(30 ILCS 750/8-2)
(from Ch. 127, par. 2708-2)
As used in this Article:
(a) "Department" means the Illinois Department of Commerce and
(b) "Local government" means any unit of local government as defined in
Article VII, Section 1 of the 1970 Illinois Constitution.
(c) "Business retention, development or expansion project"
means the expansion of an existing, for-profit commercial,
industrial, manufacturing, scientific, agricultural or
service business within Illinois, or the establishment of a
new such business on a site within Illinois, so long as the
business to be established is not relocating from another
site within the State, unless the relocation of such a business
will result in a substantial increase in employment or retention of an
existing such business.
(d) "Public infrastructure" means local roads and streets, access roads,
bridges, and sidewalks; waste disposal systems; water and sewer line extensions
and water distribution and purification facilities, and sewage treatment
facilities; rail or air or water port improvements; gas and electric utility
facilities; transit capital facilities; development
and improvement of publicly owned industrial and commercial
sites, or other public capital improvements which are an
essential precondition to a business retention, development or expansion
project for the purposes of the Business Development Public Infrastructure
Loan and Grant Program. "Public Infrastructure" also means capital
acquisitions, construction, and improvements to other local facilities and
sites, and associated permanent furnishings and equipment that are a necessary
precondition to local health, safety and economic development for purposes of
the Affordable Financing of Public Infrastructure Loan and Grant Program.
(e) "Local public entity" means any entity as defined by Section 1-206 of
the Local Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.
(f) "Medical facility" and "public health clinic" mean any entity as defined
by subsections (a) and (c), respectively, of Section 6-101 of the Local
Governmental and Governmental Employees Tort Immunity Act.
(Source: P.A. 94-793, eff. 5-19-06.)