For the second week in a row, Chicago police and federal agents worked together on a gang crackdown, sweeping up nearly three dozen suspects.
This one was aimed at the Imperial Insane Vice Lords, an allegedly violent West Side group of drug dealers.
Among those charged with murder and drug trafficking was 45-year-old Nathaniel Hoskins, the so-called gang “King.”
He was arrested at O’Hare while preparing to board a flight to Las Vegas.
He is accused of ordering the 2011 murder of a drug rival in West Humboldt Park.
The gang member believed to have carried out the hit was himself gunned down in June, 2012.
Prosecutors will ask that bail be denied for Hoskins and several of the other defendants at hearings next week.