745 ILCS 5 State Lawsuit Immunity Act
745 ILCS 10 Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act
745 ILCS 15 County Engineer and Highway Superintendent Liability Act
745 ILCS 19 Public and Appellate Defender Immunity Act
745 ILCS 22 Federal Law Enforcement Officer Immunity Act
745 ILCS 25 Tort Liability of Schools Act
745 ILCS 35 Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Intervenor and Reporter Immunity Law
745 ILCS 38 Baseball Facility Liability Act
745 ILCS 40 Blood and Organ Transaction Liability Act
745 ILCS 41 Bowling Center Act
745 ILCS 43 Illinois Commonsense Consumption Act
745 ILCS 45 Communicable Disease Report Act
745 ILCS 46 Employment Record Disclosure Act
745 ILCS 47 Equine Activity Liability Act
745 ILCS 48 Illinois Financial Institutions Year 2000 Safety and Soundness Act
745 ILCS 49 Good Samaritan Act
745 ILCS 50 Good Samaritan Food Donor Act
745 ILCS 51 Good Samaritan Medical Equipment Donor Act
745 ILCS 52 Hockey Facility Liability Act
745 ILCS 54 Interscholastic Association Defamation Act
745 ILCS 55 Long-term Care Peer Review and Quality Assessment and Assurance Protection Act
745 ILCS 60 Real Estate Investment Trust Act
745 ILCS 65 Recreational Use of Land and Water Areas Act
745 ILCS 67 State of Illinois Recreational Use of Leased Land Act
745 ILCS 70 Health Care Right of Conscience Act
745 ILCS 72 Roller Skating Rink Safety Act
745 ILCS 75 Snow and Ice Removal Act
745 ILCS 80 Sports Volunteer Immunity Act

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 745 - Civil Immunities

  • Access: means that the cable or video provider is capable of providing cable services or video services at the household address using any technology, other than direct-to-home satellite service, that provides 2-way broadband Internet capability and video programming, content, and functionality, regardless of whether any customer has ordered service or whether the owner or landlord or other responsible person has granted access to the household. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • 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
  • Adverse underwriting decision: means :
            (1) any of the following actions with respect to
    
insurance transactions involving insurance coverage which is individually underwritten:
            (a) a declination of insurance coverage,
            (b) a termination of insurance coverage,
            (c) failure of an agent to apply for insurance
        
coverage with a specific insurance institution which the agent represents and which is requested by an applicant,
            (d) in the case of a property or casualty
        
insurance coverage:
                (i) placement by an insurance institution or
            
agent of a risk with a residual market mechanism, an unauthorized insurer or an insurance institution which specializes in substandard risks, or
                (ii) the charging of a higher rate on the
            
basis of information which differs from that which the applicant or policyholder furnished, or
            (e) in the case of life, health or disability
        
insurance coverage, an offer to insure at higher than standard rates. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Agent: means an individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation who is involved in the solicitation, negotiation or binding of coverages for or on applications or policies of insurance, covering property or risks located in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Aggregate levy: means the annual corporate levy of the taxing district and those special purpose levies which are made annually (other than debt service levies and levies made for the purpose of paying amounts due under public building commission leases). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Aggregator site: means a website that provides access to information regarding insurance products from more than one insurer, including product and insurer information, for use in comparison shopping. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Annexed area: means a territory which has attached to and become a part of a different political subdivision or precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Annuity: A periodic (usually annual) payment of a fixed sum of money for either the life of the recipient or for a fixed number of years. A series of payments under a contract from an insurance company, a trust company, or an individual. Annuity payments are made at regular intervals over a period of more than one full year.
  • Applicant: means any person who seeks to contract for insurance coverage other than a person seeking group insurance that is not individually underwritten. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • 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 "(Name of City) School Finance Authority";
         (b) "Board" means any board of education to which this Article is applicable;
         (c) "Budget" means the budget of the Board as defined in Section 34-43 of this Act, as from time to time in effect;
         (d) "Chairman" means the chairman of the Authority appointed pursuant to paragraph (c) of Section 34A-301 of this Article;
         (e) "City" means the city wherein the school district of such Board is located;
         (f) "Financial Plan" means the financial plan of the Board to be developed pursuant to Section 34A-403 of this Article, as from time to time in effect;
         (g) "Fiscal Year" means the fiscal year of the Board;
         (h) "Governor" means the Governor of the State of Illinois;
         (i) "School year" means the school year of the Board;
         (j) "Approved System-Wide Educational Reform Goals and Objectives Plan" means the system-wide educational reform goals and objectives plan that has been accepted and approved by the Authority;
         (k) "Investment Obligations" means any of the following which at the time of investment are legal investments under the laws of the State for the money proposed to be invested therein:
            (i) Direct obligations of, or obligations the
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    principal of and interest on which are unconditionally guaranteed by, the United States of America;
            (ii) Bonds, debentures or notes or other evidence of
        
