740 ILCS 5 Alienation of Affections Abolition Act
740 ILCS 7 Anti-Phishing Act
740 ILCS 10 Illinois Antitrust Act
740 ILCS 13 Assistance Animal Damages Act
740 ILCS 14 Biometric Information Privacy Act
740 ILCS 15 Breach of Promise Abolition Act
740 ILCS 20 Cannabis and Controlled Substances Tort Claims Act
740 ILCS 21 Stalking No Contact Order Act
740 ILCS 22 Civil No Contact Order Act
740 ILCS 23 Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2003
740 ILCS 24 Illinois Civil Rights Act of 2006
740 ILCS 25 Common Carrier Liability Act
740 ILCS 30 Community Investment Recovery Act
740 ILCS 35 Construction Contract Indemnification for Negligence Act
740 ILCS 40 Controlled Substance and Cannabis Nuisance Act
740 ILCS 45 Crime Victims Compensation Act
740 ILCS 50 Criminal Conversation Abolition Act
740 ILCS 57 Drug Dealer Liability Act
740 ILCS 58 Drug or Alcohol Impaired Minor Responsibility Act
740 ILCS 60 Escaped Inmate Damages Act
740 ILCS 65 Farm Machine Safety Act
740 ILCS 70 Farm Nuisance Suit Act
740 ILCS 75 Fire Fighter Liability Act
740 ILCS 80 Frauds Act
740 ILCS 82 Gender Violence Act
740 ILCS 85 Highway Contractor Liability Act
740 ILCS 90 Innkeeper Protection Act
740 ILCS 92 Insurance Claims Fraud Prevention Act
740 ILCS 95 Interference With Utility Services Act
740 ILCS 100 Joint Tortfeasor Contribution Act
740 ILCS 105 Lewdness Public Nuisance Act
740 ILCS 110 Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities Confidentiality Act
740 ILCS 113 Oil Spill Responders Liability Act
740 ILCS 115 Parental Responsibility Law
740 ILCS 120 Parental Right of Recovery Act
740 ILCS 125 Police Search Cost Recovery Act
740 ILCS 128 Trafficking Victims Protection Act
740 ILCS 130 Premises Liability Act
740 ILCS 135 Railroad Passenger Removal Act
740 ILCS 137 Right to Breastfeed Act
740 ILCS 140 Sexual Exploitation in Psychotherapy, Professional Health Services, and Professional Mental Health Services Act
740 ILCS 145 Slander and Libel Act
740 ILCS 147 Illinois Streetgang Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act
740 ILCS 155 Sureties Act
740 ILCS 160 Uniform Fraudulent Transfer Act
740 ILCS 165 Uniform Single Publication Act
740 ILCS 170 Illinois Wage Assignment Act
740 ILCS 174 Whistleblower Act
740 ILCS 175 Illinois False Claims Act
740 ILCS 180 Wrongful Death Act
740 ILCS 185 Wrongful Tree Cutting Act

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 740

  • Accrued liability: means the actuarial present value of future benefit payments and appropriate administrative expenses under a plan, reduced by the actuarial present value of all future normal costs (including any participant contributions) with respect to the participants included in the actuarial valuation of the plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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
  • 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
  • Acquittal:
