Members of the Latin Kings street gang have a motto: "Once a King, Always a King."
But after almost eight years of litigation, four reputed members of the gang say they've proven to a Kane County judge that the motto doesn't apply to them.
On Wednesday, the judge dismissed a 2010 lawsuit the city of Elgin filed against brothers Elias and Saul Juarez and brothers Ruben and Oscar Sanchez under the Illinois Street Gang Prevention Act.
"They say you can't beat City Hall," said attorney John Mauck, who represented the Juarez and Sanchez brothers. "They drag things out. But we were very tenacious. We were not going to surrender."
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