Chicago Gang History

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Almighty Party Players

Formerly known asParty Players late 1970s-1989
ColorsMaroon and white
Primary ethnicitiesLatino (Mexican)
SymbolsPlayboy bunny head with a bent ear and bow tie, hatchet, five lines fanned out with five dots on the end of each 1989-present
AffiliationPeople since 1989
FounderJoe Max
Founding yearLate 1970s
Founding neighborhoodMarshall Square section of South Lawndale neighorhood
Main neighborhoodBack Of The Yards section of New City neighborhood and Marquette Park section of Chicago Lawn neighborhood


History is under construction

Please send in old school pics.   1970s or 1980s pics will be especially appreciated!


  1.  What exact year did Party Players form?
  2. What caused the war between Saints and Players?  What exact year did the war start?
  3. Why exactly did Party Players have a falling out with Two Six?
  4. Who took over after Joe Max went to prison? And what were the time line of leaders up until 2000?
  5. When did the other sets open and when did they close?  What year did 65th and Spaulding open?
  6. Why did Party Players never join Folks in the earlier 1980s?

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