(740 ILCS 147/20)
Commencement of action.
(a) An action may be commenced under this Act by the filing of a verified
complaint as in civil cases.
(b) A complaint filed under this Act, and all other ancillary or
collateral matters arising therefrom, including matter relating to
discovery, motions, trial, and the perfection or execution of judgments
shall be subject to the Code of Civil Procedure, except as may be otherwise
provided in this Act, or except as the court may otherwise order upon motion of
the State's Attorney or his designee in matters relating to immunity or the
physical safety of witnesses.
(c) The complaint shall name each complaining State's Attorney or his
designee, and the public authority represented by him or by them.
(d) The complaint shall also name as defendants the gang, all known gang
officers, and any gang members specifically identified or alleged in the
complaint as having participated in a course or pattern of gang-related
criminal activity. The complaint may also name, as a class of defendants,
all unknown gang members.
(e) When, at any point prior to trial, other specific gang officers or
members become known, the complaint may be amended to include any such
person as a named defendant.
(Source: P.A. 87-932.)