    indebtedness issued or guaranteed by any of the following agencies: Bank for Cooperatives; Federal Intermediate Credit Banks; Federal Land Banks; Federal Home Loan Banks; the Federal National Mortgage Association; the United States Postal Service; the Government National Mortgage Association; the Federal Financing National Mortgage Association; the Federal Financing Bank; or any other agency or instrumentality of the United States of America now existing or hereafter created;
            (iii) New Housing Authority Bonds issued by public
        
    agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by a pledge of annual contributions under an Annual Contributions Contract or Contracts with the United States of America, or Project Notes issued by public agencies or municipalities and fully secured as to the payment of both principal and interest by a requisition or payment agreement with the United States of America;
            (iv) Direct and general obligations of, or
        
    obligations guaranteed by, the State, to the payment of the principal of and interest on which the full faith and credit of the State is pledged;
            (v) Negotiable or non-negotiable time deposits
        
    evidenced by certificates of deposit issued by banks, trust companies or national banking associations (which may include the trustee) which are members of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation and savings and loan associations which are members of the Federal Savings and Loan Insurance Corporation, provided that such time deposits in any such bank, trust company, national banking association or savings and loan association are continuously secured by obligations described in clauses (i), (ii), (iii), or (iv) of this definition, provided further that such obligations at all times have a market value at least equal to the maturity value of the deposits so secured, including accrued interest; and
            (vi) Repurchase agreements with banks (which may
        
    include the trustee) described in clause (v) of this definition and government bond dealers reporting to, trading with, and recognized as primary dealers by a Federal Reserve Bank, the underlying securities of which are obligations described in clauses (i) or (ii) of this definition, provided that the underlying securities are required to be continuously maintained at a market value not less than the amount so invested;
        (l) "Mayor" means the Mayor of the City;
         (m) "Obligations" means bonds and notes of the Authority;
         (n) "State" means the State of Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34A-103
  • Balanced budget: A budget in which receipts equal outlays.
  • Banking association: means any Illinois corporation, whether for-profit or not-for-profit, which functions as a professional or trade association of dues-paying member commercial banks. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Basic cable or video service: means any cable or video service offering or tier that includes the retransmission of local television broadcast signals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Basic cable or video service: means any service offering or tier that includes the retransmission of local television broadcast signals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Blanket travel insurance: means a policy of travel insurance issued to any eligible group providing coverage for specific classes of persons defined in the policy with coverage provided to all members of the eligible group without a separate charge to individual members of the eligible group. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Board: means the Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • 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 Board of Trustees of the University or its successor. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • Broadband service: means a high speed service connection to the public Internet capable of supporting, in at least one direction, a speed in excess of 200 kilobits per second (kbps) to the network demarcation point at the subscriber's premises. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Cable operator: means that term as defined in item (5) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Cable or video provider: means any person or entity providing cable service or video service pursuant to authorization under (i) the Cable and Video Competition Law of 2007; (ii) Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code; (iii) Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code; or (iv) a master antenna television, satellite master antenna television, direct broadcast satellite, multipoint distribution services, and other providers of video programming, whatever their technology. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Cable service: means that term as defined in item (6) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Cable system: means that term as defined in item (7) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • 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.
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Circuit clerk: means clerk of the circuit court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.26
  • Commercial Building: means any building, other than a residence, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, including basements, footings, foundations, septic systems and underground pipes directly servicing the building, but does not include sidewalks, driveways, parking lots, living units, land, trees, plants, crops or agricultural field drainage tile. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Commercial Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a commercial building. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Commission: means the Illinois Commerce Commission. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • comprehensive unified local transportation system: as used in this Article means a transportation system comprising all of the street railways and also all of the local railroads the major portions of which are within the city (provided there are such local railroads in such city) and may also comprise public utility motor vehicle lines and/or any other local public utility transportation facilities, the major portions of which are within the city. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/14-101
  • Concurrent resolution: A legislative measure, designated "S. Con. Res." and numbered consecutively upon introduction, generally employed to address the sentiments of both chambers, to deal with issues or matters affecting both houses, such as a concurrent budget resolution, or to create a temporary joint committee. Concurrent resolutions are not submitted to the President/Governor and thus do not have the force of law.
  • Consumer report: means any written, oral or other communication of information bearing on a natural person's credit worthiness, credit standing, credit capacity, character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living which is used or expected to be used in connection with an insurance transaction. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Consumer reporting agency: means any person who:
            (1) regularly engages, in whole or in part, in the
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    practice of assembling or preparing consumer reports for a monetary fee,
            (2) obtains information primarily from sources other
        
