(50 ILCS 205/3)
(from Ch. 116, par. 43.103)
Except where the context indicates otherwise, the terms used in
this Act are defined as follows:
"Agency" means any court, and all parts, boards, departments, bureaus
and commissions of any county, municipal corporation or political
"Archivist" means the Secretary of State.
"Commission" means a Local Records Commission.
"Court" means a court, other than the Supreme Court.
"Officer" means any elected or appointed official of a court, county,
municipal corporation or political subdivision.
"Public record" means any book, paper, map, photograph, digitized
electronic material, or other official documentary material, regardless of
physical form or
characteristics, made, produced, executed or received by any agency or
officer pursuant to law or in connection with the transaction of public
business and preserved or appropriate for preservation by such agency or
officer, or any successor thereof, as evidence of the organization,
function, policies, decisions, procedures, or other activities thereof, or
because of the informational data contained therein. Library and museum
material made or acquired and preserved solely for reference or exhibition
purposes, extra copies of documents preserved only for convenience of
reference, and stocks of publications and of processed documents are not
included within the definition of public record. Paper copies of registration records, as defined in Section 1 of the Library Records Confidentiality Act (75 ILCS 70/1), shall not be considered public records once the information contained in the paper registration records is transferred into a secure electronic format and checked for accuracy.
(Source: P.A. 97-100, eff. 7-14-11.)