It is the primary purpose of this Code to promote the State‘s welfare by improving the economic stability of agriculture through the existence of the Illinois Grain Insurance Fund in order to protect producers in the event of the failure of a licensed grain dealer or licensed warehouseman and to ensure the existence of an adequate resource so that persons holding valid claims may be compensated for losses occasioned by the failure of a licensed grain dealer or licensed warehouseman. To that end, this Code shall be liberally construed and liberally administered in favor of claimants.
     In addition, the Illinois grain industry comprises a significant and vital part of the State’s economy and as such can function to its fullest competitive and profitable potential, thus contributing to the economic health of this State, when it operates under a coordinated and integrated regulatory structure. Thus, a further purpose of this Code is to provide a single system of governmental regulation of the Illinois grain industry.

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 240 ILCS 40/1-5

  • State: when applied to different parts of the United States, may be construed to include the District of Columbia and the several territories, and the words "United States" may be construed to include the said district and territories. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.14