Insane Popes (South Side)

The South Side Insane Popes is basically a spin off of the older North Side Insane Popes from Lincoln Square.  The North Side Popes started in 1960 at the street corner of Lawrence and Rockwell in Lincoln Square/Ravenswood.  The gang ended up expanding greatly between the years of 1973 and …

Playboys, Ventures, Pulaski Park, Rice Boys

The first part of this story starts with the Playboys that started as a softball team called “The Naturals.”  The Naturals hung out in front of Anderson Elementary School located at 1148 N Honore St, Chicago, IL 60622 (now known as La Salle II Magnet School) in the Wicker Park …

Sin City Boys

I do not know very much about the Sin City Boys, so please contact me to fill in gaps. The Sin City Boys formed in the late 1960s in the Little Village neighborhood at the intersection of 27th and Ridgeway.  At some point the Sin City Boys got into it …

Ridgeway Lords

The Ridgeway Lords are a well-known gang; however, there is just not much about them anywhere so my knowledge is limited.  I do know this is a gang from the Little Village section of the South Lawndale neighborhood. I have heard they started in the early 1960s but I highly …

Rampants

I know very little about the Rampants but I will do the best I can for now.  The Rampants started up in the Near West Side neighborhood sometime in the 1950s, I think the early 1950s. In 1958 the Rampants came to the Pilsen section of the Lower West Side …

New Breeds

The history of the Black Gangster/New Breeds/Triple Ls has been on the internet on various websites for many years and most of it is all the same that the gang was formed in approximately 1978 by George “Boonie Black” Davis while he was incarcerated because he was angry with the …

Puerto Rican Stones

The Puerto Rican Stones or P.R. Stones were somewhat born out of an African American gang known as the Black P Stones. By 1968 the Black P Stones were growing at an incredible rate having thousands of members on the south side of Chicago.  By 1968, there were lots of …

Puerto Rican Future Stones

I will not get into the entire Puerto Rican Stone history because I have a separate page with their history and the Puerto Rican Future Stones basically started off as their own gang back in 1983. The Future Stones started in the year 1983 at the intersection of Leland and Kedzie …

Paulina Barry Community

The Paulina Barry Community street gang came about in the year 1972 in the Lakeview neighborhood at the intersection of Paulina Street and Barry Avenue.  The reason for the formation of the PBCs was the startup of the Insane Deuces street gang that started in the Lathrop projects and were …

Morgan Boys

I wrote a Morgan Boys history for Chicagogangs.org but I do not think it is very accurate.  First of all I know now the Morgan Boys have been around before 1989 especially since I have seen pics from the mid-1980s.  It is still possible they may have branched off from …