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240 ILCS 10/2

    (240 ILCS 10/2) (from Ch. 111 2/3, par. 120)
    Sec. 2. Definitions. When used in this Act:
    The term "Commission" means the Illinois Commerce Commission.
    The term "warehouse" means any room, house, structure, building, place, yard or protected enclosure where personal property belonging to another is stored for a compensation.
    The term "personal property" means all goods, wares, household goods, furniture, merchandise, or any other tangible personal property, of whatever kind, except that "grain" as defined in "The Public Grain Warehouse and Warehouse Receipts Act" is not included.
    The term "operator", "warehouseman", or "personal property warehouseman" means any person, firm, partnership, association, or corporation owning, controlling, operating, managing or leasing any room, house, structure, building, place, yard or protected enclosure in or on which personal property is stored for a compensation within this State.
    The term "person" means any individual, firm, partnership, association or corporation.
    The term "depositor" means any person, who, for himself or another, delivers or causes to be delivered for storage any personal property in and to a warehouse.
    The term "for a compensation" means direct or indirect charge for storage.
    The term "lot" means the unit or units of property for which a separate account is kept by the warehouseman.
    The term "storage" means the safe keeping of personal property in a warehouse.
    The term "engaged in the business of storing personal property" means any person who holds himself out, by any means whatever, as accepting, or willing to accept, personal property for storage.
    The term "receipt" means a warehouse receipt issued in conformity with the "Uniform Commercial Code", as heretofore and hereafter amended.
    The term "warehouse representative" or "warehouse broker" means any person who, independently and not as a salaried agent of a duly licensed warehouseman, for a consideration, solicits, sells or otherwise attempts to procure deposits of personal property in personal property warehouses.
(Source: P.A. 96-515, eff. 1-1-10.)