    than insurance institutions, and
            (3) furnishes consumer reports to other persons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Contingency reserve fund: means a separate fund maintained for payment of claims in excess of the pool retention fund amount. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Coverage grant: means the document describing specific coverages and terms of coverage which are provided by a risk retention trust created under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Credit report: A detailed report of an individual's credit history prepared by a credit bureau and used by a lender in determining a loan applicant's creditworthiness. Source: OCC
  • Cross examine: Questioning of a witness by the attorney for the other side.
  • Debt service: means levies made by any taxing district pursuant to home rule authority, statute, referendum, ordinance, resolution, indenture, agreement, or contract to retire the principal or pay interest on bonds, notes, debentures or other financial instruments which evidence indebtedness. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • Decedent: A deceased person.
  • Declination of insurance coverage: means a denial, in whole or in part, by an insurance institution or agent of requested insurance coverage. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • decree: is synonymous with the word "judgment". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.24
  • Department: means the Department of Transportation. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2712/5-5
  • Designated market area: means a designated market area, as determined by Nielsen Media Research and published in the 1999-2000 Nielsen Station Index Directory and Nielsen Station Index United States Television Household Estimates or any successor publication. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Director: means the Director of Insurance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Disconnected area: means a territory which has detached or separated from a political subdivision or precinct. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Executive session: A portion of the Senate's daily session in which it considers executive business.
  • 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 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
  • Fee simple: Absolute title to property with no limitations or restrictions regarding the person who may inherit it.
  • Fixed Rate: Having a "fixed" rate means that the APR doesn't change based on fluctuations of some external rate (such as the "Prime Rate"). In other words, a fixed rate is a rate that is not a variable rate. A fixed APR can change over time, in several circumstances:
    • You are late making a payment or commit some other default, triggering an increase to a penalty rate
    • The bank changes the terms of your account and you do not reject the change.
    • The rate expires (if the rate was fixed for only a certain period of time).
  • Footprint: means the geographic area designated by the cable service or video service provider as the geographic area in which it will offer cable services or video services during the period of its State-issued authorization. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Fulfillment materials: means documentation sent to the purchaser of a travel protection plan confirming the purchase and providing the travel protection plan's coverage and assistance details. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Fund: means the fund established by this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • Holder: means a person or entity that has received authorization to offer or provide cable or video service from the Commission pursuant to Section 21-401 of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Household: means a house, an apartment, a mobile home, a group of rooms, or a single room that is intended for occupancy as separate living quarters. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Incumbent cable operator: means a person or entity that provided cable services or video services in a particular area under a franchise agreement with a local unit of government pursuant to Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11) or Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-1095) on January 1, 2007. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Individual: means any natural person who:
            (1) in the case of property or casualty insurance, is
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    a past, present or proposed named insured or certificateholder;
            (2) in the case of life, health or disability
        
