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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.
BUSINESS. 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. An organization or institution organized and operated to benefit an indefinite number of 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.
ENABLING ACT. Illinois Pub. Act No. 81-1365 (1980) (ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, §§ 28-1 et seq.) entitled an Act to Provide for Licensing and Regulating Certain Games of Chance and Amending Certain Acts Herein Named.
FRATERNAL. An organization of person 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.
HARDSHIP. A nonprofit fundraising organization or an individual or group of individuals organized for the sole purpose of providing financial assistance to an identified individual or group of individuals suffering extreme financial hardship as a result of an illness, disability, accident or disaster.
LABOR. An organization 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 expended for prizes, license fees as provided herein, 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 any as a result of the operation.
RAFFLE. A form of lottery, as defined in ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, § 28-2(b), conducted by an organization licensed under the terms of this subchapter, 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 designated the winning chance; and
(2) The winning chance is to be determined through a drawing or by some other method based on the 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 purpose of religious worship.
VETERANS. An organization or association comprised of members of which substantially all are individuals who are veteran or spouses, widow, or widowers of veterans, the primary purpose of which is to promote the welfare of its member and to provide assistance to the general public in such a way as to confer a public benefit.
(1999 Code, § 113.20) (Ord. 976, passed 3-16-1981; Ord. 3965, passed 11-21-2016)