(775 ILCS 35/5)
    Sec. 5. Definitions. 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 Illinois or a political subdivision of the State, including a home rule unit.
(Source: P.A. 90-806, eff. 12-2-98.)