(55 ILCS 5/3-4002)
(from Ch. 34, par. 3-4002)
Public defender in counties of less than 35,000.
In each county of this State containing less than 35,000
inhabitants, the county board may, by resolution, create the office of
Public Defender and the person appointed to such office shall be known as
the Public Defender. No person shall be eligible to or hold such office
unless he or she is duly licensed as an attorney at law in this State.
(Source: P.A. 86-962.)