    1. Judgement that a criminal defendant has not been proved guilty beyond a reasonable doubt.
    2. A verdict of "not guilty."
     
  • act of terrorism: means : (1) any act that is intended to cause or create a risk and does cause or create a risk of death or great bodily harm to one or more persons; (2) any act that disables or destroys the usefulness or operation of any communications system; (3) any act or any series of 2 or more acts committed in furtherance of a single intention, scheme, or design that disables or destroys the usefulness or operation of a computer network, computers, computer programs, or data used by any industry, by any class of business, or by 5 or more businesses or by the federal government, State government, any unit of local government, a public utility, a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, a national defense contractor, or a manufacturer of chemical or biological products used in or in connection with agricultural production; (4) any act that disables or causes substantial damage to or destruction of any structure or facility used in or used in connection with ground, air, or water transportation; the production or distribution of electricity, gas, oil, or other fuel (except for acts that occur inadvertently and as the result of operation of the facility that produces or distributes electricity, gas, oil, or other fuel); the treatment of sewage or the treatment or distribution of water; or controlling the flow of any body of water; (5) any act that causes substantial damage to or destruction of livestock or to crops or a series of 2 or more acts committed in furtherance of a single intention, scheme, or design which, in the aggregate, causes substantial damage to or destruction of livestock or crops; (6) any act that causes substantial damage to or destruction of any hospital or any building or facility used by the federal government, State government, any unit of local government or by a national defense contractor or by a public utility, a manufacturer of pharmaceuticals, a manufacturer of chemical or biological products used in or in connection with agricultural production or the storage or processing of agricultural products or the preparation of agricultural products for food or food products intended for resale or for feed for livestock; (7) any act that causes substantial damage to any building containing 5 or more businesses of any type or to any building in which 10 or more people reside; (8) endangering the food supply; or (9) endangering the water supply. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/29D-10
  • Actuarial present value: means the single amount, as of a given valuation date, that results from applying actuarial assumptions to an amount or series of amounts payable or receivable at various times. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Actuarial value of assets: means the value assigned by the actuary to the assets of a plan for the purposes of an actuarial valuation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Advisory Committee: means the group of members selected from the public and private sectors to advise in the development and implementation of the comprehensive road improvement plan, and the periodic update of the plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Aftercare release: means the conditional and
    
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
  • Air rifle: means and includes any air gun, air pistol, spring gun, spring pistol, B-B gun, paint ball gun, pellet gun or any implement that is not a firearm which impels a breakable paint ball containing washable marking colors or, a pellet constructed of hard plastic, steel, lead or other hard materials with a force that reasonably is expected to cause bodily harm. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/24.8-0.1
  • 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
  • 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: as used in this Division 123, 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 contrary to law. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/28-8
  • Asset forfeiture: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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.
  • Ballot: means paper ballot sheets. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Ballot: means an electronic audio or video display or any other medium, including paper, used to record a voter's choices for the candidates of their preference and for or against public questions. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Ballot card: means a ballot which is voted by the process of punching. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Ballot configuration: means the particular combination of political subdivision ballots including, for each political subdivision, the particular combination of offices, candidate names and ballot position numbers for each candidate and question as it appears for each group of voters who may cast the same ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Ballot configuration: means the particular combination of political subdivision ballots including, for each political subdivision, the particular combination of offices, candidate names and questions as it appears for each group of voters who may cast the same ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Ballot configuration: means the particular combination of political subdivision or district ballots including, for each political subdivision or district, the particular combination of offices, candidate names and public questions as it appears for each group of voters who may cast the same ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Ballot image: means a corresponding representation in electronic or paper form of the mark or vote position of a ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Ballot labels: means the cards, papers, booklet, pages or other material containing the names of officers and candidates and statements of measures to be voted on. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • ballot screen: means the display of material containing the names of offices and candidates and public questions to be voted on. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Ballot sheet: means a paper ballot printed on one or both sides which is (1) designed and prepared so that the voter may indicate his or her votes in designated areas, which must be enclosed areas clearly printed or otherwise delineated for such purpose, and (2) capable of having votes marked in the designated areas automatically examined, counted, and tabulated by an electronic scanning process. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Ballot sheet: means a paper ballot printed on one or both sides which is (1) designed and prepared so that the voter may indicate his or her votes in designated areas, which must be areas clearly printed or otherwise delineated for such purpose, and (2) capable of having votes marked in the designated areas automatically examined, counted, and tabulated by an electronic scanning process. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Board: means the State Board of Elections. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/12A-2
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Capital offense: A crime punishable by death.
  • 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.
  • Central Counting: means the counting of ballots in one or more locations selected by the election authority for the processing or counting, or both, of ballots. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Central counting: means the counting of ballots in one or more locations selected by the election authority for the processing or counting, or both, of ballots. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Central counting: means the counting of ballots in one or more locations selected by the election authority for the processing or counting, or both, of ballots. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Charity: An agency, institution, or organization in existence and operating for the benefit of an indefinite number of persons and conducted for educational, religious, scientific, medical, or other beneficent purposes.
  • 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.
  • compensation: includes compensation received in a lump sum for accumulated unused vacation, personal leave or sick leave, with the exception of health care providers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/24-102
  • Comprehensive road improvement plan: means a plan prepared by the unit of local government in consultation with the Advisory Committee. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Computer operator: means any person or persons designated by the election authority to operate the automatic tabulating equipment during any portion of the vote tallying process in an election, but shall not include judges of election operating vote tabulating equipment in the precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Computer operator: means any person or persons designated by the election authority to operate the automatic tabulating equipment during any portion of the vote tallying process in an election, but shall not include judges of election operating vote tabulating equipment in the precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Computer operator: means any person or persons designated by the election authority to operate the automatic tabulating equipment during any portion of the vote tallying process in an election, but shall not include judges of election operating vote tabulating equipment in the precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Continuance: Putting off of a hearing ot trial until a later time.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Current value: means the fair market value when available; otherwise, the fair value as determined in good faith by a trustee, assuming an orderly liquidation at the time of the determination. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Dealer: means any person, copartnership, association or corporation engaged in the business of selling at retail or renting any of the articles included in the definition of "air rifle". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/24.8-0.1
  • Debt: means indebtedness incurred by a dissolving township including, but not limited to, mortgages, judgments, and moneys due through the issuance and sale of bonds, or through an equivalent manner of borrowing for which notes or other evidences of indebtedness are issued fixing the amount of principal and interest from time to time payable to retire the indebtedness. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 60 ILCS 1/23-5
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Defense attorney: Represent defendants in criminal matters.
