Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes 765 ILCS 725/1

  • Contract: A legal written agreement that becomes binding when signed.
  • Jurisdiction: (1) The legal authority of a court to hear and decide a case. Concurrent jurisdiction exists when two courts have simultaneous responsibility for the same case. (2) The geographic area over which the court has authority to decide cases.
  • Lease: A contract transferring the use of property or occupancy of land, space, structures, or equipment in consideration of a payment (e.g., rent). Source: OCC
  • 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
     No contract, agreement or lease in writing or by parol, by which any lands or tenements therein are demised or leased by any alien or his agents for the purpose of farming, cultivation or the raising of crops thereon, shall contain any provision requiring the tenant or other person for him, to pay taxes on said lands or tenements, or any part thereof, and all such provisions, agreements and leases so made are declared void as to the taxes aforesaid. If any alien landlord or his agents shall receive in advance or at any other time any sum of money or article of value from any tenant in lieu of such taxes, directly or indirectly, the same may be recovered back by such tenant before any court having jurisdiction of the amount thereof, and all provisions or agreements in writing or otherwise to pay such taxes shall be held in all courts of this state to be void.