(65 ILCS 97/10)
As used in this Act:
"Community organization" means a not-for-profit organization which has been
registered with this State for at least 5 years as a not-for-profit
organization, which qualifies for tax exempt status under Section 501 (c) (3)
or 501 (c) (4) of the United States Internal Revenue Code of 1986, as now or
hereafter amended, which continuously maintains an office or business location
within the territory of a program together with a current listed telephone
number, and a majority of whose members reside within the territory of a
"Governing commission" means the 7 member governing body which is authorized
by voter approval of the creation of a neighborhood security patrol program
as provided in this Act and which is appointed by the mayor of the
municipality in which the program has been approved with the approval of
the city council, all of whom, except one, shall be appointed from a list or
lists of nominees submitted by a community organization or community
organizations as defined in this Act.
"Security fund" means the funds collected under this Act for the purpose of
providing and administering private security patrols within the territory of a
"Security firm" means any private company licensed by the State of Illinois
to provide security services, whose employees have all been registered and
licensed by the State, and which carries sufficient insurance to cover claims
against the firm, indemnifying the municipality, county, sponsoring
organization, and all participants.
"Pilot Project Area" means the territory within the boundaries of the
Southwest Guaranteed Home Equity Program.
"Program" means the neighborhood security patrol program governed by a
specific neighborhood security patrol commission.
"Program guidelines" means those policies, rules, regulations, and
bylaws established from time to time by the governing commission to
explain, clarify, or modify the program in order to fulfill its goals
(Source: P.A. 88-439.)