Latin Homeboys

The story of the this organization goes all the way back to the early 1990s on the streets of Aurora.  In the early 90s a group of white youths moved from the south side of Chicago that were members of the South Side Heads Inc that operated in Gage Park, …

Lynchmen Sercaun Gangsters

When Larry Hoover first took assimilated with the Disciples and the Black Gangster Disciple nation was formed; Larry chose three men to be his top enforcers: King Rusty, Hickey Nut and Angel. In the year 1971, these three men and others had friction with some Black Gangster Disciples and wanted …

Morgan Deuces

The Morgan Deuces were one of Pilsen’s first Latino gangs and also one Chicago’s first significant Latino gangs.  I do not know a whole lot about these guys accept some very important early history.  I know they formed at Van Buren and Morgan in the West Loop neighborhood Chicago’s west …

Arch Dukes

The Arch Dukes were a gang born out of the Chicago land suburb of Cicero, Illinois in the Grant Works section of Cicero.  The Arch Dukes started in the year 1966 in order to combat roaming African American gangs from the North Lawndale neighborhood. The Arch Dukes were an all-white …

Imperial Gangsters

The Imperial Gangster story is in two parts with two separate gangs that called themselves “Imperial Spanish Gangsters.”  The Imperial Spanish Gangsters were founded by “Spanky.”  Each club was from different neighborhood but had the same struggles as each other.  The first Imperial Gangsters gang started in 1964 in the …

Vice Lords

The Vice Lord’s history is greatly intertwined with Imperial Chaplain history.  The story begins in the early 1940s when African Americans began to move into the “Jew Town” section of the Near West Side neighborhood in larger numbers.  For many years this area was referred to as the “Jewish Ghetto” …

Warlords Wicker Park, La Familia Warlords

    The Warlord’s began in the year 1964 in the Wicker Park neighborhood.  The Warlords were born out of the Latin Kings that formed in this community the same year in the winter.  Once the weather got nicer and spring time came in 1964 the Latin Kings wanted to …

Villa Lobos

The Villa Lobos started on 18th and Damen in the Pilsen neighborhood.  I believe they started in the late 1960s or maybe even mid 1960s.  They had a club house at 18th and Damen right behind Bishop’s Chili.  Villa Lobos means “Village Wolves” in Spanish.  The Villa Lobos had an alliance …

Uptown Rebels

The Uptown Rebels came about in the year 1968 or 1969 at the intersection of Montrose and Malden in the Uptown neighborhood.  The reason for the creation of the Uptown Rebels was the migration of African American and Puerto Rican families into the Uptown community that arrived in this impoverished …

Latin Lovers

The Latin Lovers formed in the early 1970s at the intersection of Lyndale and Campbell in the Logan Square neighborhood.  As Puerto Rican families continued to migrate into Logan Square they were often bullied by angry Gaylords and pressured to join the Latin Kings that fought the Gaylords; by Lyndale …