Reputed gang members in Elgin had an unusual run-in with police last week. Rather than being taken into custody or even tersely questioned, the gang members each were simply given a sheet of paper. "Most of them didn't understand," Elgin Police Sgt. Jim Lalley said. "They were left behind holding a piece of paper, and they had no idea what it was."
...The gang members were served with summonses, ordering them to appear in civil court next month. The Elgin Latin Kings weren't being arrested. But they were being sued.
Elgin is seeking monetary damages from the gang, but the officials said the real value was the part of the suit that would bar the named gang members from associating with one another.