(720 ILCS 5/4-7) (from Ch. 38, par. 4-7)
    Sec. 4-7. Negligence. A person is negligent, or acts negligently, when that person fails to be aware of a substantial and unjustifiable risk that circumstances exist or a result will follow, described by the statute defining the offense, and that failure constitutes a substantial deviation from the standard of care that a reasonable person would exercise in the situation.
(Source: P.A. 96-710, eff. 1-1-10.)