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  • Access: means that the cable or video provider is capable of providing cable services or video services at the household address using any technology, other than direct-to-home satellite service, that provides 2-way broadband Internet capability and video programming, content, and functionality, regardless of whether any customer has ordered service or whether the owner or landlord or other responsible person has granted access to the household. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • accredited: as used in this Article in connection with a university or institution, means an institution of higher education accredited by the North Central Association or other comparable regional accrediting association. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/21B-105
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 686/31-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 661/6-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 666/11-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 671/16-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • Acquire: includes to purchase, erect, build, construct, reconstruct, complete, repair, replace, alter, extend, better, equip, develop, and improve a project, including the acquisition and clearing of a site or sites therefor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 681/26-5
  • Acquiring corporation: as used in this Article , means any stock insurance corporation incorporated under this Code or under prior laws of this State relating to the incorporation of domestic insurance corporations; any stock corporation incorporated under the "Business Corporation Act of 1983" or under prior laws of this State authorizing the establishment of business corporations; and any foreign or alien stock corporation qualified to do business in Illinois and registered by the corporation department; and any foreign or alien stock insurance company authorized to do business in Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/156.1
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • Adjusted RBC Report: means an RBC Report that has been adjusted by the Director in accordance with subsection (f) of Section 35A-10. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Administrative separation: means a parent's, legal guardian's, legal custodian's, or primary caretaker's: (1) arrest, detention, incarceration, removal, or deportation in connection with federal immigration enforcement; or (2) receipt of official communication by federal, State, or local authorities regarding immigration enforcement that gives reasonable notice that care and supervision of the child by the parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or primary caretaker will be interrupted or cannot be provided. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/11-1
  • Adult with a mental disability: means a person over the age of 18 years who lives in his or her own home; who needs home-based services, but does not require 24-hour-a-day supervision; and who has one of the following conditions: severe autism, severe mental illness, a severe or profound intellectual disability, or severe and multiple impairments. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Adverse underwriting decision: means :
            (1) any of the following actions with respect to
    
insurance transactions involving insurance coverage which is individually underwritten:
            (a) a declination of insurance coverage,
            (b) a termination of insurance coverage,
            (c) failure of an agent to apply for insurance
        
coverage with a specific insurance institution which the agent represents and which is requested by an applicant,
            (d) in the case of a property or casualty
        
insurance coverage:
                (i) placement by an insurance institution or
            
agent of a risk with a residual market mechanism, an unauthorized insurer or an insurance institution which specializes in substandard risks, or
                (ii) the charging of a higher rate on the
            
basis of information which differs from that which the applicant or policyholder furnished, or
            (e) in the case of life, health or disability
        
insurance coverage, an offer to insure at higher than standard rates. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Advisory Organization: means every person, other than an insurance company who as its primary functions (i) compiles insurance statistics, or (ii) prepares insurance policies, bond forms, and underwriting rules, and (iii) furnishes that which it compiles and prepares to insurance companies who are its only members and subscribers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123A-2
  • affected areas: means the counties of Cook, DuPage, Lake, Kane, McHenry, Will, Madison, St. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/13-100.1
  • affiliate: as used in this Article means a person that directly, or indirectly through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with, the person specified. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Affiliated company: includes a parent entity that controls a captive insurance company and:
             (1) is an affiliate of another entity if the entity
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    directly or indirectly, through one or more intermediaries, controls, is controlled by, or is under common control with the other entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Aftercare release: means the conditional and
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    revocable release of an adjudicated delinquent juvenile committed to the Department of Juvenile Justice under the supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Agency: means an agency or entity licensed by the Department pursuant to this Article or pursuant to the Community Residential Alternatives Licensing Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Agency: means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Agent: means an individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation who is involved in the solicitation, negotiation or binding of coverages for or on applications or policies of insurance, covering property or risks located in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Aggregate levy: means the annual corporate levy of the taxing district and those special purpose levies which are made annually (other than debt service levies and levies made for the purpose of paying amounts due under public building commission leases). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Aggregator site: means a website that provides access to information regarding insurance products from more than one insurer, including product and insurer information, for use in comparison shopping. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Amortization: Paying off a loan by regular installments.
  • Ancillary administration: Probate administration of property (usually real property) owned in a State other than the one in which the decedent had his (her) principal residence at the time of death.
  • Annexed area: means a territory which has attached to and become a part of a different political subdivision or precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Annual percentage rate: The cost of credit at a yearly rate. It is calculated in a standard way, taking the average compound interest rate over the term of the loan so borrowers can compare loans. Lenders are required by law to disclose a card account's APR. Source: FDIC
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Appellate: About appeals; an appellate court has the power to review the judgement of another lower court or tribunal.
  • Applicant: means any person who seeks to contract for insurance coverage other than a person seeking group insurance that is not individually underwritten. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Area background: means concentrations of regulated substances that are consistently present in the environment in the vicinity of a site that are the result of natural conditions or human activities, and not the result solely of releases at the site. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Arraignment: A proceeding in which an individual who is accused of committing a crime is brought into court, told of the charges, and asked to plead guilty or not guilty.
  • Artificially made or reclaimed land: includes all land which formerly was submerged under the public waters of the state, the title to which is in the state, and which has been artificially made or reclaimed in whole or in part. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-92-1
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Assets: means all assets or property, whether real, personal or mixed, tangible or intangible, and any right or interest therein, including all rights under contracts and other agreements. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • assets: as used in this Article includes all deposits and funds of a special or trust nature. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Association: means any entity meeting the requirements set forth in either of the following paragraphs (1), (2) or (3):
             (1) any organized association of individuals, legal
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    representatives, corporations (whether for profit or not for profit), partnerships, trusts, associations, units of government or other organizations, or any combination of the foregoing, that has been in continuous existence for at least one year, the member organizations of which collectively:
                (a) own, control, or hold with power to vote
            
    (directly or indirectly) all of the outstanding voting securities of an association captive insurance company incorporated as a stock insurer; or
                (b) have complete voting control (directly or
            
    indirectly) over an association captive insurance company organized as a mutual insurer;
            (2) any organized association of individuals, legal
        
    representatives, corporations (whether for profit or not for profit), partnerships, trusts, associations, units of government or other organizations, or any combination of the foregoing:
                (a) whose member organizations are engaged in
            
    businesses or activities similar or related with respect to the liability of which such members are exposed by virtue of any related, similar, or common business, trade, product, services, premises, or operations; and
                (b) whose member organizations:
                     (i) directly or indirectly own or control,
                
    and hold with power to vote, at least 80% of all of the outstanding voting securities of an association captive insurance company incorporated as a stock insurer; or
                    (ii) directly or indirectly have at least 80%
                
    of the voting control over an association captive insurance company organized as a mutual insurer; or
            (3) any risk retention group, as defined in
        
    subsection (11) of Section 123B-2, domiciled in this State and organized under this Article; however, beginning 6 months after the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995, a risk retention group shall no longer qualify as an association under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Association captive insurance company: means any company that insures risks of (i) the member organizations of an association, and (ii) their affiliated companies. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Attending physician: means the physician who has primary responsibility at the time of reference for the treatment and care of the patient. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • attorney-in-fact: shall mean the representative of the subscribers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/61
  • Audit: means a systematic inspection or examination of plans, reports, records, or documents to determine the completeness and accuracy of the data and conclusions contained therein. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Authority: means any Municipal Zoo Authority, as provided in this Division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Authority: means a School Finance Authority created under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Authority: means the "(Name of City) School Finance Authority";
         (b) "Board" means any board of education to which this Article is applicable;
         (c) "Budget" means the budget of the Board as defined in Section 34-43 of this Act, as from time to time in effect;
         (d) "Chairman" means the chairman of the Authority appointed pursuant to paragraph (c) of Section 34A-301 of this Article;
         (e) "City" means the city wherein the school district of such Board is located;
         (f) "Financial Plan" means the financial plan of the Board to be developed pursuant to Section 34A-403 of this Article, as from time to time in effect;
         (g) "Fiscal Year" means the fiscal year of the Board;
         (h) "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois;
         (i) "School year" means the school year of the Board;
         (j) "Approved System-Wide Educational Reform Goals and Objectives Plan" means the system-wide educational reform goals and objectives plan that has been accepted and approved by the Authority;
         (k) "Investment Obligations" means any of the following which at the time of investment are legal investments under the laws of the State for the money proposed to be invested therein:
            (i) Direct obligations of, or obligations the
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    principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America;
            (ii) Bonds, debentures or notes or other evidence of
        
    indebtedness issued or guaranteed by any of the following agencies: Bank for Cooperatives; Federal Intermediate Credit Banks; Federal Land Banks; Federal Home Loan Banks; the Federal National Mortgage Association; the United States Postal Service; the Government National Mortgage Association; the Federal Financing National Mortgage Association; the Federal Financing Bank; or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States of America now existing or hereafter created;
            (iii) New Housing Authority Bonds issued by public
        
    agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by a pledge of annual contributions under an Annual Contributions Contract or Contracts with the United States of America, or Project Notes issued by public agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by a requisition or payment agreement with the United States of America;
            (iv) Direct and general obligations of, or
        
    obligations guaranteed by, the State, to the payment of the principal of and interest on which the full faith and credit of the State is pledged;
            (v) Negotiable or non-negotiable time deposits
        
    evidenced by certificates of deposit issued by banks, trust companies or national banking associations (which may include the trustee) which are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and savings and loan associations which are members of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, provided that such time deposits in any such bank, trust company, national banking association or savings and loan association are continuously secured by obligations described in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this definition, provided further that such obligations at all times have a market value at least equal to the maturity value of the deposits so secured, including accrued interest; and
            (vi) Repurchase agreements with banks (which may
        
