Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/4-7

  • Statute: A law passed by a legislature.
     A person is negligent, or acts negligently, when that person fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or a result will follow, described by the statute defining the offense, and that failure constitutes a substantial deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.