  • Delinquent minor: means any minor who prior to
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    his or her 18th birthday has violated or attempted to violate, regardless of where the act occurred, any federal, State, county or municipal law or ordinance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • Department: means the Department of Insurance of the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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 Illinois Department of Revenue. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/3-6
  • Developer: means any person who undertakes new development. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Director: means the Director of the Department of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Dissolving road district: means a road district in a dissolving township, which is dissolved under subsection (c) of Section 23-25. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 60 ILCS 1/23-5
  • Dissolving township: means a township which is proposed to be dissolved into and be merged with 2 other adjacent townships. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 60 ILCS 1/23-5
  • District: means a Community College District. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Division: means the Public Pension Division of the Department of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Docket: A log containing brief entries of court proceedings.
  • Edit listing: means a computer generated listing of the names and ballot position numbers for each candidate and proposition as they appear in the program for each precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Edit listing: means a computer generated listing of the names of each candidate and proposition as they appear in the program for each precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Edit listing: means a computer generated listing of the names of each candidate and public question as they appear in the program for each precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Electronic Voting System: means that combination of equipment and programs used in the casting, examination and tabulation of ballots and the cumulation and reporting of results by electronic means. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • electronic voting system: means that combination of equipment and programs used in the casting, examination and tabulation of ballots and the cumulation and reporting of results by electronic means. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-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
  • employee: means any person, including a person elected, appointed or under contract, receiving compensation from the State or a unit of local government or school district for personal services rendered, including salaried persons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/24-102
  • 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.
  • Equal Credit Opportunity Act: Prohibits creditors from discriminating against credit applicants on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, marital status, age, or because an applicant receives income from a public assistance program. Source: OCC
  • Equalized assessed value: has the meaning provided in Section 18-213 of the Property Tax Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 60 ILCS 1/23-5
  • equipment: includes apparatus necessary to automatically examine and count votes as designated on ballots, and data processing machines which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • equipment: includes apparatus necessary to automatically examine and count votes as designated on ballots, and data processing machines which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • equipment: includes apparatus necessary to automatically examine and count votes as designated on ballots, and data processing machines which can be used for counting ballots and tabulating results. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • 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
  • Ex officio: Literally, by virtue of one's office.
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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).
  • Forgery: The fraudulent signing or alteration of another's name to an instrument such as a deed, mortgage, or check. The intent of the forgery is to deceive or defraud. Source: OCC
  • Governmental unit: means the State of Illinois, any instrumentality or agency thereof (except transit authorities or agencies operating within or within and without cities with a population over 3,000,000), and any political subdivision or municipal corporation that establishes and maintains a public pension fund. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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
  • Guarantor: A party who agrees to be responsible for the payment of another party's debts should that party default. Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • 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-precinct counting: means the counting of ballots on automatic tabulating equipment provided by the election authority in the same precinct polling place in which those ballots have been cast. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • In-precinct counting: means the counting of ballots on automatic tabulating equipment provided by the election authority in the same precinct polling place in which those ballots have been cast. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • In-precinct counting: means the recording and counting of ballots on automatic tabulating equipment provided by the election authority in the same precinct polling place in which those ballots have been cast. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • 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.
  • Intangible property: Property that has no intrinsic value, but is merely the evidence of value such as stock certificates, bonds, and promissory notes.
  • Internet Guide: refers to information disseminated by the State Board of Elections on a website, pursuant to Section 12A-5. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/12A-2
  • 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.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • 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.
  • Jurisprudence: The study of law and the structure of the legal system.
  • Juror: A person who is on the jury.
  • Land use assumptions: means a description of the service area or areas and the roads, streets or highways incorporated therein, including projections relating to changes in land uses, densities and population growth rates which affect the level of traffic within the service area or areas over a 20 year period of time. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Law of descent: The State statutes that specify how a deceased person
  • 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.