    include the trustee) described in clause (v) of this definition and government bond dealers reporting to, trading with, and recognized as primary dealers by a Federal Reserve Bank, the underlying securities of which are obligations described in clauses (i) or (ii) of this definition, provided that the underlying securities are required to be continuously maintained at a market value not less than the amount so invested;
        (l) "Mayor" means the Mayor of the City;
         (m) "Obligations" means bonds and notes of the Authority;
         (n) "State" means the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34A-103
  • Bail: Security given for the release of a criminal defendant or witness from legal custody (usually in the form of money) to secure his/her appearance on the day and time appointed.
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Banking association: means any Illinois corporation, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, which functions as a professional or trade association of dues-paying member commercial banks. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Bankruptcy: Refers to statutes and judicial proceedings involving persons or businesses that cannot pay their debts and seek the assistance of the court in getting a fresh start. Under the protection of the bankruptcy court, debtors may discharge their debts, perhaps by paying a portion of each debt. Bankruptcy judges preside over these proceedings.
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic cable or video service: means any cable or video service offering or tier that includes the retransmission of local television broadcast signals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Basic cable or video service: means any service offering or tier that includes the retransmission of local television broadcast signals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Bench trial: Trial without a jury in which a judge decides the facts.
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Blanket travel insurance: means a policy of travel insurance issued to any eligible group providing coverage for specific classes of persons defined in the policy with coverage provided to all members of the eligible group without a separate charge to individual members of the eligible group. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • blood bank: has the meaning ascribed to the term in Section 2-124 of the Illinois Clinical Laboratory and Blood Bank Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 686/31-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • Board: means a Board of a Community College District. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of any Municipal Zoo Authority, as provided in this Division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Board: includes a board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar body to which one or more members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, but does not include any subcommittee thereof, and where the member receives any form of compensation on a per meeting basis; this does not include reimbursement for actual travel or other expenses necessarily incurred in discharging the duties of the office. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 420/3B-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 661/6-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 666/11-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 671/16-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 681/26-5
  • Bodily injury: means bodily injury, sickness, or disease sustained by a person, including death at any time, resulting from a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Bonds: means bonds authorized to be issued by the Authority under Section 1E-65 of this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Broadband service: means a high speed service connection to the public Internet capable of supporting, in at least one direction, a speed in excess of 200 kilobits per second (kbps) to the network demarcation point at the subscriber's premises. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Broker: means any person other than a motor carrier of property, that arranges, offers to arrange, or holds itself out, by solicitation, advertisement, or otherwise, as arranging or offering to arrange for-hire transportation of property or other service in connection therewith by a motor carrier of property which holds or is required to hold a license issued by the Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • brownfields: means a parcel of real property, or a portion of the parcel, that has actual or perceived contamination and an active potential for redevelopment. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Budget: means the annual budget of the district required under Section 17-1 of this Code, as in effect from time to time. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Building purposes: means the preparation of preliminary drawings and sketches, working drawings and specifications, erection, building acquiring, altering, improving or expanding college facilities, including the acquisition of land therefor, and the inspection and supervision thereof, to be used exclusively for community colleges. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/5-2
  • Cable operator: means that term as defined in item (5) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Cable or video provider: means any person or entity providing cable service or video service pursuant to authorization under (i) the Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007; (ii) Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; (iii) Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code; or (iv) a master antenna television, satellite master antenna television, direct broadcast satellite, multipoint distribution services, and other providers of video programming, whatever their technology. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Cable service: means that term as defined in item (6) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Cable system: means that term as defined in item (7) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Capital: means the capital stock component of statutory surplus, as defined in the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual, version effective January 1, 2001, and subsequent revisions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • Captive insurance company: means any pure captive insurance company, association captive insurance company or industrial insured captive insurance company organized under the provisions of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Captive management company: means an entity providing administrative services to a captive insurance company. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Carcinogen: means a contaminant that is classified as a Category A1 or A2 Carcinogen by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; or a Category 1 or 2A/2B Carcinogen by the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer; or a "Human Carcinogen" or "Anticipated Human Carcinogen" by the United States Department of Health and Human Service National Toxicological Program; or a Category A or B1/B2 Carcinogen by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Integrated Risk Information System or a Final Rule issued in a Federal Register notice by the USEPA as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Caregiver: includes a caregiver's spouse, cohabitant, child, or employee. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Carrier: means any motor carrier or rail carrier other than a private carrier. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Caucus: From the Algonquian Indian language, a caucus meant "to meet together." An informal organization of members of the legislature that exists to discuss issues of mutual concern and possibly to perform legislative research and policy planning for its members. There are regional, political or ideological, ethnic, and economic-based caucuses.
  • Certificate: means a certificate of public convenience and necessity issued under this Chapter to common carriers of household goods. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Certification Board: means the State Teacher Certification Board. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • Certification program: means an instructional curriculum, examination, and process for certification, recertification, and revocation of certification of certified public accountants that is administered by the Illinois CPA Society and that is officially approved by the Department to ensure that a certified public accountant possesses the necessary skills and abilities to successfully perform an attestation engagement for tax compliance review in a certified audit project. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2510/2510-5
  • Chairperson: means the Chairperson of the Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Chief judge: The judge who has primary responsibility for the administration of a court but also decides cases; chief judges are determined by seniority.
  • Circuit clerk: means clerk of the circuit court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.26
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • Class III groundwater: means groundwater that meets the Class III Special Resource Groundwater criteria set forth in the Board rules adopted under the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Commercial Building: means any building, other than a residence, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, including basements, footings, foundations, septic systems and underground pipes directly servicing the building, but does not include sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, living units, land, trees, plants, crops or agricultural field drainage tile. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Commercial Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a commercial building. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Commission: means the Illinois Commerce Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18d-105
  • Commission: means the Illinois Commerce Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Commission: means the Illinois Commerce Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Commission regulations and orders: means rules and regulations adopted and orders or decisions issued by the Commission pursuant to this Chapter; any certificate, permit, broker's license or other license or registration issued pursuant to such rules, regulations, orders and decisions; and all terms, conditions, or limitations thereof. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Commodity contract: means :
                 (1) a contract for the purchase or sale of a
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    commodity for future delivery on, or subject to the rules of, a board of trade or contract market under the federal Commodity Exchange Act or a board of trade outside the United States;
                (2) an agreement that is subject to regulation
            
    under Section 19 of the federal Commodity Exchange Act and that is commonly known to the commodities trade as a margin account, margin contract, leverage account, or leverage contract;
                (3) an agreement or transaction that is subject
            
    to regulation under Section 4c(b) of the federal Commodity Exchange Act and that is commonly known to the commodities trade as a commodity option;
                (4) any combination of the agreements or
            
    transactions referred to in this paragraph (a); or
                (5) any option to enter into an agreement or
            
    transaction referred to in this paragraph (a). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Common law: The legal system that originated in England and is now in use in the United States. It is based on judicial decisions rather than legislative action.
  • Community Reinvestment Act: The Act is intended to encourage depository institutions to help meet the credit needs of the communities in which they operate, including low- and moderate-income neighborhoods. It was enacted by the Congress in 1977. Source: OCC
  • Community service: means uncompensated labor for
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    a community service agency as hereinafter defined. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • company: as used in this Article includes all of the corporations, associations, societies, orders, firms, companies, partnerships, and individuals specified in subsections (1), (4), and (5) of this Section and agents, managing general agents, brokers, premium finance companies, insurance holding companies, and all other non-risk bearing entities or persons engaged in any aspect of the business of insurance on behalf of an insurer against which a receivership proceeding has been or is being filed under this Article, including, but not limited to, entities or persons that provide management, administrative, accounting, data processing, marketing, underwriting, claims handling, or any other similar services to that insurer, whether or not those entities are licensed to engage in the business of insurance in Illinois, if the entity or person is an affiliate of that insurer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Completed operations liability: means liability arising out of the installation, maintenance, or repair of any product at a site which is not owned or controlled by:
             (a) any person who performs that work; or
             (b) any person who hires an independent contractor to
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    perform that work; but shall include liability for activities which are completed or abandoned before the date of the occurrence giving rise to the liability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • comprehensive unified local transportation system: as used in this Article means a transportation system comprising all of the street railways and also all of the local railroads the major portions of which are within the city (provided there are such local railroads in such city) and may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and/or any other local public utility transportation facilities, the major portions of which are within the city. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/14-101
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Conference committee: A temporary, ad hoc panel composed of conferees from both chamber of a legislature which is formed for the purpose of reconciling differences in legislation that has passed both chambers. Conference committees are usually convened to resolve bicameral differences on major and controversial legislation.
  • Construction: means any one or more of the following which is undertaken for a public purpose: preliminary planning to determine the feasibility of the treatment works or public water supply, engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal or economic investigations or studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures or other necessary actions, erection, building, acquisition, alteration, remodeling, improvement or extension of treatment works or public water supplies, or the inspection or supervision of any of the foregoing items. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Consumer report: means any written, oral or other communication of information bearing on a natural person's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living which is used or expected to be used in connection with an insurance transaction. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Consumer reporting agency: means any person who:
            (1) regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the
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    practice of assembling or preparing consumer reports for a monetary fee,
            (2) obtains information primarily from sources other
        
    than insurance institutions, and
            (3) furnishes consumer reports to other persons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Contingency reserve fund: means a separate fund maintained for payment of claims in excess of the pool retention fund amount. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Contingent beneficiary: Receiver of property or benefits if the first named beneficiary fails to receive any or all of the property or benefits in question before his (her) death.
  • Control: means the power to direct, or cause the direction of, the management and policies of an entity, other than the power that results from an official position with or corporate office held in the entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • control or management: when used in this Article, shall be construed to include the power to exercise control or management. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-4307
  • Controlled unaffiliated business: means an entity:
             (1) that is not an affiliate;
             (2) that has an existing contractual relationship
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    with an affiliate under which the affiliate bears a potential financial loss; and
            (3) whose risks are managed by a captive
        