    insurance, is a past, present or proposed principal insured or certificateholder;
            (3) is a past, present or proposed policyowner;
            (4) is a past or present applicant;
            (5) is a past or present claimant; or
            (6) derived, derives or is proposed to derive
        
    insurance coverage under an insurance policy or certificate subject to this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Institutional source: means any person or governmental entity that provides information about an individual to an agent, insurance institution or insurance-support organization, other than:
            (1) an agent,
            (2) the individual who is the subject of the
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    information, or
            (3) a natural person acting in a personal capacity
        
    rather than in a business or professional capacity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurance institution: means any corporation, association, partnership, reciprocal exchange, inter-insurer, Lloyd's insurer, fraternal benefit society or other person engaged in the business of insurance, health maintenance organizations as defined in Section 2 of the Health Maintenance Organization Act, voluntary health services plans as defined in Section 2 of the Voluntary Health Services Plans Act, and dental service plans as defined in Section 4 of the Dental Service Plan Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurance transaction: means any transaction involving insurance primarily for personal, family or household needs rather than business or professional needs which entails:
            (1) the determination of an individual's eligibility
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    for an insurance coverage, benefit or payment, or
            (2) the servicing of an insurance application,
        
    policy, contract or certificate. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurance-support organization: means :
            (1) any person who regularly engages, in whole or in
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    part, in the practice of assembling or collecting information about natural persons for the primary purpose of providing the information to an insurance institution or agent for insurance transactions, including:
                (a) the furnishing of consumer reports or
            
    investigative consumer reports to an insurance institution or agent for use in connection with an insurance transaction, or
                (b) the collection of personal information from
            
    insurance institutions, agents or other insurance-support organizations for the purpose of detecting or preventing fraud, material misrepresentation or material nondisclosure in connection with insurance underwriting or insurance claim activity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Insurers: means insurance companies and reciprocals licensed and authorized to write Class 3 policies of insurance, as defined in this Code, within Illinois. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Intergovernmental cooperative: means an intergovernmental cooperative organized pursuant to Article VII, Section 10 of the Illinois Constitution and Section 6 of the Intergovernmental Cooperation Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Interrogatories: Written questions asked by one party of an opposing party, who must answer them in writing under oath; a discovery device in a lawsuit.
  • Intestate: Dying without leaving a will.
  • Investigative consumer report: means a consumer report or portion thereof in which information about a natural person's character, general reputation, personal characteristics or mode of living is obtained through personal interviews with the person's neighbors, friends, associates, acquaintances or others who may have knowledge concerning such items of information. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Irrevocable trust: A trust arrangement that cannot be revoked, rescinded, or repealed by the grantor.
  • Joint committee: Committees including membership from both houses of teh legislature. Joint committees are usually established with narrow jurisdictions and normally lack authority to report legislation.
  • Joint 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.
  • Juvenile detention home: means a public facility
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    with specially trained staff that conforms to the county juvenile detention standards adopted by the Department of Juvenile Justice. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 705 ILCS 405/5-105
  • 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.
  • Licensed establishment: means the premises specified in a retailer's license pursuant to paragraph (d) of Section 5-1 and whose primary business is the sale of alcoholic beverages on the premises, which premises are located in any municipality having more than 2,000,000 inhabitants. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Licensed service company: means an entity licensed under Section 464a of the Illinois Insurance Code to perform claims adjusting, loss control and data processing. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Limited lines travel insurance producer: means one of the following:
             (1) a licensed managing general agent or
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    third-party administrator;
            (2) a licensed insurance producer, including a
        
