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
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
In 1981went 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."