    insurance company under Section 123C-24 of this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Corrective action: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of Sections 57. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Corrective Order: means an order issued by the Director in accordance with Article XII 1/2 specifying corrective actions that the Director determines are required. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • costs: as used in this Division 58 means sums paid by way of compensation to any property owner for the actual taking or damaging of his property, and attorney's fees and court costs incurred as a result of, or incident to, any grade separation covered by this Division 58. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-58-7
  • Court: means the circuit court in a session or
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    division assigned to hear proceedings under this Act, and includes the term Juvenile Court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • court: shall mean the court before which the conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation proceeding of the company is pending, or the judge presiding in such proceedings. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Coverage grant: means the document describing specific coverages and terms of coverage which are provided by a risk retention trust created under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Debt service: means levies made by any taxing district pursuant to home rule authority, statute, referendum, ordinance, resolution, indenture, agreement, or contract to retire the principal or pay interest on bonds, notes, debentures or other financial instruments which evidence indebtedness. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declination of insurance coverage: means a denial, in whole or in part, by an insurance institution or agent of requested insurance coverage. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • decree: is synonymous with the word "judgment". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.24
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Department: means the Department of Corrections or the Department of Juvenile Justice. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2
  • Department: means the Department of Human Services, as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Department: means the Illinois Department of Revenue. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • Department: means the Department of Children and Family Services. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 510/510-5
  • Department: means the Illinois Department of Revenue. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2510/2510-5
  • Department: means the Department of Human
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    Services unless specifically referenced as another department. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2712/5-5
  • Departments: means for the purposes of this Act, the Department of Human Services, the Department on Aging, Department of Healthcare and Family Services and Department of Public Health, unless otherwise noted. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • Dependent: A person dependent for support upon another.
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Designated market area: means a designated market area, as determined by Nielsen Media Research and published in the 1999-2000 Nielsen Station Index Directory and Nielsen Station Index United States Television Household Estimates or any successor publication. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • detention: includes the court ordered care of an alleged or adjudicated delinquent minor who requires secure custody pursuant to Section 5-125 of this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Director: means the Director of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Disconnected area: means a territory which has detached or separated from a political subdivision or precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Discrimination: means undue discrimination in the context of the particular mode of transportation involved. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • District: means a Community College District. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • District: means any school district having a population of not more than 500,000 that prior to the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 92nd General Assembly has had a Financial Oversight Panel established for the district under Section 1B-4 of this Code following the district's petitioning of the State Board of Education for the creation of the Financial Oversight Panel and for which the Financial Oversight Panel has been in existence for at least one year. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Diversion: means the referral of a juvenile,
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    without court intervention, into a program that provides services designed to educate the juvenile and develop a productive and responsible approach to living in the community. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • division: means the act by operation of law by which a domestic stock company divides into 2 or more resulting companies in accordance with a plan of division and this Article;
         "Dividing company" means a domestic stock company that approves a plan of division pursuant to Section 35B-20;
         "Domestic stock company" means a domestic stock company transacting or being organized to transact any of the kinds of insurance business enumerated in Section 4. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Domestic insurer: means any insurance company domiciled in this State under Article II, Article III, Article III 1/2, or Article IV or a health organization as defined by this Article, except this shall include only those health maintenance organizations that are "domestic companies" in accordance with Section 5-3 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act and only those limited health service organizations that are "domestic companies" in accordance with Section 4003 of the Limited Health Service Organization Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • Electronic monitoring: means the monitoring of an inmate, person, or offender with an electronic device both within and outside of their home under the terms and conditions established by the supervising authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2
  • Embezzlement: In most states, embezzlement is defined as theft/larceny of assets (money or property) by a person in a position of trust or responsibility over those assets. Embezzlement typically occurs in the employment and corporate settings. Source: OCC
  • En banc: In the bench or "full bench." Refers to court sessions with the entire membership of a court participating rather than the usual quorum. U.S. courts of appeals usually sit in panels of three judges, but may expand to a larger number in certain cases. They are then said to be sitting en banc.
  • English learners: means (1) all children in grades pre-K through 12 who were not born in the United States, whose native tongue is a language other than English, and who are incapable of performing ordinary classwork in English; and (2) all children in grades pre-K through 12 who were born in the United States of parents possessing no or limited English-speaking ability and who are incapable of performing ordinary classwork in English. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • Entitlement: A Federal program or provision of law that requires payments to any person or unit of government that meets the eligibility criteria established by law. Entitlements constitute a binding obligation on the part of the Federal Government, and eligible recipients have legal recourse if the obligation is not fulfilled. Social Security and veterans' compensation and pensions are examples of entitlement programs.
  • Escheat: Reversion of real or personal property to the state when 1) a person dies without leaving a will and has no heirs, or 2) when the property (such as a bank account) has been inactive for a certain period of time. Source: OCC
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Extradition: The formal process of delivering an accused or convicted person from authorities in one state to authorities in another state.
  • Facilities: means classroom buildings and equipment, related structures and utilities necessary or appropriate for the uses of a community college, but not including land or buildings intended primarily for staff housing, dormitories, or for athletic exhibitions, contests or games for which admission charges are to be made to the general public. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/5-2
  • Faculty Member: means a full time employee of the District regularly engaged in teaching or academic support services, but excluding supervisors, administrators and clerical employees. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Fair Credit Reporting Act: A federal law, established in 1971 and revised in 1997, that gives consumers the right to see their credit records and correct any mistakes. Source: OCC
  • Fair Debt Collection Practices Act: The Fair Debt Collection Practices Act is a set of United States statutes added as Title VIII of the Consumer Credit Protection Act. Its purpose is to ensure ethical practices in the collection of consumer debts and to provide consumers with an avenue for disputing and obtaining validation of debt information in order to ensure the information's accuracy. It is often used in conjunction with the Fair Credit Reporting Act. Source: OCC
  • Family member: means a spouse, civil union partner, child, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin, or parent of the person receiving assistance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Farm crossing: means a crossing used for agricultural and livestock purposes only. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 686/31-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 661/6-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 666/11-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 671/16-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • Federal agency: means the United States of America, the President of the United States of America, or such agency or agencies of the United States of America as may be designated or created to make loans or grants or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 681/26-5
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Federal Reserve System: The central bank of the United States. The Fed, as it is commonly called, regulates the U.S. monetary and financial system. The Federal Reserve System is composed of a central governmental agency in Washington, D.C. (the Board of Governors) and twelve regional Federal Reserve Banks in major cities throughout the United States. Source: OCC
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fill material: means non-native or disturbed materials used to bed and backfill around an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Finance charge: The total cost of credit a customer must pay on a consumer loan, including interest. The Truth in Lending Act requires disclosure of the finance charge. Source: OCC
  • Financial plan: means the financial plan of the district to be developed pursuant to this Article, as in effect from time to time. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Footprint: means the geographic area designated by the cable service or video service provider as the geographic area in which it will offer cable services or video services during the period of its State-issued authorization. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • For-hire: means for compensation or hire, regardless of the form of compensation and whether compensation is direct or indirect. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Foreign insurer: means any foreign or alien insurance company licensed under Article VI that is not domiciled in this State and any health maintenance organization that is not a "domestic company" in accordance with Section 5-3 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act and any limited health service organization that is not a "domestic company" in accordance with Section 4003 of the Limited Health Service Organization Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Foreign judgment: means any judgment or order relating to fraudulent claims practices, false and deceptive advertising, unfair methods of transacting business, or payment of taxes, of a court located in a "reciprocal state" including a court of the United States located therein, against any insurer incorporated or authorized to do business in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/121-13
  • Fraternal benefit society: means any insurance company licensed under Article XVII of this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Fuel: means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • Fulfillment materials: means documentation sent to the purchaser of a travel protection plan confirming the purchase and providing the travel protection plan's coverage and assistance details. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Fund: means the Underground Storage Tank Fund. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Fund: means the fund established by this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Fund: means the Water Revolving Fund created pursuant to this Title, consisting of the Water Pollution Control Loan Program, the Public Water Supply Loan Program, and the Loan Support Program. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • governmental reciprocal: shall mean a reciprocal in which all subscribers are governmental entities, including, but not limited to, federal, State, territorial, commonwealth, and local governments and agencies, subdivisions, departments, joint ventures, partnerships, and consortia of these governments. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/61
  • Grace period: The number of days you'll have to pay your bill for purchases in full without triggering a finance charge. Source: Federal Reserve
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Grant index: means a figure for each school district equal to one minus the ratio of the district's equalized assessed valuation per pupil in average daily attendance to the equalized assessed valuation per pupil in average daily attendance of the district located at the 90th percentile for all districts of the same category. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 230/5-5
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • Habeas corpus: A writ that is usually used to bring a prisoner before the court to determine the legality of his imprisonment. It may also be used to bring a person in custody before the court to give testimony, or to be prosecuted.
  • Harbor: as used in this Division 92 includes harbors, marinas, slips, docks, piers, breakwaters, and all buildings, structures, facilities, connections, equipment, parking areas and all other improvements for use in connection therewith. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-92-1
  • Hazardous financial condition: means that, based on its present or reasonably anticipated financial condition, a risk retention group, although not yet financially impaired or insolvent, is unlikely to be able:
             (a) to meet obligations to policyholders with respect
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    to known claims and reasonably anticipated claims; or
            (b) to pay other obligations in the normal course of
        
    business. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Hazardous material: means any substance or material in a quantity and form determined by the federal Office of Hazardous Materials and the Federal Railroad Administration to be capable of posing an unreasonable risk to health, safety, or property when transported in commerce. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose, treat or provide for the patient's physical or mental health or personal care. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Health care agency: means an agency governing any type of health care, anatomical gift, autopsy or disposition of remains for and on behalf of a patient and refers, in either hard copy or electronic format, to the power of attorney or other written instrument defining the agency or the agency, itself, as appropriate to the context. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Health care agent: means an individual at least 18 years old designated by the principal to make health care decisions of any type, including, but not limited to, anatomical gift, autopsy, or disposition of remains for and on behalf of the individual. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Health organization: means an entity operating under a certificate of authority issued pursuant to the Health Maintenance Organization Act, the Dental Service Plan Act, the Limited Health Service Organization Act, or the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, unless the entity is otherwise defined as a "life, health, or life and health insurer" pursuant to this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Heating Oil: means petroleum that is No. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Holder: means a person or entity that has received authorization to offer or provide cable or video service from the Commission pursuant to Section 21-401 of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • home and community-based long-term care services: means , with respect to the State Medicaid program, a service aid, or benefit, home and community-based services, including, but not limited to, home health and personal care services, that are provided to a person with a disability, and are voluntarily accepted, as part of his or her long-term care that: (i) is provided under the State's qualified home and community-based program or that could be provided under such a program but is otherwise provided under the Medicaid program; (ii) is delivered in a qualified residence; and (iii) is necessary for the person with a disability to live in the community. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • Home detention: means the confinement of a person convicted or charged with an offense to his or her place of residence under the terms and conditions established by the supervising authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2
  • Home-based services: means services provided to an adult with a mental disability who lives in his or her own home. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Household: means a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Household goods: means :
            (A) Personal effects and property used or to be used
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    in a dwelling when a part of the equipment or supply of such dwelling; except that this subdivision (13. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Household goods carrier: means a motor carrier of property authorized to transport household goods. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Household goods common carrier: means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation for the general public over regular or irregular routes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Household goods contract carrier: means any household goods carrier engaged in transportation under contract with a limited number of shippers (that shall not be freight forwarders, shippers' agents or brokers) that either (a) assigns motor vehicles for a continuing period of time to the exclusive use of the shipper or shippers served, or (b) furnishes transportation service designed to meet the distinct need of the shipper or shippers served. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Impeachment: (1) The process of calling something into question, as in "impeaching the testimony of a witness." (2) The constitutional process whereby the House of Representatives may "impeach" (accuse of misconduct) high officers of the federal government for trial in the Senate.
  • In forma pauperis: In the manner of a pauper. Permission given to a person to sue without payment of court fees on claim of indigence or poverty.
  • Incumbent cable operator: means a person or entity that provided cable services or video services in a particular area under a franchise agreement with a local unit of government pursuant to Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11) or Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-1095) on January 1, 2007. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Indemnification: means indemnification of an owner or operator for the amount of any judgment entered against the owner or operator in a court of law, for the amount of any final order or determination made against the owner or operator by an agency of State government or any subdivision thereof, or for the amount of any settlement entered into by the owner or operator, if the judgment, order, determination, or settlement arises out of bodily injury or property damage suffered as a result of a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank owned or operated by the owner or operator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • 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
  • Indictment: The formal charge issued by a grand jury stating that there is enough evidence that the defendant committed the crime to justify having a trial; it is used primarily for felonies.
  • Individual: means any natural person who:
            (1) in the case of property or casualty insurance, is
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    a past, present or proposed named insured or certificateholder;
            (2) in the case of life, health or disability
        
