(305 ILCS 5/2-11)
(from Ch. 23, par. 2-11)
"Family Unit": Husband and wife and a child or children under age 21.
Spouses and parents of children under
age 21 constitute "legally responsible relatives" or "responsible relatives" wherever
those terms may be used in this Code in respect to their support
obligation enforceable by court action or an administrative order of the
Illinois Department, as provided in Article X, or enforceable through other
State or Federal laws.
The support obligation of other persons defined as "legally responsible
relatives" in this Section prior to October 6, 1969
for aid extended to their
dependents prior to that date shall remain unimpaired.
(Source: P.A. 79-474.)