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For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
CHARITABLE. An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of people within the city. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefit on the public of the city.
EDUCATIONAL. An organization or institution organized and operated within the city 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 located within the city 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 is 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 located within the city 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.
NET PROCEEDS. The gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expected for prizes, local license fees and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
NON-PROFIT. An organization or institution organized, conducted and located within the city on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of its operation.
RAFFLE. A form of lottery defined in Ill. Rev. Stat. Ch. 38, § 28-2(b), in which the player pays or agrees to pay something of value for a chance represented and differentiated by a number or a combination of numbers or by some other medium, one or more of which chances is to be designated the winning chance and in which the winning chance is to be determined through a drawing or 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 sporting contest.
RELIGIOUS. Any church, congregation, society or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship and located within the city.
VETERANS. An organization or association located within the city comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veterans or spouses, widows or widowers 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.
(Prior Code, § 23-177)