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CRIMINAL OFFENSES
(720 ILCS 5/) Criminal Code of 2012.

720 ILCS 5/14-7

    (720 ILCS 5/14-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 14-7)
    Sec. 14-7. Common carrier to aid in detection.
    Subject to regulation by the Illinois Commerce Commission, any common carrier by wire shall, upon request of any subscriber and upon responsible offer to pay the reasonable cost thereof, furnish whatever services may be within its command for the purpose of detecting any eavesdropping involving its wires which are used by said subscriber. All such requests by subscribers shall be kept confidential unless divulgence is authorized in writing by the requesting subscriber.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

720 ILCS 5/14-8

    (720 ILCS 5/14-8) (from Ch. 38, par. 14-8)
    Sec. 14-8. Discovery of eavesdropping device by an individual, common carrier, private investigative agency or non-governmental corporation). Any agent, officer or employee of a private investigative agency or non-governmental corporation, or of a common carrier by wire, or any individual, who discovers any physical evidence of an eavesdropping device being used which such person does not know to be a legal eavesdropping device shall, within a reasonable time after such discovery disclose the existence of such eavesdropping device to the State's Attorney of the county where such device was found. The State's Attorney shall within a reasonable time notify the person or persons apparently being eavesdropped upon of the existence of that device if the device is illegal. A violation of this Section is a Business Offense for which a fine shall be imposed not to exceed $500.
(Source: P.A. 79-984; 79-1454.)

720 ILCS 5/14-9

    (720 ILCS 5/14-9) (from Ch. 38, par. 14-9)
    Sec. 14-9. Discovery of eavesdropping device by common carrier by wire - disclosure to subscriber.) Any agent, officer or employee of any common carrier by wire who discovers any physical evidence of an eavesdropping device which such person does not know to be a legal eavesdropping device shall, within a reasonable time after such discovery, disclose the existence of the eavesdropping device to the State's Attorney of the County where such device was found. The State's Attorney shall within a reasonable time notify the person or persons apparently being eavesdropped upon of the existence of that device if the device is illegal. A violation of this Section is a Business Offense for which a fine shall be imposed not to exceed $500.
(Source: P.A. 79-985.)

720 ILCS 5/Tit. III Pt. C

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Tit. III Pt. C heading)
PART C. OFFENSES DIRECTED AGAINST PROPERTY

720 ILCS 5/Art. 15

 
    (720 ILCS 5/Art. 15 heading)
ARTICLE 15. DEFINITIONS

720 ILCS 5/15-1

    (720 ILCS 5/15-1) (from Ch. 38, par. 15-1)
    Sec. 15-1. Property. As used in this Part C, "property" means anything of value. Property includes real estate, money, commercial instruments, admission or transportation tickets, written instruments representing or embodying rights concerning anything of value, labor, or services, or otherwise of value to the owner; things growing on, affixed to, or found on land, or part of or affixed to any building; electricity, gas and water; telecommunications services; birds, animals and fish, which ordinarily are kept in a state of confinement; food and drink; samples, cultures, microorganisms, specimens, records, recordings, documents, blueprints, drawings, maps, and whole or partial copies, descriptions, photographs, computer programs or data, prototypes or models thereof, or any other articles, materials, devices, substances and whole or partial copies, descriptions, photographs, prototypes, or models thereof which constitute, represent, evidence, reflect or record a secret scientific, technical, merchandising, production or management information, design, process, procedure, formula, invention, or improvement.
(Source: P.A. 88-75.)

720 ILCS 5/15-2

    (720 ILCS 5/15-2) (from Ch. 38, par. 15-2)
    Sec. 15-2. Owner.
    As used in this Part C, "owner" means a person, other than the offender, who has possession of or any other interest in the property involved, even though such interest or possession is unlawful, and without whose consent the offender has no authority to exert control over the property.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

720 ILCS 5/15-3

    (720 ILCS 5/15-3) (from Ch. 38, par. 15-3)
    Sec. 15-3. Permanent deprivation.
    As used in this Part C, to "permanently deprive" means to:
    (a) Defeat all recovery of the property by the owner; or
    (b) Deprive the owner permanently of the beneficial use of the property; or
    (c) Retain the property with intent to restore it to the owner only if the owner purchases or leases it back, or pays a reward or other compensation for its return; or
    (d) Sell, give, pledge, or otherwise transfer any interest in the property or subject it to the claim of a person other than the owner.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)

720 ILCS 5/15-4

    (720 ILCS 5/15-4) (from Ch. 38, par. 15-4)
    Sec. 15-4. Deception.
    As used in this Part C "deception" means knowingly to:
    (a) Create or confirm another's impression which is false and which the offender does not believe to be true; or
    (b) Fail to correct a false impression which the offender previously has created or confirmed; or
    (c) Prevent another from acquiring information pertinent to the disposition of the property involved; or
    (d) Sell or otherwise transfer or encumber property, failing to disclose a lien, adverse claim, or other legal impediment to the enjoyment of the property, whether such impediment is or is not valid, or is or is not a matter of official record; or
    (e) Promise performance which the offender does not intend to perform or knows will not be performed. Failure to perform standing alone is not evidence that the offender did not intend to perform.
(Source: Laws 1961, p. 1983.)