755 ILCS 5 Probate Act of 1975
755 ILCS 6 Electronic Wills and Remote Witnesses Act
755 ILCS 8 Uniform Adult Guardianship and Protective Proceedings Jurisdiction Act
755 ILCS 9 Supported Decision-Making Agreement Act
755 ILCS 10 Uniform International Wills Act
755 ILCS 15 Safety Deposit Box Opening Act
755 ILCS 20 Escheats Act
755 ILCS 25 Lifetime Transfer of Property Act
755 ILCS 27 Illinois Residential Real Property Transfer on Death Instrument Act
755 ILCS 30 Third Party Beneficiary Contract Act
755 ILCS 35 Illinois Living Will Act
755 ILCS 40 Health Care Surrogate Act
755 ILCS 43 Mental Health Treatment Preference Declaration Act
755 ILCS 45 Illinois Power of Attorney Act
755 ILCS 50 Illinois Anatomical Gift Act
755 ILCS 65 Disposition of Remains Act
755 ILCS 66 Disposition of Remains of the Indigent Act
755 ILCS 70 Revised Uniform Fiduciary Access to Digital Assets Act (2015)
755 ILCS 75 Uniform Partition of Heirs Property Act

Terms Used In Illinois Compiled Statutes > Chapter 755 - Estates

  • Administrative separation: means a parent's, legal guardian's, legal custodian's, or primary caretaker's: (1) arrest, detention, incarceration, removal, or deportation in connection with federal immigration enforcement; or (2) receipt of official communication by federal, State, or local authorities regarding immigration enforcement that gives reasonable notice that care and supervision of the child by the parent, legal guardian, legal custodian, or primary caretaker will be interrupted or cannot be provided. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/11-1
  • Adult with a mental disability: means a person over the age of 18 years who lives in his or her own home; who needs home-based services, but does not require 24-hour-a-day supervision; and who has one of the following conditions: severe autism, severe mental illness, a severe or profound intellectual disability, or severe and multiple impairments. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Affirmed: In the practice of the appellate courts, the decree or order is declared valid and will stand as rendered in the lower court.
  • Agency: means an agency or entity licensed by the Department pursuant to this Article or pursuant to the Community Residential Alternatives Licensing Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Agency: means the Illinois Environmental Protection Agency. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Allegation: something that someone says happened.
  • Ancillary administration: Probate administration of property (usually real property) owned in a State other than the one in which the decedent had his (her) principal residence at the time of death.
  • Area background: means concentrations of regulated substances that are consistently present in the environment in the vicinity of a site that are the result of natural conditions or human activities, and not the result solely of releases at the site. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Attending physician: means the physician who has primary responsibility at the time of reference for the treatment and care of the patient. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Attorney-at-law: A person who is legally qualified and licensed to practice law, and to represent and act for clients in legal proceedings.
  • Attorney-in-fact: A person who, acting as an agent, is given written authorization by another person to transact business for him (her) out of court.
  • Audit: means a systematic inspection or examination of plans, reports, records, or documents to determine the completeness and accuracy of the data and conclusions contained therein. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Baseline: Projection of the receipts, outlays, and other budget amounts that would ensue in the future without any change in existing policy. Baseline projections are used to gauge the extent to which proposed legislation, if enacted into law, would alter current spending and revenue levels.
  • Bequeath: To gift property by will.
  • Bequest: Property gifted by will.
  • Board: means a Board of a Community College District. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Board: includes a board, commission, authority, task force, or other similar body to which one or more members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Senate, but does not include any subcommittee thereof, and where the member receives any form of compensation on a per meeting basis; this does not include reimbursement for actual travel or other expenses necessarily incurred in discharging the duties of the office. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 420/3B-5
  • Bodily injury: means bodily injury, sickness, or disease sustained by a person, including death at any time, resulting from a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • brownfields: means a parcel of real property, or a portion of the parcel, that has actual or perceived contamination and an active potential for redevelopment. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Carcinogen: means a contaminant that is classified as a Category A1 or A2 Carcinogen by the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists; or a Category 1 or 2A/2B Carcinogen by the World Health Organizations International Agency for Research on Cancer; or a "Human Carcinogen" or "Anticipated Human Carcinogen" by the United States Department of Health and Human Service National Toxicological Program; or a Category A or B1/B2 Carcinogen by the United States Environmental Protection Agency in Integrated Risk Information System or a Final Rule issued in a Federal Register notice by the USEPA as of the effective date of this amendatory Act of 1995. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Caregiver: includes a caregiver's spouse, cohabitant, child, or employee. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Chambers: A judge's office.
