White Gangs And Crews
MOST OF THESE GANGS WERE WIPED OUT BY 1990
Dedicated To The Stone Greaser Gangs of Chicago
SIMON CITY, CHI-WEST, UPTOWN REBELS, RICE BOYS, PLAYBOYS, BELAIRS, CORTLAND STACYS, MEDILL MADMEN, SAYRE SCHOOL BOYS, SAYRE PARK BOYS, KEELER AND IRVING PARTY PEOPLE, LELAND AVE PARTY PEOPLE, INSANE HOODS, WILSON BOYS, PARK 9ers, WHITE KNIGHTS, ROMAN SAINTS, BYRON AND KOSTNER BOYS, BANKERS, HELLS DEVILS, TOKERS, GREENVIEW BOYS, HEADS, ARISTOCRATS, NOBLE KNIGHTS, TWELFTH STREET PLAYERS, IRISH CLOWNS, MANIAC DRIFTERS, BASEMENT BOYS, ICOs, JCLs, BELL PARKERS, RIIS PARKERS, MONROE BOYS, LECLAIRE AND GEORGE, HOWARD STREET GREASERS, JOKERS, STONED YARDERS, DRUMMOND BOYS, GUZZLERS, CHI-WEST, A-BOYS, COAL YARDERS, ASHLAND AND ADDISON, BLACK TOPS, KENMORE BOYS, TAYLOR STREET DUKES, PULASKI PARK, DOVER LORDS, ABOs, LOCAL 13, SHABONA PARK BOMBERS, ELMWOOD PARK BOYS, HARLEM PLAYERS, PARK BOYS, FURIES, MIGHTY GRAND, LAZY GENTS, GRAND AND NOBLE BOYS, ARMOUR HITMEN, THORNDALE JAGOFFS, C-NOTES, SIMON CITY ROYALS, INSANE POPES, STONED FREAKS, PALMER BOYS, BLACKHAWK PARK ASSASSINS, ROYAL CAPRIS, TAYLOR STREET JOUSTERS, ALMIGHTY GAYLORDS
A Look At A White Gang Called The THORNDALE JAGOFFS
"When I was a teenager in Uptown in the 60's the TJO's and Turf were very active at Senn High School and the surrounding communities. The Turfers wore steeled toed work boots in all seasons and were known as garden variety street brawlers. I think most of them got that out of their systems and went on to a more normal lifestyle. The TJO's were legendary in their time. I remember the leaders, but will leave out names in this forum. The TJOs were involved in burglary and a variety of criminal enterprises, similar to the Simon City Royals of recent decades. A prominent member, made the headlines in 1975 when he was part of a spectacular escape at the Cook County jail. Long prison terms for a number of key members pretty much ended the reign of the TJOs in the mid and late 70's as I recall. In early 1963 I believe Chicago magazine did a story on street gangs in the Humboldt Park neighborhood. The Simon city gang was in its infancy at the time and got some mention in the article. In the hot summer of 1966 gangs were in the news on a daily basis. The old Chicago American did a lengthy series on Chicagos street gangs in either July or August of that year. That paper became Chicago Today in 1969, it was a tabloid similar to the Sun Times. Before the paper folded in 1974 veteran reporter Jack Mabley did a story on a SCR branch active around Hamilton elementary in the Lake View neighborhood." See Stone Greaser.
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