(740 ILCS 147/45)
Abatement as public nuisance.
(a) Any real property that is erected, established, maintained,
owned, leased, or used by any streetgang for the purpose
of conducting streetgang related activity constitutes a public
nuisance and may be abated as provided in Article 37 of the Criminal Code
of 2012 relating to public nuisances.
(b) An action to abate a nuisance under this Section may
be brought by the State's Attorney of the county where the seizure
(c) Any person who is injured by reason of streetgang related activity
shall have a cause of action for 3 times the actual damages
sustained and, if appropriate, punitive damages;
however, no cause of action shall arise under this subsection (c)
as a result of an otherwise legitimate commercial transaction
between parties to a contract or agreement for the sale of lawful
goods or property or the sale of securities regulated by the Illinois
Securities Law of 1953
or by the federal Securities and Exchange Commission.
The person shall also recover reasonable attorney's fees,
costs, and expenses.
(Source: P.A. 97-1150, eff. 1-25-13.)