(225 ILCS 10/2.01)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2212.01)
"Child" means any person under 18 years of age.
For purposes of admission to and residence in child care institutions, group
maternity centers, the term also means any person under 21 years of age who
is referred by a parent or guardian, including an agency having legal
responsibility for the person pursuant to the Juvenile Court
Act or the Juvenile Court Act of 1987. Termination of care for such
persons under 21 years of age shall occur no later than 90 days following
completion of a public school secondary education program or the
individual's eligibility for such a program.
(Source: P.A. 91-60, eff. 6-30-99.)