(50 ILCS 345/10)
"Authorized obligation" means, in connection with a county, city, town, or
other similar form of local municipal government, any fine, fee, charge, tax,
cost imposed by, owing to, or collected by or on behalf of a unit of local
government. In connection with a
community college district,
"authorized obligation" means tuition costs, books, charges for meals,
and other education or college-related fines,
fees, charges, or costs imposed upon or incurred by students or pupils.
"Credit card" means an instrument or device, whether known as
a credit card, bank card, charge card, debit card, automated teller machine
card, secured credit card, smart card, electronic purse, prepaid card, affinity
card, or by any other name, issued with or without fee by an issuer
for the use of the holder to obtain credit, money, goods, services, or anything
else of value.
(Source: P.A. 90-518, eff. 8-22-97.)