(775 ILCS 35/5)
In this Act:
"Demonstrates" means meets the burdens of going forward with the
evidence and of persuasion.
"Exercise of religion" means an act or refusal to act that is substantially
motivated by religious belief, whether or not the religious exercise is
compulsory or central to a larger system of religious belief.
"Government" includes a branch, department, agency, instrumentality,
and official (or other person acting under color of law) of the State of
or a political subdivision of the State, including a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 90-806, eff. 12-2-98.)