  • Class III groundwater: means groundwater that meets the Class III Special Resource Groundwater criteria set forth in the Board rules adopted under the Illinois Groundwater Protection Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Clerk of court: An officer appointed by the court to work with the chief judge in overseeing the court's administration, especially to assist in managing the flow of cases through the court and to maintain court records.
  • Codicil: An addition, change, or supplement to a will executed with the same formalities required for the will itself.
  • Construction: means any one or more of the following which is undertaken for a public purpose: preliminary planning to determine the feasibility of the treatment works or public water supply, engineering, architectural, legal, fiscal or economic investigations or studies, surveys, designs, plans, working drawings, specifications, procedures or other necessary actions, erection, building, acquisition, alteration, remodeling, improvement or extension of treatment works or public water supplies, or the inspection or supervision of any of the foregoing items. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Corrective action: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of Sections 57. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • costs: as used in this Division 58 means sums paid by way of compensation to any property owner for the actual taking or damaging of his property, and attorney's fees and court costs incurred as a result of, or incident to, any grade separation covered by this Division 58. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 65 ILCS 5/11-58-7
  • decree: is synonymous with the word "judgment". See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.24
  • Department: means the Department of Human Services, as successor to the Department of Mental Health and Developmental Disabilities. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Department: means the Illinois Department of Revenue. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • Deposition: An oral statement made before an officer authorized by law to administer oaths. Such statements are often taken to examine potential witnesses, to obtain discovery, or to be used later in trial.
  • Devise: To gift property by will.
  • District: means a Community College District. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Donee: The recipient of a gift.
  • Donor: The person who makes a gift.
  • Dower: A widow
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Family member: means a spouse, civil union partner, child, grandchild, sibling, aunt, uncle, niece, nephew, first cousin, or parent of the person receiving assistance. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Fiduciary: A trustee, executor, or administrator.
  • Fill material: means non-native or disturbed materials used to bed and backfill around an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • 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).
  • Forbearance: A means of handling a delinquent loan. A
  • Freedom of Information Act: A federal law that mandates that all the records created and kept by federal agencies in the executive branch of government must be open for public inspection and copying. The only exceptions are those records that fall into one of nine exempted categories listed in the statute. Source: OCC
  • Fuel: means all liquids defined as "Motor Fuel" in Section 1. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • Fund: means the Underground Storage Tank Fund. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Fund: means the Water Revolving Fund created pursuant to this Title, consisting of the Water Pollution Control Loan Program, the Public Water Supply Loan Program, and the Loan Support Program. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Garnishment: Generally, garnishment is a court proceeding in which a creditor asks a court to order a third party who owes money to the debtor or otherwise holds assets belonging to the debtor to turn over to the creditor any of the debtor
  • Germane: On the subject of the pending bill or other business; a strict standard of relevance.
  • Gift: A voluntary transfer or conveyance of property without consideration, or for less than full and adequate consideration based on fair market value.
  • Grand jury: agreement providing that a lender will delay exercising its rights (in the case of a mortgage,
  • Gross estate: The total fair market value of all property and property interests, real and personal, tangible and intangible, of which a decedent had beneficial ownership at the time of death before subtractions for deductions, debts, administrative expenses, and casualty losses suffered during estate administration.
  • Health care: means any care, treatment, service or procedure to maintain, diagnose, treat or provide for the patient's physical or mental health or personal care. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Health care agency: means an agency governing any type of health care, anatomical gift, autopsy or disposition of remains for and on behalf of a patient and refers, in either hard copy or electronic format, to the power of attorney or other written instrument defining the agency or the agency, itself, as appropriate to the context. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Health care agent: means an individual at least 18 years old designated by the principal to make health care decisions of any type, including, but not limited to, anatomical gift, autopsy, or disposition of remains for and on behalf of the individual. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Hearsay: Statements by a witness who did not see or hear the incident in question but heard about it from someone else. Hearsay is usually not admissible as evidence in court.
  • Heating Oil: means petroleum that is No. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Home-based services: means services provided to an adult with a mental disability who lives in his or her own home. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Indemnification: means indemnification of an owner or operator for the amount of any judgment entered against the owner or operator in a court of law, for the amount of any final order or determination made against the owner or operator by an agency of State government or any subdivision thereof, or for the amount of any settlement entered into by the owner or operator, if the judgment, order, determination, or settlement arises out of bodily injury or property damage suffered as a result of a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank owned or operated by the owner or operator. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • Intended use plan: means a plan which includes a description of the short and long term goals and objectives of the Water Pollution Control Loan Program and the Public Water Supply Loan Program, project categories, discharge requirements, terms of financial assistance and the loan applicants to be served. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Inter vivos: Transfer of property from one living person to another living person.
