For the purpose of this code, the following definitions shall apply unless the context clearly indicates or requires a different meaning.
   AGENT. A person acting on behalf of another.
   ANOTHER. When used to designate the owner of property which is the subject of an offense, including not only natural persons, but also every other owner of property.
   BOARD. The Board of Trustees of Tolono.
   COUNTY. Champaign County, Illinois.
   COURT. Any court of competent jurisdiction.
   DECREE. Synonymous with JUDGMENT.
(5 ILCS 70/1.24)
   DISTRICT. A Board District established as provided in this code.
   ELECTORS. Persons qualified to vote for elective officers at municipal elections.
(65 ILCS 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 generally or in special cases.
(5 ILCS 70/1.08)
   FEE(S). A sum of money charged by the village for carrying on of a business, profession, or occupation.
   FISCAL YEAR. For the village, shall begin on December 1 of each year and end on November 30 of the following year.
(65 ILCS 5/1-1-2(5))
   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.
(5 ILCS 70/1.17)
   HIGHWAY, ROAD, or STREET. This includes any road laid out by authority of the United States, of this state, or of any town or city of this state and all bridges thereupon.
(5 ILCS 70/1.16)
   ILCS. Illinois Compiled Statutes, 1992, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
   KEEPER or PROPRIETOR. These include all persons, whether acting by themselves or as a servant, agent, or employee.
   KNOWINGLY. Imports only a knowledge that the facts exist which bring the act or mission within the provisions of this code. It does not require any knowledge of the unlawfulness of such act or omission.
   LAND or REAL ESTATE. These terms include rights and easements of an incorporeal nature.
   LEGAL HOLIDAY. The holidays as authorized and recognized by the Board of Trustees in the employee agreement.
   LICENSE. The permission granted for the carrying on of a business, profession, or occupation.
   MAY. The act referred to is permissive.
   MEMBER or BOARD MEMBER. A person elected to serve on the Board of Trustees.
   MISDEMEANOR. Any offense deemed a violation of the provisions of this code which is a lesser offense than a felony as defined by state law.
   MONTH. A calendar month.
(5 ILCS 70/1.10)
   MUNICIPAL CODE. The Illinois Municipal Code.
(65 ILCS 5)
   NEGLECT, NEGLIGENCE, NEGLIGENT, and NEGLIGENTLY. Import a want of such attention to the nature of probable consequences of the act of omission as a prudent person ordinarily bestows in acting in his or her own concern.
   NUISANCE. Anything offensive or obnoxious to the health and welfare of the inhabitants of the village or any act or thing repugnant to, creating a hazard to, or having a detrimental effect on the property of another person or to the community.
   OATH. This includes affirmation and OATH includes affirm.
(5 ILCS 70/1.12)
   OCCUPANT. As applied to a building or land, this shall include any person who occupies the whole or any part of such building or land whether alone or with others.
   OFFENSE. Any act forbidden by any provision of this code or the omission of any act required by the provisions of this code.
   OFFICERS and EMPLOYEES. Whenever reference is made in this code to a village officer or employee by title only, this shall be construed as though followed by the words “of the village” and shall be taken to mean the OFFICER or EMPLOYEE of this village having the title mentioned or performing the duties indicated. No provision of this code designating the duties of any OFFICER or EMPLOYEE shall be so construed as to make such officer or employee liable for any fine or penalty provided in this code for a failure to perform such duty, unless the intention of the Board to impose such a fine or penalty on such officer or employee is specifically and clearly expressed in the section creating the duty.
   OFFICIAL TIME. Central standard time shall be the official time for the transaction of village business, except during applicable daylight savings time set by national or state standards when the official time shall be advanced one hour. All clocks and other timepieces in or upon public buildings or other premises maintained by or at the expense of the village shall be set and run at the OFFICIAL TIME prescribed by this definition.
   OPERATOR. The person who is in charge of any operation, business, or profession.
   OWNER. When applied to property, this includes any part owner, joint owner, purchaser, and seller under a contract and/or deed, or tenant in common of the whole or part of the property and includes any beneficiary of a land trust which owns property.
   PERSON. Any legal PERSON, including associations, partnerships, corporations, joint ventures, and bodies politic and corporate, as well as individuals.
(5 ILCS 70/1.05)
   PERSONAL PROPERTY. This includes all property, except real.
   POLICE OFFICERS.POLICE OFFICERS employed and in the service of the village. POLICE FORCE shall be construed to include such persons in the employ of a village as members of the Department of Police who are or shall hereafter be appointed and sworn as POLICE OFFICERS.
(5 ILCS 70/1.20)
   PREMISES. As applied to property, this includes land and buildings.
   PROPERTY. This includes real, personal, and mixed estates and other interests.
   PUBLIC AUTHORITY. This includes school districts, units of legal government, the village, city, county, state, or federal governments, officers and agencies thereof, or any commissions or committees thereof, or any duly authorized public official.
   PUBLIC PLACE. This 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.  This includes lands, tenements, and hereditaments.
   REGISTERED MAIL. This includes certified mail and certified mail includes REGISTERED MAIL.
   RETAILER. This relates to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles, or things in small quantities directly to the consumer.
   SHALL. The act referred to is mandatory.
   SIDEWALK. The portion of the street between the curb lines or the lateral lines of a roadway, and the adjacent property lines intended for use of pedestrians.
(625 ILCS 5/1-188)
   SPECIAL DISTRICTS. The meaning ascribed in Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(5 ILCS 70/1.29)
   STATE. The State of Illinois.
   STREET. Where the context admits, includes alleys, lanes, courts, boulevards, squares, and other public thoroughfares.
   TENANT or OCCUPANT. As applied to premises, this 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 village code hereby adopted, and as hereinafter modified by amendment, revision, and by the adoption of new titles, chapters, or sections.
   TOWNSHIP or TOWN. Applies interchangeably to the type of government organization established in accordance with the provisions of the Township Code, being 60 ILCS 1/1-1 et seq.
(10 ILCS 5/1-3)
   UNITS OF LOCAL GOVERNMENT. The meaning established in § 1 of Article VII of the Constitution of the State of Illinois of 1970.
(5 ILCS 70/1.28)
   VILLAGE. The Village of Tolono.
   WEEK. Seven consecutive days.
   WHOEVER. This includes all persons, natural and artificial, partners, principals, agents, and employees, and all officials, public or private.
   WHOLESALER and WHOLESALE DEALER. This relates to the sale of goods, merchandise, articles, or things in quantity to persons who purchase for the purpose of resale.
   WILLFULLY. When applied to the intent with which an act is done or omitted, implies simply a purpose or willingness to commit the act or make the omission referred to. It does not require any intent to violate law, to injure another, or to acquire an advantage.
   WRITTEN or IN WRITING. This includes printing, electronic, and any other mode of representing words and letters; 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)   In the proper handwriting of that person or, in case he or she is unable to write, his or her proper mark; or
      (2)   An electronic signature as defined in the Electronic Commerce Security Act, 5 ILCS 175/1-101 et seq., except as otherwise provided by law.
(5 ILCS 70/1.15)
   YEAR. A calendar year unless otherwise expressed; and the word YEAR alone is equivalent to the expression “Year of Our Lord.”
(5 ILCS 70/1.10)