Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > 20 ILCS 515
- Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
- Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
- Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
- Oversight: Committee review of the activities of a Federal agency or program.