    limited lines producer; or
            (3) a travel administrator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Living Unit: shall mean that physical portion designated for separate ownership or occupancy for residential purposes, of a building or group of buildings, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, having elements which are owned or used in common, including a condominium unit, a cooperative unit or any other similar unit. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Living Unit Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a living unit covering the losses described in Section 805. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Local franchising authority: means the local unit of government that has or requires a franchise with a cable operator, a provider of cable services, or a provider of video services to construct or operate a cable or video system or to offer cable services or video services under Section 11-42-11 of the Illinois Municipal Code (65 ILCS 5/11-42-11) or Section 5-1095 of the Counties Code (55 ILCS 5/5-1095). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Local unit of government: means a city, village, incorporated town, or county. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Local unit of government: means a city, village, incorporated town, or a county. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Low-income household: means those residential households located within the holder's existing telephone service area where the average annual household income is less than $35,000, based on the United States Census Bureau estimates adjusted annually to reflect rates of change and distribution. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Medical facility: includes a hospital, infirmary, clinic, dispensary, mental institution or similar facility. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Medical professional: means any person licensed or certified to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to, a physician, dentist, nurse, optometrist, chiropractor, naprapath, pharmacist, physical or occupational therapist, psychiatric social worker, speech therapist, clinical dietitian or clinical psychologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Medical-care institution: means any facility or institution that is licensed to provide health care services to natural persons, including but not limited to: hospitals, skilled nursing facilities, home-health agencies, medical clinics, rehabilitation agencies and public-health agencies and health-maintenance organizations. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Medical-record information: means personal information which:
            (1) relates to an individual's physical or mental
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    condition, medical history or medical treatment, and
            (2) is obtained from a medical professional or
        
    medical-care institution, from the individual, or from the individual's spouse, parent or legal guardian. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Mental institution: means any medical facility or part of any medical facility used primarily for the care or treatment of persons committed for mental illness or addiction. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Metropolitan Area: means all that territory in the State of Illinois lying within the corporate boundaries of the municipality or municipalities establishing an authority as provided in this Division. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Mine Subsidence: means lateral or vertical ground movement caused by a failure initiated at the mine level, of man-made underground mines, including, but not limited to coal mines, clay mines, limestone mines, and fluorspar mines that directly damages residences or commercial buildings. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Mortgage loan: A loan made by a lender to a borrower for the financing of real property. Source: OCC
  • 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 business hours: means those hours during which most similar businesses in the geographic area of the local unit of government are open to serve customers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Normal operating conditions: means those service conditions that are within the control of cable or video providers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • oath: shall be deemed to include an affirmation, and the word "sworn" shall be construed to include the word "affirmed. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.12
  • Oath: A promise to tell the truth.
  • Offering and disseminating: means the following:
             (1) Providing information to a prospective or
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    current policyholder on behalf of a limited lines travel insurance entity, including brochures, buyer guides, descriptions of coverage, and price. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Oral argument: An opportunity for lawyers to summarize their position before the court and also to answer the judges' questions.
  • Outlays: Outlays are payments made (generally through the issuance of checks or disbursement of cash) to liquidate obligations. Outlays during a fiscal year may be for payment of obligations incurred in prior years or in the same year.
  • Passenger rail systems: includes all passenger rail systems maintained by the National Passenger Railroad Corporation in Illinois and those passenger rail systems under the jurisdiction of the Commuter Rail Board as established in Section 3B. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 20 ILCS 2712/5-5
  • 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 any natural person, corporation, association, partnership or other legal entity. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Person: means any individual, firm, partnership, corporation, both domestic and foreign, company, association or joint stock association; and includes any trustee, receiver, assignee or personal representative thereof. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-48.3-2
  • Person under legal disability: means a person 18 years or older who (a) because of mental deterioration or physical incapacity is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (b) is a person with mental illness or is a person with developmental disabilities and who because of his or her mental illness or developmental disability is not fully able to manage his or her person or estate, or (c) because of gambling, idleness, debauchery or excessive use of intoxicants or drugs, so spends or wastes his or her estate as to expose himself or herself or his or her family to want or suffering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.06
  • Personal information: includes an individual's name and address and "medical-record information" but does not include "privileged information". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • policies: means any contract or contracts of insurance providing the coverage of the Standard Fire Policy and Extended Coverage Endorsement on any residence, living unit or commercial building. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Policyholder: means any person who:
            (1) in the case of individual property or casualty
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    insurance, is a present named insured;
            (2) in the case of individual life, health or
        
    disability insurance, is a present policyowner; or
            (3) in the case of group insurance which is
        
