(30 ILCS 350/3) (from Ch. 17, par. 6903)
    Sec. 3. Definitions. In this Act words or terms shall have the following meanings unless the context or usage clearly indicates that another meaning is intended.
    (a) "Alternate bonds" means bonds issued in lieu of revenue bonds or payable from a revenue source as provided in Section 15.
    (b) "Applicable law" means any provision of law, including this Act, authorizing governmental units to issue bonds.
    (c) "Backdoor referendum" means the submission of a public question to the voters of a governmental unit, initiated by a petition of voters, residents or property owners of such governmental unit, to determine whether an action by the governing body of such governmental unit shall be effective, adopted or rejected.
    (d) "Bond" means any instrument evidencing the obligation to pay money authorized or issued by or on behalf of a governmental unit under applicable law, including without limitation, bonds, notes, installment or financing contracts, leases, certificates, tax anticipation warrants or notes, vouchers, and any other evidences of indebtedness.
    (e) "Debt service" on bonds means the amount of principal, interest and premium, if any, when due either at stated maturity or upon mandatory redemption.
    (f) "Enterprise revenues" means the revenues of a utility or revenue producing enterprise from which revenue bonds may be payable.
    (g) "General obligation bonds" means bonds of a governmental unit for the payment of which the governmental unit is empowered to levy ad valorem property taxes upon all taxable property in a governmental unit without limitation as to rate or amount.
    (h) "Governing body" means the legislative body, council, board, commission, trustees, or any other body, by whatever name it is known, having charge of the corporate affairs of a governmental unit.
    (h-5) "Governmental revenue source" means a revenue source that is either (1) federal or State funds that the governmental unit has received in some amount during each of the 3 fiscal years preceding the issuance of alternate bonds or (2) revenues to be received from another governmental unit under an intergovernmental cooperation agreement.
    (i) "Governmental unit" means a county, township, municipality, municipal corporation, unit of local government, school district, special district, public corporation, body corporate and politic, forest preserve district, fire protection district, conservation district, park district, sanitary district, and all other local governmental agencies, including any entity created by intergovernmental agreement among any of the foregoing governmental units, but does not include any office, officer, department, division, bureau, board, commission, university, or similar agency of the State.
    (j) "Ordinance" means an ordinance duly adopted by a governing body or, if appropriate under applicable law, a resolution so adopted.
    (k) "Revenue bonds" means any bonds of a governmental unit other than general obligation bonds, but "revenue bonds" does include any debt authorized under Section 11-29.3-1 of the Illinois Municipal Code.
    (l) "Revenue source" means a source of funds, other than enterprise revenues, received or available to be received by a governmental unit and available for any one or more of its corporate purposes.
    (m) "Limited bonds" means bonds, excluding leases, notes, installment or financing contracts, certificates, tax anticipation warrants or notes, vouchers, and any other evidences of indebtedness, issued under Section 15.01 of this Act.
(Source: P.A. 92-879, eff. 1-13-03.)