§ 5.12.050  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purposes of this Ordinance, the words and phrases listed hereunder have the meanings designated herein, except when a particular context clearly requires a different meaning.
   “Business organization” is a voluntary organization composed of individuals and businesses who have joined together to advance the commercial, financial, industrial and civic interests of a community.
   “Charitable organization” is  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 benefit upon the public.
   “County” is the County of McHenry, Illinois.
   “County Board” is the County Board of the County of McHenry, Illinois.
   “Educational organization” is 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 organization” is 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 who otherwise would be cared for by the government.
   “Hardship” A non-profit fundraising organization that has not been in existence continuously for a period of five (5) years immediately before making application for a license that the County determines to be organized for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to an identified individual or group of individuals suffering extreme financial hardship as the result of an illness, disability, accident, or disaster.
   “Key location”  The location where the poker run concludes and the prize or prizes are awarded
   “Labor organization” is an organization composed of workers organized with the objective of betterment of the conditions of those engaged in such pursuit in the development of a higher degree of efficiency in their respective occupations.
   “Licensee” is an organization which has been issued a license to operate a raffle.
   “Liquor and License Committee” is the Liquor and License Committee of the County Board of the County of McHenry, Illinois.
   “Net proceeds” means the gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less sums expended for prizes, local license fees and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
   “Non-profit” means organized, operated, and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of such operation.
   “Person” means an individual, firm, organization, public or private corporation, government, partnership, or unincorporated association.
   “Poker run” An event organized by an organization licensed under this chapter in which participants travel to multiple predetermined locations, including a key location, drawing a playing card or equivalent item at each location, in order to assemble a facsimile of a poker hand or other numeric score. “Poker run” includes dice runs, marble runs, or other events where the objective is to build the best hand or highest score by obtaining an item at each location
   “Raffle” means a form of lottery, as defined in § 28-2(b) of the “Criminal Code of 1961” (Ill. Rev. Stats., 1991 as amended, Ch. 38, § 28-2), conducted by an organization licensed under this Ordinance, 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 means, one or more of which chances is to be designated 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 organization” is any church, congregation, society, or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.
   “Veterans organization” is any organization or association 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.
(Ord. O-201505-12-020, § V, passed 5-5-2015)