  • 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 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 resolution: A legislative measure which requires the approval of both chambers.
  • Late term appointee: means a person who is appointed to an office by a Governor who does not succeed himself or herself as Governor, whose appointment requires the advice and consent of the Senate, and whose appointment is confirmed by the Senate 90 or fewer days before the end of the appointing Governor's term. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 420/3A-5
  • Legacy: A gift of property made by will.
  • Legal guardian: means a person appointed by a court of competent jurisdiction to exercise certain powers on behalf of an adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Licensed Professional Engineer: means a person, corporation, or partnership licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice professional engineering. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Licensed Professional Geologist: means a person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice as a professional geologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Licensed Professional Geologist: means a person licensed under the laws of the State of Illinois to practice as a professional geologist. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Loan: means a loan made from the Water Pollution Control Loan Program or the Public Water Supply Loan Program to an eligible applicant as a result of a contractual agreement between the Agency and such applicant. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Local government unit: means a county, municipality, township, municipal or county sewerage or utility authority, sanitary district, public water district, improvement authority or any other political subdivision whose primary purpose is to construct, operate and maintain wastewater treatment facilities, including storm water treatment systems, or public water supply facilities or both. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Minor: means a person who has not attained the age of 18 years. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/11-1
  • Municipality: means an incorporated city, village, or town in this State. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • National Bank: A bank that is subject to the supervision of the Comptroller of the Currency. The Office of the Comptroller of the Currency is a bureau of the U.S. Treasury Department. A national bank can be recognized because it must have "national" or "national association" in its name. Source: OCC
  • National Credit Union Administration: The federal regulatory agency that charters and supervises federal credit unions. (NCUA also administers the National Credit Union Share Insurance Fund, which insures the deposits of federal credit unions.) Source: OCC
  • 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.
  • Notice: means a written notice delivered in person or deposited in the U. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Occurrence: means an accident, including continuous or repeated exposure to conditions, that results in a sudden or nonsudden release from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • own home: means that an adult with a mental disability lives alone; or that an adult with a mental disability is in full-time residence with his or her parents, legal guardian, or other relatives; or that an adult with a mental disability is in full-time residence in a setting not subject to licensure under the Nursing Home Care Act, the Specialized Mental Health Rehabilitation Act of 2013, the ID/DD Community Care Act, the MC/DD Act, or the Child Care Act of 1969, as now or hereafter amended, with 3 or fewer other adults unrelated to the adult with a mental disability who do not provide home-based services to the adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Parent: means the biological or adoptive parent of an adult with a mental disability, or a person licensed as a foster parent under the laws of this State who acts as a foster parent to an adult with a mental disability. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Patient: means the principal or, if the agency governs health care for a minor child of the principal, then the child. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Per stirpes: The legal means by which the children of a decedent, upon the death of an ancestor at a level above that of the decedent, receive by right of representation the share of the ancestor
  • Person: means individual, trust, firm, joint stock company, joint venture, consortium, commercial entity, corporation (including a government corporation), partnership, association, State, municipality, commission, political subdivision of a State, or any interstate body including the United States Government and each department, agency, and instrumentality of the United States. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Person 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
  • Petit jury: A group of citizens who hear the evidence presented by both sides at trial and determine the facts in dispute. Federal criminal juries consist of 12 persons. Federal civil juries consist of six persons.
  • 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
  • Privately owned community water supply: means :
             (1) an investor-owned water utility, if under
    
Illinois Commerce Commission regulation and operating as a separate and distinct water utility;
        (2) a not-for-profit water corporation, if operating
    
specifically as a water utility; and
        (3) a mutually owned or cooperatively owned community
    
water system, if operating as a separate water utility. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • Property damage: means physical injury to, destruction of, or contamination of tangible property, including all resulting loss of use of that property; or loss of use of tangible property that is not physically injured, destroyed, or contaminated, but has been evacuated, withdrawn from use, or rendered inaccessible because of a release of petroleum from an underground storage tank. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • provider: means the attending physician and any other person administering health care to the patient at the time of reference who is licensed, certified, or otherwise authorized or permitted by law to administer health care in the ordinary course of business or the practice of a profession, including any person employed by or acting for any such authorized person. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 45/4-4
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Receiver: means a person who is licensed under Section 3c of the Motor Fuel Tax Law and who either produces, refines, blends, compounds or manufactures fuel in this State, or transports fuel into this State or receives fuel transported to him from without the State or exports fuel out of this State, or who is engaged in distribution of fuel primarily by tank car or tank truck, or both, and who operates an Illinois bulk plant that has active fuel bulk storage capacity of not less than 30,000 gallons. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 125/305
  • 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
  • Regulated substance: means any hazardous substance as defined under Section 101(14) of the Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act of 1980 (P. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Release: means any spilling, leaking, emitting, discharging, escaping, leaching or disposing of petroleum from an underground storage tank into groundwater, surface water or subsurface soils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • RELPEG: means a Licensed Professional Engineer or a Licensed Professional Geologist engaged in review and evaluation under this Title. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Remedial action: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of Sections 58. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Remediation costs: means reasonable costs paid for investigating and remediating regulated substances of concern consistent with the remedy selected for a site. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Revocable trust: A trust agreement that can be canceled, rescinded, revoked, or repealed by the grantor (person who establishes the trust).
