(775 ILCS 5/3-101)
(from Ch. 68, par. 3-101)
The following definitions are applicable strictly
in the context of this Article:
(A) Real Property. "Real property" includes buildings, structures, real
estate, lands, tenements, leaseholds, interests in real estate cooperatives,
condominiums, and hereditaments, corporeal and incorporeal, or any interest
(B) Real Estate Transaction. "Real estate transaction" includes the
sale, exchange, rental or lease of real property. "Real estate
transaction" also includes the brokering or appraising of residential real
property and the making or purchasing of loans or providing other financial assistance:
(1) for purchasing, constructing, improving, repairing or maintaining a dwelling; or
(2) secured by residential real estate.
(C) Housing Accommodations. "Housing accommodation" includes any improved
or unimproved real property, or part thereof, which is used or occupied,
or is intended, arranged or designed to be used or occupied, as the home
or residence of one or more individuals.
(D) Real Estate Broker or Salesman. "Real estate broker or salesman"
means a person, whether licensed or not, who, for or with the expectation
of receiving a consideration, lists, sells, purchases, exchanges, rents,
or leases real property, or who negotiates or attempts to negotiate any
of these activities, or who holds himself or herself out as engaged in these.
(E) Familial Status. "Familial status" means one or more individuals
(who have not attained the age of 18 years) being domiciled with:
(1) a parent or person having legal custody of such individual or individuals; or
(2) the designee of such parent or other person having such custody,
with the written permission of such parent or
The protections afforded by this Article against discrimination on the
basis of familial status apply to any person who is pregnant or is in the
process of securing legal custody of any individual who has not attained
the age of 18 years.
(F) Conciliation. "Conciliation" means the attempted resolution of
issues raised by a charge, or by the investigation of
such charge, through informal negotiations involving the
aggrieved party, the respondent and the Department.
(G) Conciliation Agreement. "Conciliation agreement" means a written
agreement setting forth the resolution of the issues in conciliation.
(H) Covered Multifamily Dwellings. As used in Section 3-102.1, "covered
multifamily dwellings" means:
(1) buildings consisting of 4 or more units if such buildings have one
or more elevators; and
(2) ground floor units in other buildings consisting of 4 or more units.
(Source: P.A. 86-820; 86-910; 86-1028.)