45 ILCS 5 Pest Control Compact Act
45 ILCS 10 Interstate Compact on Juveniles Act
45 ILCS 11 Interstate Compact for Juveniles Act of 2008
45 ILCS 15 Interstate Compact on Placement of Children Act
45 ILCS 17 Interstate Compact on Adoption Act
45 ILCS 20 Interstate Agreements on Sexually Dangerous Persons Act
45 ILCS 25 Interstate Library Compact Act
45 ILCS 30 Quad Cities Interstate Metropolitan Authority Compact Act
45 ILCS 35 Quad Cities Interstate Metropolitan Authority Act
45 ILCS 40 Interstate Compact on Mental Health Act
45 ILCS 45 Interstate Compact on Mentally Disordered Offenders Act
45 ILCS 50 Interstate Mining Compact Act
45 ILCS 55 Interstate Compact to Conserve Oil and Gas Act
45 ILCS 60 Ohio River Valley Water Sanitation Compact Act
45 ILCS 70 Interstate Rail Compact Act
45 ILCS 77 Interstate Rail Passenger Network Compact Act
45 ILCS 78 Midwest Interstate Passenger Rail Compact Act
45 ILCS 90 Interstate Compact for Education Act
45 ILCS 95 Border State School Interstate Compact Act
45 ILCS 100 Bi-State Development Compact Act
45 ILCS 105 Bi-State Development Agency Act
45 ILCS 110 Bi-State Development Powers Act
45 ILCS 111 Bi-State Transit Safety Act
45 ILCS 135 Wabash Valley Compact Act
45 ILCS 140 Central Midwest Radioactive Waste Compact Act
45 ILCS 141 Radioactive Waste Compact Enforcement Act
45 ILCS 145 Great Lakes Basin Compact Act
45 ILCS 147 Great Lakes-St. Lawrence River Basin Water Resources Compact Act
45 ILCS 151 Emergency Management Assistance Compact Act
45 ILCS 155 Midwestern Higher Education Compact Act
45 ILCS 160 Interstate Insurance Receivership Compact Act
45 ILCS 162 Interstate Insurance Product Regulation Compact
45 ILCS 165 Mid-America Port Commission Agreement Act
45 ILCS 170 Interstate Compact for Adult Offender Supervision
45 ILCS 175 Military Family Interstate Compact Implementation Statute Drafting Advisory Committee Act
45 ILCS 180 Interstate Medical Licensure Compact Act
45 ILCS 185 New Harmony Bridge Authority Act
45 ILCS 190 New Harmony Bridge Interstate Compact Act
45 ILCS 195 Psychology Interjurisdictional Compact Act

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 45

    
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
  • Authority: means Aurora Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/10-5
  • Authority: means the Illinois International Convention Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/100-5
  • Authority: means any Municipal Zoo Authority, as provided in this Division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Authority: means the Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/105-5
  • Authority: means the Illinois Valley Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/110-5
  • Authority: means the Jasper County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/115-5
  • Authority: means the Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/120-5
  • Authority: means the Jo Daviess County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/125-5
  • Authority: means the Katherine Dunham Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/130-5
  • Backdoor Referendum: means the submission of a public question to the voters of a municipality, initiated by a petition of voters or residents or property owners of such municipality, to determine whether an action by the corporate authorities of such municipality shall be effective, adopted or rejected. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-4.1-2
  • 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.