  • River Edge Redevelopment Zone: has the meaning set forth under the River Edge Redevelopment Zone Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • School Year: means a regular academic year or its equivalent excluding summer school. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Severe and multiple impairments: means the manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) The evaluation determines the presence of a
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    developmental disability which is expected to continue indefinitely, constitutes a substantial disability and is attributable to any of the following:
                (A) Intellectual disability, which is defined as
            
    general intellectual functioning that is 2 or more standard deviations below the mean concurrent with impairment of adaptive behavior which is 2 or more standard deviations below the mean. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe autism: means a lifelong developmental disability which is typically manifested before 30 months of age and is characterized by severe disturbances in reciprocal social interactions; verbal and nonverbal communication and imaginative activity; and repertoire of activities and interests. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe mental illness: means the manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) A primary diagnosis of one of the major mental
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    disorders in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders listed below:
                (A) Schizophrenia disorder. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Severe or profound intellectual disability: means a manifestation of all of the following characteristics:
             (1) A diagnosis which meets Classification in Mental
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    Retardation or criteria in the current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders for severe or profound mental retardation (an IQ of 40 or below). See Illinois Compiled Statutes 405 ILCS 80/2-3
  • Site: means any single location, place, tract of land or parcel of property including contiguous property not separated by a public right-of-way. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Site: means any single location, place, tract of land or parcel of property, or portion thereof, including contiguous property separated by a public right-of-way. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/58.2
  • Site investigation: means activities associated with compliance with the provisions of subsection (a) of Section 57. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/57.2
  • Sole ownership: The type of property ownership in which one individual holds legal title to the property and has full control of it.
  • Tenancy by the entirety: A type of joint tenancy between husband and wife that is recognized in some States. Neither party can sever the joint tenancy relationship; when a spouse dies, the survivor acquires full title to the property.
  • Tenancy in common: A type of property ownership in which two or more individuals have an undivided interest in property. At the death of one tenant in common, his (her) fractional percentage of ownership in the property passes to the decedent
  • Term: means a term within a school year. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 110 ILCS 805/3B-1
  • Testate: To die leaving a will.
  • Testator: A male person who leaves a will at death.
  • Transfer instrument: means the legal document intended to effectuate a transfer effective on or after the transferor's death and includes, without limitation, a will, trust, transfer on death instrument, deed, form designated as payable on death, contract, or other beneficiary designation form. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Transferee: means a legatee, a beneficiary of a trust, a grantee of a deed, or any other person designated in a transfer instrument to receive a nonprobate transfer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Transferor: means a testator, settlor, grantor of a deed, or a decedent whose interest is transferred pursuant to a nonprobate transfer. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 755 ILCS 5/4a-5
  • Treatment works: means treatment works, as defined in Section 212 of the Federal Water Pollution Control Act, including, but not limited to, the following: any devices and systems owned by a local government unit and used in the storage, treatment, recycling, and reclamation of sewerage or industrial wastes of a liquid nature, including intercepting sewers, outfall sewers, sewage collection systems, pumping power and other equipment, and appurtenances; extensions, improvements, remodeling, additions, and alterations thereof; elements essential to provide a reliable recycled supply, such as standby treatment units and clear well facilities; any works, including site acquisition of the land that will be an integral part of the treatment process for wastewater facilities; and any other method or system for preventing, abating, reducing, storing, treating, separating, or disposing of municipal waste, including storm water runoff, or industrial waste, including waste in combined storm water and sanitary sewer systems as those terms are defined in the Federal Water Pollution Control Act. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 415 ILCS 5/19.2
  • Uniform Commercial Code: A set of statutes enacted by the various states to provide consistency among the states' commercial laws. It includes negotiable instruments, sales, stock transfers, trust and warehouse receipts, and bills of lading. Source: OCC
  • Uphold: The decision of an appellate court not to reverse a lower court decision.
  • 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.
  • Wills: includes codicils. See Illinois Compiled Statutes 5 ILCS 70/1.13
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