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As used in this Chapter, the following terms have the indicated meanings:
BUSINESS: A voluntary organization composed of individuals and businesses who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interest of a community.
CHARITABLE: An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of the public. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefits on the public.
EDUCATIONAL: An organization or institution organized and operated to provide systematic instruction in useful branches of learning by methods common to schools and institutions of learning which compare favorably in their scope and intensity with the course of study presented in tax-supported schools.
FRATERNAL: An organization of persons having a common interest, the primary interest of which is to both promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to lessen the burden of government by caring for those who otherwise would be cared for by government.
KEY LOCATION: The location where the winning chances in the raffle are determined.
LABOR: An organization composed of workers organized with the objective of betterment of the conditions of those engaged in such pursuit and the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations.
LAW ENFORCEMENT AGENCY: An agency of the State of Illinois or a unit of local government in the State of Illinois that is vested by law or ordinance with the duty to maintain public order and to enforce criminal laws or ordinances.
NET PROCEEDS: The gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prizes, local license fees, and other operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
NONPROFIT: An organization or institution organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit incurring to anyone as a result of the operation.
RAFFLE: A form of lottery, conducted by an organization licensed under this Chapter, in which:
A. The player pays or agrees to pay something of value for a chance represented and differentiated by a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances are to be designated the winning chance;
B. The winning chance is to be determined through a drawing or by some other method based on an element of chance by an act or set of acts on the part of persons conducting or connected with the lottery, except that the winning chance shall not be determined by the outcome of a publicly exhibited sporting contest.
Raffle does not include any game designed to stimulate: (1) gambling games as defined in the Riverboat Gambling Act; (2) any casino game approved for play by the Illinois Gaming Board; (3) any games provided by a video gaming terminal, as defined in the Video Gaming Act; or (4) a savings promotion raffle authorized under Section 5g of the Illinois Banking Act, Section 7008 of the Savings Bank Act, Section 42.7 of the Illinois Credit Union Act, Section 5136B of the National Bank Act, or Section 4 of the Home Owners' Loan Act.
RELIGIOUS: Any church, congregation, society or organization founded and operating for the purpose of religious worship.
VETERANS: An organization or association comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses, or widows of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its members and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to confer a public benefit. (1992 Code; amd. Ord. 20-04-14)