    insurance, is a past, present or proposed principal insured or certificateholder;
            (3) is a past, present or proposed policyowner;
            (4) is a past or present applicant;
            (5) is a past or present claimant; or
            (6) derived, derives or is proposed to derive
        
    insurance coverage under an insurance policy or certificate subject to this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Industrial insured: means an insured which (together with its affiliates) at the time of its initial procurement of insurance from an industrial insured captive insurance company:
             (1) has available to it advice with respect to the
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    purchase of insurance through the use of the services of a full-time employee acting as an insurance manager or buyer or the services of a regularly and continuously retained qualified insurance consultant; and
            (2) pays aggregate annual premiums in excess of
            
    $100,000 for insurance on all risks except for life, accident and health; and
            (3) either (i) has at least 25 full-time employees,
        
    or (ii) has gross assets in excess of $3,000,000, or (iii) has annual gross revenues in excess of $5,000,000. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Industrial insured captive insurance company: means any company that insures risks of industrial insureds that are members of the industrial insured group, and their affiliated companies. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Industrial insured group: means any group of industrial insureds that collectively:
             (1) directly or indirectly (including ownership or
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    control through a company which is wholly owned by such group of industrial insureds) own or control, and hold with power to vote, all of the outstanding voting securities of an industrial insured captive insurance company incorporated as a stock insurer; or
            (2) directly or indirectly (including control through
        
    a company which is wholly owned by such group of industrial insureds) have complete voting control over an industrial insured captive insurance company organized as a mutual insurer; provided, however, that no member organization may (i) own, control, or hold with power to vote in excess of 25% of the voting securities of an industrial insured captive insurance company incorporated as a stock insurer, or (ii) have more than 25% of the voting control of an industrial insured captive insurance company organized as a mutual insurer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Industrial project: means any: (a) capital project, including one or more buildings and other structures, improvements, machinery and equipment whether or not on the same site or sites now existing or hereafter acquired, suitable for use by any manufacturing, industrial, research, transportation or commercial enterprise, including but not limited to use as a factory, mill, processing plant, assembly plant, packaging plant, fabricating plant, office building, industrial distribution center, warehouse, repair, overhaul or service facility, freight terminal, research facility, test facility, railroad facility, or commercial facility, and including also the sites thereof and other rights in land therefor whether improved or unimproved, site preparation and landscaping, and all appurtenances and facilities incidental thereto such as utilities, access roads, railroad sidings, truck docking and similar facilities, parking facilities, dockage, wharfage, and other improvements necessary or convenient thereto; (b) land, buildings, machinery or equipment comprising an addition to or renovation, rehabilitation or improvement of any existing capital project; (c) construction, remodeling or conversion of a structure to be leased to the Illinois Department of Corrections for the purposes of its serving as a correctional institution or facility pursuant to paragraph (c) of Section 3-2-2 of the Unified Code of Corrections; (d) construction, remodeling or conversion of a structure to be leased to the Department of Central Management Services for the purpose of serving as a State facility pursuant to Section 405-320 of the Department of Central Management Services Law; or (e) use or disposal of surplus real estate owned by the municipality. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74-2
  • institution: means such college, university, or for-profit or not-for-profit entity that meets requirements set by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/21B-105
  • Institutional source: means any person or governmental entity that provides information about an individual to an agent, insurance institution or insurance-support organization, other than:
            (1) an agent,
            (2) the individual who is the subject of the
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    information, or
            (3) a natural person acting in a personal capacity
        
    rather than in a business or professional capacity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Instrument: means any writing pursuant to which any legal or equitable interest in property or in the income therefrom is affected, disposed of, or created. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 760 ILCS 3/1403
  • Insurance: means primary insurance, excess insurance, reinsurance, surplus lines insurance, and any other arrangement for shifting and distributing risk which is determined to be insurance under the laws of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Insurance institution: means any corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyd's insurer, fraternal benefit society or other person engaged in the business of insurance, health maintenance organizations as defined in Section 2 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act, voluntary health services plans as defined in Section 2 of the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and dental service plans as defined in Section 4 of the Dental Service Plan Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurance transaction: means any transaction involving insurance primarily for personal, family or household needs rather than business or professional needs which entails:
            (1) the determination of an individual's eligibility
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    for an insurance coverage, benefit or payment, or
            (2) the servicing of an insurance application,
        
    policy, contract or certificate. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurance-support organization: means :
            (1) any person who regularly engages, in whole or in
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    part, in the practice of assembling or collecting information about natural persons for the primary purpose of providing the information to an insurance institution or agent for insurance transactions, including:
                (a) the furnishing of consumer reports or
            
    investigative consumer reports to an insurance institution or agent for use in connection with an insurance transaction, or
                (b) the collection of personal information from
            
    insurance institutions, agents or other insurance-support organizations for the purpose of detecting or preventing fraud, material misrepresentation or material nondisclosure in connection with insurance underwriting or insurance claim activity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • insured: as used in this article , shall not be construed as preventing a person other than the insured with a proper insurable interest from making application for and owning a policy covering the insured or from being entitled under such a policy to any indemnities, benefits and rights provided therein. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/357.28
  • insurer: as used in this Article includes all corporations, associations, partnerships and individuals, engaged as principals in the business of insurance and also includes interinsurance exchanges and mutual benefit societies. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/121-3
  • Insurers: means insurance companies and reciprocals licensed and authorized to write Class 3 policies of insurance, as defined in this Code, within Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Intended use plan: means a plan which includes a description of the short and long term goals and objectives of the Water Pollution Control Loan Program and the Public Water Supply Loan Program, project categories, discharge requirements, terms of financial assistance and the loan applicants to be served. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Intergovernmental cooperative: means an intergovernmental cooperative organized pursuant to Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution and Section 6 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Interstate carrier: means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in interstate or foreign commerce in this State, whether or not such transportation is pursuant to authority issued to it by the Interstate Commerce Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • interstate carrier: includes any private carrier that is required to register under federal law. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-4401
  • Interstate commerce: means commerce between a point in the State of Illinois and a point outside the State of Illinois, or between points outside the State of Illinois when such commerce moves through Illinois, or between points in Illinois moving through another state in a bona fide operation that is either exempt from federal regulation or moves under a certificate or permit issued by the Interstate Commerce Commission authorizing interstate transportation, whether such commerce moves wholly by motor vehicle or partly by motor vehicle and partly by any other regulated means of transportation where the commodity does not come to rest or change its identity during the movement, and includes commerce originating or terminating in a foreign country moving through the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Intrastate carrier: means any person engaged in the for-hire transportation of persons or property in intrastate commerce in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Intrastate commerce: means commerce moving wholly between points within the State of Illinois, whether such commerce moves wholly by one transportation mode or partly by one mode and partly by any other mode of transportation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Investigative consumer report: means a consumer report or portion thereof in which information about a natural person's character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living is obtained through personal interviews with the person's neighbors, friends, associates, acquaintances or others who may have knowledge concerning such items of information. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint meeting: An occasion, often ceremonial, when the House and Senate each adopt a unanimous consent agreement
  • Joint tenancy: A form of property ownership in which two or more parties hold an undivided interest in the same property that was conveyed under the same instrument at the same time. A joint tenant can sell his (her) interest but not dispose of it by will. Upon the death of a joint tenant, his (her) undivided interest is distributed among the surviving joint tenants.
  • Judgement: The official decision of a court finally determining the respective rights and claims of the parties to a suit.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Juvenile detention home: means a public facility
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    with specially trained staff that conforms to the county juvenile detention standards adopted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Juvenile police officer: means a sworn police
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    officer who has completed a Basic Recruit Training Course, has been assigned to the position of juvenile police officer by his or her chief law enforcement officer and has completed the necessary juvenile officers training as prescribed by the Illinois Law Enforcement Training Standards Board, or in the case of a State police officer, juvenile officer training approved by the Director of the Illinois State Police. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Late term appointee: means a person who is appointed to an office by a Governor who does not succeed himself or herself as Governor, whose appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate, and whose appointment is confirmed by the Senate 90 or fewer days before the end of the appointing Governor's term. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 420/3A-5
  • Lawsuit: A legal action started by a plaintiff against a defendant based on a complaint that the defendant failed to perform a legal duty, resulting in harm to the plaintiff.
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal guardian: means a person appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to exercise certain powers on behalf of an adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Legal tender: coins, dollar bills, or other currency issued by a government as official money. Source: U.S. Mint
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Legislative session: That part of a chamber's daily session in which it considers legislative business (bills, resolutions, and actions related thereto).
  • Liability: means a liability or obligation of any kind, character, or description, whether known or unknown, absolute or contingent, accrued or unaccrued, disputed or undisputed, liquidated or unliquidated, secured or unsecured, joint or several, due or to become due, determined, determinable, or otherwise. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Liability: means :
             (a) legal liability for damages (including costs of
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    defense, legal costs and fees, and other claims expenses) because of injuries to other persons, damage to their property, or other damage or loss to such other persons resulting from or arising out of:
                (i) any business (whether for profit or not for
            
    profit), trade, product, services (including professional services), premises, or operations; or
                (ii) any activity of any state or local
            
    government, or any agency or political subdivision thereof; but
            (b) does not include personal risk liability and an
        
