(310 ILCS 50/2)
(from Ch. 67 1/2, par. 852)
As used in this Act:
(a) "Property" means any residential real estate which has been continuously unoccupied by
persons legally in possession for the preceding 1 year.
(b) "Nuisance" means any property which because of its physical
condition or use is a public nuisance, or any property
which constitutes a blight on the surrounding area, or any property which
is not fit for human habitation under the applicable fire, building and
"Nuisance" also means any property on which any illegal activity involving
controlled substances (as defined in the Illinois Controlled Substances Act), methamphetamine (as defined in the Methamphetamine Control and Community Protection Act), or
cannabis (as defined in the Cannabis Control Act) takes place or any property
on which any streetgang-related activity (as defined in the Illinois Streetgang
Terrorism Omnibus Prevention Act) takes place.
(c) "Organization" means any Illinois corporation, agency, partnership,
association, firm or other entity consisting of 2 or more persons organized
and conducted on a not-for-profit basis with no personal profit inuring to
anyone as a result of its operation which
has among its purposes the improvement of housing.
(d) "Parties in interest" means any owner or owners of record, judgment
tax purchaser, the applicable unit of local government where the property is located, or other party having any legal or equitable title or
interest in the property.
(e) "Last known address" includes
the address where the property
is located, or the address as listed in the tax records or as listed
pursuant to any owner's registration
ordinance duly adopted by a home rule unit of government.
(f) "Low or moderate income housing" means housing for persons and families
with low or moderate incomes, provided that the income limits for such
persons and families shall be the same as those established by rule by the
Illinois Housing Development Authority in accordance with
subsection (g) of Section 2 of the Illinois Housing Development Act, as
(g) "Rehabilitation" means the process of improving the property,
including, but not limited to, ensuring that the proposed improvements conform with a local government's comprehensive plan or other planning policies and bringing property into compliance with
the applicable unit of local government's fire, housing, licensing, zoning, and building codes.
(Source: P.A. 100-233, eff. 1-1-18