  • Legatee: A beneficiary of a decedent
  • Local election authority: means a county clerk or board of election commissioners. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/12A-2
  • Marking device: means either an apparatus in which ballots or ballot cards are inserted and used in connection with a punch apparatus for the piercing of ballots by the voter, or any approved device for marking a paper ballot with ink or other substance which will enable the ballot to be tabulated by means of automatic tabulating equipment or by an electronic scanning process. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Marking device: means a pen, computer, or other device approved by the State Board of Elections for marking, or causing to be marked, a paper ballot with ink or other substance which will enable the ballot to be tabulated by automatic tabulating equipment or by an electronic scanning process. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Material support or resources: means currency or other financial securities, financial services, lodging, training, safe houses, false documentation or identification, communications equipment, facilities, weapons, lethal substances, explosives, personnel, transportation, any other kind of physical assets or intangible property, and expert services or expert assistance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/29D-10
  • Minimum finance charge: The minimum, or fixed, finance charge that will be imposed during a billing cycle. A minimum finance charge usually applies only when a finance charge is imposed, that is, when you carry over a balance. Source: Federal Reserve
  • 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
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • New development: means any residential, commercial, industrial or other project which is being newly constructed, reconstructed, redeveloped, structurally altered, relocated, or enlarged, and which generates additional traffic within the service area or areas of the unit of local government. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • 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.
  • Normal cost: means that part of the actuarial present value of all future benefit payments and appropriate administrative expenses assigned to the current year under the actuarial valuation method used by the plan (excluding any amortization of the unfunded accrued liability). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Notice: means a written notice delivered in person or deposited in the U. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • 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 720 ILCS 5/29B-15
  • 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.
  • Paralegal: means a person who is qualified through education, training, or work experience and is employed by a lawyer, law office, governmental agency, or other entity to work under the direction of an attorney in a capacity that involves the performance of substantive legal work that usually requires a sufficient knowledge of legal concepts and would be performed by the attorney in the absence of the paralegal. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.35
  • Participant: means a participating member or deferred pensioner or annuitant of a pension fund as provided in the Article of this Code under which the pension fund is established, or a beneficiary thereof. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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 720 ILCS 5/3-6
  • Pension fund: means any public pension fund, annuity and benefit fund, or retirement system established under this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • Permanent paper record: means a paper record upon which shall be printed in human readable form the votes cast for each candidate and for or against each public question on each ballot recorded in the voting system. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, association, public or private corporation, organization or business, charitable trust, or unit of local government. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Plan year: means the calendar or fiscal year on which the records of a given plan are kept. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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:
  • 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
  • political party: as used in this article shall mean a political party which, at the next preceding election for governor, polled at least five per cent of the entire vote cast in the State; Provided, that no political organization or group shall be qualified as a political party hereunder, or given a place on a ballot, which organization or group is associated, directly or indirectly, with Communist, Fascist, Nazi or other un-American principles and engages in activities or propaganda designed to teach subservience to the political principles and ideals of foreign nations or the overthrow by violence of the established constitutional form of government of the United States and the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/8-2
  • 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
  • Precinct Tabulation Optical Scan Technology: means the capability to examine a ballot through electronic means and tabulate the votes at one or more counting places. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Preliminary hearing: A hearing where the judge decides whether there is enough evidence to make the defendant have a trial.
  • Presentence report: A report prepared by a court's probation officer, after a person has been convicted of an offense, summarizing for the court the background information needed to determine the appropriate sentence. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Pretrial services officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • Probation officers: Screen applicants for pretrial release and monitor convicted offenders released under court supervision.
  • program: means the set of operating instructions for the automatic tabulating equipment by which it examines, counts, tabulates, canvasses and prints votes recorded by a voter on a ballot card or other medium. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • program: means the set of operating instructions for the automatic tabulating equipment that examines, counts, tabulates, canvasses and prints votes recorded by a voter on a ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • program: means the set of operating instructions for the automatic tabulating equipment that examines, records, displays, counts, tabulates, canvasses, or prints votes recorded by a voter on a ballot or that displays any and all information, graphics, or other visual or audio information or images used in presenting voting information, instructions, or voter choices. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-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 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
  • 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
  • Proportionate share: means the cost of road improvements that are specifically and uniquely attributable to a new development after the consideration of the following factors: the amount of additional traffic generated by the new development, any appropriate credit or offset for contribution of money, dedication of land, construction of road improvements or traffic reduction techniques, payments reasonably anticipated to be made by or as a result of a new development in the form of user fees, debt service payments, or taxes which are dedicated for road improvements and all other available sources of funding road improvements. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Proxy voting: The practice of allowing a legislator to cast a vote in committee for an absent legislator.
