Chicago Gang History

Status: Extinct

Kool Gang

ColorsBlack and grey
Primary ethnicitiesLatino (Mexican)
SymbolsPlayboy bunny with bent ear
AffiliationUnknown. Submit info.
FounderUnknown. Submit info.
Founding yearUnknown. Submit info.
Founding neighborhoodPilsen section of Lower West Side neighborhood
Main neighborhoodExtinct

From a 1980s Chicago Police manual, they were already at war with Ambrose at this time even though they were Folks


I really do not know much about these guys except that they were located in the Pilsen section of the Lower West Side neighborhood.  I think the Kool Gang originally broke off from the Two Sixes maybe in the 1970s?  The Kool gang definitely was around by the mid-1970s and they were rivals with gangs that later became part of the People Nation like Villa Lobos and Latin Kings.  The Kool gang went extinct sometime in the later 1980s.

Please send in 1970s, 1980s, 1990s or 1960s pics if they existed back then!


  1.  What exact year did Kool gang start?
  2. What was their first corner and what year was it started?
  3. What was each of their corners and what year did each start and close up?
  4. Who was the founder and what happened to him?
  5. What is the time line of leaders?
  6. What year did Kool Gang go extinct?
  7. Who were the enemies of Kool Gang?
  8. Who were allies of Kool Gang?
  9. Did Kool Gang branch off from another gang?  If so which one and when?
  10. Where they ever People or Folks?  If so what year did they turn?

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