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Katherine Dunham Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/130-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Marengo Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/145-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Benton Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/15-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Mason County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/150-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Matteson Metropolitan Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/155-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Maywood Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/160-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Melrose Park Metropolitan Exposition Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/165-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of any Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority, as provided in this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/170-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Milford Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/175-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Normal Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/180-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Oak Park Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/185-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Orland Park Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/190-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Ottawa Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/195-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Bloomington Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/20-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Pekin Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/200-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Peoria Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/205-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Pontiac Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/210-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Illinois Quad City Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/215-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Quincy Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/220-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Randolph County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/225-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the River Forest Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/230-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Riverside Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/235-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Rockford Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/240-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Salem Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/245-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Sheldon Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/250-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Springfield Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/255-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Sterling Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/260-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Waukegan Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/270-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the West Frankfort Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/275-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Will County Metropolitan Exposition and Auditorium Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/280-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Bowdre Township Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/30-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Brownstown Park District Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/35-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Carbondale Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/40-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Aledo Community Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/5-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Centre East Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/50-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Chicago South Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/55-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Collinsville Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/60-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Crystal Lake Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/70-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the DuPage County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/80-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Elgin Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/85-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Herrin Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/95-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Aurora Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/10-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Illinois International Convention Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/100-5
  • 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: means the governing and administrative body of the Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/105-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Illinois Valley Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/110-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Jasper County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/115-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Jefferson County Metropolitan Exposition, Auditorium and Office Building Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/120-5
  • Board: means the governing and administrative body of the Jo Daviess County Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/125-5
  • Bonds: means any instrument evidencing the obligation to pay money authorized or issued by or on behalf of a municipality under Applicable Law including, without limiting the generality of the foregoing, bonds, notes, installment or financing contracts, leases, certificates, tax anticipation warrants or notes, vouchers, or any evidence of indebtedness. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-4.1-2
  • Bonds: means any revenue bonds authorized under this Division and payable as provided hereunder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Bridge: means any bridge over or across a river, including any bridges on the approaches thereto to eliminate intersection at grade with any street, tunnel, public road, thoroughfare, highway, railroad or street railroad, where the complete project is located entirely within the State;
         (2) "Net Revenue" means the gross revenue of a bridge less the reasonable cost of operating, maintaining, and repairing the bridge;
         (3) "United States" means the United States of America and any agent or agency thereof;
         (4) "Holder" means the holder or holders of any of the bonds issued under this Division of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/10-701
  • Budget: means an annual appropriation ordinance or annual budget as described in Division 2 of Article 8, as from time to time in effect in the financially distressed city. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • Case law: The law as laid down in cases that have been decided in the decisions of the courts.
  • Chairperson: means the chairperson of the Authority appointed pursuant to Section 8-12-7. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • City: means the City of Peoria, Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/205-5
  • City: includes village. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/4-1-2
  • City clerk: means the City Clerk of the City of Peoria, Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/205-5
  • City council: means the City Council of the City of Peoria, Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/205-5
  • Civil forfeiture: The loss of ownership of property used to conduct illegal activity.
  • 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.
  • Code: means any municipal ordinance except for (i) building code violations that must be adjudicated pursuant to Division 31. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5
  • Code: means any municipal ordinance that pertains to or regulates: sanitation practices; forestry practices; the attachment of bills or notices to public property; the definition, identification and abatement of public nuisances; and the accumulation, disposal and transportation of garbage, refuse and other forms of solid waste in a municipality. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Combined waterworks and sewerage system: means and includes a waterworks and sewerage system, which the municipality determines by ordinance to operate in combination. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/9-3
  • 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
  • Comptroller: means the Comptroller of the State of Illinois;
         2. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 55 ILCS 5/6-31002
  • 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.
  • Conservation management plan: means a plan approved by the Department of Natural Resources that specifies conservation and management practices, including uses that will be conducted to preserve and restore unimproved land. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/12-6.4
  • Conveyance: means an assignment, sale, transfer, or other conveyance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • Corporate authorities: means the corporate authorities as defined in this Illinois Municipal Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • 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
  • council: when applied to duties under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/4-1-2
  • Court reporter: A person who makes a word-for-word record of what is said in court and produces a transcript of the proceedings upon request.
  • 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
  • Credit Score: A number, roughly between 300 and 800, that measures an individual's credit worthiness. The most well-known type of credit score is the FICO score. This score represents the answer from a mathematical formula that assigns numerical values to various pieces of information in your credit report. Source: OCC
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • deception: means knowingly to:
         (a) Create or confirm another's impression which is false and which the offender does not believe to be true; or
         (b) Fail to correct a false impression which the offender previously has created or confirmed; or
         (c) Prevent another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved; or
         (d) Sell or otherwise transfer or encumber property, failing to disclose a lien, adverse claim, or other legal impediment to the enjoyment of the property, whether such impediment is or is not valid, or is or is not a matter of official record; or
         (e) Promise performance which the offender does not intend to perform or knows will not be performed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/15-4
  • 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
  • Deposit account: means a designated escrow account established by an issuing entity at a trust company or bank having trust powers for the deposit of transferred receipts under an assignment agreement. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Enterprise: includes :
             (1) any partnership, corporation, association,
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    business or charitable trust, or other legal entity; and
            (2) any group of individuals or other legal entities,
        
    or any combination thereof, associated in fact although not itself a legal entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • 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
  • 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.
