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55 ILCS 5/5-44020

    (55 ILCS 5/5-44020)
    Sec. 5-44020. Definitions. In this Division 5-44:
    "Fire protection jurisdiction" means a fire protection district, municipal fire department, or service organized under Section 5-1056.1 of the Counties Code, Sections 195 and 200 of the Township Code, Section 10-2.1 of the Illinois Municipal Code, or the Illinois Fire Protection District Act.
    "Governing board" means the individual or individuals who constitute the corporate authorities of a unit of local government.
    "Unit of local government" or "unit" means any unit of local government located entirely within one county, to which the county board chairman or county executive directly appoints a majority of its governing board with the advice and consent of the county board, but shall not include a fire protection district that directly employs any regular full-time employees, a conservation district organized under the Conservation District Act, a special district organized under the Water Commission Act of 1985, a community mental health board established under the Community Mental Health Board Act, or a board established under the Community Care for Persons with Developmental Disabilities Act.
(Source: P.A. 99-709, eff. 8-5-16; 100-107, eff. 1-1-18; 100-1129, eff. 1-1-19.)