(815 ILCS 5/2.7) (from Ch. 121 1/2, par. 137.2-7)
    Sec. 2.7. "Dealer" means any person, other than a salesperson, or controlling person and other than a bank organized under the banking laws of this State or of the United States or other than a trust company organized under the laws of this State or other than a regular employee of such bank or trust company, who engages in this State, either for all or part of his or her time, directly or indirectly, as agent, broker or principal, in the business of offering, selling, buying and selling, or otherwise dealing or trading in securities issued by another person, any government or political subdivision or instrumentality thereof.
(Source: P.A. 86-368.)