(65 ILCS 5/11-119.2-3) (from Ch. 24, par. 11-119.2-3)
    Sec. 11-119.2-3. The following terms whenever used or referred to in this Division, shall have the following meanings unless the context requires otherwise:
    (1) "Agency agreement" means the written agreement between 2 or more municipalities establishing a municipal natural gas agency.
    (2) "Bonds" means revenue bonds, notes and other evidences of obligations of a municipal natural gas agency issued under the provisions of this Division.
    (3) "Eligible utility" means a public agency or other entity of any type, which owns, operates or controls any plant or equipment for the exploration, production, acquisition, storage, transmission or distribution of natural gas in connection with the furnishing thereof for sale or resale.
    (4) "Governing body" means, with respect to a municipality, the council, city council, board of trustees, or other corporate authority of the municipality which exercises the general governmental powers of such municipality.
    (5) "Municipal natural gas agency" means a body politic and corporate, municipal corporation and unit of local government of the State of Illinois organized in accordance with the provisions of this Division.
    (6) "Municipality" means a city, village or incorporated town in the State of Illinois, or any other state in the United States, owning or operating a natural gas plant or system which furnishes natural gas service to the public.
    (7) "Project" means any plant, works, system, facility, and real and personal property of any nature whatsoever, together with all parts thereof and appurtenances thereto, used or useful in the storage, acquisition, exploration, production, distribution, transmission, purchase, sale, exchange or interchange of natural gas and in the acquisition, extraction, conversion, transportation, storage or reprocessing of fuel of any kind for any such purposes, or any interest in, or right to the use, services, output or capacity, of any such plant, works, system or facilities.
    (8) "Public agency" means any municipality, political subdivision, municipal corporation, unit of local government, governmental unit, or public corporation operated by or pursuant to the laws of the State of Illinois, of another state or of the United States, and any state, the United States, and any commission, board, bureau or other body declared by the laws of any state or the United States to be a department, agency, or instrumentality thereof.
    (9) "Natural gas" means any gaseous heating fuel which is naturally or synthetically produced.
(Source: P.A. 94-731, eff. 4-19-06.)