  • 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
  • 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
  • Financial Plan: means the financially distressed city's financial plan as developed pursuant to Section 8-12-15, as from time to time in effect. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • Financially distressed city: means any municipality which is a home rule unit and which (i) is certified by the Department of Revenue as being in the highest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of the aggregate of the rate per cent of all taxes levied pursuant to statute or ordinance upon all taxable property of the municipality and as being in the lowest 5% of all home rule municipalities in terms of per capita tax yield, and (ii) is designated by joint resolution of the General Assembly as a financially distressed city. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • Fiscal year: means the fiscal year of the financially distressed city. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • 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).
  • Franchise: includes every special privilege or right in the streets, alleys, highways, bridges, subways, viaducts, air, waters, public places, and other public property that does not belong to the citizens generally by common right, whether granted by the State or the city or village. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/4-1-2
  • Funds and accounts: means all funds of a county derived from property taxes and all funds and accounts derived from sources other than property taxes, including the receipts and expenditures of the fee earnings of each county fee officer;
         4. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 55 ILCS 5/6-31002
  • Garbage: means wastes resulting from the handling, preparation, cooking and consumption of food; wastes from the handling, storage and sale of produce. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19-2
  • General construction or demolition debris: has the meaning given to that term in Section 3. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19-2
  • governmental property: means funds or other property owned by the State, a unit of local government, or a school district. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/15-10
  • Governor: means the Governor of the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/280-5
  • Grantor: The person who establishes a trust and places property into it.
  • 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
  • Hearing officer: means a municipal employee or an officer or agent of a municipality, other than a law enforcement officer, whose duty it is to:
         (1) preside at an administrative hearing called to determine whether or not a code violation exists;
         (2) hear testimony and accept evidence from all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
         (3) preserve and authenticate the transcript and record of the hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing; and
         (4) issue and sign a written finding, decision, and order stating whether a code violation exists. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/1-2.2-5
  • Hearing officer: means a person other than a sanitation inspector or law enforcement officer having the following powers and duties:
            (1) to preside at an administrative hearing called to
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    determine whether or not a code violation exists;
            (2) to hear testimony and accept evidence from the
        
    sanitation inspector, the respondent and all interested parties relevant to the existence of a code violation;
            (3) to preserve and authenticate the record of the
        
    hearing and all exhibits and evidence introduced at the hearing;
            (4) to issue and sign a written finding, decision and
        
    order stating whether a code violation exists; and
            (5) to impose penalties consistent with applicable
        
    code provisions and to assess costs reasonably related to instituting the proceeding upon finding the respondent liable for the charged violation, provided, however, that in no event shall the hearing officer have the authority to impose a penalty of incarceration. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • 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.
  • Home: means real property and improvements thereon located within the municipality consisting of not more than 4 dwelling units, including but not limited to, condominium units owned by one mortgagor who occupies or intends to occupy one of such units. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • 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 mortgage loan: means an interest bearing loan to a mortgagor evidenced by a promissory note and secured by a mortgage on a home, purchased or originated in accordance with this Division made for the purpose of acquiring a home having an appraised value or a purchase price, whichever is less, of not less than the minimum home value and less than the maximum home value. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Home rule municipality: means a municipality which is a home rule unit as provided in Section 6 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • 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.
