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For purposes of this chapter, the following words and phrases shall have the meanings respectively ascribed to them:
CHARITABLE ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized to benefit an indefinite number of the public. The service rendered to those eligible for benefits must also confer some benefit on the public.
EDUCATIONAL ORGANIZATION. 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. 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 that otherwise would be cared for by the government.
LABOR ORGANIZATION. 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 high degree of efficiency in their respective occupation.
NET PROCEEDS. The gross receipts from the conduct of raffles, less reasonable sums expended for prizes, local license fees and other reasonable operating expenses incurred as a result of operating a raffle.
NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION. An organization or institution organized and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to anyone as a result of the operation.
RAFFLE. A form of lottery, as defined in §28-2(b) of the Criminal Code, being ILCS Ch. 720, Act 5, §28-2 conducted by an organization licensed under this chapter 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 an element of chance by an act or set of acts on the part of the 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. Any church, congregation, society or organization founded for the purpose of religious worship.
VETERANS' ORGANIZATION. An 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. 2018-03-05 A, passed 3-5-2018)