(625 ILCS 5/1-186) (from Ch. 95 1/2, par. 1-186)
    Sec. 1-186. Security interest.
    An interest in a vehicle reserved or created by agreement and which secures payment or performance of an obligation. The term includes the interest of a lessor under a lease intended as security. A security interest is "perfected" when it is valid against third parties generally, subject only to specific statutory exceptions.
(Source: P.A. 76-1586.)