    employer's liability with respect to its employees other than legal liability under the Federal Employers' Liability Act (45 USC § 51 et seq. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • License: means any certificate, permit, broker's license, or other license issued under this Chapter. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Licensed establishment: means the premises specified in a retailer's license pursuant to paragraph (d) of Section 5-1 and whose primary business is the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises, which premises are located in any municipality having more than 2,000,000 inhabitants. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Licensed Professional Engineer: means a person, corporation, or partnership licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice professional engineering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Licensed Professional Geologist: means a person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice as a professional geologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Licensed Professional Geologist: means a person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice as a professional geologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Licensed service company: means an entity licensed under Section 464a of the Illinois Insurance Code to perform claims adjusting, loss control and data processing. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Limited lines travel insurance producer: means one of the following:
             (1) a licensed managing general agent or
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    third-party administrator;
            (2) a licensed insurance producer, including a
        
    limited lines producer; or
            (3) a travel administrator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Lineal descendant: Direct descendant of the same ancestors.
  • Litigation: A case, controversy, or lawsuit. Participants (plaintiffs and defendants) in lawsuits are called litigants.
  • Living Unit: shall mean that physical portion designated for separate ownership or occupancy for residential purposes, of a building or group of buildings, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, having elements which are owned or used in common, including a condominium unit, a cooperative unit or any other similar unit. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Living Unit Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a living unit covering the losses described in Section 805. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Loan: means a loan made from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program or the Public Water Supply Loan Program to an eligible applicant as a result of a contractual agreement between the Agency and such applicant. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Local franchising authority: means the local unit of government that has or requires a franchise with a cable operator, a provider of cable services, or a provider of video services to construct or operate a cable or video system or to offer cable services or video services under Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11) or Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-1095). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Local government unit: means a county, municipality, township, municipal or county sewerage or utility authority, sanitary district, public water district, improvement authority or any other political subdivision whose primary purpose is to construct, operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities, including storm water treatment systems, or public water supply facilities or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Local governmental unit: means any unit of local government or school district. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 ILCS 5/20-101
  • Local unit of government: means a city, village, incorporated town, or county. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Local unit of government: means a city, village, incorporated town, or a county. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Low-income household: means those residential households located within the holder's existing telephone service area where the average annual household income is less than $35,000, based on the United States Census Bureau estimates adjusted annually to reflect rates of change and distribution. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Marital deduction: The deduction(s) that can be taken in the determination of gift and estate tax liabilities because of the existence of a marriage or marital relationship.
  • Markup: The process by which congressional committees and subcommittees debate, amend, and rewrite proposed legislation.
  • Medical facility: includes a hospital, infirmary, clinic, dispensary, mental institution or similar facility. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Medical professional: means any person licensed or certified to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to, a physician, dentist, nurse, optometrist, chiropractor, naprapath, pharmacist, physical or occupational therapist, psychiatric social worker, speech therapist, clinical dietitian or clinical psychologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Medical-care institution: means any facility or institution that is licensed to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home-health agencies, medical clinics, rehabilitation agencies and public-health agencies and health-maintenance organizations. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Medical-record information: means personal information which:
            (1) relates to an individual's physical or mental
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    condition, medical history or medical treatment, and
            (2) is obtained from a medical professional or
        
    medical-care institution, from the individual, or from the individual's spouse, parent or legal guardian. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Member: means an insurance company who participates in or is entitled to participate in the management of an advisory organization. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123A-2
  • Member: means a nonprofit organization that participates as an insured in a nonprofit risk organization. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123D-5
  • Member organization: means any individual, legal representative, corporation (whether for profit or not for profit), partnership, association, unit of government, trust or other organization that belongs to an association or an industrial insured group. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Mental institution: means any medical facility or part of any medical facility used primarily for the care or treatment of persons committed for mental illness or addiction. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Metropolitan Area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the municipality or municipalities establishing an authority as provided in this Division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Mine Subsidence: means lateral or vertical ground movement caused by a failure initiated at the mine level, of man-made underground mines, including, but not limited to coal mines, clay mines, limestone mines, and fluorspar mines that directly damages residences or commercial buildings. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/11-1
  • Minor: means a person under the age of 21 years
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    subject to this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Minority leader: See Floor Leaders
  • Mistrial: An invalid trial, caused by fundamental error. When a mistrial is declared, the trial must start again from the selection of the jury.
  • Motor carrier: means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers, or both, for hire, over the public roads of this State, by motor vehicle. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Motor vehicle: means any vehicle, truck, trucktractor, trailer or semitrailer propelled or drawn by mechanical power and used upon the highways of the State in the transportation of property or passengers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city, village, or town in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Municipality: includes any city, village or incorporated town in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74-2
  • NAIC: means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • NAIC: means the National Association of Insurance Commissioners. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • Negative trend: means , with respect to a life, health, or life and health insurer or a fraternal benefit society, a negative trend over a period of time, as determined in accordance with the trend test calculation included in the Life or Fraternal RBC Instructions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Netting agreement: as used in this Article , means (a) a contract or agreement (including terms and conditions incorporated by reference therein), including a master agreement (which master agreement, together with all schedules, confirmations, definitions, and addenda thereto and transactions under any thereof, shall be treated as one netting agreement), that documents one or more transactions between the parties to the agreement for or involving one or more qualified financial contracts and that provides for the netting, liquidation, setoff, termination, acceleration, or close out under or in connection with one or more qualified financial contracts or present or future payment or delivery obligations or payment or delivery entitlements thereunder (including liquidation or close-out values relating to such obligations or entitlements) among the parties to the netting agreement; (b) any master agreement or bridge agreement for one or more master agreements described in paragraph (a) of this subsection (8); or (c) any security agreement or arrangement or other credit enhancement or guarantee or reimbursement obligation related to any contract or agreement described in paragraph (a) or (b) of this subsection (8); provided that any contract or agreement described in paragraphs (a) or (b) of this subsection (8) relating to agreements or transactions that are not qualified financial contracts shall be deemed to be a netting agreement only with respect to those agreements or transactions that are qualified financial contracts. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • New company: means a domestic stock company that is created by a division occurring on or after the effective date of this amendatory Act of the 100th General Assembly. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Nolo contendere: No contest-has the same effect as a plea of guilty, as far as the criminal sentence is concerned, but may not be considered as an admission of guilt for any other purpose.
  • Non-relocation towing: means the:
            (a) For-hire transportation of vehicles by use of
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    wrecker or towing equipment, other than the removal of trespassing vehicles from private property subject to the provisions of Chapter 18a of this Code, and other than transportation exempted by Section 18c-4102; and
            (b) For-hire towing of wheeled property other than
        
    vehicles. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Non-secure custody: means confinement where the
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    minor is not physically restricted by being placed in a locked cell or room, by being handcuffed to a rail or other stationary object, or by other means. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Nonprofit organizations: means organizations described in paragraph (3) of subsection (c), and exempt from taxation under subsection (a), of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123D-5
  • Nonprofit risk organization: means a nonprofit company organized to do business solely with nonprofit organizations as a qualified charitable risk pool under subsection (n) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code that is organized in accordance with this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123D-5
  • Normal business hours: means those hours during which most similar businesses in the geographic area of the local unit of government are open to serve customers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Normal operating conditions: means those service conditions that are within the control of cable or video providers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Notice: means a written notice delivered in person or deposited in the U. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Notice: means with regard to all proceedings except enforcement proceedings instituted on the motion of the Commission, and except for interstate motor carrier registrations, public notice by publication in the official state newspaper, unless otherwise provided in this Chapter. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Obligations: means bonds and notes of the Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Occurrence: means an accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to conditions, that results in a sudden or nonsudden release from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Offering and disseminating: means the following:
             (1) Providing information to a prospective or
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    current policyholder on behalf of a limited lines travel insurance entity, including brochures, buyer guides, descriptions of coverage, and price. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • officer: means an elected or appointed official; regardless of whether the official is compensated, and (ii) an "employee" means a full-time, part-time, or contractual employee. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 430/70-5
  • Official state newspaper: means the newspaper designated and certified to the Commission annually by the Director of Central Management Services of the State of Illinois, or, if said Director fails to certify to the Commission the name and address of the official newspaper selected by the Director prior to expiration of the previous certification, the newspaper designated in the most recent certification. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Open-end credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or revolving credit.) Source: OCC
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • ordinary civil cases: or any equivalent expression, when used with reference to practice, procedure, or appeal, shall be deemed to refer to cases under the Civil Practice Law, and all existing and future amendments thereto and modifications thereof, and the Supreme Court Rules as now or hereafter adopted. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.22
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • own home: means that an adult with a mental disability lives alone; or that an adult with a mental disability is in full-time residence with his or her parents, legal guardian, or other relatives; or that an adult with a mental disability is in full-time residence in a setting not subject to licensure under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD Act, or the Child Care Act of 1969, as now or hereafter amended, with 3 or fewer other adults unrelated to the adult with a mental disability who do not provide home-based services to the adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Panel: means the Financial Oversight Panel created under Section 1B-4;
         (b) "Board" means a local board of education;
         (c) "Budget" means the annual budget of the board required under Section 17-1 and is subject to the authority of the Panel as provided in this Article;
         (d) "Chairman" means the chairman of the Panel appointed pursuant to Section 1B-5 of this Article;
         (e) "District" means any school district of this State not subject to the provisions of Article 34;
         (f) "Financial plan" means the financial plan of the board required to be developed pursuant to this Article;
         (g) "Fiscal year" means the fiscal year of the board;
         (h) "School year" means the school year of the board;
         (i) "State Board" means the Illinois State Board of Education;
         (j) "State Superintendent" means the State Superintendent of Education. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1B-3
  • Parent: means the biological or adoptive parent of an adult with a mental disability, or a person licensed as a foster parent under the laws of this State who acts as a foster parent to an adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Parent: means a corporation, partnership, individual or other legal entity that directly or indirectly owns, controls, or holds with power to vote more than 50% of the outstanding voting securities of a company. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Participant: means an inmate or offender placed into an electronic monitoring program. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2
  • Participating taxpayer: means any person subject to the revenue laws administered by the Department who enters into an engagement with a qualified practitioner for tax compliance review and who is approved by the Department under the certified audit project. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2510/2510-5
  • Party: means any person admitted as a party to a Commission proceeding or seeking and entitled as a matter of right to admission as a party to a Commission proceeding. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Passenger rail systems: includes all passenger rail systems maintained by the National Passenger Railroad Corporation in Illinois and those passenger rail systems under the jurisdiction of the Commuter Rail Board as established in Section 3B. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2712/5-5
  • Patient: means the principal or, if the agency governs health care for a minor child of the principal, then the child. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Permit: means a permit issued under this Chapter to contract carriers of property by motor vehicle. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Person: means any natural person, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Person: means individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, joint venture, consortium, commercial entity, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, State, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a State, or any interstate body including the United States Government and each department, agency, and instrumentality of the United States. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Person: shall mean any individual, partnership, association, corporation, society, order, firm, company, aggregation of individuals, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyds insurer, fraternal benefit society, and any other legal entity to which any article of this Code is applicable, or which is subject to examination, visitation or supervision by the Director under any provision of this Code or under any law of this State, or which is engaged or engaging in or proposing or attempting to engage in or is representing that it is doing an insurance or surety business in this State, or which is in process of organization for the purpose of doing such business, including agents, brokers, adjusters and solicitors. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/422
  • Person: includes any firm, corporation, association, agency, institution or other legal entity, as well as any natural person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 735 ILCS 5/20-101
  • Person: means any natural person or legal entity, whether such entity is a proprietorship, partnership, corporation, association, or other entity, and, where a provision concerns the acts or omissions of a person, includes the partners, officers, employees, and agents of the person, as well as any trustees, assignees, receivers, or personal representatives of the person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • person: as used in this Article means an individual, an aggregation of individuals, a partnership, or a corporation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Person under legal disability: means a person 18 years or older who (a) because of mental deterioration or physical incapacity is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (b) is a person with mental illness or is a person with developmental disabilities and who because of his or her mental illness or developmental disability is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (c) because of gambling, idleness, debauchery or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs, so spends or wastes his or her estate as to expose himself or herself or his or her family to want or suffering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.06
  • Personal information: includes an individual's name and address and "medical-record information" but does not include "privileged information". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Personal risk liability: means liability for damage because of injury to any person, damage to property, or other loss or damage resulting from any personal, familial, or household responsibilities or activities, rather than from responsibilities or activities referred to in paragraph (a) of subsection (6) of this Section;
         (8) "Plan of operation or a feasibility study" means an analysis which presents the expected activities and results of a risk retention group including, at a minimum:
             (a) information sufficient to verify that its members
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    are engaged in businesses or activities similar or related with respect to the liability to which such members are exposed by virtue of any related, similar, or common business, trade, product, services, premises or operations;
            (b) for each state in which it intends to operate,
        
