(20 ILCS 3435/.02)
(from Ch. 127, par. 133c.02)
For purposes of this Act:
(a) "Archaeological resource" means any significant material remains or
localities of past human life or activities on public land, including but
not limited to artifacts, historic and prehistoric human skeletal remains,
mounds, earthworks, shipwrecks, forts, village sites or mines.
(b) "Disturb" includes defacing, mutilating, injuring, exposing,
removing, destroying, desecrating or molesting in any way.
(c) "Paleontological resource" means any significant fossil or material
remains on public lands including traces or impressions of animals or
plants that occur as part of the geological record that are known and are
included in the files maintained by the Illinois State Museum under Section 10.
(d) "Person" means any natural individual, firm, trust, estate,
partnership, association, joint stock company, joint venture, corporation
or a receiver, trustee, guardian or other representative appointed by order
of any court, the federal and State governments, including State
universities created by statute or any city, town, county or other
political subdivision of this State.
(e) "Public land" means any land owned, but does not include land leased
as lessee, by the State of Illinois or its agencies, a State university
created by statute, a municipality or a unit of local government.
(Source: P.A. 86-459; 86-707.)