After he was released from Stateville in 1979, Bobby worked for his former lawyer, Patrick Murphy, now a Chicago judge. Judge Murphy says of Bobby "I just think he is a phenomenal guy. He was just a guy who took to the gangs as a way to help other people."

Bobby was told he could become "filthy rich" by getting back into the CVL. But the CVL had changed and was now immersed in the drug trade. That wasn't his way. He hated what drugs did to his community and opposed what happened to the gang he had helped transform. He got the attention of the local media.

He worked as a legislative assistant to State Representative John D'Arco. In 1980 Bobby was appointed a member of the Governor's Task Force on Aging and the Infirmed. He was a local chapter Jaycee member and was awarded a lifetimee Jaycee membership.

In 1981 went to work for the Safer Foundation working to help ex-offfenders reintegrate in society. He was awarded its Employee of the Year in 1982 and in 1984 Manager of the Year. He was also awarded the Westside Torch Award by the Westside Organization. He was the Safer Foundation's supervisor for work in the Cabrini-Green housing project, which ironically, was dominated by the Black Gangster Disciples, the CVL's long time rivals.

Bobby married to Etheal who has three sons and a daughter all who went to college. He and Etheal live in the south suburbs of Chicago. He has remained active in various causes and has decided to fight to clear his name.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Bobby Gore and friends

Many articles have been written about Bobby since his release, including this admiring October 1, 1995 article in the Chicago Tribune Magazine. The writer's conclusion: "His is not a life wasted."

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