    individually underwritten, is a present group certificateholder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • Political subdivision: means a township, road district, city, village or incorporated town, as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • Pool retention fund: means a separate fund maintained for payment of first dollar claims, up to a specific amount per claim ("specific retention") and up to an aggregate amount for a 12-month period ("aggregate retention"). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Power of attorney: A written instrument which authorizes one person to act as another's agent or attorney. The power of attorney may be for a definite, specific act, or it may be general in nature. The terms of the written power of attorney may specify when it will expire. If not, the power of attorney usually expires when the person granting it dies. Source: OCC
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Precinct: means any part of a city, village or incorporated town of over 200,000 population which was a "voting precinct" or an "election precinct" for voting at the last general election. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 235 ILCS 5/9-1
  • premiums: means the gross amount charged to policyholders for the mine subsidence insurance made available under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Pretext interview: means an interview whereby a person, in an attempt to obtain information about a natural person, performs one or more of the following acts:
            (1) pretends to be someone he or she is not,
            (2) pretends to represent a person he or she is not
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    in fact representing,
            (3) misrepresents the true purpose of the interview,
        
    or
            (4) refuses to identify himself or herself upon
        
    request. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • prisoner: means a person held in custody. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/4-101
  • Privileged information: means any individually identifiable information that: (1) relates to a claim for insurance benefits or a civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual, and (2) is collected in connection with or in reasonable anticipation of a claim for insurance benefits or civil or criminal proceeding involving an individual; provided, however, information otherwise meeting the requirements of this subsection shall nevertheless be considered "personal information" under this Article if it is disclosed in violation of Section 1014 of this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • 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
  • Public health clinic: means an outpatient program conducted by a locally based not-for-profit corporation, or by any local board of health whose health department is recognized by, and has a designation status established by, the Illinois Department of Public Health and complies with the Public Health Standing Orders Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6-101
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • public or community service: means uncompensated labor for a non-profit organization or public body whose purpose is to enhance physical or mental stability, environmental quality or the social welfare and which agrees to accept public or community service from offenders or those adjudged liable for civil violations of a local public entity and to report on the progress of the public or community service to the court. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 745 ILCS 10/6A-101
  • Public rights-of-way: means the areas on, below, or above a public roadway, highway, street, public sidewalk, alley, waterway, or utility easements dedicated for compatible uses. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Recess: A temporary interruption of the legislative business.
  • Remand: When an appellate court sends a case back to a lower court for further proceedings.
  • Rescission: The cancellation of budget authority previously provided by Congress. The Impoundment Control Act of 1974 specifies that the President may propose to Congress that funds be rescinded. If both Houses have not approved a rescission proposal (by passing legislation) within 45 days of continuous session, any funds being withheld must be made available for obligation.
  • Residence: means a building used principally for residential purposes up to and including a four family dwelling, permanently affixed to realty located in Illinois, including appurtenant structures, driveways, sidewalks, basements, footings, foundations, septic systems and underground pipes directly servicing the dwelling or building, but does not include living units, land, trees, plants, crops or agricultural field drainage tile. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Residential Coverage: means mine subsidence insurance for a residence. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/802.1
  • Residual market mechanism: means an association, organization or other entity described in Article XXXIII of this Act, or Section 7-501 of The Illinois Vehicle Code. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • 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 term: means the school term established by the board pursuant to Section 10-19 of this Code, and "full-time service" means the teacher has actually worked at least 150 days during the school term. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34-84
  • Sequester: To separate. Sometimes juries are sequestered from outside influences during their deliberations.
  • Service: means the provision of cable service or video service to subscribers and the interaction of subscribers with the person or entity that has received authorization to offer or provide cable or video service from the Commission pursuant to Section 21-401 of this Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Service line drop: means the point of connection between a premises and the cable or video network that enables the premises to receive cable service or video service. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/22-501
  • Service provider fee: means the amount paid under Section 21-801 of this Act by the holder to a municipality, or in the case of an unincorporated service area to a county, for service areas within its territorial jurisdiction, but under no circumstances shall the service provider fee be paid to more than one local unit of government for the same portion of the holder's service area. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subpoena duces tecum: A command to a witness to produce documents.
  • Surviving spouse: means "widow" or "widower" as the case may be. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.32
  • Taxing district: has the meaning specified in Section 1-150 and includes home rule units, but from January 1, 2000 through December 31, 2002 does not include taxing districts that have territory in Cook County. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 35 ILCS 200/18-55
  • teachers: means and includes all members of the teaching force excluding the general superintendent and principals. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 105 ILCS 5/34-84
  • Telecommunications service area: means the area designated by the Commission as the area in which a telecommunications company was obligated to provide non-competitive local telephone service as of February 8, 1996 as incorporated into Section 13-202. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Temporary restraining order: Prohibits a person from an action that is likely to cause irreparable harm. This differs from an injunction in that it may be granted immediately, without notice to the opposing party, and without a hearing. It is intended to last only until a hearing can be held.
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Travel administrator: means a person who directly or indirectly underwrites, collects charges, collateral, or premiums from, or adjusts or settles claims on residents of this State in connection with travel insurance, except that a person shall not be considered a travel administrator if that person's only actions that would otherwise cause the person to be considered a travel administrator are among the following:
             (1) a person working for a travel administrator to
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    the extent that the person's activities are subject to the supervision and control of the travel administrator;
            (2) an insurance producer selling insurance or
        