  • 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; or (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; or (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 (20 ILCS 405/405-320). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74-2
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Issuing entity: means (i) a corporation, trust or other entity that has been established for the limited purpose of issuing obligations for the benefit of a transferring unit, or (ii) a bank or trust company in its capacity as trustee for obligations issued by such bank or trust company for the benefit of a transferring unit. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • 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.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Jury instructions: A judge's directions to the jury before it begins deliberations regarding the factual questions it must answer and the legal rules that it must apply. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Labor organization: includes any organization, labor union, craft union, or any voluntary unincorporated association designed to further the cause of the rights of union labor that is constituted for the purpose, in whole or in part, of collective bargaining or of dealing with employers concerning grievances, terms or conditions of employment, or apprenticeships or applications for apprenticeships, or of other mutual aid or protection in connection with employment, including apprenticeships or applications for apprenticeships. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • Law clerk: Assist judges with research and drafting of opinions.
  • 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 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).
  • Lender: means any lending institution participating in a residential housing finance plan as the originator of home mortgage loans or as a servicing agent for home mortgage loans. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Lending institution: means any bank, bank holding company, credit union, trust company, savings bank, national banking association, savings and loan association, building and loan association, mortgage banker or other financial institution which customarily provides service or otherwise aids in the financing of home mortgages, or any holding company for any of the foregoing. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Life estate: A property interest limited in duration to the life of the individual holding the interest (life tenant).
  • Majority leader: see Floor Leaders
  • Managed land: means unimproved land of 5 contiguous acres or more that is subject to a conservation management plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/12-6.4
  • 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.
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of East St. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/130-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of School District No. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/145-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Benton in the County of Franklin. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/15-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Mason. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/150-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Matteson. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/155-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the village of Maywood. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/160-5
  • Metropolitan Area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Melrose Park. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/165-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the county or counties establishing an authority as provided in this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/170-5
  • Metropolitan Area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Milford. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/175-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Normal in the County of McLean. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/180-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate limits of the Village of Oak Park. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/185-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Orland Park. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/190-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Ottawa in the County of LaSalle. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/195-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Bloomington. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/20-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which is in the corporate boundaries of the City of Pekin. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/200-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Pontiac. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/210-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Rock Island and not within the territory of any other civic center authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/215-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Quincy. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/220-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Randolph. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/225-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Township of River Forest. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/230-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Riverside in Cook County, Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/235-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Winnebago. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/240-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Salem in Marion County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/245-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Sheldon. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/250-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Townships of Springfield, Woodside and Capital in the County of Sangamon. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/255-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Sterling. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/260-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Waukegan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/270-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of West Frankfort. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/275-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Will. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/280-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Township of Bowdre, in the County of Douglas. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/30-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Brownstown Park District in the County of Fayette. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/35-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Carbondale. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/40-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of Mercer Township in the County of Mercer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/5-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of Niles Township or any municipality a part of which lies within Niles Township. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/50-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Harvey and the Villages of Flossmoor, Lansing, South Holland, Homewood, East Hazel Crest, and Glenwood, together with the territory within the boundaries of other Illinois municipalities that become part of the metropolitan area as provided in Section 55-15. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/55-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Collinsville. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/60-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the municipality of Crystal Lake in the County of McHenry. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/70-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within DuPage County, except for those portions lying within municipalities which have a civic center authority within the corporate limits of such municipalities, and except for those portions within the metropolitan area of the Illinois-Michigan Canal National Heritage Corridor Civic Center Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/80-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Elgin. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/85-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Herrin. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/95-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the City of Aurora and the Waubonsee Community College District #516 except for those portions lying within counties which have a civic center authority within the corporate limits of such counties. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/10-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory which lies within the corporate boundaries of the Village of Schaumburg. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/100-5