    the coverages, deductibles, coverage limits, rates, and rating classification systems for each line of insurance the group intends to offer;
            (c) historical and expected loss experience of the
        
    proposed members and national experience of similar exposures to the extent this experience is reasonably available;
            (d) pro forma financial statements and projections;
             (e) appropriate opinions by a qualified, independent
        
    casualty actuary, including a determination of minimum premium or participation levels required to commence operations and to prevent a hazardous financial condition;
            (f) identification of management, underwriting and
        
    claims procedures, marketing methods, managerial oversight methods, investment policies and reinsurance agreements;
            (f-5) identification of each state in which the
        
    risk retention group has obtained, or sought to obtain, a charter and license and a description of its status in each such state; and
            (g) such other matters as may be prescribed by the
        
    commissioner of the state in which the group is chartered for liability insurance companies authorized by the insurance laws of such state. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • Plan of division: means a plan of division approved by a dividing company in accordance Section 35B-20. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Plea: In a criminal case, the defendant's statement pleading "guilty" or "not guilty" in answer to the charges, a declaration made in open court.
  • Plea agreement: An arrangement between the prosecutor, the defense attorney, and the defendant in which the defendant agrees to plead guilty in exchange for special considerations. Source:
  • Pleadings: Written statements of the parties in a civil case of their positions. In the federal courts, the principal pleadings are the complaint and the answer.
  • police force: shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a municipality as members of the department of police, who are or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as policemen. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.20
  • policies: means any contract or contracts of insurance providing the coverage of the Standard Fire Policy and Extended Coverage Endorsement on any residence, living unit or commercial building. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • policy of individual or group accident and health insurance: as used in this Article , does not include any coverage or policy that provides an excepted benefit, as that term is defined in Section 2791(c) of the federal Public Health Service Act (42 USC §§ 300gg-91). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/352b
  • Policyholder: means any person who:
            (1) in the case of individual property or casualty
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    insurance, is a present named insured;
            (2) in the case of individual life, health or
        
    disability insurance, is a present policyowner; or
            (3) in the case of group insurance which is
        
    individually underwritten, is a present group certificateholder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Political subdivision: means a township, road district, city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Pool retention fund: means a separate fund maintained for payment of first dollar claims, up to a specific amount per claim ("specific retention") and up to an aggregate amount for a 12-month period ("aggregate retention"). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Preauthorized electronic fund transfers: An EFT authorized in advance to recur at substantially regular intervals. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Precinct: means any part of a city, village or incorporated town of over 200,000 population which was a "voting precinct" or an "election precinct" for voting at the last general election. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • premiums: means the gross amount charged to policyholders for the mine subsidence insurance made available under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Pretext interview: means an interview whereby a person, in an attempt to obtain information about a natural person, performs one or more of the following acts:
            (1) pretends to be someone he or she is not,
            (2) pretends to represent a person he or she is not
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    in fact representing,
            (3) misrepresents the true purpose of the interview,
        
    or
            (4) refuses to identify himself or herself upon
        
    request. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • prisoner: means a person held in custody. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/4-101
  • Privately owned community water supply: means :
             (1) an investor-owned water utility, if under
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    Illinois Commerce Commission regulation and operating as a separate and distinct water utility;
            (2) a not-for-profit water corporation, if operating
        
    specifically as a water utility; and
            (3) a mutually owned or cooperatively owned community
        
    water system, if operating as a separate water utility. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Privileged information: means any individually identifiable information that: (1) relates to a claim for insurance benefits or a civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual, and (2) is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim for insurance benefits or civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual; provided, however, information otherwise meeting the requirements of this subsection shall nevertheless be considered "personal information" under this Article if it is disclosed in violation of Section 1014 of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Product liability: means liability for damages because of any personal injury, death, emotional harm, consequential economic damage, or property damage (including damages resulting from the loss of use of property) arising out of the manufacture, design, importation, distribution, packaging, labeling, lease, or sale of a product, but does not include the liability of any person for those damages if the product involved was in the possession of such a person when the incident giving rise to the claim occurred. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Program in transitional bilingual education: means a full-time program of instruction (1) in all those courses or subjects which a child is required by law to receive and which are required by the child's school district, which shall be given in the native language of English learners who are enrolled in the program and also in English, (2) in the reading and writing of the native language of English learners who are enrolled in the program and in the oral language (listening and speaking), reading, and writing of English, and (3) in the history and culture of the country, territory, or geographic area which is the native land of the parents of English learners who are enrolled in the program and in the history and culture of the United States; or a part-time program of instruction based on the educational needs of those English learners who do not need a full-time program of instruction. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 686/31-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 661/6-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 666/11-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 671/16-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • Project: means and includes revenue producing buildings, structures and facilities which, as determined by the Board, are required by, or necessary for the use or benefit of, such University, including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, student residence halls; apartments; staff housing facilities; dormitories; health, hospital or medical facilities; dining halls; student union buildings; field houses; stadiums; physical education installations and facilities; auditoriums; facilities for student or staff services; any facility or building leased to the United States of America; off-street parking facilities; heretofore, or as may be hereafter, acquired, with all equipment and appurtenant facilities; or any one, or more than one, or all, of the foregoing, or any combination thereof, for such University. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 681/26-5
  • Property and casualty insurer: means an insurance company that has authority to transact the kinds of insurance in either or both Class 2 or Class 3 of Section 4 or a licensed insurer writing only insurance authorized under clause (c) of Class 1, but does not include monoline mortgage guaranty insurers, financial guaranty insurers, and title insurers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Property damage: means physical injury to, destruction of, or contamination of tangible property, including all resulting loss of use of that property; or loss of use of tangible property that is not physically injured, destroyed, or contaminated, but has been evacuated, withdrawn from use, or rendered inaccessible because of a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • provider: means the attending physician and any other person administering health care to the patient at the time of reference who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or the practice of a profession, including any person employed by or acting for any such authorized person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Public carrier: means a motor carrier of property, other than a household goods carrier. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Public convenience and necessity: shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law, with respect to motor carriers of property, and the Public Utilities Act with respect to motor carriers of passengers and rail carriers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • Public health clinic: means an outpatient program conducted by a locally based not-for-profit corporation, or by any local board of health whose health department is recognized by, and has a designation status established by, the Illinois Department of Public Health and complies with the Public Health Standing Orders Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Public interest: shall be construed to have the same meaning under this Chapter as it was construed by the courts to have under the Illinois Motor Carrier of Property Law. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • public or community service: means uncompensated labor for a non-profit organization or public body whose purpose is to enhance physical or mental stability, environmental quality or the social welfare and which agrees to accept public or community service from offenders or those adjudged liable for civil violations of a local public entity and to report on the progress of the public or community service to the court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6A-101
  • Public or community service: means
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    uncompensated labor for a not-for-profit organization or public body whose purpose is to enhance physical or mental stability of the offender, environmental quality or the social welfare and which agrees to accept public or community service from offenders and to report on the progress of the offender and the public or community service to the court or to the authorized diversion program that has referred the offender for public or community service. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Public rights-of-way: means the areas on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, public sidewalk, alley, waterway, or utility easements dedicated for compatible uses. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Purchasing group: means any group which:
             (a) has as one of its purposes the purchase of
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    liability insurance on a group basis;
            (b) purchases such insurance only for its group
        
    members and only to cover their similar or related liability exposure, as described in paragraph (c) of this subsection (10);
            (c) is composed of members whose businesses or
        
    activities are similar or related with respect to the liability to which members are exposed by virtue of any related, similar, or common business, trade, product, services, premises, or operations; and
            (d) is domiciled in any State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • Pure captive insurance company: means any company that insures only risks of its parent or affiliated companies or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Qualified financial contract: means any commodity contract, forward contract, repurchase agreement, securities contract, swap agreement, or any similar agreement that the Director determines by regulation, resolution, or order to be a qualified financial contract for the purposes of this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/187
  • Qualified independent actuary: means a person that is either:
             (1) a member in good standing with the Casualty
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    Actuarial Society; or
            (2) a member in good standing with the American
        
