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12th STREET PLAYERS

PEOPLE

MOSTLY WHITE

CANE / TOPHAT / PLAYBOY BUNNY / 5 POINT STAR

TPN / ALMIGHTY TPN / PLAYERS

BLACK / WHITE

ALMIGHTY DONT LIKE NOBODY

UNKNOWN


The Twelfth Street players started in the year  1972 on the corner of Roosevelt (12th street) and Austin in Cicero, IL.   The Twelfth Street Players are reported to be Cicero's first street  gang.  The Twelfth Street Players soon grew to large numbers.  By the  early 1980s the Twelfth Street Players expanded their operations to Chicago  (mainly in the area where South Side Insane Popes and Latin Kings were).   In 1980 the Twelfth Street Players joined the People nation as a result  of their friendship with Latin Kings and South Side insane Popes.  In the  early 80s the Players became "first cousins" with the South Side Insane Popes  and the two gangs merged to become known as the "Player Popes" gang.  This  merge only lasted until about the mid-80s (2-4 years) then the two nations  wanted to do their own thing.  In 1987 the TPs expanded their operations to Cicero, Berwyn and Lyons.  They also arrived in Brookfield, and Countryside.  In these suburbs their main concern was a growing number of Two Two Boys and Two Sixs and alot of BGDs in Lagrange.  The conflicts ended up at the doorstep of LTHS High School between TPs and Folks.  The TPs fought hard in towns like Lagrange and Countryside but do to lack of recruitment they faded from the area by 1990.  In the early 90s the Players began to feud  with Latin Kings very heavily in cicero as the Latin Kings became more powerful  in Cicero, also in the early 90s the Players expanded to the Clearing district  in chicago.  In 1996 the Latin Counts and the police forced the Twelfth  Street Players to abondon their original set of Roosevelt and Austin.  The  Players lost other sets in Chicago as well.  In about 2000 or 2001 the  Twelfth Street Players came roaring back and reclaimed neighborhoods in Chicago  around 63rd street, which is an incredible accomplishment for a gang to be  removed from Chicago then force their way back in years later. The Twelfth  Street Players still mantain a presence in Cicero and Berwyn to this  day.

 


 
. Cicero,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. to 14th & 61st ct.
. 18th & 61st
 
. Berwyn,Illinois :
. Roosevelt Rd. & Lombard "Bunnyside"
 
. 64th & Nottingham "Players Alley"
 
 
FORMER LOCATIONS
 
 
. Head Quarters: The Island , Cicero,IL
. Roosevelt Rd. & Austin
 
. 37th & East Ave. , Berwyn,IL
 
. 45th & Gage , Lyons,IL
 
. 62nd & Melvina (Hale Park)
. 62nd & Nagle
. 63rd & Normandy
. 63rd & Central , Parkside , Major
 
. Brookfield,IL
. Stickney,IL

 

 
SPECIAL THANKS TO ZACH AKA ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE 12TH STREET PLAYERS