  • 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
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the municipalities of Lyons, McCook, Hodgkins, Countryside, Indianhead Park, Willow Springs, Justice, Bridgeview, Bedford Park, Summit and Lemont, and all the incorporated area lying within the Village of Burr Ridge, all the unincorporated area lying within Cook and DuPage County, which is bounded on the North by the north line of the Des Plaines River, on the west by a line 10,000 feet west of the center line of Illinois Rt. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/105-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the Cities of LaSalle, Oglesby, Peru and Spring Valley in the County of LaSalle. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/110-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the county of Jasper. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/115-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the County of Jefferson. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/120-5
  • Metropolitan area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within Jo Daviess County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/125-5
  • Municipality: means a municipality as defined in this Illinois Municipal Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • municipality: means either city or village. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/4-1-2
  • Municipality: includes any city, village or incorporated town in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74-2
  • 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
  • Net revenues: means the revenues of the Authority exclusive of taxes after deducting all costs of operation and maintenance and such reserves as may be deemed necessary or advisable by the Authority. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 70 ILCS 200/205-5
  • Obligations: means bonds, notes or other evidence of indebtedness issued by the Illinois Finance Authority in connection with the provision of financial aid to a financially distressed city pursuant to this Division and applicable provisions of the Illinois Finance Authority Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-12-3
  • 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
  • Operation or management: means directing or carrying out the enterprise's affairs and is limited to any person who knowingly serves as a leader, organizer, operator, manager, director, supervisor, financier, advisor, recruiter, supplier, or enforcer of an enterprise in violation of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • Ordinance: means an ordinance adopted and approved by the corporate authorities of a municipality. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • 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
  • Participation commitment: means any undertaking or agreement by a lending institution to participate in the implementation of a residential housing finance plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Partner organization: means a nonprofit organization that meets standards set forth by Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code and whose mission includes supporting small, beginning, limited resource, or socially-disadvantaged farmers within municipalities. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5
  • Pattern of predicate activity: means :
             (1) at least 3 occurrences of predicate activity that
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    are in some way related to each other and that have continuity between them, and that are separate acts. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • 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
  • Person: means a natural person or persons or a trust, provided that such trust is for the benefit of a natural person or members of such person's immediate family. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • 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 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
  • Persons of low or moderate income: means a person or family (consisting of one or more persons all of whom occupy or will occupy the home) whose aggregate gross income including the gross income of any co-signer or guarantor of the promissory note made in connection with the making of a home mortgage loan does not exceed a maximum amount to be established by the corporate authorities and determined in accordance with appropriate criteria, rules and regulations, approved by the corporate authorities in connection with the implementation of a residential housing finance plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • 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:
  • 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
  • policemen: as used in this Division does not include auxiliary police officers except as provided for in Section 10-2. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/10-2.1-4
  • Predicate activity: means any act that is a Class 2 felony or higher and constitutes a violation or violations of any of the following provisions of the laws of the State of Illinois (as amended or revised as of the date the activity occurred or, in the instance of a continuing offense, the date that charges under this Article are filed in a particular matter in the State of Illinois) or any act under the law of another jurisdiction for an offense that could be charged as a Class 2 felony or higher in this State:
             (1) under the Criminal Code of 1961 or the Criminal
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    Code of 2012: 8-1. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • President pro tempore: A constitutionally recognized officer of the Senate who presides over the chamber in the absence of the Vice President. The President Pro Tempore (or, "president for a time") is elected by the Senate and is, by custom, the Senator of the majority party with the longest record of continuous service.
  • Pro se: A Latin term meaning "on one's own behalf"; in courts, it refers to persons who present their own cases without lawyers.
  • Property owner: means the legal or beneficial owner of an improved or unimproved parcel of real estate. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • Public defender: Represent defendants who can't afford an attorney in criminal matters.
  • public utility: as used in this article shall mean and include all public utilities engaged in the local transportation of passengers for hire, except railroads constituting or used as a part of a trunk line railroad system, and except interurban railroads whose principal business is not that of local transportation of passengers within the city of Chicago. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 20/21-44
  • Qualifying farmer: means an individual or entity that meets at least one of the following:
             (1) is a small or medium sized farmer;
             (2) is a beginning farmer;
             (3) is a limited resource farmer; or
             (4) is a socially-disadvantaged farmer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5
  • 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.