    Academy of Actuaries who has been approved as qualified for signing casualty loss reserve opinions by the Casualty Practice Council of the American Academy of Actuaries. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Qualified practitioner: means a certified public accountant who is licensed to practice in Illinois and who has completed the certification program. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2510/2510-5
  • qualified residence: means , with respect to an eligible individual: (i) a home owned or leased by the individual or the individual's authorized representative (as defined by P. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2407/52
  • Quorum call: A call of the roll to establish whether a quorum is present. If any legislator "suggests the absence of a quorum," the presiding officer must direct the roll to be called.
  • Rail carrier: means any person engaged in the transportation of property or passengers for hire by railroad, together with all employees or agents of such person or entity, and all property used, controlled, or owned by such person or entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Rail yard: means a system of parallel tracks, cross-overs and switches where cars are switched and made up into trains, and where cars, locomotives, and other rolling stock are kept when not in use or awaiting repairs. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Railroad: means track and associated structures, including bridges, tunnels, switches, spurs, terminals and other facilities, and equipment, including engines, freight cars, passenger cars, cabooses, and other equipment, used in the transportation of property or passengers by rail. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Rate: means every individual or joint rate, fare, toll, or charge of any carrier or carriers, any provisions relating to application thereof, and any tariff or schedule containing rates and provisions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • RBC: means risk-based capital. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • RBC Instructions: means the RBC Report including risk-based capital instructions adopted by the NAIC as those instructions may be amended by the NAIC from time to time in accordance with the procedures adopted by the NAIC. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • RBC Plan: means a comprehensive financial plan containing the elements specified in subsection (b) of Section 35A-15. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • RBC Report: means the risk-based capital report required under Section 35A-10. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Real and present threat to the physical safety of any person or persons: as used in this Article , includes a threat to the community, person, persons or class of persons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 725 ILCS 5/110-1
  • Receiver: means a person who is licensed under Section 3c of the Motor Fuel Tax Law and who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant that has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • Receivership: means conservation, rehabilitation, or liquidation under Article XIII. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • reciprocal: shall mean the organization or group of all the subscribers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/61
  • Recognized: as used in this Article in connection with the word "school" or "institution" means such college, university, or for-profit or not-for-profit entity that meets requirements set by the State Board of Education, in consultation with the State Educator Preparation and Licensure Board. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/21B-105
  • Recorder: means the office of the recorder of the county where the principal office of a domestic stock company is located. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Recourse: An arrangement in which a bank retains, in form or in substance, any credit risk directly or indirectly associated with an asset it has sold (in accordance with generally accepted accounting principles) that exceeds a pro rata share of the bank's claim on the asset. If a bank has no claim on an asset it has sold, then the retention of any credit risk is recourse. Source: FDIC
  • Redlining: The alleged practice of certain lending institutions of not making mortgage, home improvement, and small business loans in certain neighborhoods-usually areas that are deteriorating or considered by the lender to be poor investments. Source: OCC
  • Registration: means a registration issued to an interstate carrier. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Regulated substance: means any hazardous substance as defined under Section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Release: means any spilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching or disposing of petroleum from an underground storage tank into groundwater, surface water or subsurface soils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • RELPEG: means a Licensed Professional Engineer or a Licensed Professional Geologist engaged in review and evaluation under this Title. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Remainder: An interest in property that takes effect in the future at a specified time or after the occurrence of some event, such as the death of a life tenant.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Remedial action: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of Sections 58. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Remediation costs: means reasonable costs paid for investigating and remediating regulated substances of concern consistent with the remedy selected for a site. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • reorganize: means reorganize, reincorporate, or domesticate as an Illinois insurer; "reorganization" means reorganization, reincorporation, or domestication as an Illinois insurer; "reorganized company" means any company that has availed itself of the provisions of this Article, and the reorganization of which has been effected as in this Article provided; and "similar domestic company" means, in the case of an application for reorganization as a domestic captive insurance company, a domestic captive insurance company organized under Article VIIC. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/180
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residence: means a building used principally for residential purposes up to and including a four family dwelling, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, including appurtenant structures, driveways, sidewalks, basements, footings, foundations, septic systems and underground pipes directly servicing the dwelling or building, but does not include living units, land, trees, plants, crops or agricultural field drainage tile. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Residential Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a residence. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Residual market mechanism: means an association, organization or other entity described in Article XXXIII of this Act, or Section 7-501 of The Illinois Vehicle Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Resulting company: means a domestic stock company created by a division or a dividing company that survives a division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Revised RBC Plan: means an RBC Plan rejected by the Director and revised by the insurer with or without the Director's recommendations. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • Revolving credit: A credit agreement (typically a credit card) that allows a customer to borrow against a preapproved credit line when purchasing goods and services. The borrower is only billed for the amount that is actually borrowed plus any interest due. (Also called a charge account or open-end credit.) Source: OCC
  • Right of rescission: Right to cancel, within three business days, a contract that uses the home of a person as collateral, except in the case of a first mortgage loan. There is no fee to the borrower, who receives a full refund of all fees paid. The right of rescission is guaranteed by the Truth in Lending Act (TILA). Source: OCC
  • Right of survivorship: The ownership rights that result in the acquisition of title to property by reason of having survived other co-owners.
  • Risk retention group: means any corporation or other limited liability association:
             (a) whose primary activity consists of assuming and
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    spreading all, or any portion, of the liability exposure of its group members;
            (b) which is organized for the primary purpose of
        
    conducting the activity described under paragraph (a) of this subsection (11);
            (c) which:
                 (i) is organized and licensed as a liability
            
    insurance company and authorized to engage in the business of insurance under the laws of any state; or
                (ii) before January 1, 1985 was organized or
            
    licensed and authorized to engage in the business of insurance under the laws of Bermuda or the Cayman Islands and, before such date, had certified to the insurance commissioner of at least one state that it satisfied the capitalization requirements of such state, except that any such group shall be considered to be a risk retention group only if it has been engaged in business continuously since such date and only for the purposes of continuing to provide insurance to cover product liability or completed operations liability (as such terms were defined in the Product Liability Risk Retention Act of 1981 before the date of the enactment of the Risk Retention Act of 1986);
            (d) which does not exclude any person from membership
        
    in the group solely to provide for members of such a group a competitive advantage over such a person;
            (e) which:
                 (i) has as its owners (directly or indirectly)
            
    only persons who comprise the membership of the risk retention group and who are provided insurance by such group; or
                (ii) has as its sole owner (directly or
            
    indirectly) an organization which:
                    (I) has as its members only persons who
                
    comprise the membership of the risk retention group; and
                    (II) has as its owners only persons who
                
    comprise the membership of the risk retention group and who are provided insurance by such group;
            (f) whose members are engaged in businesses or
        
    activities similar or related with respect to the liability of which such members are exposed by virtue of any related, similar, or common business, trade, product, services, premises, or operations;
            (g) whose activities do not include the provision of
        
    insurance other than:
                (i) liability insurance for assuming and
            
    spreading all or any portion of the liability of its group members; and
                (ii) reinsurance with respect to the liability of
            
    any other risk retention group (or any members of such other group) which is engaged in businesses or activities so that such group or member meets the requirement described in paragraph (f) of this subsection (11) for membership in the risk retention group which provides such reinsurance; and
            (h) the name of which includes the phrase "Risk
        
    Retention Group". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • River Edge Redevelopment Zone: has the meaning set forth under the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • safety relocator: means any person or entity engaged in the business of removing damaged or disabled vehicles from public or private property by means of towing or otherwise, and thereafter relocating and storing such vehicles. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18d-105
  • Safety-Net Hospital: means an Illinois hospital that qualifies as a Safety-Net Hospital under Section 5-5e. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • schedule: refers to a publication or document containing motor contract carrier rates and provisions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • School construction project: means the acquisition, development, construction, reconstruction, rehabilitation, improvement, architectural planning, and installation of capital facilities consisting of buildings, structures, durable equipment, and land for educational purposes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 230/5-5
  • School District: means any school district established under this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • School district: includes a cooperative high school, which shall be considered a high school district for the purpose of calculating its grant index. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 230/5-5
  • School maintenance project: means a project, other than a school construction project, intended to provide for the maintenance or upkeep of buildings or structures for educational purposes, but does not include ongoing operational costs. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 230/5-5
  • school term: means the school term established by the board pursuant to Section 10-19 of this Code, and "full-time service" means the teacher has actually worked at least 150 days during the school term. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34-84
  • School Year: means a regular academic year or its equivalent excluding summer school. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Sentencing hearing: means a hearing to
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    determine whether a minor should be adjudged a ward of the court, and to determine what sentence should be imposed on the minor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service: means the provision of cable service or video service to subscribers and the interaction of subscribers with the person or entity that has received authorization to offer or provide cable or video service from the Commission pursuant to Section 21-401 of this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Service line drop: means the point of connection between a premises and the cable or video network that enables the premises to receive cable service or video service. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Service provider agency: means an entity that enters into a services contract with a municipality or county for the purpose of providing special services in and for a special service area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/27-5
  • Service provider fee: means the amount paid under Section 21-801 of this Act by the holder to a municipality, or in the case of an unincorporated service area to a county, for service areas within its territorial jurisdiction, but under no circumstances shall the service provider fee be paid to more than one local unit of government for the same portion of the holder's service area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Severe and multiple impairments: means the manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) The evaluation determines the presence of a
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    developmental disability which is expected to continue indefinitely, constitutes a substantial disability and is attributable to any of the following:
                (A) Intellectual disability, which is defined as
            