  • 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 720 ILCS 5/3-6
  • question: means any question, proposition, or referendum submitted to the voters under Article 28 of this Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/12A-2
  • Receiving township: means a township into which a portion of the dissolving township will be merged. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 60 ILCS 1/23-5
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • 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
  • Redundant count: means a verification of the original computer count by another count using compatible equipment or by hand as part of a discovery recount. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • Redundant count: means a verification of the original computer count by another count using compatible equipment or by hand as part of a discovery recount. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Redundant count: means a verification of the original computer count of ballots by another count using compatible equipment or other means as part of a discovery recount, including a count of the permanent paper record of each ballot cast by using compatible equipment, different equipment approved by the State Board of Elections for that purpose, or by hand. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Reporter: Makes a record of court proceedings and prepares a transcript, and also publishes the court's opinions or decisions (in the courts of appeals).
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Road improvement impact fee: means any charge or fee levied or imposed by a unit of local government as a condition to the issuance of a building permit or a certificate of occupancy in connection with a new development, when any portion of the revenues collected is intended to be used to fund any portion of the costs of road improvements. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • 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: 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 Year: means a regular academic year or its equivalent excluding summer school. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Security designation: means a printed designation placed on a ballot to identify to the computer program the offices and propositions for which votes may be cast and to indicate the manner in which votes cast should be tabulated while negating any inadmissible votes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Security punch: means a punch placed on a ballot card to identify to the computer program the offices and propositions for which votes may be cast and to indicate the manner in which votes cast should be tabulated while negating any inadmissible votes. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24A-2
  • 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
  • Separate ballot: means a separate page or display screen of the ballot that is clearly defined and distinguishable from other portions of the ballot. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • Service area: means one or more land areas within the boundaries of the unit of local government which has been designated by the unit of local government in the comprehensive road improvement plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • 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
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • 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
  • Specifically and uniquely attributable: means that a new development creates the need, or an identifiable portion of the need, for additional capacity to be provided by a road improvement. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 605 ILCS 5/5-903
  • Statewide candidate: means any candidate who runs for a statewide office, including Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Secretary of State, Treasurer, Comptroller, United States President, or United States Senator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/12A-2
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Substantial damage: means monetary damage greater than $100,000. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/29D-10
  • subways: as used in this Division 121, includes all tunnels, entrances, exits, passageways, connections, approaches, inclines, elevators, stations, and other structures, equipment, appliances, or appurtenant property, appropriate to a system of such subways. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/25-5
  • 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.
  • Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32
  • system: means the total combination of mechanical, electromechanical or electronic equipment, programs and practices used to define ballots, cast and count votes, report or display election results, maintain or produce any audit trail information, identify all system components, test the system during development, maintenance and operation, maintain records of system errors and defects, determine specific system changes to be made to a system after initial qualification, and make available any materials to the voter such as notices, instructions, forms or paper ballots. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24C-2
  • 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
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • 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
  • 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 account: A general term that covers all types of accounts in a trust department, such as estates, guardianships, and agencies. Source: OCC
  • Trustor: The person who makes or creates a trust. Also known as the grantor or settlor.
  • 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
  • Unfunded accrued liability: means the excess of the accrued liability over the actuarial value of the assets of a plan. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 40 ILCS 5/1A-102
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Usury: Charging an illegally high interest rate on a loan. Source: OCC
  • utility: as used in this Division 123 means and includes: (1) harbors, canals, slips, wharves, docks, levees, piers, quay walls, breakwaters, and all appropriate harbor structures, facilities, connections, and improvements; and (2) such elevators, vaults, warehouses, including cold storage warehouses which may be acquired, owned, maintained, or operated in connection therewith, as necessary adjuncts or incidental to transportation or railroad terminals; and (3) all other necessary or appropriate terminal facilities. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/28-8
  • 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 advocate: work with prosecutors and assist the victims of a crime.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Voting defect identification: means the capability to detect overvoted ballots or ballots which cannot be read by the automatic tabulating equipment. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • Voting defects: means an overvoted ballot, or a ballot which cannot be read by the automatic tabulating equipment. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 10 ILCS 5/24B-2
  • waterworks: as used in this Division 130, means and includes a waterworks system in its entirety or any integral part thereof, including mains, hydrants, meters, valves, standpipes, storage tanks, pumping tanks, intakes, wells, impounding reservoirs, or purification plants. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 720 ILCS 5/32-15
  • Wills: includes codicils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.13
  • Writ: A formal written command, issued from the court, requiring the performance of a specific act.
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