For the purpose of this code the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires different meaning.
   ANOTHER. When used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, includes not only natural persons but also every other owner of property.
   BOARD OF TRUSTEES. The Board of Trustees of the municipality.
   CORPORATE AUTHORITIES. The Board of Trustees.
(ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 1-1-2)
   COUNTY. Will County, Illinois.
   COUNTY BOARD. The County Board of Will County, Illinois.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.07)
   COURT. Construed to mean any court of competent jurisdiction.
   DECREE. Synonymous with JUDGMENT.  
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.24)
   ELECTORS. Persons qualified to vote for elective officers at municipal elections.
(ILCS Ch. 65, Act 5, § 1-1-2)
   EXECUTIVE OFFICER. Words used for an executive or ministerial officer may include any deputy or other person performing the duties of such officer, either general by or in special cases.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.08)
   HERETOFORE or HEREAFTER.  HERETOFORE means any time previous to the day on which the ordinance, resolution, or statute takes effect; HEREAFTER means at any time after that date.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.17)
   HIGHWAY, ROAD, or STREET. May include any road laid out by authority of the United States, or of this state, or of any town or county of this state, and all bridges thereupon.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.16)
   ILCS. Illinois Compiled Statutes.
   MUNICIPAL or MUNICIPALITY. The municipality of Peotone.
   KEEPER or PROPRIETOR. Includes all persons, whether acting by themselves, or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   LAND or REAL ESTATE. Includes rights and easements of an incorporeal nature.
   MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
   MONTH. A calendar month.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.10)
   MUNICIPALITIES. The meaning established in Section 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.27)
   OATH. Includes affirmation, and SWEAR includes affirm.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.12)
   OWNER. When applied to property, includes any part owner, joint owner, or tenant in common of the whole or part of the property, and includes any beneficiary of a land trust which owns property.
   PERSON. May extend and be applied to bodies politic and corporate as well as individuals.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.05)
   PERSONAL PROPERTY. Includes all property except real.
   POLICE OFFICERS. Policemen employed and in the service of the municipality. POLICE FORCE shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a municipality as members of the Department of Police, who are or shall here after be appointed and sworn as policemen.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.20)
   PREMISES. As applied to property, includes land and buildings.
   PROPERTY. Include real, personal, mixed estates, and interests.
   PUBLIC AUTHORITY. Includes boards of education; the municipal, county, state, or federal government, its officers or an agency thereof, or any commissions or committees thereof; or any duly authorized public official.
    PUBLIC PLACE. Includes any street, sidewalk, park, cemetery, school yard, body of water or watercourse, public conveyance, or any other place for the sale of merchandise, public accommodation, or amusement.
   REAL PROPERTY. Includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   REGISTERED MAIL. Includes certified mail and CERTIFIED MAIL includes registered mail.
   SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
   SIDEWALK. That portion of the street between the curb line and the adjacent property line intended for the use of pedestrians.
(ILCS Ch. 625, Act 5, § 1-188)
   SPECIAL DISTRICTS. The meaning established in Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.29)
   STATE. The State of Illinois.
   TENANT or OCCUPANT. As applied to premises, includes any person holding a written or oral lease, or who actually occupies the whole or any part of the premises, alone or with others.
   THIS CODE or THIS CODE OF ORDINANCES. The municipal code hereby adopted, and as hereinafter modified by amendment, revision, and by the adoption of new titles, chapters, or sections.
   UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT. The meaning established in Section l of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.28)
   VILLAGE. Village of Peotone, Illinois.
   WEEK. Seven consecutive days.
   WHOEVER. Includes all persons, natural and artificial; partners; principals, agents, and employees; and all officials, public or private.
   WRITTEN or IN WRITING. Includes printing, electronic, and any other mode of representing words and letter; but when the written signature of any person is required by law on any official or public writing or bond, required by law, it shall be (1) the proper handwriting of such person or, in case he is unable to write, his proper mark or (2) an electronic signature as defined in the Uniform Electronic Transactions Act, except as otherwise provided by law.
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.15)
   YEAR. A calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word "YEAR" alone is equivalent to the expression "Year of Our Lord."
(ILCS Ch. 5, Act 70, § 1.10)