    engaged in administrative and claims-related activities within the scope of the producer's license;
            (3) a travel retailer offering and disseminating
        
    travel insurance and registered under the license of a limited lines travel insurance producer in accordance with Section 1635;
            (4) an individual adjusting or settling claims in
        
    the normal course of that individual's practice or employment as an attorney-at-law and who does not collect charges or premiums in connection with insurance coverage; or
            (5) a business entity that is affiliated with a
        
    licensed insurer while acting as a travel administrator for the direct and assumed insurance business of an affiliated insurer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel assistance services: include , but are not limited to: security advisories; destination information; vaccination and immunization information services; travel reservation services; entertainment; activity and event planning; translation assistance; emergency messaging; international legal and medical referrals; medical case monitoring; coordination of transportation arrangements; emergency cash transfer assistance; medical prescription replacement assistance; passport and travel document replacement assistance; lost luggage assistance; concierge services; and any other service that is furnished in connection with planned travel. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel insurance: means insurance coverage for personal risks incident to planned travel, including, but not limited to:
             (1) the interruption or cancellation of a trip or
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    event;
            (2) the loss of baggage or personal effects;
             (3) damages to accommodations or rental vehicles;
             (4) sickness, accident, disability, or death
        
    occurring during travel;
            (5) emergency evacuation;
             (6) repatriation of remains; or
             (7) any other contractual obligations to indemnify
        
    or pay a specified amount to the traveler upon determinable contingencies related to travel as approved by the Director. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel insurance business entity: means a licensed insurance producer designated by an insurer as set forth in subsection (h) of Section 1635. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel protection plans: means plans that provide one or more of the following: travel insurance, travel assistance services, and cancellation fee waivers. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Travel retailer: means a business organization that makes, arranges, or offers travel services and, with respect to travel insurance, is limited to offering and disseminating as defined in this Section, unless otherwise licensed under subsection (b) of Section 1635. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1630
  • Trust sponsor: means a banking association which has created a risk retention trust under this Article. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1102
  • Unauthorized insurer: means an insurance institution that has not been granted a certificate of authority by the Director to transact the business of insurance in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • under common control with: means the possession, direct or indirect, of the power to direct or cause the direction of the management and policies of a person, whether through the ownership of voting securities, by contract other than a commercial contract for goods or nonmanagement services, or otherwise, unless the power is the result of an official position with or corporate office held by the person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 215 ILCS 5/1003
  • University: means and includes Western Illinois University, located at Macomb, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 691/36-5
  • University: means and includes Illinois State University, located at Normal, Illinois, and its branches. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 676/21-5
  • 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.
  • Video programming: means that term as defined in item (20) of 47 USC § 522. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
  • Video service: means video programming and subscriber interaction, if any, that is required for the selection or use of such video programming services, and that is provided through wireline facilities located at least in part in the public rights-of-way without regard to delivery technology, including Internet protocol technology. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 220 ILCS 5/21-201
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