(430 ILCS 66/5)
As used in this Act:
"Applicant" means a person who is applying for a license to carry a concealed firearm under this Act.
"Board" means the Concealed Carry Licensing Review Board.
"Concealed firearm" means a loaded or unloaded handgun carried on or about a person completely or mostly concealed from view of the public or on or about a person within a vehicle.
"Department" means the Department of State Police.
"Director" means the Director of State Police.
"Handgun" means any device which is designed to expel a projectile or projectiles by the action of an explosion, expansion of gas, or escape of gas that is designed to be held and fired by the use of a single hand. "Handgun" does not include:
(1) a stun gun or taser;
(2) a machine gun as defined in item (i) of paragraph
(7) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012;
(3) a short-barreled rifle or shotgun as defined in
item (ii) of paragraph (7) of subsection (a) of Section 24-1 of the Criminal Code of 2012; or
(4) any pneumatic gun, spring gun, paint ball gun, or
B-B gun which expels a single globular projectile not exceeding .18 inch in diameter, or which has a maximum muzzle velocity of less than 700 feet per second, or which expels breakable paint balls containing washable marking colors.
"Law enforcement agency" means any federal, State, or local law enforcement agency, including offices of State's Attorneys and the Office of the Attorney General.
"License" means a license issued by the Department of State Police to carry a concealed handgun.
"Licensee" means a person issued a license to carry a concealed handgun.
"Municipality" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
"Unit of local government" has the meaning ascribed to it in Section 1 of Article VII of the Illinois Constitution.
(Source: P.A. 98-63, eff. 7-9-13.)