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…

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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…

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Chicago Public Housing 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…

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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

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


— Jupiter Hammon

The meaning behind the Folk and People alliances
The meaning behind the Folk and People alliances
Most of us around this country and many people abroad have heard of the Folk and People street gang alliances. These alliances are now present...
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Mission Statement
Mission Statement
Good day loyal readers - On my about the site page (https://chicagoganghistory.com/about/) I had shared the reason for my interest in Chicago street gangs and...
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Kickin’ it old school with old school names
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...
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A piece of evidence proving the existence of some of our well-known gangs
A piece of evidence proving the existence of some of our well-known gangs
Some people still ask me where I get my information, and of course I have to tell them I get it from several sources.  One...
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Links to interviews with me, Zach Jones about gang sweaters
Links to interviews with me, Zach Jones about gang sweaters
Good day Chicago area and the world - I frequently get asked what articles I was interviewed for and for a link for my Chicago...
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New book
New book
https://www.amazon.com/Lost-Church-Zach-Jones-ebook/dp/B07N96Z8XX/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1549485838&sr=8-1&keywords=the+lost+church+zach+jones https://www.amazon.com/Timber-Creep-Zach-Jones-ebook/dp/B07983T36Z/ref=sr_1_4?ie=UTF8&qid=1516988621&sr=8-4&keywords=the+timber+creep  
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The Slums of Chicago
The Slums of Chicago
Good day Chicago and the world.  Many of you hear about how tough and dangerous the streets of Chicago are, you may also hear about...
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Relaunch!
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....
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The American Dream
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...
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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

Dedicated to 20th Century Gang History

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