(20 ILCS 665/3)
(from Ch. 127, par. 200-23)
The following words and terms, whenever used or
in this Act, shall have the following meanings, except where the context
may otherwise require:
(a) "Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity of the State of Illinois.
(b) "Local promotion group" means any non-profit corporation,
organization, association, agency or committee thereof formed for the
primary purpose of publicizing, promoting, advertising or otherwise
encouraging the development of tourism in any municipality, county, or
region of Illinois.
(c) "Promotional activities" means preparing, planning and
conducting campaigns of information, advertising and publicity through
such media as newspapers, radio, television, magazines, trade journals,
moving and still photography, posters, outdoor signboards and personal
contact within and without the State of Illinois; dissemination of
information, advertising, publicity, photographs and other literature
and material designed to carry out the purpose of this Act; and
participation in and attendance at meetings and conventions concerned
primarily with tourism, including travel to and from such meetings.
(d) "Municipality" means "municipality" as defined in Section 1-1-2
of the Illinois Municipal Code, as heretofore and hereafter amended.
(e) "Tourism" means travel 50 miles or more one-way or an overnight trip
outside of a person's normal routine.
(f) "Municipal amateur sports facility" means a sports facility that: (1) is owned by a unit of local government; (2) has contiguous indoor sports competition space; (3) is designed to principally accommodate and host amateur competitions for youths, adults, or both; and (4) is not used for professional sporting events where participants are compensated for their participation.
(g) "Municipal convention center" means a convention center or civic center owned by a unit of local government or operated by a convention center authority, or a municipal convention hall as defined in paragraph (1) of Section 11-65-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, with contiguous exhibition space ranging between 30,000 and 125,000 square feet.
(h) "Convention center authority" means an Authority, as defined by the Civic Center Code, that operates a municipal convention center with contiguous exhibition space ranging between 30,000 and 125,000 square feet.
(i) "Incentive" means: (1) an incentive provided by a municipal convention center or convention center authority for a convention, meeting, or trade show held at a municipal convention center that, but for the incentive, would not have occurred in the State or been retained in the State; or (2) an incentive provided by a unit of local government for a sporting event held at a municipal amateur sports facility that, but for the incentive, would not have occurred in the State or been retained in the State.
(Source: P.A. 99-476, eff. 8-27-15.)