(A)   For the purpose of this chapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   CAMPAIGN FOR ELECTIVE OFFICE. Any activity in furtherance of an effort to influence the selection, nomination, election, or appointment of any individual to any federal, state, or local public office, or office in a political organization, but does not include activities:
      (1)   Relating to the support or opposition of any executive, legislative, or administrative action, as those terms are defined in § 2 of the Lobbyist Registration Act, 25 ILCS 170/2;
      (2)   Relating to collective bargaining, as defined in § 3 of the Illinois Public Labor Relations Act, 5 ILCS 315/3; or
      (3)   That are otherwise in furtherance of the person's official duties (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   CANDIDATE. Any individual who has filed nominating papers or petitions for nomination or election to an elected office, or who has been appointed to fill a vacancy in nomination, and who remains eligible for placement on the ballot at either a general primary election or general election (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   COMPENSATED TIME. Any time worked by or credited to an employee that counts toward any minimum work time requirement imposed as a condition of his or her employment but, for purposes of this chapter, does not include any designated holidays, vacation periods, personal time, compensatory time off, or any period when the employee is on a leave of absence. With respect to employees whose hours are not fixed, compensated time includes any period of time when the employee is on the premises under the control of the employer and any other time when the employee is executing his or her official duties, regardless of location (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   COMPENSATORY TIME OFF. Any authorized time off earned by or awarded to an employee to compensate in whole or in part for time worked in excess of the minimum work time required of that employee as a condition of his or her employment (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   COMPENSATION. Any money, thing of value, or other pecuniary benefit received, or to be received, in return for, or as reimbursement for, services rendered or to be rendered.
   CONTRIBUTION. As defined in 10 ILCS 5/9-1.4 of the Illinois Election Code (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   EMPLOYEE. Any person employed by the city full-time, part-time, or pursuant to a contract and whose employment duties are subject to the direction and control of the city with regard to the material details of how the work is to be performed (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   FINANCIAL INTEREST. A certain, definable, pecuniary, and personal economic interest, whether in the officer's or employee's own name or the name of any other person from which the officer or employee is entitled to receive any financial benefit as a result of any contract, business, or other transaction which is, or which is known to become, the subject of an official act or action by or with the city.
   GIFT. Any gratuity, discount, entertainment, hospitality, loan, forbearance or other tangible or intangible item having monetary value including, but not limited to, cash, food and drink, and honoraria for speaking engagements related to or attributable to government employment or the official position of an officer or employee (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   INTER-OFFICE GIFT. Any gift given to an officer or employee of the city from a member, officer, appointee or employee of any state agency, as defined in the State Officials and Employees Ethics Act, federal agency, or unit of local government or school district (see 5 ILCS 430/10-15).
   INTRA-OFFICE GIFT. Any gift given to an officer or employee of the city from another officer or employee of the city (see 5 ILCS 430/10-15).
   LEAVE OF ABSENCE. Any period during which an employee does not receive:
      (1)   Compensation for employment;
      (2)   Service credit towards pension benefits; and
      (3)   Health insurance benefits paid for by the city (See 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   OFFICER. All appointed and elected individuals of the city, regardless of whether the individual is compensated.
   PERSON. Any individual, entity, corporation, proprietorship, partnership, limited liability company, firm, association, trade union, trust, estate, or group, whether or not operated for profit.
   POLITICAL ORGANIZATION. A party, committee, association, fund or other organization (whether or not incorporated) that is required to file a statement of organization with the State Board of Elections or a county clerk under § 9-3 of the Election Code, 10 ILCS 5/9-3, but only with regard to those activities that require filing with the State Board of Elections or a county clerk. (See 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   PROHIBITED POLITICAL ACTIVITY. See §§ 40.50-40.52 of this chapter.
   PROHIBITED SOURCE. Any person who:
      (1)   Is seeking action by the city or by an officer or employee of the city in connection with city business;
      (2)   Does business or seeks to do business with the city or with an officer or employee of the city;
      (3)   Conducts activities regulated by the city or by an officer or employee of the city;
      (4)   Has interests that may be substantially affected by the performance or non- performance of the official duties of the city or an officer or employee of the city;
      (5)   Is registered or required to be registered with the Secretary of State under the Lobbyist Registration Act, being 25 ILCS 170, except that an entity does not become a prohibited source merely because a registered lobbyist is one of its members or serves on its board of directors; or
      (6)   Is an agent of, a spouse of, or a relative living with a "prohibited source" (see 5 ILCS 430/1-5).
   RELATIVE. A spouse, domestic partner, civil union partner, parent, sibling, child, grandparent, or grandchild, or spouse, domestic partner, or civil union partner of any parent, sibling, child, grandparent, or grandchild of the officer or employee.
(Ord. 2019-44, passed 10-21-2019)