For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   BUSINESS. A voluntary organization composed of individuals and business who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civil interests of a community.
   CHARITABLE. An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit and indefinite number of the public. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefit 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 burdens of government by caring for those that otherwise would be cared for by the government.
   LABOR An organization composed of workers organized with the objective of betterment of the conditions of a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations.
   NET PROCEEDS. The gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prizes, license fees, and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
   NON-PROFIT. An organization or institution organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of the operation.
   RAFFLE. A form of lottery, as defined in Section 28-2(b) of the Criminal Code of 2012, conducted by an organization licensed under this Act, in which:
      (1)   The player pays or agrees to pay something of value for a chance, represented and differentiated by a number or by a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances is to be designed the winning chance;
      (2)   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.
   RELIGIOUS. Any church, congregation, society, or organization founded for the purposes of religious worship.
   VETERANS. An organization or association comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veterans of military service, 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.
(Ord. 3143, passed 9-12-2017)