    general intellectual functioning that is 2 or more standard deviations below the mean concurrent with impairment of adaptive behavior which is 2 or more standard deviations below the mean. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe autism: means a lifelong developmental disability which is typically manifested before 30 months of age and is characterized by severe disturbances in reciprocal social interactions; verbal and nonverbal communication and imaginative activity; and repertoire of activities and interests. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe mental illness: means the manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) A primary diagnosis of one of the major mental
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    disorders in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders listed below:
                (A) Schizophrenia disorder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe or profound intellectual disability: means a manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) A diagnosis which meets Classification in Mental
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    Retardation or criteria in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for severe or profound mental retardation (an IQ of 40 or below). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Shareholder: means the person in whose name shares are registered in the records of a corporation or the beneficial owner of shares to the extent of the rights granted by a nominee certificate on file with a corporation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Shelter: means the temporary care of a minor in
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    physically unrestricting facilities pending court disposition or execution of court order for placement. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Shipper: means the consignor or consignee. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • signature: includes a manual, facsimile, or conformed or electronic signature. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Site: means any single location, place, tract of land or parcel of property including contiguous property not separated by a public right-of-way. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Site: means any single location, place, tract of land or parcel of property, or portion thereof, including contiguous property separated by a public right-of-way. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Site: means a not-for-profit organization,
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    public body, church, charitable organization, or individual agreeing to accept community service from offenders and to report on the progress of ordered or required public or community service to the court or to the authorized diversion program that has referred the offender for public or community service. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Site investigation: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 57. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Special purpose levies: include , but are not limited to, levies made on an annual basis for contributions to pension plans, unemployment and worker's compensation, or self-insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Special Service Area: means a contiguous area within a municipality or county in which special governmental services are provided in addition to those services provided generally throughout the municipality or county, the cost of the special services to be paid from revenues collected from taxes levied or imposed upon property within that area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/27-5
  • Special Services: means all forms of services pertaining to the government and affairs of the municipality or county, including but not limited to weather modification and improvements permissible under Article 9 of the Illinois Municipal Code, and contracts for the supply of water as described in Section 11-124-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code which may be entered into by the municipality or by the county on behalf of a county service area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/27-5
  • Startup capital: has the meaning set forth in subsection (n) of Section 501 of the Internal Revenue Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123D-5
  • State: means any state of the United States or the District of Columbia. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123B-2
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • State Board: means the State Board of Education. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • State Superintendent: means the State Superintendent of Education. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/1E-10
  • Station adjustment: means the informal or
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    formal handling of an alleged offender by a juvenile police officer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena: A command to a witness to appear and give testimony.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • subscriber: shall mean the participant or policyholder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/61
  • Subscriber: means an insurance company which is furnished at its request with those services provided for in par. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123A-2
  • Supervising authority: means the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, probation department, a Chief Judge's office, pretrial services division or department, sheriff, superintendent of municipal house of corrections or any other officer or agency charged with authorizing and supervising electronic monitoring and home detention. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 730 ILCS 5/5-8A-2
  • Supplemental appropriation: Budget authority provided in an appropriations act in addition to regular or continuing appropriations already provided. Supplemental appropriations generally are made to cover emergencies, such as disaster relief, or other needs deemed too urgent to be postponed until the enactment of next year's regular appropriations act.
  • Surplus: means total statutory surplus less capital, calculated in accordance with the National Association of Insurance Commissioners Accounting Practices and Procedures Manual, version effective January 1, 2001, and subsequent revisions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32
  • tariff: refers to a publication or document containing motor common carrier rates and provisions or rates and provisions applicable via rail carrier under contracts established pursuant to 49 U. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Taxing district: has the meaning specified in Section 1-150 and includes home rule units, but from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2002 does not include taxing districts that have territory in Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Teacher of transitional bilingual education: means a teacher with a speaking and reading ability in a language other than English in which transitional bilingual education is offered and with communicative skills in English. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/14C-2
  • teachers: means and includes all members of the teaching force excluding the general superintendent and principals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34-84
  • Telecommunications service area: means the area designated by the Commission as the area in which a telecommunications company was obligated to provide non-competitive local telephone service as of February 8, 1996 as incorporated into Section 13-202. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Term: means a term within a school year. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Terminal area: means , in addition to the area within the corporate boundary of an incorporated city, village, municipality, or community center, the area (whether incorporated or unincorporated) within 10 air miles of the corporate limits of the base city, village, municipality, or community center, including all of any city, village or municipality which lies within such area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Testify: Answer questions in court.
  • Testimony: Evidence presented orally by witnesses during trials or before grand juries.
  • Tort: A civil wrong or breach of a duty to another person, as outlined by law. A very common tort is negligent operation of a motor vehicle that results in property damage and personal injury in an automobile accident.
  • Total adjusted capital: means the sum of (1) an insurer's statutory capital and surplus and (2) any other items that the RBC Instructions may provide. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35A-5
  • Towing: means the pushing, towing, or drawing of wheeled property by means of a crane, hoist, towbar, towline, or auxiliary axle. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Transfer: includes an assignment, assumption, conveyance, sale, lease, encumbrance, including a mortgage or security interest, gift, or transfer by operation of law. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/35B-10
  • Transfer: means the sale, lease, consolidation, merger, acquisition or change of control, or other transfer of a license, in whole or in part. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Transfer instrument: means the legal document intended to effectuate a transfer effective on or after the transferor's death and includes, without limitation, a will, trust, transfer on death instrument, deed, form designated as payable on death, contract, or other beneficiary designation form. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Transferee: means a legatee, a beneficiary of a trust, a grantee of a deed, or any other person designated in a transfer instrument to receive a nonprobate transfer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Transferor: means a testator, settlor, grantor of a deed, or a decedent whose interest is transferred pursuant to a nonprobate transfer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Transportation: means the actual movement of property or passengers by motor vehicle (without regard to ownership of vehicles or equipment used in providing transportation service) or rail together with loading, unloading, and any other accessorial or ancillary service provided by the carrier in connection with movement by motor vehicle or rail, which is performed by or on behalf of the carriers, its employees or agents, or under the authority or direction of the carrier or under the apparent authority or direction and with the knowledge of the carrier. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Travel administrator: means a person who directly or indirectly underwrites, collects charges, collateral, or premiums from, or adjusts or settles claims on residents of this State in connection with travel insurance, except that a person shall not be considered a travel administrator if that person's only actions that would otherwise cause the person to be considered a travel administrator are among the following:
             (1) a person working for a travel administrator to
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    the extent that the person's activities are subject to the supervision and control of the travel administrator;
            (2) an insurance producer selling insurance or
        
    engaged in administrative and claims-related activities within the scope of the producer's license;
            (3) a travel retailer offering and disseminating
        
    travel insurance and registered under the license of a limited lines travel insurance producer in accordance with Section 1635;
            (4) an individual adjusting or settling claims in
        
    the normal course of that individual's practice or employment as an attorney-at-law and who does not collect charges or premiums in connection with insurance coverage; or
            (5) a business entity that is affiliated with a
        
    licensed insurer while acting as a travel administrator for the direct and assumed insurance business of an affiliated insurer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel assistance services: include , but are not limited to: security advisories; destination information; vaccination and immunization information services; travel reservation services; entertainment; activity and event planning; translation assistance; emergency messaging; international legal and medical referrals; medical case monitoring; coordination of transportation arrangements; emergency cash transfer assistance; medical prescription replacement assistance; passport and travel document replacement assistance; lost luggage assistance; concierge services; and any other service that is furnished in connection with planned travel. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel insurance: means insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel, including, but not limited to:
             (1) the interruption or cancellation of a trip or
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    event;
            (2) the loss of baggage or personal effects;
             (3) damages to accommodations or rental vehicles;
             (4) sickness, accident, disability, or death
        
    occurring during travel;
            (5) emergency evacuation;
             (6) repatriation of remains; or
             (7) any other contractual obligations to indemnify
        
    or pay a specified amount to the traveler upon determinable contingencies related to travel as approved by the Director. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel insurance business entity: means a licensed insurance producer designated by an insurer as set forth in subsection (h) of Section 1635. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel protection plans: means plans that provide one or more of the following: travel insurance, travel assistance services, and cancellation fee waivers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel retailer: means a business organization that makes, arranges, or offers travel services and, with respect to travel insurance, is limited to offering and disseminating as defined in this Section, unless otherwise licensed under subsection (b) of Section 1635. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Treatment works: means treatment works, as defined in Section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including, but not limited to, the following: any devices and systems owned by a local government unit and used in the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewerage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, pumping power and other equipment, and appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply, such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process for wastewater facilities; and any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste, including storm water runoff, or industrial waste, including waste in combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems as those terms are defined in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Trial: A hearing that takes place when the defendant pleads "not guilty" and witnesses are required to come to court to give evidence.
  • Trial: means a hearing to determine whether the
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    allegations of a petition under Section 5-520 that a minor is delinquent are proved beyond a reasonable doubt. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Trust sponsor: means a banking association which has created a risk retention trust under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Truth in Lending Act: The Truth in Lending Act is a federal law that requires lenders to provide standardized information so that borrowers can compare loan terms. In general, lenders must provide information on Source: OCC
  • Unauthorized insurer: means an insurance institution that has not been granted a certificate of authority by the Director to transact the business of insurance in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • under common control with: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Unit of government: includes any state, regional or local government, or any agency or political subdivision thereof, or any district, authority, public educational institution or school district, public corporation or other unit of government in this State or any similar unit of government in any other state. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/123C-1
  • Units of local government: has the meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.28
  • University: means and includes Northern Illinois University, located at DeKalb, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 686/31-5
  • University: means and includes Western Illinois University, located at Macomb, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • University: means and includes Chicago State University, located at Chicago, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 661/6-5
  • University: means and includes Eastern Illinois University, located at Charleston, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 666/11-5
  • University: means and includes Governors State University, located at University Park, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 671/16-5
  • University: means and includes Illinois State University, located at Normal, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • University: means and includes Northeastern Illinois University, located at Chicago, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 681/26-5
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • User fees: Fees charged to users of goods or services provided by the government. In levying or authorizing these fees, the legislature determines whether the revenue should go into the treasury or should be available to the agency providing the goods or services.
  • Variable Rate: Having a "variable" rate means that the APR changes from time to time based on fluctuations in an external rate, normally the Prime Rate. This external rate is known as the "index." If the index changes, the variable rate normally changes. Also see Fixed Rate.
  • Verdict: The decision of a petit jury or a judge.
  • Veto: The procedure established under the Constitution by which the President/Governor refuses to approve a bill or joint resolution and thus prevents its enactment into law. A regular veto occurs when the President/Governor returns the legislation to the house in which it originated. The President/Governor usually returns a vetoed bill with a message indicating his reasons for rejecting the measure. In Congress, the veto can be overridden only by a two-thirds vote in both the Senate and the House.
  • Victim Impact Statement: A written or spoken statement by the victim or his or her representative about the physical, emotional, and financial impact of a crime on the victim. The statement is given to the court before sentencing.
  • Video programming: means that term as defined in item (20) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Video service: means video programming and subscriber interaction, if any, that is required for the selection or use of such video programming services, and that is provided through wireline facilities located at least in part in the public rights-of-way without regard to delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Voice vote: A vote in which the Presiding Officer states the question, then asks those in favor and against to say "Yea" or "Nay," respectively, and announces the result according to his or her judgment. The names or numbers of legisators voting on each side are not recorded.
  • Wills: includes codicils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.13
  • Wrecker or towing equipment: means tow trucks or auxiliary axles, when used in relation to towing accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles; and roll-back carriers or trailers, when used in relation to transporting accidentally wrecked or disabled vehicles. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 625 ILCS 5/18c-1104
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
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