(775 ILCS 15/2) (from Ch. 29, par. 92)
    Sec. 2. Unless the context clearly requires otherwise, the following terms have the meanings ascribed to them herein:
    (a) "financial institution" means any State-chartered bank, trust company, savings and loan association, building and loan association, mortgage lending firm, or other similar institution;
    (b) "governmental agency" means the State of Illinois and each of its instrumentalities and the political subdivisions of the State and each of their instrumentalities;
    (c) "person" means a natural person, corporation, partnership, association or other entity; and
    (d) "shipping company" means a person who or which is engaged in the business of transporting passengers or goods from one point to another for valuable consideration.
(Source: P.A. 79-964.)