(65 ILCS 115/10-3)
As used in this Act:
"Department" means the Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity.
"River Edge Redevelopment Zone" means an area of the State certified by the Department as a River Edge Redevelopment Zone pursuant to this Act.
"Designated zone organization" means an association or entity: (1) the members of which are substantially all residents of the River Edge Redevelopment Zone or of the municipality in which the River Edge Redevelopment Zone is located; (2) the board of directors of which is elected by the members of the organization; (3) that satisfies the criteria set forth in Section 501(c) (3) or 501(c) (4) of the Internal Revenue Code; and (4) that exists primarily for the purpose of performing within the zone, for the benefit of the residents and businesses thereof, any of the functions set forth in Section 8 of this Act.
"Agency" means: each officer, board, commission, and agency created by the Constitution, in the executive branch of State government, other than the State Board of Elections; each officer, department, board, commission, agency, institution, authority, university, and body politic and corporate of the State; each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of the State government that is created by or pursuant to statute, other than units of local government and their officers, school districts, and boards of election commissioners; and each administrative unit or corporate outgrowth of the above and as may be created by executive order of the Governor. No entity is an "agency" for the purposes of this Act unless the entity is authorized by law to make rules or regulations.
"Rule" means each agency statement of general applicability that implements, applies, interprets, or prescribes law or policy, but does not include (i) statements concerning only the internal management of an agency and not affecting private rights or procedures available to persons or entities outside the agency, (ii) intra-agency memoranda, or (iii) the prescription of standardized forms.
(Source: P.A. 94-1021, eff. 7-12-06.)