§ 134.15  DEFINITIONS.
   For the purpose of this subchapter, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   ACTS OF VANDALISM AND SIMILAR OFFENSES. Includes any of the following acts:
      (1)   Maliciously, recklessly, negligently or knowingly damaging or destroying or defacing any property within the village, whether such property is owned by the state, county or governmental body or owned by any private person, firm, partnership or association;
      (2)   Maliciously, recklessly or knowingly, by means of fire or explosive device, damaging, debasing, or destroying any property of another person;
      (3)   Maliciously, recklessly, negligently or knowingly starting a fire on land of another person without his or her consent;
      (4)   Maliciously, recklessly or knowingly depositing on land or in the building of another person, without his or her consent, any stink bomb or any offensive smelling compound and thereby interfering with the use and occupancy by another of the land or building; or
      (5)   Maliciously, recklessly or knowingly, and without authority, entering into or obtaining control over any building, house trailer, motor vehicle, aircraft or water craft or any part thereof of another person without his or her consent.
   LEGAL GUARDIAN. Includes a foster parent, a person appointed guardian of a person or given custody of a minor by a circuit court of this state, but does not include a person appointed guardian only to the estate of a minor, or appointed guardian, or given custody of a minor under the Illinois Juvenile Court Act.
   MINOR. A person who is above the age of 11 years, but not yet 18 years of age.
   PARENT. The lawful father and mother of a minor child whether by birth or adoption.
   PROPERTY. Any real estate including improvements thereon and tangible personal property.
(1999 Code, § 27-7-1)