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730 ILCS 5/5-1-15

    (730 ILCS 5/5-1-15) (from Ch. 38, par. 1005-1-15)
    Sec. 5-1-15. Offense.
    "Offense" means conduct for which a sentence to a term of imprisonment or to a fine is provided by any law of this State or by any law, local law or ordinance of a political subdivision of this State, or by any order, rule or regulation of any governmental instrumentality authorized by law to adopt the same.
(Source: P.A. 77-2097.)