  • railroads: as used in this Division 89 does not include a railroad constituting or used as a part of a trunk line railroad system operated as a common carrier of freight and passengers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-89-3
  • 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
  • Refuse: means combustible trash, including, but not limited to, paper, cartons, boxes, barrels, wood, excelsior, tree branches, yard trimmings, wood furniture, bedding; noncombustible trash, including, but not limited to, metals, tin cans, metal furniture, dirt, small quantities of rock and pieces of concrete, glass, crockery, other mineral waste; street rubbish, including, but not limited to, street sweepings, dirt, leaves, catch-basin dirt, contents of litter receptacles, but refuse does not mean earth and wastes from building operations, nor shall it include solid wastes resulting from industrial processes and manufacturing operations such as food processing wastes, boiler-house cinders, lumber, scraps and shavings. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19-2
  • Remainderman: One entitled to the remainder of an estate after a particular reserved right or interest, such as a life tenancy, has expired.
  • Residential housing finance plan: means a program implemented under this Division by a municipality to assist persons of low or moderate income in acquiring safe, decent and sanitary housing which they can afford. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Respondent: means a property owner, waste hauler or other person charged with liability for an alleged code violation and the person to whom the notice of violation is directed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • Revenue Bonds: means any Bonds of a municipality other than General Obligation Bonds. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-4.1-2
  • 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.
  • Sanitation inspector: means a municipal employee authorized to issue citations for code violations and to conduct inspections of public or private real property in a municipality to determine if code violations exist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Sewerage system: means and includes any or all of the following: a sewerage treatment plant or plants, collecting, intercepting and outlet sewers, lateral sewers, and drains, including combined and separate storm water and sanitary drains, force mains, conduits, pumping stations, ejector stations and all other appurtenances, extensions and improvements necessary, useful, or convenient for the collection, treatment, and disposal in a sanitary manner of sewage and industrial wastes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/9-3
  • sewerage system: means and includes any or all of the following: a sewage treatment plant or plants, collecting, intercepting and outlet sewers, force mains, conduits, lateral sewers and extensions, pumping stations, ejector stations, and all other appurtenances, extensions or improvements necessary or useful and convenient for the collection, treatment, and disposal, in a sanitary manner, of sewage and industrial wastes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-141-1
  • Special districts: has the meaning ascribed to that term in Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.29
  • State entity: means the State Comptroller, the State Treasurer, or the Illinois Department of Revenue. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • stolen property: means property over which control has been obtained by theft. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/15-6
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Summons: Another word for subpoena used by the criminal justice system.
  • Supervising authority: means the Department of Corrections, the Department of Juvenile Justice, probation 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.
  • 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
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Town trustees: means the members of the township board required by Section 80-5 of the Township Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.30
  • Transferred receipts: means all or part of any revenues or taxes received from a State entity that have been conveyed by a transferring unit under an assignment agreement. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • Transferring unit: means a home rule municipality located in the State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/8-13-5
  • Treats: means the food, drink, tobacco, or drugs, requested, offered, given, or received, in treating or for the entertainment of a person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/4-1-2
  • Trustee: means any State or national bank or trust company, having trust powers, located within or outside the State of Illinois, which may be appointed to act in any capacity with respect to a residential housing finance plan and the issuance of bonds to finance such plan whether designated as a trustee, custodian or administrator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-74.5-2
  • Unimproved land: means woodlands, prairie, wetlands, or other vacant and undeveloped land that is not used for any residential or commercial purpose that materially disturbs the land. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/12-6.4
  • Unlawful death: includes the following offenses: under the Code of 1961 or the Criminal Code of 2012: Sections 9-1 (first degree murder) or 9-2 (second degree murder). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/33G-3
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • Urban agricultural area: means an area defined by a municipality and entirely within that municipality's boundaries within which one or more qualifying farmers are processing, growing, raising, or otherwise producing locally-grown agricultural products. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-15.4-5
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Waste hauler: means any person owning or controlling any vehicle used to carry or transport garbage, refuse or other forms of solid waste. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-19.2-1
  • waterworks: means and includes a waterworks system in its entirety or any integral part thereof, including mains, hydrants, meters, values, standpipes, storage tanks, pump tanks, intakes, wells, impounding reservoirs, pumps, machinery, purification plants, softening apparatus, and all other elements, useful in connection with a water supply or water distribution system. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/9-3
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