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LATIN LOVERS

FOLKS

MOSTLY LATINO

UNIVERSAL SYMBOL / HEART WITH A "N" IN THE MIDDLE - A

VERTICLE LINE THROUGH THE MIDDLE OF THE "N" AND 3

DOTS ON TOP

ILL /  ILLN / LL / LLN

RED / YELLOW

UNKNOWN

UNKNOWN


The Latin Lovers formed in the mid 1970s by former Latin King gang members and former Spanish Lord gang members.  There was a gang that existed in Chicago called the Latin Lovers that was in existence since at least 1959.  I do not know for sure whether this gang is linked to the present day Latin Lovers, if it is true, then these former SLs and LKs simply joined the Latin Lovers and turned the organization more active.  What is known is that the Latin Lovers did not sever their ties to the Latin Kings or Spanish Lords.  In about 1980 or 1981, the Latin Lovers joined the People alliance and chose Folks as enemies.  Due to disputes with Latin Kings and Spanish Lords, the Latin Lovers left the People alliance and joined the Folk nation in about 1987.  Shortly thereafter, the Latin Lovers joined Maniac Family under the umbrella of the Maniac Latin Disciples in the early 1990s.  In the mid 1990s, the Latin Lovers had disputes that lead to war with the Maniac Latin Disciples over drug turf when a MLD killed a Latin Lover.  The LLs left the Maniac family and joined the Insane Family under the Spanish Cobras.  Because of disputes over drug turf, the LLs are in heavy conflict with the MLDs still.

 

 


The Locations of the LATIN LOVERS were submitted by a "member" of this organzation

 
. Milwaukee Ave. & California "Mexico City"
. Richmond & Mclean "L-Town"
 
. Kankakee,IL
. Waukegan,IL
 
. Hialeah,Fl
 
 
FORMER LOCATIONS
 
. Lyndale & Campbell
. Milwaukee Ave. & Campbell
 
. Peoria,IL
. Zion,IL : 21st & Hebron (Hebron Park)

 

 

 

SPECIAL THANKS TO ZOOK22 FOR THE HISTORICAL INFORMATION ON THE LATIN LOVERS