(720 ILCS 5/4-7)
(from Ch. 38, par. 4-7)
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.)