Chicago Gang History

Status: Extinct

Villa Lobos

ColorsBlack and green
Primary ethnicitiesLatino (Mexican)
SymbolsWolf head with low rider hat
AffiliationPeople starting 1980
FounderUnknown. Submit info.
Founding yearUnknown. Submit info.
Founding neighborhoodLittle Village section of South Lawndale
Main neighborhoodExtinct

An old school Villa Lobos gang card


I do not know a whole lot about this organization but I will put together the most I can.  The Villa Lobos came up in the Little Village section of the South Lawndale neighborhood I think sometime in the 1960s but I am not sure when in the 1960s. 

Villa Lobos means “Village Wolves” in Spanish meaning they were the wolves or Little Village.  I am not sure the exact corner the Villa Lobos started at but they developed a strong presence at 30th Street from Drake Ave to St. Louis Ave and also 23rd Street and Ridgeway in Little Village.  The Villa Lobos also grew into the Pilsen section of the Lower West Side neighborhood at the intersection of Ashland and Cullerton for quite some time. 

The Villa Lobos biggest enemy was always the Two Sixs and when it came to the major war between Two Six and Latin Kings in Little Village the Villa Lobos took the Latin Kings’ side as they became good allies.  The Villa Lobos also fought with Two Six allies the Sin City Boys

Villa Lobos fought against some rivals in the Marshal Square area like Two Two Boys and Satan Disciples while the Villa Lobos befriended Stone Kents, Cullerton Deuces and Coulter Kings over there. 

In the Pilsen area the Villa Lobos slugged it out with La Raza and hung out with Latin Counts and Latin Brothers.  In about the year 1980 the Villa Lobos joined the People Nation thanks to the Latin Kings as they became even closer allies with Latin Kings

The Villa Lobos had pretty good numbers in the 1980s but by the early 1990s the organization began to fade out due to retirement or members flipping to Latin Kings especially the 30th and Drake faction all turned Latin King because the powerful 31st and Drake set was looking to grow even more.  The Cullerton and Ashland faction closed up by the 1990s then 23rd and Ridgeway shrunk in size to the point where many members moved to the suburb of Cicero at 16th and Austin which lasted until the 2010s decade.

Please send in 1960s, 1970s, 1980s and 1990s pics!


  1.  What exact year did the Villa Lobos form?
  2. Who was the founder and what happened to him?
  3. What was the time line of leaders?
  4. What was the first set of Lobos?
  5. What sets were there?  What years did they open and close?
  6. Why did Villa Lobos end up siding with Latin Kings instead of Two Six back in the 1960s?
  7. Did Villa Lobos ever have People nation enemies?  If so why?

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