Thorndale Jag Offs

In the year 1964 all hell broke loose in the Uptown neighborhood on Chicago’s far north side.  Puerto Rican migration began that year and new Puerto Rican gangs formed nearby like the Latin eagles for example.  Many white greaser gangs were also popping up in the Lakeview and Uptown areas. …

Stoned Freaks

The Freak’s story dates back to the year 1967 at a time when the Vietnam War was raging on and many young men and women protested the war by forming hippie groups.  Hippies often called themselves “freaks” because they felt like outcasts and different. Many groups of hippies all over …

Taylor Dukes

I am not sure exactly when the Taylor Dukes started up but I strongly believe the founding year was 1953 because that was the year many gangs started to appear in the Near West Side neighborhood near Little Italy.  Gangs like Egyptian Cobras and the Imperials are verified to have …

Tall Arabian Posse

The Tall Arabian Posse Boys came about in the year 1991 in the Marquette Park neighborhood at the intersection of 63rd Street and Kedzie which was a small Arab community since the 1940s.  The neighborhood around this Arab area was mostly Mexican with a white population.  People all around the …

Stone Kents

This story can be told in three parts because three pieces is what the Kents are made of.  I have been very close on the history not long ago but when the Compliments of Chicagohoodz: Chicago Street Gang Art & Culture book came up I was given further insight about the …

Spartans

I do not know a whole lot about the Spartans but I can say they came from the Near West Side neighborhood as far back as the early 1950s.  In the year 1958 Spartan gang members moved out of the Near West Side and moved to the Heart of Chicago …

Spanish Vice Lords

I do not know exactly when and where the Spanish Vice Lords started but it wasn’t in the South Deering community in the early 1980s like legends say.  The legends are mostly true; indeed the SVLs did come to South Deering in the early 80s but that isn’t their motherland.  …

Spanish Lords

The Spanish Lords are the second oldest Hispanic gang on the north side of Chicago.  In the year 1959, the “La Clark” and “La Madison” Puerto Rican settlements were being vacated and Puerto Rican families were moving into the Wicker Park neighborhood.  As Puerto Rican people moved in they were …

Spanish Gangster Disciples

The Spanish Gangster Disciple history is one that has been a tough history to understand and many different versions and tales have been told about their formation.  Many have said SGDs began in prison back in 1974 but there is only some truth to this.  The story is a little …

Insane Popes (South Side)

One thing I would like to clarify before we begin the story of the south side Insane Popes.  This group of Popes has NO relations and no ties to the north side Popes during their founding years.  The south side Popes did NOT come from Larry “Larkin” Morris and were …