds spread across the city.


Discover historical boundaries, settlement stories and more…

Explore All Hoods"Explore All Hoods"

The Projects

Relive the Life and Death of The Projects. Learn how urban blight gave way to gangs, bordellos and drug trade in the heart of Chicago.


Discover controlling gangs, project phases, locations and more…

Explore All Projects"Explore All Projects"

Suburbia

Find out how The American Dream was infiltrated by some of the most notorious Chicago street gangs, brick and mortar to green grass.


Discover infiltration dates, housing projects, crime impact and more…

Explore All Suburbs"Explore All Suburbs"

He will bring us all, rich and poor, white and black to His judgement seat.


— Jupiter Hammon

Announcements

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I’m Back!

Good day Chicago and the rest of the world.  I am formally announcing the return of Chicago Gang History after a hiatus since November 30th. ... Read More "I’m Back!"

Mission Statement

Good day loyal readers - On my about the site page I had shared the reason for my interest in Chicago street gangs and generally... Read More "Mission Statement"

Kickin’ it old school with old school names

Good day Chicago and the world.  The old schoolers have spoken and have let me know it is difficult to surf through this site to... Read More "Kickin’ it old school with old school names"

History

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The Slums of Chicago

Good day Chicago and the world.  Many of you hear about how... Read More "The Slums of Chicago"

The American Dream

The American dream; white picket fences, gardens with blooming flowers, fresh cut green grass, friendly neighbors, a cozy home with a garage for the family … Read More "The American Dream"

Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods

I have written about 56 of the 77 Chicago neighborhoods but left out 21 of them; the reason why is because those 21 neighborhoods do … Read More "Chicago’s Most Gangster Hoods"

We live so little time in this world that it is no matter how wretched and miserable we are, if it prepares us for heaven.


— Jupiter Hammon

Relaunch!

  Good morning Chicagoland and the world! Chicago Gang History has gone through a massive revamp that has been a work in progress since May. …